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“Best venue ever!”

Barrowland Ballroom
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US$19.66*
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Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow
Ranked #68 of 270 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best venue ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

Saw The Specials here in 2013, and can honestly say it's the best venue to see a band I've ever been in. Absolutely incredible atmosphere and sound. Only thing is that it's really, really warm, but this can be avoided by not being at the barricade. Going back for round two of The Specials in November and can't wait!

Visited July 2013
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best venue to see a band”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

I've been to so many gigs here (and elsewhere) and its truly the best venue ever. The sound is perfect and you bounce with the music - no concrete exhibition floors here! I'm just disappointed now that the bands i want to see are not booking here - really wish they would!

Visited July 2013
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glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

Bestig venue in Glasgow, even Coldplay would sound good in here. They just wouldn't be allowed to play

Visited April 2014
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Bowmore, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Gigging”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

It was a good venue, easy to locate and surprised on how big it is on the inside. The facilities were good and also there was disabled access!

Visited October 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Quite possibly the best rock'n'roll venue in the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

The antithesis of the Hydro, SECC and every soulless corporate sponsored arena, the Barrowlands is dark, scruffy and perfect.

There's no video screens, as you can see the band, and jump up and down on a beer sodden floor to your heart's content with great sound under the atmospheric low ceiling with a friendly crowd who love their music.

I've seen dozens of bands here, from The Ramones to Robert Plant and every performer has loved the venue.

Visited February 2014
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