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The Arches

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Address: 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL, Scotland
Phone Number: 0141 565 1000
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Description: One of Europe's leading cultural venues, the Arches is both an arts...
One of Europe's leading cultural venues, the Arches is both an arts receiving and production house with an international reputation as an exciting hub of ground-breaking creativity. Housed within seven Grade A listed Victorian railway arches in Glasgow city centre, the venue presents a year-round programme of theatre, performance, dance, visual art, live music, club nights and creative learning.
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Can't believe I didn't know about this place

Went to see comedian/musician Reggie Watts (who was brilliant) on a Monday night. Place was packed with a good atmosphere and it's a really interesting venue. Lots of other things... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was the venue for a few of my best nights in Glasgow. The venue is big enough for the crowd and well organized. It is as clean as a club can be. There is cloak room at a fair price.

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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

So been here once or once before and seemed alright. felt it might be better with a Dj on so when I heard laidback Luke was on I had to go and two of my mates to come as well. seemed fine till we got split up and me and one of my mates went to the arches to find... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Anaxing atmosphere, amazing people, not a large variety of drinks but you'll pick something vodkas are served in small plastic cups which I didn't like.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Extremely rude and unhelpful staff in times of trauma. Felt I was victim to theft, false accusation and misjudgment of character. My friend came to visit, a vulnerable young girl, not from Glasgow and she went missing, the staff were very rude and refused to help us find her - they made us very anxious and it put a huge... More 

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Jarrow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

First visit to this one in glasgow have been looking forward to this all year very busy at the door large venue got to sample some new malt whiskys and some old ones well worth the visit

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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117 reviews 117 reviews
7 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Went to see comedian/musician Reggie Watts (who was brilliant) on a Monday night. Place was packed with a good atmosphere and it's a really interesting venue. Lots of other things on (theatre, clubs, arts) and the restaurant looked good. Best of all was only paying £3.70 for a pint and not being ripped off and there was free water out... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

With the explosion of pointless burger joints in Glasgow, The Arches stands out as one of the best eateries. You can have a 3 course meal without breaking the bank, but Arches Kitchen serves some of the best food I have eaten. I have been there 4 times in a month though and cannot fault.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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266 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Amazing.gr8 Saturday night out.banging tunes,gr8 clientele,made loads of mates.keep it up, gr8 place to party. Love u tunnel

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Chepstow
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We have just experienced a wedding reception at The Arches. Very unusual venue for a reception, but it really delivered a great atmosphere. Situated in the vaults under the Central Station, it forms a blank canvas to create fantastic lighting effects and a unique ambience. Nice food and the service was quite good too considering it was catering for around... More 

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Perth, Australia
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300 reviews 300 reviews
145 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My friends and I went to this bar on a Saturday night and it was dead. The staff were lovely and let us in without paying but there were 3 people inside when usually it would be packed with hundreds. Definitely would be good on a pumping night.

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