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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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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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Now closed but good times spent at the Arches. The architecture made it a unique location for various events.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'd been going to pressure (techno) nights here for years. It was one of my favourite venues. The sound was good and it was spacious. Everybody was friendly and were there to have a good time and see the djs. I never had any hassles here and never needed drugs to have a good time. I don't understand why it... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Now closed but good times spent at the Arches. The architecture made it a unique location for various events.

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Thank Kittles30
Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I've only visited this place as a restaurant, so cannot comment on the public bar or club aspect of it. The restaurant is downstairs although there is a lift for disabled customers. Plenty of choices on the menu but on the night we visited as a small group (8) half of the options were unavailable! The food was average, nothing... More 

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Thank mizliz_uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Will miss it..........been going for years now n just went to the cancelled gig at the O2 nor vo n wasn't a patch on the arches xxxxxxx

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Thank Billy B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This venue has been closed down by Glasgow city council and Police Scotland due to criminal drug dealing and clients abusing illegal drugs

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Thank ToroBoro_12
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Great venue! Have been to the arches a few times and always had a great night. Although it can be pricey to get in depending on who you are going to see and is pricey for drink as well, but it will be missed.

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Thank SaraLouiseButt
GLASGOW
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68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great club, great venue, even the food is not bad in the café bar. Pity the police have effectively ruined a genuine Glasgow treasure due to a few idiots. This place should be kept open and dubious nights shut down, not the venue and clubbers and art lovers should be allowed to enjoy this venue for years to come. Nights... More 

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Portland, OR
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111 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

This is a high-energy bar, restaurant, and club located directly in conjunction with the Glasgow Central Station. It looks like an entire section of the platform for trains has been converted into the combo of dining, drinking, and club areas, complete with huge curved windows and "arches" representing the station supports. The bar and wine menu is massive, while the... More 

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Thank kiwitravelerpdx
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We went here on a whim on a wet afternoon as it was somewhere we hadn't tried and I wish we hadn't bothered. In fairness, the surrounding were very pleasant and our waitress was very friendly and helpful. We ordered a lamb & mint burger with whipped feta and a chicken B.L.T with both with fries and some garlic bread.... More 

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Thank Lynnybmx
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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