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The Arches

Address: 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL, Scotland (City Centre)
Phone Number: 0141 565 1000
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Ranked #47 of 127 Attractions in Glasgow
Type: Theaters, Cultural
Owner description: One of Europe's leading cultural venues, the Arches is both an arts receiving and production house...
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Type: Theaters, Cultural
Owner description: 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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Edinburgh, Scotland
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98 reviews 98 reviews
6 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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147 reviews 147 reviews
57 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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276 reviews 276 reviews
136 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 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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Glasgow
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went a few times on my visit back home, had never thought to go before but it's a definite hidden gem. The food is fantastic! Really reasonable priced with the right amount of sophistication. Staff are great and was a great atmosphere to watch the World Cup. No where else like it in Glasgow, it's my new local every time... More 

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ayrshire scotland
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141 reviews 141 reviews
21 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Never knew this was here until I bought a voucher and was so glad I did ! Interesting venue Great staff Very well presented tasty unusual reasonably priced food Well done Very happy to recommend and hope to return soon

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Went here Friday night ... Forgot just how good this place is you could miss it if you weren't looking under (the heeland mans brolly) great food and Jammie looked after us with great device and fab food

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Apart from regularly visiting the arches for gigs, clubs and the odd theatre I'm dragged to it is by far my favourite bar / restaurant in Glasgow. Great selection of spirits (I love my bourbon), great cocktails and excellent staff. I visit for business meetings and for a pre drink befor a night out quite regularly and the lunch time... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Visited the arches a couple of times and although it's an interesting bar, with cool decor, I always found it a bit contrived. The beers are expensive, as are the side orders if you just fancy a pint and a portion of chips. Cocktails are nearly £7 which is ridiculous.

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