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The Arches

253 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL, Scotland (Anderston)
0141 565 1000
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Ranked #63 of 173 Attractions in Glasgow
Type: Theaters
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... more » 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. « less
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Perth, Australia
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234 reviews 234 reviews
118 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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
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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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128 reviews 128 reviews
20 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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18 helpful votes 18 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Went to the Arches Cafe / Restaurant last night for a dinner for two. We ordered olives to nibble on whilst waiting on our mains. The olives looked delicious as they appeared at our table, but on closer inspection the bread was stale, the oil and vinegar was 90% oil and 10% vinegar, the olives cheap costco variety and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

The boys had a great time but for girls with heels it was a nightmare but they left us to it and was ok. Bit dear for drinks but where isn't these days. Large nightclub and was good for music. Plenty of dancing room and with a choice of four arches and a playroom we we're spoilt for choice. We... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

First of all many thanks to Ben and the team who made us feel so welcome on our recent visit to Arches Cafe bar. We were not sure what to expect on our first visit to Arches as we are both in our fifties. Don't let this put you off if you think it is a young persons place. The... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The Arches is a unique club that takes you back to the old skool feel of dance music. The place is under the railway bridges into central station and holds a variety of club nights every week. From house, techno and trance to live bands and rave music. Check listings and get your dancing shoes on. My last visit was... More

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