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The Arches

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Address: 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL, Scotland
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+44 141 565 1000

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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Currently closed as this great music / arts/ cafe venue had become synonymous for late night raves and drugs with young revellers for late night events. Club nights aside this was... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2016
Sarah D
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

great night out, shame its closed. came very far to watch laidback luke play a couple years back & it was well worth the travelling. friendly staff, great music & lights

Thank Shona B
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681 reviews
356 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Currently closed as this great music / arts/ cafe venue had become synonymous for late night raves and drugs with young revellers for late night events. Club nights aside this was a great venue with amazing acoustics, unique atmosphere, great art shows both traditional and theatre based and good food. Staff were always friendly and even the blub nights were... More 

Thank Sarah D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Best nightclub in Glasgow. Just a shame it was closed down had many great nights in here such as alesso and many more djs hopefully opens back up again.

Thank matthewmccutcheon21
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

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 

Thank reflux
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Kittles30
Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 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 

Thank mizliz_uk
1 review
Reviewed 1 July 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

Thank Billy B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

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

Thank ToroBoro_12
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 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.

Thank SaraLouiseButt
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129 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 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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