Glasgow is also a UNESCO City of Music, where you can choose from around 130 live music events a week.
You can find entertainment long into the night at live music sessions, clubs and gigs – ranging from traditional to the more offbeat. Many of Glasgow’s venues are stars in their own right, among them the neon-fronted Barrowland, The Arches and the SECC. The new Hydro, Scotland’s home of live entertainment, will open in September 2013 and host national and international music, comedy and sport.
Enjoy an intimate gig at the legendary King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut or soak up the musical excellence of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra based in City Halls. The Theatre Royal is home to Scotland’s resident companies, Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet and the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
The city is home to many cosmopolitan restaurants so you can enjoy a fantastic meal every night. Glasgow has the kind of dining out scene you would expect from a thriving cosmopolitan city, with international cuisines and fresh local produce.
There are a mix of places to eat in the atmospheric cobbled Ashton Lane in the West End while at the National Piping Centre you can enjoy piping performances after dinner in the cosy restaurant.
Alongside the cosmopolitan restaurants in Glasgow offering first class dining experiences, there is a range of fantastic traditional and modern pubs and buzzing bars, where you can enjoy music and soak up the atmosphere.
Settle down for a quiet drink in one of the authentic pubs, many of which regularly hold live music sessions. There are also many stunning stylish bars where you can sip a cocktail or two, such as the Corinthian Club, which has its own casino.