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Barrowland Ballroom

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Address: 244 Gallowgate | Cowcaddens, Glasgow G4 0TT, Scotland
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BEST VENUE....ever

Love this place, great superb atmosphere - seen Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats...if you have never been to a see a band its a must before you die......

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Scott M
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place, great superb atmosphere - seen Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats...if you have never been to a see a band its a must before you die......

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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've never understood the attraction of this venue. After many years and numerous shows I've decided to never set foot in the place again. The security at the door is ridiculous. You have to pass through several unfriendly security personnel including a full body pat down from one who didn't even ask me to empty my pockets so even though... More 

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Everyone who has been here knows it is by far the greatest venue not just in Scotland but ANYWHERE!!!! Such an awesome atmosphere, big enough for a big artist but small enough you are in on the action. The sound is perfect and the giant kitschy neon lights outside are more Las Vegas than Glasgow!!!! I LOVE IT HERE

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Lower Gornal, dudley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Venue a little dated and promoters had packed us in but staff were great and nothing was too much trouble. Let down a bit as cab drivers wouldn't pick up even with a pre-book on the Saturday x

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Iconic music venue in Glasgow. A must do for all bands to be able to say "we've played the Barrowlands" Tonight's band Eagles of Death Metal, great band , good crowd. Enjoyable evening.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Visited the Barras Ballroom for a concert . This is the 2nd time this year . It is an old building in the east of town centre . Its in a run down area with small run down pubs you may never see elsewhere. There are free parking spaces close by . We walked from the city centre and it... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Great Glasgow venue for live music and visits (they even have held weddings here). A classic vintage Glasgow music hall in the edge of the east end which has kept a lot of traditional decor and layout. Spring floor, lovely vaulted ceiling gives great acoustic and atmosphere. A favourite for bands and crowds. Plenty bars so easy to get served... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Really intimate, old fashioned venue, really suits the type of bands that often play there! Staff are also very helpful

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Kilbarchan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

This is the venue to get up and close with the bands. Sound is fantastic. Great atmosphere . It's a Glasgow institution, once you've seen a concert here, everywhere else pales in comparison .

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I have been here more times than I care to remember and it never fails to please me. Full of history and old school charm, it is the best gig venue in the world, bar none. It's friendly, fairly reasonably priced for booze as gig venues go and has fantastic acoustics. It's brilliant!

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