The Glad Cafe

The Glad Cafe is the award winning cafe/music venue/creative hub of Glasgow south serving delicious food and a delectable programme of gigs and events!

The Glad Cafe

About The Glad Cafe

1006a Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow South Side G41 2HG
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The Glad Cafe is a not for profit music venue with a licensed cafe in the Shawlands area of southside Glasgow. It has something to offer people of any age or background in this diverse and vibrant local community.

The cafe serves high quality coffee from Dear Green Coffee Roasters and delicious cakes from Big Bear Bakery as well as a good selection of gluten free cakes from Wild Flours Bakery.

Since September 2018, we’ve been delighted to serve incredible vegetarian and vegan brunches from 9am-4pm made by the magnificent Hen of the Woods, the team behind the the brilliant Asian inspired menu at The Hug & Pint in the West End.

Our evening food comes courtesy of our old friends Babu Bombay Street Kitchen. From 5pm-9.30pm every night, they serve Indian street food. They deliver delicious authentic Indian cuisine without being traditional.

Our cafe and venue bars serve a growing selection of great tasting craft beers, including Williams Draft and Caesar Augustus, Brooklyn, Shandon Stout (and Sharps Orchard Cider!) on draft, and a fridge full of bottles and cans ranging from Drygate to Beavertown.

Our well equipped venue provides a welcome space in the southside for showcasing up and coming local musicians as well as internationally known acts. We feature indie, electronic, experimental, world and traditional musicians. The space has become known for its great acoustic and the quality of the programme which also includes film, drama, storytelling and philosophical talks. The exhibition space in the cafe also hosts a changing feast of visual delight curated by two of our volunteers, and this combined with the six monthly zine, the Glad Rag, adds to our on-going representation of southside creativity!

Upcoming Events at The Glad Cafe

This Sugar Tit Life - The Rulers of the Root Album Launch

This Sugar Tit Life - The Rulers of the Root Album Launch

17th November 2018
Glasgow Southside's old grimesters The Rulers of the Root play songs from their long awaited second Album 'This Sugar Tit Life' at The Glad Cafe on November 17th!
Crossmylaff Standup Comedy: November

Crossmylaff Standup Comedy: November

24th November 2018
Join Crossmylaff Comedy for an evening of stand-up at The Glad Cafe featuring the very best in current Scottish comedy!
Demi Marriner and Robbie Cavanagh

Demi Marriner and Robbie Cavanagh

9th December 2018
Calling all Country music fans! Robbie Cavanagh and Demi Marriner are returning to Glasgow for a December gig at The Glad Cafe!
Crossmylaff Standup Comedy: December

Crossmylaff Standup Comedy: December

15th December 2018
Join Crossmylaff Comedy for an evening of stand-up featuring the very best in current Scottish comedy at The Glad Cafe on December 15th!

Related Links

The Glad Cafe Drumming School

The Glad Cafe Drumming School

Learn the samba drumming style with Liam Chapman. A friendly and fun introduction to the basics of Brazilian rhythms on different percussion instruments...
The Glad Foundation

The Glad Foundation

Abbot Street is home to the Glad Foundation, set up by the Glad Café, to provide affordable and free music lessons and workshops for local people.

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