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O2 Academy Pre-Theatre

Takes to the Stage with Ace Shows, Meals and Drinks

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121 Eglinton Street
Glasgow G5 9NT
+44 (0) 141 418 3000 (main)

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O2 Academy sits just South of the river Clyde,beside Bridge Street underground station. Attracting popular bands and comedians, the best of the best have taken to the stage at O2 Academy.

Officially in the South Side, its only a 10 minute stroll North, reaching all the delights of the city centre in no time at all.

To make the most of your evening, its important to find the best places for relaxed or lively O2 Academy pre-theatre. Just like choosing the best bar before or after the show, getting it right can make all the difference.

If you're lucky enough to stay in Glasgow as part of your trip to O2 Academy, bedding down for the night in a place that suits your needs is also important. You'll find all the help you need - right here.

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Before (or after) a lively O2 Academy concert, getting the evening off to a fun start can make all the difference. Adding to the fun and excitement, choosing the right place for some fun pre-theatre is important. Of course, central Glasgow is happy to help.


  • The Spanish got it spot on, when they came up with tapas dining. Perfect for sharing and trying something new with friends,Barca /Browse/Restaurant/Barca_Tapas_and_Cava_Bar(reveal best table deals?) delivers in spades. Make sure everyone agrees to your garlic pact - and off you go. And what a spot you're in, sitting pretty with your O2 Academy pre-theatre at the top of graceful Princes Square. Go for it...!
  • Locals in the know have made the delights of Mussel Inn /Browse/Restaurant/Mussel_Inn(reveal best table deals?) their own. Serving huge pots of moules, and sumptuous platters of scallops, they even make sure you have enouth crusty bread to soak up every last drop of your choice of sauce. Heaven on a plate - every time.

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glasgow smooth and sensual at romantic pre-theatre

If your concert at O2 Academy takes place as part of a Big Date or celebration, you may well be in the mood for a romantic meal - to get the evening off to a special start. Not far from your venue, a couple of special local gems know how to look after you.


  • Fifi and Ally Wellington Street /Browse/Restaurant/Fifi_and_Ally_(Wellington_Street)(reveal best table deals?) has a style, charm and funky decor all its own. Sure of its laid back design, it slickly serves up amazing meals. This lovely restaurant makes the perfect place for an intimate O2 Academy pre-theatre meal with your loved one.
  • Easy to miss on busy Hope Street, La Lanterna /Browse/Restaurant/La_Lanterna(reveal best table deals?) somehow manages to make its basement dining room feel like an al fresco delight in Italy. No, really! Staff take great pride in the authentic Italian meals they serve. A true local gem, it remains hidden from sight, and a mystery to many locals. Well done for tracking down this delightful place.

party on - with a drink or two...

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Feeling like getting into the party mood before the concert? Or wanting to keep the beat well into the night afterwards? You need to find the right bar to help out...


  • Pivo Pivo (tel: +44 (0) 141 564 8100) presents a wide selection of beers from all round the world. So get your beer goggles on, hit the bar and take a sip of something you've never tried before. This could be quite a journey...
  • Glasgow city centre has several funky lanes that you'd never enter, unless someone nods you the wink. Stereo is one of the most amazing bars that hides from view. A well stocked bar and vegan food combine to produce wonderful evenings. And its a stones throw from the main entrance to Central Station...
  • Cosy and welcoming, Merchant City gent Rab Ha's (tel: +44 (0) 141 572 0400) has quite a list of fans. Maybe its the shining bar with all those draught taps gleaming. Maybe its the creaking floor and lovely high windows. Whatever it is, it works to charm those in the know looking for a spot to chill out. Perfection...;-)

a seat, a chat and a drink...

glasgow fab cocktail choices at relaxed nights out

After cheering and dancing along to your concert, you might feel like taking a load off and relaxing for a while. Quite right, too!


  • Cosy and welcoming, Merchant City gent Bar Soba /Browse/Restaurant/Bar_Soba__Kitchen(reveal best table deals?) has quite a list of fans. Maybe its the shining bar with all those draught taps gleaming. Maybe its the creaking floor and lovely high windows. Whatever it is, it works to charm those in the know looking for a spot to chill out. Perfection...;-)
  • Cosy and welcoming, Merchant City gent Rab Ha's (tel: +44 (0) 141 572 0400) has quite a list of fans. Maybe its the shining bar with all those draught taps gleaming. Maybe its the creaking floor and lovely high windows. Whatever it is, it works to charm those in the know looking for a spot to chill out. Perfection...;-)

time for some tourist fun...

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With any luck you'll have some time on your hands, either before or after your fun at O2 Academy. Why not try a little tourist time? It gives a true taste of the city you're visiting, and sets up yet more cool memories.


  • Gallery of Modern Art makes its home in one of the most gorgeous buildings in the city. Free to enter, it often plays host to travelling and short term exhibits. So you never know what challenging and thought provoking items you'll come face to face with...;-) Enjoy yourself.

pampered overnight stays...

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Spending the night in Glasgow as part of your visit to O2 Academy will be lots of fun. The city centre has some lovely choices for you.


  • Close to the train lines in and out of Central Station, Radisson Hotel /Browse/Restaurant/Collage(reveal best table deals?) http://www.laterooms.com/en/p8275/hotel-reservations/84449_radisson-sas-glasgow-glasgow.aspx(reveal best room deals?) stands proud. A masterpiece of style and design, the minimal, chic rooms welcome guests for luxury snoozing. Add to this some slick service, top cuisine and a funky bar or two, and its easy to see why this style icon is so popular. Happy dreaming...
  • Round the corner from Radisson, Artto Hotel http://www.laterooms.com/en/p8275/hotel-reservations/85683_artto-hotel-glasgow.aspx(reveal best room deals?) opens its arms to welcome guests for some cosy town house hotel living. Easy to miss on bustling Hope Street, this little hotel in perfectly placed for making the most of staying in the city centre.

brilliant budget beds...

glasgow comfort and style at budget stays

With a well deserved reputation as one of the most friendly cities to visit, Glasgow takes pride in looking after every visitor. No matter the size of your budget, a comfy stay will be yours for sure.


  • Overlooking the tracks in and out of Central Station, Jurys Inn http://www.laterooms.com/en/p8275/hotel-reservations/73764_jurys-inn-glasgow-glasgow.aspx(reveal best room deals?) offers mid-range rooms at sensible prices. Warm and welcoming, this place puts guests in an excellent spot for exploring the city. And its a short stroll away from O2 Academy.
  • Right across the street from Jury's Inn, Euro Hostel Glasgow http://www.laterooms.com/en/p8275/hotel-reservations/84484_euro-hostel-glasgow.aspx(reveal best room deals?) offers budget rooms at unbeatable prices. Once part of the University of Strathclyde student halls of residence, just about everything you need for staying in value accommodation can be found right here.

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121 Eglinton Street,
Glasgow G5 9NT
(nearest cross street:
Wallace Street)

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