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The Stand Pre-Theatre

Makes us Fall Over with Laughter, After Top Drinks & Meals

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the stand pre-theatre: giggle into the night, with some eating & drinking
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A night out at The Stand is always a great idea. Laughter is the cure to many things, and Glasgow knows how to attract the best comedians around, for some wild, irreverent and even rude fun! All in the best possible taste, of course...

How about making sure your night at The Stand is as much fun both before and after the comedian takes to the stage...

With this in mind, we've put our thinking caps on and come up with the best places for a quick pre-theatre meal. As well as our choice of the best bars for a drink, places to stay if you're visiting Glasgow, and a couple of attractions near The Stand that you might like to visit.

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Getting your evening off to a fun start seems like a perfect idea. Especially when its an evening in a comedy venue...


  • Close to The Stand, Stravaigin Cafe Bar /Browse/Restaurant/Stravaigin(reveal best table deals?) stands proud on Gibson Street. With straight forward nosh served with gusto, and with French doors flung open in Summer, its small wonder this buzzing place has been a local fave since the 1980s. And it shows no sign of stopping, thankfully...
  • A few more minutes up the hill and over to Byres Road will bring you to the delights served by The Bothy /Browse/Restaurant/The_Bothy(reveal best table deals?) . Feeling a lot like a Highland cottage, and with wait staff often in kilts, the quality, no-nonsense food here is the sort that you remember granny making so well. Wonderful meals are served here, out of sight in Ruthven Lane. Its hard to spot, so take your time.

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In recent years, Glasgow has lead the way in serving up the very best Scotland has to offer. The West End is home to a few of the restaurants that have been part of this fab movement. And they are within walking distance of The Stand.


  • Two Fat Ladies West End /Browse/Restaurant/Two_Fat_Ladies_-_West_End(reveal best table deals?) opened in 1991, and remains a firm local fave to this day. Fish and other Scottish delights are served with relish in a tiny dining room that feels a lot like someone's own home. Lovely.
  • Round the corner on Byres Road sits the cute and tasty Number 16 /Browse/Restaurant/No_Sixteen(reveal best table deals?) . Small and intimate, tables are close together. The Stand pre-theatre diners are always in for a treat here, from menus that change often. If you're going to The Stand mid-week, you might even have the chance to take up one of their special offers. Keep your eyes open...;-)

lively post-show drinks...

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Having laughed until your sides ache, carrying on the party in a nearby bar is bound to be fun. And there are several excellent places to choose from...


  • A 2 minute stroll from The Stand can take you to The Left Bank (tel: +44 (0) 141 339 5969) . Full of nooks and crannies, this split level gem is worth tracking down. There's a lively vibe here, with plenty student youth to keep things bouncing along. Well, this is Glasgow University land, after all...
  • In the other direction, Liquid Ship on Great Western Road always has something fun going on. The bar is popular, and events like occasional live music and pub quizzes make sure the fun keeps us coming back for more.

places for a quieter drink...

glasgow fab cocktail choices at relaxed nights out

A relaxed drink comes easily in this neck of the woods. Full of easy grace and welcoming vibes, the best can be found close to The Stand.


  • One of the most charming bars in the West End (in the whole of Glasgow, in fact) is The Big Pub at The Chip . A policy of no music means guests can chat without having to shout. Add to this a spectacular wine list and special 'Wines of the Month' and its easy to see why it has been a relaxed success for so long.
  • Across Ashton Lane from The Big Pub you'll find the one and only Brel /Browse/Restaurant/Brel(reveal best table deals?) . Once a coach house, those doors open wide in Summer, leaving you free to enjoy the weather while trying out one (or six?) of their specially imported Belgian beers. Or you can sit out back in the beer garden doing the exact same thing. Bliss!

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You might not know this, but Glasgow has a rule of making no charge for entry to its museums. And there are two near The Stand that are always worth having a stroll round. If you've come to Glasgow for an over night trip, why not take the time to see just how wonderful they are?


  • Settled beside the bowling greens in Kelvingrove Park, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum provides a truly astounding range of items on display. Often host to travelling exhibits, its worth having a look inside, even if you're a local who has seen it all...
  • At Glasgow University, Hunterian Museum  has an eclectic collection on display. Where else will you find an elephant skeleton in the same room as 19th century medical equipment?

nodding off - the posh way...

glasgow lap of luxury at top class stays

Glasgow prides itself in the quality of its welcome to guests. In recent years, this has extended to a range of top-notch hotels in the city. In fact, you can reach some fantastic hotels in no time at all from The Stand.


  • Near Blythswood Square, the town house luxury of Malmaison /Browse/Restaurant/Malmaison_Brasserie_(Glasgow)(reveal best table deals?) http://www.laterooms.com/en/p8275/hotel-reservations/83375_malmaison-glasgow-glasgow.aspx(reveal best room deals?) awaits your pleasure. Sumptuous and charming, this makes a perfect place to treat yourself.
  • Another town house hotel with an edge in this neck of the woods in Abode /Browse/Restaurant/Abode_-_BarMC_and_Grill(reveal best table deals?) http://www.laterooms.com/en/p8275/hotel-reservations/87900_abode-glasgow-glasgow.aspx(reveal best room deals?) . Traditional on the outside, it has all mod cons inside - all presented with the flair and elegance we expect from Michael Caine. Delightful...

value deals for city overnights...

glasgow comfort and style at budget stays

Glasgow knows how to look after guests. With a limited budget, there's no reason you can't still have a brilliant time in this dynamic city.


  • Looking after the mid-range value traveller, Best Western Hotel http://www.laterooms.com/en/p8275/hotel-reservations/93475_best-western-glasgow-city-hotel-glasgow.aspx(reveal best room deals?) goes out of its way to ensure comfy and relaxing nights are at your service. Close to Charing Cross, which in turn is a few minutes walk from The Stand. Perfectly placed, in fact. Enjoy.
  • Ibis Hotel http://www.laterooms.com/en/p8275/hotel-reservations/150983_ibis-glasgow.aspx(reveal best room deals?) also opens its doors in welcome to those travelling on a budget. A stroll of less than 15 minutes takes you to The Stand, and comfy nights are assured. Have a great night...

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333 Woodlands Road,
Glasgow G3 6NG
(nearest cross street:
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Opening hours vary according
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