OVOSI City Series: Glasgow (VOL I)
1. Sub Club (Link)
Glasgow’s notorious nightlife attracts clubbers from all over the world and the renowned Sub Club, or as some Glaswegians like to call it ‘Subby’, is one you need to tick off your bucket list.
Three decades in and the Scottish Institution is still going strong hosting the most banging music creators and club nights including iNCEPT curated by our very own Frazi.er, and the likes of Saturday night’s, Subculture the longest running club night in the world. No matter what genre of music you vibe with, there are many great clubs and club nights to choose from.
2. Bar Soba (Link)
A regular spot for the OVOSI Team, Bar Soba serves up a storm of street food inspired by the night markets of South-East Asia. With an off-the-chart menu comprising of classic street food dishes and contemporary twists, to small plates, if your one of those guys who likes to try a bit of everything.
Of course, we wouldn’t be in Glasgow if we didn’t mention the booze and Bar Soba won’t let you down, with their extensive range of creative cocktail drinks made by inhouse mixologists. Whether you’re treating your girlfriend or having a night out with the lads, there’s plenty to pick from. Try the Zombie, limited to strictly 2 per customer.
3. The Singing Barber (Link)
Good tunes, good chat and a fresh cut. If this sounds like your thing and let’s be honest, it’s every guy’s thing, then you must check out The Singing Barber: Gentlemen’s club. Located in central Motherwell, this barber offers a laidback atmosphere and unique environment with a pool table, PS4 complete with projector and surround system.
Ian the owner, has tapped into the consciousness of the local community, a town full of happy go lucky individuals who relish this personalised and social experience. The haircuts are pretty sweet as well! So, if you don’t mind a twenty-minute train from Glasgow Central, then The Singing Barber is somewhere you’ve got to hit up! Thank us later. In recent photoshoots we worked in collaboration with TSB stylist Caroline!
4. Radisson RED (Link)
So now that you’ve got Glasgow on your list of cities you need to take the lads to, next on the agenda covers accommodation that’s not going to see you on the next available flight home. Instead, somewhere that reflects the personality of Glasgow and allows you to plunge into culture.
Appealing to the “ageless millennial mindset” with its connected, upbeat, yet relaxed service, the Radisson RED is located nearby one of Scotland’s best music venues, the SSE Hydro and is only a short walk to the cities West End. With a mouth-watering menu, fantastic selection of wine and chilled craft beer, the OUIBar + KTCHN offers a place where you can be yourself and experience Glasgow’s full potential.
5. Rubadub Records (Link)
“More than just a record shop, Rubadub has inspired generations of Glasgow DJs, producers and promoters, and fostered its own community.”- Resident Advisor.
With nearly three decades of expertise behind the brand, Rubadub Records definitely know their stuff and has become the go-to hub within Glasgow for musical creatives focusing on electric sounds, studio equipment and all the latest music tech. But what really sets this place apart, is their genuine care and attention to customers and their ability to aid them in any way they can. Don’t forget to check out their eclectic range of CD’s and vinyl- you're sure to find a bit of you.
Interesting need to know facts:
#1. Did you know the city’s name, ‘Glasgow’, is comes from the Gaelic term meaning ‘Dear Green Place’ or ‘Green Valley’? And rightly so ... Glasgow has over 90 parks and gardens to explore, providing both residents and visitors alike with a tranquil and natural escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. So, with parks spread acoss the whole city you’re bound to find somewhere that helps you smash Dry January.
#2. Inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1888, Glasgow City Chambers - a diamond in the rough, was built using more marble than the Vatican. So yes, you could say Glaswegians are just a tad flashy. Located in the heart of the city proudly dominating most of George Square, get ready to discover the Insta-worthy interiors and much, much more.
#3. Time to go underground! Glasgow’s underground railway system, playfully nicknamed by the media ‘Clockwork Orange’ because of its circular route and distinctive colour, is the third-oldest underground railway system in the world after the London Underground and the Budapest Metro.
#4. Football fan? Us too. Glasgow loves it’s football, and even more so as the first international association football game was played in Glasgow in 1872 at the West of Scotland Cricket ground between Scotland and England. Upwards of 5000 fans turned up to watch the beautiful game which saw Scotland and England draw nil-nil. Proof, if ever needed, that Glasgow is the real home of football.
#5. Pioneering architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, is one of Glasgow’s most famous residents. He has designed many magnificent works in and around the city, from the Glasgow School of Art, to the Mackintosh House the set of our most recent autumn/winter collection. Glasgow was designated European City of Culture in 1990 and is home to over 100 cultural and artistic organisations.