300 Sauchiehall Street | Glasgow G2 3JA
Phone: 0141 332 2232
In Sauchiehall Street, the centre of Glasgow's entertainment heartland, the O2 ABC occupies the distinctive Art Deco building that once housed Scotland's first cinema. Reborn for the 21st Century with a £2 million refit, the venue now incorporates two live music and club spaces with four bars and an overall capacity of 1600 – the biggest music venue to launch in Glasgow's city centre since the legendary Apollo, apparently. They boast a selection of student-orientated club nights including Jelly Baby and Propaganda as nationwide favourites, with the ABC being just one outlet for O2's UK gradual takeover. Special guest DJs have been known to include Ellie Goulding and Lily Allen so prepare for lots of chart anthems in the mix. Fancy electronic guestlists can guarantee free or reduced entry at the weekend - they are certainly up with the times, meaning the once-madatory queuing act finally needs not always be the case.