117 Bath Street | Glasgow G2 2SZ
Phone: 0141 574 6066
An edgily credible basement bar on fashionable Bath Street, Bloc+ prides itself on almost a decade's worth of wining and dining Glasgow's clubbing clientele, and a strictly "no pigeonhole" music policy. With a reputation for nurturing local talent, Bloc hosts live gigs from both unsigned and established acts most nights of the week (totting up around 500 bands every year) ranging from low-key acoustic offerings, to achingly hip electro, to skull-crushing heavy metal. Sundays at Bloc are open-mic evenings, or if it's just a little bit of comforting ambience you're after, head down to the Glasgow Slow Club every Tuesday. Alternatively, if it's just a pint and a pizza you're hankering for, this groovy little joint opens til 3am, with a recently spruced-up food menu on offer until 10pm.
One true symptom of Bloc's thoroughly indie vibe is its fortnightly Blochestra nights. Every other Monday, the venue encourages its local musicans and novices to pop down with their instrument of choice and participate in a collaborative curation of classic and contemporary covers, along with the odd bit of new material rustled up here and there. Sounds like your kind of thing? Get your plecs in your pocket and hurry over, because according to their website, everyone's welcome (provided you don't winch at the bar or wear a football tshirt). Perfect.