Top of Byres Road | Glasgow G12 8QX
Phone: 0141 357 6200
The Gaelic translation of ‘great melody of life’, Oran Mor is pretty aptly-titled. It's a cultural centre and meeting place in the heart of Glasgow's West End, also containing two bars, two restaurants and nightclub. Melodic indeed.
The building itself is a converted church, formerly that of Kelvinside Parish. Refurbishment began back in 2002 and Oran Mor opened its doors in June 2004 to reveal an all-new venue, complete with stunning murals painted on many of the walls and ceilings. Since then it has introduced a varying programme of events including new musical talents, comedy nights, a regular open mic session, club nights, occasional theatre performances and, of course, the hugely successful A Play, A Pie and A Pint series.
Elsewhere, the Brasserie Restaurant uses Scottish produce wherever possible, freshly prepared by an in-house team of chefs. Food is served in the Whisky and Victorian Bars, incorporating the Conservatory, and since they're offering a well-stocked collection with over 280 malts on the go...well, it's easy to get carried away...