139 Middlesex Street | Glasgow G41 1EE
Phone: 0141 429 7298
Established as a result of a successful crowdfunding campaign a few years ago, Rollerstop is Glasgow (and Scotland’s) only dedicated roller rink. This technicolour throwback party spot hosts regular roller discos, mostly for all ages but with regular Adult Only sessions on Thursday and Saturday nights.
Thursdays are dedicated to hip-hop and R'n'B, with an 80s and 90s focus, and more occasional nights include Rock Night and LGBTQ+ Night. Visit on a Saturday night and you’ll find things thrown back even further, with a retro night of old school disco classics. But if a quick spin around the wooden rink leaves you feeling inadequate then you can even sign up for some of their weekly lessons. Priced at £10 and including free entry to the rink afterwards, you can learn the basics (including skating backwards) to impress and no doubt surprise your friends.
It’s pretty good exercise too, with lots of core work and good strength training, especially if you think about how many times you’ll be picking yourself up off the ground. Getting your fitness in under disco lights certainly feels more fun than actually going to a gym, doesn't it? And once you've worked up an appetite, try out the snack-style menu straight out of a 50s diner – think milkshakes, pizza and ice cream. All in all, a heartwarming addition to Glasgow’s Southside.