- Box office 0141 222 2254
- General enquiries 0141 222 2254
- Bar open Mon-Wed noon–1am, Thu–Sun noon–3am.
- Food served Mon–Sat 11am–9pm; Sun noon–9pm.
- Pre-theatre times Monday all day
- Average price £11 (lunch); £11 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £10
- Website www.stereocafebar.com
This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
City Centre alleyways are generally best avoided but Renfield Lane makes a rare exception with its pair of laid-back hipster hangouts – the Old Hairdressers for small artsy events and big sister Stereo in the Mackintosh building across the road for tasty vegan food, organic beers and gigs downstairs. Inside, the dining area is to the left, set slightly apart from the main thrust of the bar to minimise through traffic but remain buzzy. New kitchen management promises to up the seasonality of the menu, but aside from a daily salad special, main courses are structurally sandwich based, from veggie burgers and wraps through to a more adventurous pesto, potato and rosemary pizza or calzone that comes with a lightly dressed green salad. The tapas or starter-sized dishes are more varied and likely to include a take on their signature haggis fritters, rich and sticky in a light, crisp shell with a spicy chipotle ketchup for dipping. There may only be one dessert to choose from, but when you’re there on peanut butter cheesecake brownie day, who’s complaining?
- High point: Five tapas for a tenner on Monday
- Low point: When buzzy strays into noisy
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Live music, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Alternative/independent label/up and coming bands/jazz/country
- Capacity: 70
- Largest group: 25
- Open since: 2007
- House wine: £13.95 per bottle
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Scottish folk fiddler who performs all his own tunes with his backing band.
The Besnard Lakes and Sweet Jane
Like Arcade Fire, The Besnard Lakes comprise a husband and wife team from Montreal though their sound is more ethereal.
Illinois post-hardcore band who have recently reformed play their album Frame and Canvas in its entirety to mark its 15th anniversary.
The Cut Throat Razors
Eight-piece band playing soul, ska and punky pop.
The Fast Camels
Psychedelia-tinged sounds from The Fast Camels.
US psych poppers with a great name.
Freeze the Atlantic
Rock quintet comprising ex-members of Hundred Reasons and Reuben.
Hidden in Plain Sight: Club
The innovators of the Ballroom Scene and Vogue Evolution present a night of dramatic beats and flamboyant moves with DJ Sprinkles, Vjuan Allure, boychild and The Legendary Pony Zion Garçon.
How To Swim and Monica Queen
Characterful, eclectic pop collective and stellar country vocalist.
Long lost post-punk, pre-Bourgie Bourgie ensemble reform for one night only to celebrate the forthcoming re-release of their debut album Rough 46 on Glasgow's Creeping Bent label. The legendary Vic Godard performs a set of jazz standards, accompanied by members of The Independent Group aka James Kirk, Campbell Owens, Mick…
No Means No
Over-14s show. Veteran progressive punks from Vancouver, still fronted by the Wright brothers, Rob and John.
The Pretty Mess, Lieutenant Tango, Kookaburra and Banter Wagon
Fundraiser for a conservation trip with Reach Out Volunteers.
Mon 27 May
£4.50 in advance; £5.50 on the door / 0141 222 2254
Quiet as a Mouse
Indie rock with a dash of grunge and a country twang.
Saturdays in Stereo
Weekend club night whose ethos is one DJ and one band for one pound, including a DJ set until late.
Soundhaus Signs of Life
A series of fundraising events geared towards getting the well-liked venue going again in a new premises, with residents from back in the day.
A chance to experience the 'ultimate machine' of Ultradyne, a combination of flashing lights, odd bleeps and other noises that make melodies.
Seattle rock band featuring ex-members of Screaming Trees and The Missionary Position, now with Guns'n'Roses Duff McKagan on bass.
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