King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
- Telephone 0141 221 5279
- Opening times Mon–Sat noon–midnight; Sun 6pm–midnight (show nights only)
- Bar open Mon–Sat noon–1am; Sun 5pm–1am (closed Sun if no gig).
- Food served Mon–Sat noon–8pm; Sun 5–8pm.
- Average price £6 (set lunch); £10.50 (evening meal)
- Website www.kingtuts.co.uk
Legendary rock venue with good-value lunches and early dining.
Low-key lunch by day, iconic rock by night: was there ever such a drastic reinvention since Dylan went electric? Luckily, the food is no difficult second album so similar controversy is unlikely. Two mains for £12 through the week would make a goth grin from ear to ear and when it’s meatball fettucine in sweet tomato sauce, that's even better. Homemade veggie soup changes daily, while the burger buns come from just along the street at neighbouring bakery Seb and Mili’s – that’s local sourcing for you. By night, the bar feels like an entirely different beast when throngs of gig-goers pack the tables enjoying a West-brewed King Tut’s lager en route to the infamously intimate live venue upstairs.
- High point: Good-value mains
- Low point: Service-station espresso
- Notable dish: Beef and ale casserole
- Provides: Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Indie
- Live entertainment: Gig venue upstairs. Regular acoustic sessions in bar, jazz quartet Saturday afternoon.
- Capacity: 70
- Largest group: 25
- Open since: 1990
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
- House wine: £14 per bottle
Events at this venue
There are 49 events at this location
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Aaron Lee Tasjan
Rock, country and blues from the Nashville-based cosmic cowboy.
Thu 7 Sep
£10 / 0141 221 5279
With Sunny Ozell.
All Them Witches
The psychedelic rock outfit from Nashville, with a tendency to improvise.
Tue 3 Oct
The alternative duo - also known as Lancashire born pals Ben Fletcher and Tom Higham - originally met through rival bands. However, their mutual love of electro-pop convinced them to work together and they have subsequently released five EPs. Catch them as they cast a spell with their dreamy dream-pop songs.
Thu 28 Sep
£9 / 0141 221 5279
Irish four-piece who have attracted comparisons to The Libertines.
Sun 15 Oct
The Wakefield-born Jarman brothers performs their energetic brand of indie-rock, with its strong post-punk and garage-rock influences.
Sun 3 Dec
Mon 4 Dec
Tue 5 Dec
Wed 6 Dec
The gravelly-voiced singer and guitarist plays country songs.
Wed 18 Oct
£9 / 0141 221 5279
Valley girl duo rocking the blues White Stripes-style.
Tue 29 Aug
The acclaimed Montreal rock band plays a sweeping collection of orchestral pop/rock that is at once enlightening, angst-ridden and mesmerising.
Thu 12 Oct
The London-based singer-songwriter performs alt-rock with tints of soul.
Fri 15 Sep
Carolina singer/songwriter who once nannied for Tom Waits.
Fri 8 Dec
Jess & the Bandits
Country rock outfit from both sides of the Atlantic, fronted by Texan vocalist, Jessica Clemmons.
Tue 12 Sep
The Australian guitarist and singer-songwriter, known as the lead vocalist in the indie-rock band Howling Bells, performs her solo material.
Mon 25 Sep
Brighton singer-songwriter in the nu-folk vein.
Sun 19 Nov
£12.10 / 0141 221 5279
The Men They Couldn't Hang
Political folk punks, first active in the 80s.
Sat 16 Dec
The Mighty Oaks
The Berlin-based trio perform indie folk rock songs from their repertoire.
Wed 29 Nov
£11.50 / 0141 221 5279
Jack Steadman formerly of Bombay Bicycle Club presents his jazz/soul solo project.
Fri 22 Sep
£13.20 / 0141 221 5279
Now Wave present Brooklyn-based artist Nick Hakim in Manchester
Fri 10 Nov
Alt.rock / indie singer-songwriter and former frontman of Mansun.
Sat 16 Sep
Sold out / 0141 221 5279
Blues-rock duo, comprising vocalist and guitarist Fynn Claus Grabke and drummer Phillipp Mirtschink.
Mon 9 Oct
Pat Arnold (born Patrica Ann Cole, on 3 October 1946, in Los Angeles, California), professionally known as P.P. Arnold, is an American born soul singer who enjoyed considerable success in the United Kingdom in the 1960s and beyond.
Thu 19 Oct
£22.50 / 0141 221 5279
Contemporary rock sounds from the Merthyr Tydfil quartet.
Thu 5 Oct
£8 / 0141 221 5279
Industrial rock outfit from London, whose sound incorporates electronic beats.
Sat 2 Dec
£9.90 / 0141 221 5279
Alternative rock from the Canadian singer and guitarist of Bare Naked Ladies, who is joined by fellow band mates Craig Northey and Kevin Fox.
Wed 1 Nov
£25 / 0141 221 5279
Thu 2 Nov
£25 / 0141 221 5279
The Australian troubadour performs deep and soulful folk-rock with melodic alternative country and blues-rock.
Wed 22 Nov
Electro pop and danceable indie sounds from this New Zealand-based sextet.
Tue 10 Oct
The pairing of Cullen and Cobb brings its dark-edged dance and electro-indie originals to the stage.
Wed 30 Aug
£7 / 0141 221 5279
Contemporary folk material by the Chelmsford singer-songwriter and musician.
Tue 5 Sep
£19.80 / 0141 221 5279
The veteran singer-songwriter, bassist and activist performs from Only The Now, his first album in 20 years.
Sun 29 Oct
£20 / 0141 221 5279
Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
Tue 21 Nov
Reviews & features
King Tut's1 Oct 2008
Fiona McKinlay recaps on why the Wah Wah Hut is consistently voted one of the very best venues in the UK. Whether it’s Razorlight, My Chemical Romance or Manic Street Preachers, practically every band that’s become something in the past eighteen years…