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
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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.
Fri 13 Apr 2018
£12.10 / 0141 221 5279
Electropop trio from Glasgow.
Fri 12 Jan 2018
£8 / 0141 221 5279
With The Little Kicks, Noah Noah, Oh and Jay.
The Mancunian quintet performs self-penned post-punk material.
Thu 15 Feb 2018
Rhythm'n'blues veterans from the 70s, whose unhinged sound inspired the early punk acts, but who now have the dubious honour of no longer featuring any original members.
Thu 1 Mar 2018
£16 / 0141 221 5279
Fraternal duo blending English rock and American roots influences.
Sat 3 Mar 2018
Dreamy indie rock and pop from the London-based four-piece who take their name from a Pokemon character.
Mon 23 Apr 2018
£14.30 / 0141 221 5279
The Glorious Sons
There is a mechanic shop in the heart of industrial Kingston - it’s tucked in the corner of a dusty cul-de-sac, surrounded by dead trees and rusted out machinery. That’s where The Glorious Sons call home. Having burst onto the scene in 2013 by winning the HTZ-FM Rocksearch and following that up with three top-6 Active…
Wed 7 Mar 2018
Prices to be confirmed / 0141 221 5279
Folk-rock from the former Grant Lee Buffalo singer and multi-instrumentalist.
Sat 21 Apr 2018
£17.50 / 0141 221 5279
The singer-songwriter and ex-member of The Slits, performs her pop and reggae tunes.
Thu 8 Feb 2018
Fraternal folk pop duo, raised on 60s singer-songwriters.
Mon 22 Jan 2018
Jess & the Bandits
Country rock outfit from both sides of the Atlantic, fronted by Texan vocalist, Jessica Clemmons.
Sat 17 Feb 2018
Joe Strummer Tribute Night
The now annual celebration of the life and music of the redoubtable Joe Strummer, raising money for Strummerville, a charity which funds music-orientated youth projects.
Fri 22 Dec
The most controversial band in metal, currently causing a storm with their violent lyrics and brutal live shows.
Tue 20 Feb 2018
King Tut’s New Year's Revolution
King Tut's New Year's Revolution starts 2018 with a lineup of acts making waves in the Scottish music scene. Headlines include BooHooHoo, The Dunts, Sway, Flying by Mirrors, The Ninth Wave.
Fri 5 Jan 2018
Sat 6 Jan 2018
Sun 7 Jan 2018
Loki the Scottish Rapper Presents: Poverty Safari Live
Darren McGarvey, author of Poverty Safari: Understanding the anger of Britain's underclass, presents the pilot of Poverty Safari LIVE – a stage version of the book featuring spoken word, rap, oratory and music. All proceeds from the event go to Drumchapel Foodbank.
Sun 17 Dec
The Leicester-born singer-songwriter, who has has collaborated with Ed Sheeran and Rudimental, pens love -soaked pop songs.
Mon 19 Mar 2018
£11 / 0141 221 5279
The New Zealand from Christchurch brings his self-penned alt country and folk songs around the world to the UK's stages.
Mon 26 Feb 2018
£9 / 0141 221 5279
The Men They Couldn't Hang
Political folk punks, first active in the 80s.
Sat 16 Dec
£15 / 0141 221 5279
The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter performs his heartfelt blend of R&B, jazz, folk and Motown-influenced originals.
Fri 16 Feb 2018
Rock, pop and folk from the American singer-songwriter.
Sun 25 Feb 2018
£11 / 0141 221 5279
The Night Cafe
Indie outfit from Liverpool consisting of vocalist and guitarist Sean Martin, guitarist Josh Higgins, bassist Arran O'Connell and drummer Dan Fell.
Sun 4 Feb 2018
The Manchester-formed four-piece offer up a glittering alt rock performance.
Sun 4 Mar 2018
£8.80 / 0141 221 5279
Indie-rock outfit from the rising London four-piece.
Sat 10 Feb 2018
£7.50 / 0141 221 5279
The influential Dunfermline art punk rockers have been in the game over 40 years now.
Wed 10 Jan 2018
£30 / 0141 221 5279
Thu 11 Jan 2018
£30 / 0141 221 5279
Spear of Destiny
Kirk Brandon's mob head out on their 30th anniversary tour, despite only having one minor hit. Muscles bulge, veins pop, fists are clenched, rabbles are roused.
Sat 19 May 2018
£16 / 0141 221 5279
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…