Nice 'n' Sleazy

Nice 'n' Sleazy
421 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3LG
  • Telephone 0141 333 0900
  • Bar open Mon–Sat noon–3am; Sun 1pm–3am.
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–8.45pm; Sun 1–8.45pm.
  • Average price £12 (lunch); £15 (evening meal)
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Photo: Stephen Robinson

This atmospheric and distinctive late-night bar has partnered with Babu for an outstanding Glasgow food collaboration.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

While something of a Glasgow institution and a veteran indie presence on this entertaining stretch of Sauchiehall Street loaded with restaurants and bars, Nice ’n’ Sleazy is far from resting on its laurels. Usually the excitement around this atmospheric rock bar is generated by a musical collaboration but this year food fans are stirred by the arrival of a new menu by Babu Bombay Street Kitchen. Now Sleazy’s boasts inventive spicy treats for vegans and meat-eaters courtesy of the Babu crew who have won acclaim for their pop-ups and West Regent Street café. Early arrivals should try the Full Bombay Breakfast while stand-out lunchtime dishes include a Goanese chicken wrap or lamb kofta nan sandwich. Expect impeccably prepared street food that packs a tasty punch with raw, fresh flavours. Sleazy's appeals to an eclectic crowd, catering for distinct audiences with acclaimed club nights, film screenings and a consistently impressive roster of bands performing almost every night.

  • High point: Cracking new menu and friendly service
  • Low point: Music bar atmosphere not for everyone
  • Notable dish: Frankie Goes to Bollywood (£7.95)
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: alternative/indie/metal/rock and roll
  • Live entertainment: Live bands almost every night; club and film nights
  • Capacity: 120
  • Largest group: 8
  • Open since: Venue 1990; Meathammer Ltd 2011
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
  • House wine: £15 per bottle

Event times

There are 7 events at this location

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Alasdair Roberts

Spectral singer-songwriter with ancient folk leanings.

Fri 23 Dec

£9–£11 / 0141 333 0900


Acid techno and trance as 90s club night Amorphus returns for a one off special as part of Nice'n'Sleazy's 25th anniversary celebrations.

Tue 27 Dec

Free charitable donation / 0141 333 0900

Featuring DJs Terry & Jason (PUSSYPOWER), Bizzy (DESERT STORM), Adrian Rennie (CLOCKWORK), JD Twitch (PURE) and Stevie Amorphus (AMORPHUS).

The Brew

Grimsby-based psychedelia-soaked classic rock trio.

Sat 4 Feb 2017

£11.25 / 0141 333 0900


An eclectic fusion of post-punk and rock'n'roll.

Fri 17 Feb 2017

£6 / 0141 333 0900


London indie four piece.

Tue 6 Dec

£11 / 0141 333 0900

Jersey Budd

Indie rock singer-songwriter who has supported Kasabian and James Maddocks.

Sat 18 Feb 2017

£7.70 / 0141 333 0900

Sky Valley Mistress

The four-piece band from Darwen performs its hard blues-rock classics.

Sat 10 Dec

£5 / 0141 333 0900

Reviews & features

Bar Crawls: Glasgow - The Sauchiehall Street Saunter

18 Nov 2011

Making the most of Glasgow city centre drinking

Both ‘pub crawl’ and ‘Sauchiehall Street’ can evoke images of large groups of revellers staggering from one ropey watering hole to the next, the night hurtling towards a climax of kebab sauce and lost cloakroom tickets. Well this route aims to redress…


1 Oct 2008

A long-standing Glasgow institution, Sleazy’s can boast great food, great bands and the best jukebox this side of New York reckons David Pollock.

Comments & ratings

3. M1021 Mar 2014, 9:58pm1 star Nice 'n' Sleazy Report

This place has absolutely despicable customer service. I recently stopped by with some friends and family after a family event for some drinks.

We ordered one round of drinks (our first of the evening) and everything was fine, we sat quietly at our table and kept ourselves to ourselves. Then upon going to the bar for a second time the staff member told us that they were told not to serve our table anymore. Confused by this we asked why and the staff member said they weren't allowed to tell us the reason. We then asked a nearby door man, who seemed to be aware of the situation, what was going on. He was very unhelpful! We asked him why were were no longer being served and he said "i'm not telling you" We said well as customers we deserve an explanation to which he said "I don't have to tell you the reason"

My friend asked to speak to the manager to which the door man said ok and walked of, my friend followed thinking he was being led to see the manager, upon realizing he was being followed the door man turned and placed his hands on my friend to stop him coming any further.

Confused and completely befuddled by the whole sequence of events we decided to leave. We had only been in the bar a total of 30 mins, had one drink and our behavior was perfectly acceptable. Outside the venue we asked the doorman one more time why we were refused service, again he said "im not telling you"

Sadly I suspect some religious prejudice here. I can think of no other reason. No explanation was ever given to us.

I have been coming to this venue for years for gigs downstairs however this one experience has completely soured my opinion of this once frequented venue. I have upwards of 20+ friends who at one time came here however after relating this experience to them they have all agreed to boycott this venue.

2. Sparky2414 Mar 2013, 12:50pm Report

Really fab burgers, slow to arrive but the place was mobbed so understandable.

1. Caberfeidh20 Aug 2011, 10:39am Report

They don't mention in their website/ gig promos on the List that if you turn up alone you wont be allowed in. Charming - kick a guy when he's down! :-(

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