421 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3LG
  • Telephone 0141 333 0900
  • Bar open Mon–Sat noon–3am; Sun 1pm–3am
  • Food served Mon–Wed noon–9pm; Thu–Sat noon–10pm; Sun 1–9pm
  • Average price £13 (lunch); £13 (evening meal)
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Atmospheric and distinctive late-night bar offering a great lineup of gigs and club nights, bargain drinks and eclectic food offerings.

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Back in August 2016 music bar Nice'n'Sleazy invited the Squid & Whale, who previously had a bar-diner on Great Western Road, into their kitchen for a pop-up and it proved so popular they decided to move in indefinitely. Tacos take centre stage, with a variety of creative meat options (slow-cooked pork with red onion and mango) as well as vegetarian and vegan choices. The chipotle-dusted, pan-fried red snapper taco is smoky with a fresh Mexican slaw adding a satisfying crunch. High-quality ingredients and careful cooking shine through, there's no sad beef mince here – the carne asada burrito is packed with tender marinated steak strips. Nachos layered with spicy cheese and salsa fresca are ideal as accompaniments or for sharing over beers. Nice'n'Sleazy continues to do what it does best: a great lineup of gigs and club nights, bargain white/black Russians and a grungy décor of graffiti scrawled walls. With the addition of the Squid & Whale it can add delicious, Mexican-inspired food to its brag list.

  • High point: Best nachos in town
  • Low point: Steps in the bar to trip you up after a few
  • Notable dish: Blackened red snapper tacos
  • Average price: £13 (lunch); £13 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: alternative/indie/metal/rock
  • Live entertainment: Live bands and club nights throughout the week
  • Capacity: 120
  • Largest group: 8
  • Open since: Venue 1990; The Squid & Whale 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
  • House wine: £15 per bottle

Events at this venue

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A.r.g.h Kid

Championed by Janice Long and John Kennedy, ARGH KiD are an Alternative Hip-Hop Band led by frontman/poet David Scott. Lyrics of life in austerity UK with all it's flaws and lingering beauty are laid on top of a backdrop of eclectic mix of music - fusing Hip-Hop with Punk, Jazz and Ska samples. The group's work has…

Fri 15 Nov

£6.60 / 0141 333 0900

Bass Injection presents: LIVSEY - Noisy Places The Tour

Bassline and UK garage mastermind LIVSEY comes to Glasgow to showcase his highly anticipated Noisy Places Tour.

Tue 17 Sep

£5–£6 / 0141 333 0900


Brutalligators are a four-piece pile of limbs from down south. They play energetic and happy songs about heartbreak, life going wrong and all of the injustices in the world today. This marks their first time in sunny Glasgow, and it's going to kick. This is an 18+ event.

Thu 8 Aug

£6 / 0141 333 0900

Cryptic Culture plus support

Some of the best up and coming bands within the UK all on one show

Thu 29 Aug

£7 / 0141 333 0900

Félix Rabin

French singer-songwriter.

Thu 17 Oct

£11.50 / 0141 333 0900

Frog Pocket

Frog Pocket + Return of the Swallow

Thu 12 Sep

£7 / 0141 333 0900

Jacuzzi Boys

Garage pop trio from Miami.

Wed 25 Sep

£8.80 / 0141 333 0900

Juan Wauters

Eccentric and poetic, Juan Wauters has been on a musical journey over the last few years. Once part of the infamous and beloved rock band The Beets, he has evolved from sleazy rock'n'roll into subdued and sprawling tapestries comprised of his voice and acoustic instrumentation. His new music is more eclectic than ever.

Mon 4 Nov

£8.43 / 0141 333 0900

Kishi Bashi

The alt pop-rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs in support of his album Sonderlust.

Wed 27 Nov

£14.30 / 0141 333 0900

Kit Trigg

Kit Trigg's first ever time playing in Glasgow! Kit Trigg are a three piece rock band from Farnham. Their influences are The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Nirvana and D’angelo. Just after one album they have headlined venues all over the U.K and California. Not one to miss!

Wed 11 Sep

£4 / 0141 333 0900


Dublin collective that play energetic grunge-pop.

Sun 22 Sep

£9 / 0141 333 0900


The American indie-rock band performs in support of its album A Hairshirt Of Purpose.

Tue 17 Sep

£11.25 / 0141 333 0900

Ramage Inc

Edinburgh-based prog-metal.

Sat 27 Jul

£8 / 0141 333 0900

Sat 3 Aug

£9.07 / 0141 333 0900

Sonny And The Sunsets

San Francisco garage-poppers came to be after main man Sonny Smith and his girlfriend of a decade parted ways. But where most breakup albums aim for the rawest nerve, Smith keeps a characteristically cool head. A real big one for those feels. This is an 18+ event (Photo ID required).

Sat 28 Sep

£7.70 / 0141 333 0900

Sugarspun UK Tour Glasgow

Subconscious Sounds Presents Sugarspun UK Tour at Nice'N'Sleazy - Glasgow

Fri 16 Aug

£7 / 0141 333 0900

Territories + Support

Join Territories as they play the entirety of their self-titled debut album at Glasgow's Nice N Sleazy.

Fri 26 Jul

£5 / 0141 333 0900

Sun 8 Sep

£6 / 0141 333 0900

Tue 24 Sep

£8.50 / 0141 333 0900

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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.

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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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