Atmospheric and distinctive late-night bar offering a great lineup of gigs and club nights, bargain drinks and Mexican-inspired food menu courtesy of the Squid & Whale.
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
- 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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Alt.rock four piece from Edinburgh.
Clench // False Friends // Craig White
Scruff of the Neck and Fortune Promotions presents
The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, Deb DeMure, mixes alternative, Goth and other genres in their self-penned material.
Glass Caves // The Cairds
Scruff of the Neck presents
Glasgow-based experimental folk artist mixing found sounds, African rhythms, electric guitar picking and anything else that takes his fancy.
Larkins + special guests
Scruff of the Neck presents
The Liquid Engineers
TRIBUTE TO THE PIONEERS OF THE SYNTHESISER. THE LIQUID ENGINEERS-Gary Numan and MAN MACHINE-kraftwerk taking you back to the era when the sound of the synth ruled the airwaves. Kraftwerk created of a sound that was unique and innovative, Gary Numan, who without doubt brought the sound of synth from an experimentation…
Scotland's only Muse tribute act.
Rekt-Fest is the first all-day festival by Bubble Tea Records, celebrating all that is modern punk.
A celebration of local punk with a line-up including the Hostiles, Colt 45, the Recovery, Northern Nighlights and more.
Shanghai's experimental punk quintet that have gained a name for being loud and outrageous.
Reviews & features
Bar Crawls: Glasgow - The Sauchiehall Street Saunter18 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…
Nice‘n’Sleazy’s1 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.