20–28 Renfield Lane, Glasgow, G2 5AR
  • Telephone 0141 222 2254
  • Bar open Mon–Wed 11am–1am, Thu–Sat 11am–3am, Sun noon–3am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–9pm
  • Average price £7.20 (set lunch); £12.50 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website
Photo of Stereo

Jump to times, articles or comments (2)

Chilled-out bar serving an entirely vegan food menu with a packed programme of live music and club nights in the downstairs venue.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2017 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

Many bars try to pull off a chilled-out vibe but Stereo’s blend of worn wooden benches and pillars plastered with gig posters is the real deal. The outwardly unassuming venue is frequented by a mix of gig-goers heading to the downstairs venue, vegans and city centre drinkers looking for somewhere with soul. The kitchen serves up soup and sandwich combos, tapas dishes and mains as well as a board of creative daily specials. Attention is paid not just to the flavour but to the texture of dishes – the shamuchan, a Turkish pizza wrap, is stuffed with spiced haggis and crunchy cabbage, while lightly battered cauliflower is a delicious veggie take on Buffalo wings. The food menu is completely free of animal produce and they’re aiming to have the same policy for their drinks, with several of the craft beers served already flying the animal-free flag.

  • High point: Creative specials board
  • Low point: Tables fill up quickly
  • Notable dish: Buffalo cauliflower
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: An eclectic mix including indie, funk, R&B and electro.
  • Live entertainment: DJs in the bar. Downstairs venue hosts club nights, gigs and spoken word.
  • Capacity: 75
  • Largest group: 25
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
  • House wine: £14.30 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 24 events at this location

Sorted by title / date & time

All We Are

The Liverpool-based trio plays indie-rock.

Sun 18 Jun

£9.35 / 0141 222 2254

All We Are

Psych indie folk trio from Liverpool.

Sun 18 Jun

£8.50 / 0141 222 2254

The Chair

Orkney eight-piece combining fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and percussion into a wealth of danceable tunes.

Fri 9 Jun

£12 / 0141 222 2254

With Andrew Waite.

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Com Truise

Slow wave funk on synths and drums from this Ghostly International signing.

Thu 2 Nov

£13.75 / 0141 222 2254

Downtown Boys

Bi-bilingual political dance sax punk party from Providence.

Sat 14 Oct

£8.80 / 0141 222 2254


DRUM-TRONICS Check out this event. A special event just for modular synth enthusiasts (and drummers) Glasgow, 20th April @OldHairdressers

Thu 29 Jun

£6 / 0141 222 2254


London-based indie-folk duo.

Thu 1 Jun

£10 / 0141 222 2254

With Daudi Matsiko and Izzie Yardley.


Singer and producer Obaro Ejimiwe performs a mix of alternative hip hop and electronica, with dubstep and grime elements, from his album Some Say I So I Say Light.

Sat 28 Oct

£16.50 / 0141 222 2254

Ibibio Sound Machine

West-African funk and disco from the eight-piece collective, led by vocalist Eno Williams.

Fri 27 Oct

£15.40 / 0141 222 2254

Jane Weaver

Formerly a member of the Britpop group Kill Laura, Weaver moved on to folktronica collective Misty Dixon before breaking out on her own around 2004. Now with a string of critically-acclaimed albums under her belt she performs alternative-folk in support of her latest offering, Modern Kosmology, which is sure to be another…

Sat 4 Nov

£11 / 0141 222 2254

Loaded feat Statler Project Plus Support

Indie/Brit Pop/Electro/New wave/ Disco Party that will regularly feature some of the best up and coming new artists.

Sat 1 Jul

£6.60 / 0141 222 2254

Melt Banana

Influential, experimental Japanese gonzo punks.

Sat 10 Jun

£14.85 / 0141 357 6200

Minus the Bear

Driving, intricate, melodic mathcore from Seattle five-piece.

Fri 2 Jun

£17.60 / 0141 222 2254

Motion Poets

Fast, grungy indie.

Thu 13 Jul

Cafe Bar

£6 in advance; £8 on the door / 0141 222 2254

With Academy Strangers, Flakes and Idkid.

Music is the Answer…presents BOg (3 hour set)

Scotland's newest underground house night. Bringing the freshest talent to the west coast of Scotland, hosted by The Meddling Cartel.

Sat 10 Jun

£7–£11.25 / 0141 222 2254


Heavy metal noise trio fronted by Ginger (The Wildhearts).

Mon 30 Oct

£13.75 / 0141 222 2254

The Night Cafe

Indie outfit from Liverpool.

Thu 25 May

£6.50 / 0141 222 2254

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Brooklyn masters of 90s style indie pop.

Sun 28 May

£15.40 / 0141 222 2254

Question Session

Conference for music industry professionals and enthusiasts with leading industry figures participating in seminars, workshops and panels, with the aim of expanding new business partnerships and encouraging networking and new opportunities.

Thu 8 Jun

Free / 0141 222 2254

  • 11:00 – 00:00


Quivver, aka John Graham, plays deep soul, prog house and tech house.

Sat 1 Jul

£7 / 0141 222 2254

Rare Groove Burlesque Aug 2017

Rare Groove Burlesque presents a night of live funk, soul and jazz music from Rare Groove band accompanied by our wonderful burlesque and cabaret artists. Rare Groove band: Lousie Murphy - vocals Andy mcLaughlan - guitar Paul Kirkwood - drums David lennon - Bass Performers: John Celestus Scarlett…

Sat 26 Aug

£12.50 / 0141 222 2254

Remake Remodel Bowie Night

Ziggy shall play guitar for one night only….

Fri 26 May

£3.50 / 0141 222 2254

Ryley Walker

Indie folk sounds from Chicago's Ryley Walker, who has clear Tim Buckley influences scrawled across his music.

Mon 28 Aug

£13.75 / 0141 222 2254

Scared To Dance

Indie, 1960s pop, new wave and lo-fi.

Sat 24 Jun

Members £4–£6 / 0141 222 2254

Feauting guest DJ Edwyn Collins.

Reviews & features

Student Guide 2016: LGBT – out and about

23 Sep 2016

Explore Glasgow and Edinburgh's thriving LGBTQIA+ scene

Heading off to university is both exciting and a little scary, and even more so if you identify as LGBTQIA+. On the one hand, you're moving to a new place and leaving old support networks behind, but on the other hand, you get to decide who you are, on…

Hogmanay Clubs: Glasgow 2014

4 Dec 2014

Featuring Animal Farm, I-F, Dixie Avenue, Boot & Tax, Whilst, Chez Damier, The Revenge, I AM

Wondering where to throw those shapes you've being saving up for Hogmanay? We've got you covered. Check out The List's pick of the parties to celebrate New Year in Glasgow...

The best restaurants in Edinburgh and Glasgow for cheap eating in January

9 Jan 2012

Dining out options that won't break the bank

EDINBURGH The Mosque Kitchen Now relocated from its former al fresco spot outside Edinburgh’s mosque, the café-style Mosque Kitchen still serves a fine range of halal meat and vegetable curries in no-fuss polystyrene dishes for under £5 including…

Take three: Where to get your health kicks

8 Jan 2009

● Grassroots 20 Woodlands Road and 93-97 St Georges Road, Glasgow, Glasgow’s premier wholefoods location, with an excellent deli, takeaway and nearby sit-in café-diner that offers a mix of vegetarian and vegan food with…

Eat - Stereo

4 Jan 2008

The worlds of music and quality food shouldn’t be, on the face of it, ones which ever collide – think of the musician’s late night world of burgers and takeaway pizza, or even a simple liquid diet. But Stereo, the latest in a series of ventures from the…

Comments & ratings

2. Veggie16 Jul 2015, 5:08pm5 stars Stereo Report

A vegan pub serving great food. Take carnivores here, the food is so good they will not notice. Can be busy but they take reservations so do so. The test of a good veggie place is that they can do a good burger and this place does (David Bann take note!). Brownie with vegan ice cream not to be missed.

1. Claire Clydebank17 May 2011, 4:24pm5 stars Stereo Report

Caught Jo Mango's set at Studio, Glasgow on Sunday night. This bonnie lass gently draws you in to an ethereal world of beauty and musical simplicity. I have never attended a gig where such a peaceful hush descends on a room whereby everyone is transported to Jo's lyrical heaven a place which is so gentle it is heart liftingly I defy anyone to try to perform with such seeming simplicity, they would fail. This is a standard Jo carries on her own. She connects beautifully with the audience between songs, for a girl who has travelled round the world and back with her music she retains her natural aura loveliness. This is a uniquely, gifted artist whose loses herself in concentration when singing and gives fully of self. Was a joy to hear her voice soar over the vocal harmonies during black sun. Sonically heavenly, visually pure

Post a comment

Average rating 5/5 from 2 reviews of Stereo.

RSS feed of these comments