183a Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 2UL
  • Telephone 0141 332 2147
  • Opening times Tue & Thu 7pm–1am; Fri & Sat 7pm–3am.
  • Seasonal times Private hire on Sun, Mon & Wed.
  • Email
  • Website www.swingltd.co.uk
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Underground bar and club with live jazz, blues, soul and funk band as well as aerial acrobats and performance acts. The venue aims to capture the atmosphere and elegance of the 1920s–30s.

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Descending the stairs into this basement split-level bar is like stepping back in time to the 1920s jazz scene. A hostess leads customers to small cabaret-style tables, while a stage area features jazz singers, dancers and performance artists. The Art Deco period detail is impressive although the cocktail menu lacks the same fastidiousness with no brand information. The list is limited, but bar staff are happy to go off-menu. There are basic bar snacks, but where Swing stands out is with its unique entertainment offering, albeit limited to Thurdays to Saturdays and with midnight closing.

  • Open since: 2013

Events at this venue

There are 2 events at this location

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Blues Jam Thursdays

A weekly blues jam. Join in or just show up and listen.

Thu 31 May

Free / 0141 332 2147

Doors 8pm.

  • 21:00 – 23:30

Thu 7 Jun

Free / 0141 332 2147

Doors 8pm.

  • 21:00 – 23:30

Thu 14 Jun

Free / 0141 332 2147

Doors 8pm.

  • 21:00 – 23:30
…and 28 more dates until 27 Dec

The MacFarlane/McNeil Soul/Jazz Collective

Acoustic jazz from 8pm and soul and jazz/funk from 10pm.

Fri 29 Jun

£7 / 0141 332 2147

  • 20:00 – 00:30

Fri 27 Jul

£7 / 0141 332 2147

  • 20:00 – 00:30

Fri 31 Aug

£7 / 0141 332 2147

  • 20:00 – 00:30
…and 4 more dates until 28 Dec

Comments & ratings

4. Mark Alexander8 Mar 2014, 8:28pm5 stars Swing Report

Great venue for a unique change , the staff ,entertainment, atmospheric presence amazing , well worth a visit .

3. Calamity10 Oct 2013, 7:39pm4 stars Swing Report

Great place.. great atmosphere... fun... but the Aviation cocktail was terrible!!

A member of staff recommended said cocktail. Another said that he had brought it up at management meetings to remove this cocktail! Anyway - I would have hoped they would change it, but never mind..

The musicians were fab... we had great seats, and a dance and it was a world away from a normal night out in Glasgow.

2. pipanna29 Sep 2013, 2:58am5 stars Swing Report

Ab fab. Best night out in ages by far. Couldn't fault the venue in any way. The decor, entertainment, staff, quality of wine etc etc - all great. It is a really unique venue and one which I am sure will soon be a complete sell out every night. Boo hoo -as that will mean it will be difficult to get a table. Must book ahead for another visit!

1. moho12 Sep 2013, 5:58pm5 stars Swing Report

great place and a bonus for glasgow

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Average rating 5/5 from 4 reviews of Swing.

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