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The ABC

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Neighbourhood: City Centre
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Address: 300 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JA, Scotland
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No frills but decent enough smaller venue

This former cinema now provides a more intimate atmosphere for musical acts than some of the larger venues in town. It has a capacity of around 1500 and is not to be confused... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
Rantin rover
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Biggar, United Kingdom
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Venue was ok, sound was ok. Drinks prices expensive £4.50 for a sommersby £4.20 for a carlsberg. Venue is in city centre and there are plenty of bars and spoons nearby. Would visit again but definitely would advise pre-drinking!

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Thank Jen D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I've been here for numerous gigs and although they always had to stop for 10pm, they were all great shows.

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Thank TheMach1
Biggar, United Kingdom
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738 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This former cinema now provides a more intimate atmosphere for musical acts than some of the larger venues in town. It has a capacity of around 1500 and is not to be confused with the O2 Academy at the other end of the city centre. We got on-street parking a block away from the building for a couple of pounds... More 

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Thank Rantin rover
Hamilton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Went to see The Shires here last night, my wife is semi-disabled and needs to use a wheelchair a lot now, so it's always with a bit of trepidation that we book to go to a venue we don't know. Needn't have worried, having contacted them in advance we are now on their register, so on arrival we were taken... More 

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Thank Robert O
Dumfries, Scotland
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

An okay good venue, and an excellent concert, pity about the disabled access and viewing facilitues for people who cannot stand up. Sound quality fantastic, staff friendly and helpful. But basically its either walk, drag yourself up the stairs on your knees/bottom, or don't see anything at all.

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Thank 27Joseph
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Attended here recently for a concert. I found it poorly laid out, bar service was slow as was the queue for the cloak room. Too hot and in need of better ventilation. The band were good but everything else was decidedly average. I'd hate to be in there if there was any sort of evacuation, folk would get crushed...

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Thank JuniorJ03
Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Been here often but thought I would share and say this is my favourite place for a gig. There is always a good atmosphere with decent acoustics. Only let down is the price of the beer but captive market.

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Thank Thetartanrambler
Livingston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

After having got a ticket for Amon Amarth for Tuesday 1st November I received a message informing me that the doors would be opening at 6.30 P.M. rather than 7.00 P.M. Unfortunately I didn't get there until 6.50 P.M only to find the booking office and all the shutters were down so I couldn't get in. 20 minutes for an... More 

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Thank scottishfolk
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely shocking. Bouncer locked me and my friends outside in the smoking area without warning which meant we had to find a way to retrieve our belongings from the cloakroom (which we had paid for). We have been visiting the abc for 4 years and have never had such an appalling experience. Absolutely shocking.

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Thank Nicole G
Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Cracking night out here for the Kaiser Chiefs kicking off their tour. Smaller venue which gives better atmosphere than larger halls or Stadiums. Great layout inside and bar prices were very reasonable comparatively to other venues. Well organised at entry and exit which was trouble/hassle free too. Will be back.

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