The Glad Cafe

The Glad Cafe is the award winning cafe/music venue/creative hub of Glasgow south serving delicious food and a delectable programme of gigs and events!

The Glad Cafe

About The Glad Cafe

1006a Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow South Side G41 2HG
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The Glad Cafe is a not for profit music venue with a licensed cafe in the Shawlands area of southside Glasgow. It has something to offer people of any age or background in this diverse and vibrant local community.

The cafe serves high quality coffee from Dear Green Coffee Roasters and delicious cakes from Big Bear Bakery as well as a good selection of gluten free cakes from Wild Flours Bakery.

Since September 2018, we’ve been delighted to serve incredible vegetarian and vegan brunches from 9am-4pm made by the magnificent Hen of the Woods, the team behind the the brilliant Asian inspired menu at The Hug & Pint in the West End.

Our evening food comes courtesy of our old friends Babu Bombay Street Kitchen. From 5pm-9.30pm every night, they serve Indian street food. They deliver delicious authentic Indian cuisine without being traditional.

Our cafe and venue bars serve a growing selection of great tasting craft beers, including Williams Draft and Caesar Augustus, Brooklyn, Shandon Stout (and Sharps Orchard Cider!) on draft, and a fridge full of bottles and cans ranging from Drygate to Beavertown.

Our well equipped venue provides a welcome space in the southside for showcasing up and coming local musicians as well as internationally known acts. We feature indie, electronic, experimental, world and traditional musicians. The space has become known for its great acoustic and the quality of the programme which also includes film, drama, storytelling and philosophical talks. The exhibition space in the cafe also hosts a changing feast of visual delight curated by two of our volunteers, and this combined with the six monthly zine, the Glad Rag, adds to our on-going representation of southside creativity!

Upcoming Events at The Glad Cafe

Music Bus - Sunday Family Session!

Selected dates between 13th August 2023 - 10th December 2023

Music Bus Glasgow South are bringing their Sunday Sessions, designed with busy families in mind, to The Glad Cafe on selected dates through the year!


The Rulers Christmas Gig

9th December 2023

The Rulers of the Root return to The Glad Cafe on Saturday 9th December for their annual Christmas shindig!


Dean Owens & The Sinners

17th December 2023

Award winning Scottish troubadour Dean Owens returns with his multi-talented band, The Sinners to The Glad Cafe on Sunday 17th December!


Modern Nature

18th December 2023

To celebrate the release of his debut LP under the Modern Nature moniker, Jack Cooper is touring across the UK with a date at The Glad Cafe on 18th December!


Raymond MacDonald and Friends

20th January 2024

Raymond MacDonald brings together a new genre busting line up of virtuoso performers for this special evening of music at The Glad Cafe on Saturday 20th January!


Sarah Jane Scouten and Support

24th January 2024

Sarah Jane Scouten is a Canadian folk and Americana songwriter, catch her live at The Glad Cafe on Wednesday 24th January as part of Celtic Connections!


The Black Feathers and Support

25th January 2024

Harmonious and heartfelt, The Black Feathers is acoustic folk meets Americana at its finest, catch the husband and wife duo live at The Glad Cafe on 25th January as part of Celtic Connections!


The Wynntown Marshals

28th January 2024

Dubbed 'the flag bearers for Americana in the UK', The Wynntown Marshals might hail from Edinburgh, but they're channelling Nashville on a deeply spiritual level!


Ruth Lyon

2nd February 2024

Ruth Lyon brings her 'offbeat, sophisticated chamber pop and anti-folk commanded by soulful vocals and raw lyricism' to The Glad Cafe as part of Celtic Connections 2024!


Hayden Pedigo

10th February 2024

Performance artist, politician, model, and fingerstyling maestro Hayden Pedigo will headline The Glad Cafe on Saturday 10th February!


Our Man In the Field

16th February 2024

The Fallen Angels Club presents Saltburn's finest songsmith Alex Ellis AKA Our Man In the Field live at The Glad Cafe on Friday 16th February!


The Katet Vs. Stevie Wonder

15th March 2024

They're back, bigger, better and BOLDER than ever... enjoy non-stop Stevie classics played by top Scottish session players at The Glad Cafe on Friday 15th March!


The City Sinners play the music of Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris

16th March 2024

Featuring some of the top players on the Scottish country/americana scene, don't miss The City Sinners live at The Glad Cafe as they celebrate the music of Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris!


Aoife Scott

28th April 2024

Award winning folk singer Aoife Scott has announced a headline show at The Glad Cafe on Sunday 28th April!


Charm of Finches

22nd May 2024

Melbourne's Charm of Finches are returning to the UK in 2024! Catch them live at The Glad Cafe on Wednesday 22nd May!


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