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

Sophie Hutchings

25th April 2024

Sophie Hutchings has announced a tour of the UK in support of her new album, A World Outside, don't miss her live at The Glad Cafe on Thursday 25th April!


Aoife Scott

28th April 2024

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


Green Lane Sessions

29th April 2024

Scottish singer and songwriter Tamzene brings her popular 'Green Lanes Sessions' night to Glasgow's Glad Cafe for the first time on Monday 29th April!


John Douglas (Trashcan Sinatras) Plus Support

2nd May 2024

Celebrated Scottish indie songsmith John Douglas will perform music from his new, self-titled album at The Glad Cafe on Thursday 2nd May!


Josienne Clarke - Album Launch

11th May 2024

For the first time since her early beginnings, Josienne Clarke is flying solo! Join her live at The Glad Cafe on Saturday 11th May for the launch of her new album!


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!


Otis Gibbs

9th June 2024

Described as 'the best unknown songwriter in music today' don;t miss your chance to get to know Otis Gibbs when he returns to The Glad Cafe on Sunday 9th June!


Darden Smith (Matinee Show)

16th June 2024

Austin based singer-songwriter Darden Smith has announced a matinee show at The Glad Cafe on Sunday 16th June.


Over The Moon

25th June 2024

Don't miss Canadian partners in life (and music), Craig Bignell and Suzanne Levesque AKA Over The Moon live at The Glad Cafe on Tuesday 25th June!


Coming Out To Play

10th August 2024

Coming Out To Play at The Glad Cafe on Saturday 10th August will celebrate women, on binary and trans people in music!


Andrew Wasylyk & Tommy Perman

6th September 2024

Andrew Wasylyk & Tommy Perman have released their first single as a duo and announced a UK tour which will see them play The Glad Cafe on Friday 6th September!


Charlie Parr

11th September 2024

Guitarist and songwriter Charlie Parr has announced he'll bring his Little Sun tour to The Glad Cafe on Wednesday 11th September!


The Katet Vs. John Williams

16th November 2024

Join Edinburgh 8-piece jazzfunk superband The Katet live at The Glad Cafe as they funk up the music of Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, E.T and more!


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