Pre-gig food and dranks

O2 Academy pic by Almost Grown

O2 Academy pic by Almost Grown

Glasgow lives and breathes music 365 days a year, but for one weekend in March the city is going to make some unique musical memories when it hosts the BBC6 Music Festival. From Friday 24th to Sunday 26th of March, locals and visitors alike will enjoy shows ranging from Depeche Mode to Limmy, and every conceivable act in between. For some, the range of gigs will lead them into unfamiliar parts of the city. Before a gig you really want to set the tone for the evening, so a bar or restaurant with interesting food, stellar tunes and a bustling vibe is an absolute must. 

A ten minute walk south from O2 Academy in the Gorbals will lead you to Ranjit’s Kitchen on the edge of Govanhill. If you’re enjoying the day events at Tramway, it’s even closer! Ranjit’s Kitchen is a real family endeavour with an informal and fun approach. Whatever you do, don’t let anyone in your group be put off by its vegetarian status, the deli style Panjabi food is not to be missed. (O2 Academy song pick – A Dream of You and Me by Future Islands)

Prior to the late sessions at the brilliant SWG3, some tacos at Finnieston’s Duchess of Argyle would be the perfect pre-game set up. With its no booking policy, discerning musical choices and fast service, it’s a real no frills gem and a mere 10-15 minute walk to the warehouse venue. Depending, obviously, on how many tacos you’ve tackled! (SWG3 song pick – I Feel Space by Lindstrom)

The Barrowlands and St.Luke’s are east end neighbours and, of course, eating at the latter venue is always a good option. Though, for craft beer buddies, heading to the Drygate brewery to pair some schooners with fine local produce is guaranteed to be the more memorable choice. (St. Luke’s song pic – These Words by The Lemon Twigs. Barrowlands song pic – Them Changes by Thundercat)

Enjoy, guys! I'm honestly not bitter that I couldn't get tickets. Not at all... Nope.

Ranjit's Kitchen pic by Almost Grown

Ranjit's Kitchen pic by Almost Grown