Óran Mór

Óran Mór

Only a 5 minute walk from The Ambassador Hotel, adjacent to the beautiful Kelvingrove Park, Óran Mór is a stunning old-church-turned-super-venue, perched on the corner of Byres Road in the heart of Glasgow’s West End.

Formerly Kelvinside Parish Church, Òran Mór, Gaelic for ‘great melody of life’ or ‘big song’, is a thriving arts & entertainment venue in the West End. It offers a Victorian Bar and Whisky Bar, John Muir Room Restaurant and Brasserie Restaurant, Private Dining Room, Live Music venue, Night Club, and our Auditorium with stunning ceiling mural.

With two bars, a venue, a nightclub, and seven nights of late opening Óran Mór is a one-stop destination for all things Glasgow nightlife. Whether you are a newbie or a connoisseur the Whisky Bar is one of the west end’s most popular destinations, boasting over 280 malts there is a Whisky for everybody! You are always guaranteed a warm Scottish welcome in this cultural meeting place.

However, the venue is not only known for it’s drinking as it also has 2 restaurants. The John Muir Room Conservatory and Lounge is adjacent to the Whisky Bar, and offers a comfortable and relaxed surrounding to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner and you can enjoy the lively atmosphere whilst being away from the hustle and bustle of the Lounge and Main Bar area. The Brasserie is even more tucked away and is a more relaxed traditionaal setting for a beautiful evening meal.

As well as all of that, Òran Mór is host to the now internationally recognised ‘A Play, A Pie and A Pint’ lunchtime Theatre. Every week A Play, a Pie and a Pint puts on a news show each week and produces new plays from Scotland, the UK and the rest of the world. As the name suggests, the ticket price includes a free drink and a pie. A Play, A Pie and A Pint produces work by many of Scotland’s best known writers and supports playwrights, directors and actors at every stage of their career.

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