London, United Kingdom
March 12, 2007
All students must at some time enter the Garage. Whether you love it or hate it, it is one big student fest. Situated on Sauchiehall Street amid the numerous bars and pubs, this is the perfect location to move onto for some dancing. There are two entrances but the back one isn’t always open. Normally you will enter under the truck out front. The queues can be ridiculously long, especially on weekends or special nights like Halloween or bank holiday’s. When you enter, you will go upstairs towards the payment area. Prices vary but expect to pay about £6. They nearly always ask ID for entry. Make sure you have your student card or if not a student some other form of ID. I’ve know people in their 30’s turned away for not having any.
The first bar as you enter is often used for karaoke or just as a quieter hang out. Upstairs takes you to the main room and slightly smaller bar room. The main room has a balcony area above it. The music in here is generally of the cheesy pop variety. The DJ takes requests but I wouldn’t ask for anything too off the beaten track, they’re not likely to have it. Upstairs again takes you to the indie/ grunge room. Very dark and very sweaty pumping out the latest in indie classics along with some older stuff. Back downstairs to the basement is the R & B room. Again, very sweaty with a small dance floor.
The drinks offers at the Garage are fantastic, hence its popularity with the student crowd. They have live gigs nights here too, so even if it doesn’t tickle your fancy as a club they might have a band on that you fancy. Far as I’m concerned the Garage rocks!
From journal Student Living in Glasgow