Glasgow's legendary MacSorley’s Music Bar set to close

One of Glasgow's most famous pubs, MacSorley’s Music Bar, has announced on social media that it is set to close next month.

Published 22nd Jan 2016
Updated 20 th Sep 2023

The bar, restaurant and live music venue has plied its trade on Jamaica Street for over a century and is considered to be one of the city’s favourite locations for performances from both local and international musicians.

Originally known as the Clan Vaults, Philip MacSorley took over the premises in 1897 and built a new pub on the site of the old one, opening in 1899.

Immensely popular with Glaswegians, the news has come as something of a shock for many of the city's music fans.

The owners announced the news on the MacSorley’s Facebook page saying:

“We are sad to announce the closing of the doors, fittingly on Sunday 14th February. In the spirit of THE LAST WALTZ the weekend will feature all the usual suspects as well as some very special guests. Please join us and show some love as we say goodbye.”

A source at MacSorley's confirmed that live music at the venue will stop on the 14th February and that the bar may close soon after.

As of yet, there is no further information as to what will happen to the venue after it closes.

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