9 lost Glasgow nightclubs we haven't forgotten

Whether you're still a regular club-goer or prefer a quiet night in these days, you're sure to have fond memories of some of Glasgow's legendary nightclubs.

Dancing at Locarno in Glasgow in 1964. Photo: TSPL

From notorious boozers to flashy discos, Glasgow’s had it all. How many of these long-gone nightclubs do you remember?

Housed inside an impressive-looking former church, The Shack was a favourite amongst students in the early 2000s. It has also been known as Cardinal Follies and The Temple over the years, but sadly it was destroyed in a fire in 2004 and the building was demolished soon after. Picture: Thomas Annan\Wikimedia

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One of the most recent clubs to close down in Glasgow, The Arches was a much-loved arts venue underneath Central Station. They began hosting club nights back in 1992 and Slam was one of the most popular nights of all, with plenty of 90s techno and electronic music. The clubs late licence was revoked in 2015 and it went into administration shortly after. It now houses a street food market and brewery. Picture: John Devlin
Theres nothing that screams '1980s' quite like a party ship with a revolving dancefloor called the Tuxedo Princess. The boat was anchored at Broomielaw for a few years during the late 80s and early 90s before it set sail and returned to Newcastle. Picture: Craig A Rodway\Flickr
The Burns Howf was probably, at one time, one of the best known live Rock venues in Glasgow. Situated on West Regent Street, the Burns Howf was the place to go for some of the best live music and craic in the city. Before Rufus T. Firefly and the Solid, the Burns Howf was the place to go to sate your rock needs; it is even said that Alex Harvey met his Sensational Band mates there. Sadly, the Burns Howf closed its doors for the last time in 1984, but its legend lives on; most Glasgwegians of a certain age will have a story to tell about this hallowed venue. Picture: Kafuffle\wikimedia
Formerly a flagship cinema, the ABC was converted into a club and bought over by the Academy Music Group in 2009. Populated by Indie kids, the club became hugely popular for gigs and its legendary club nights. Sadly, following the fire at the Glasgow School of Art in June this year, the building the ABC housed was severely damaged forcing the club to shut down. Picture: Chris Downer\Geograph
Opened in 1926, and named after the border treaty which was supposed to secure peace in Europe, this Sauchiehall Street institution kept the city on its toes for nearly 60 years. With its sprung, Canadian Maple dancefloor, revolving stage and runaround balcony, it challenged the Dennistoun Palais and the Barrowland for the title of Glasgows premier ballroom. Renamed Tiffany's in the 80s, Come the late 1980s, the cavernous dancehall  a superclub in all but name  proved difficult to fill and the venue was converted into a casino. Picture: Stephencdickson\Wikimed
This Mitchell Street club was hugely popular with fans of electronic music, with hundreds of people pouring through its doors at the weekend in the 90s and 00s. The scene of many legendary nights featuring famous DJs, The Tunnel eventually closed in 2014 - it's since been turned into late night bar, Bar Revolution. Picture: Google
Affectionately known as 'Clatty Pats', Cleopatras was a regular haunt for West End party-goers in the late 80s and 90s. It was the sort of place you went after chucking out time in the pub, when youd already had a couple too many drinks. Its now student-favourite Viper. Picture: Google
This infamous nightclub on Hope Street wasnt the classiest of establishments, and it quickly gained a reputation as one of Glasgows most troublesome clubs. It certainly lived up to its name, with plenty of crazy nights out, raving regulars and even a tank full of live fish. It was closed down due to police complaints about violence. Picture: Google