John Devlin. 22/05/15 . GLASGOW. The Arches. Glasgow Licensing Boardâ¬"s decision to curtail the licensed hours of the venue, thus precluding essential club activity, will have a devastating effect on the future of the venue. The Arches currently employs 133 people. Beyond this, the venue indirectly employs scores of freelance workers in the production of events, from designers to production managers, technicians to door stewards, and artist and musician entourages.
Main picture - The Arches, gone but not forgotten.
Now just a hole in the ground, the former site of the Elgin Place Church at the corner of Pitt Street and Bath Street, housed not one but two clubs and was part of the bustling club and pub scene until 2004.
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.
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, it was the scene of many legendary nights featuring famous DJs
One of the only clubs on this list as famous for its Unders as it was its Overs, Archaos occasionally played host to footballers, models and even a Hollywood star in the form of Charlie Sheen.
Arguably one of the best small music venues in the city, Barfly hosted the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Bloc Party, as well as some cracking club nights.
Glasgow's oldest gay club opened in 1981and was a clubbing institution for many before it eventually closed in 2011.
One of the most laid back clubs in the city centre, its eclectic mix of cheesy music and cheap drinks were a big hit with Glasgow's students.
Home to everything from hardcore dance nights to death metal gigs, the Soundhaus was the utilitarian venue of choice for those looking for something a little different.
Launched in 1990 this venue breathed new life into the long-neglected railway vaults and was the scene of some the city's most famous club nights.
The unofficial overspill club for the Garage had a slightly more relaxed door policy and played chart music and a smattering of cheese to anyone that crossed through its doors.
Attempting to bring the nightclub style more commonly found in places like Ibiza and Ayia Napa to Glasgow, Destiny was home to trance tunes, foam parties and goldfish bowls.