731-735 Great Western Road, Glasgow, United Kingdom
0141 357 6200
Oran Mor Glasgow Reviews
Oran Mor Jul 08, 2011
Oran Mor is a multipurpose venue in a converted church on the junction of Great Western Road and Byers Road, Glasgow. It has a brasserie, bar, garden and auditorium, and offers weddings (which is why I was there), theatre, gigs and other events.
The ceiling in the auditorium is a stunning art work by Alistair Grey, showing signs of the zodiac. It contrasts nicely with the traditional features from when Oran Mor was a kirk, including the busts of Knox and Chalmers. What Knox, a notorious puritan, would have made of the gigs and ceilidhs whirling by is anyone’s guess.
A ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) is a traditional Scottish dance/party, and Oran Mor makes much of the Scottish theme downstairs in the whisky bar. The entrance is full of friendly looking painted Scottish Lions, and the bar is full of whisky. I didn’t drink whisky – I had a long night ahead of me and had a small wine whilst we waited to go into the wedding – but it is an impressive range.
There is also a lovely little garden, not common in Scotland, and a nightclub.
The staff were all nice, and prices seemed reasonable to me.
Part of the 2011 - UK Hometowns travel blog
Part of the list Things I have done in Scotland
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