15 Shuttle St, PA1 1YD5
A name that undoubtedly fits comfortably under the banner of Paisley legend. The Bungalow made its reputation putting on gigs back in the late 70s when they hosted bands like The Fall, Orange Juice and The Teardrop Explodes. After reopening in their current home in 2008, they’ve hosted the likes of Paulo, Frightened Rabbit and The Blockheads. These days, to their credit, they’re taking a strong stance on the exploitative nonsense that is Pay To Play, and they aim to keep ticket prices as low as possible or even free. With Mo at the helm, their sound system is top notch and you’ll find loads of up and coming local bands here along with tribute acts and an indie student night every Thursday.
59 High St, PA1 2AS
As the closest pub to UWS, De Beers is always going to be the first point of call for those that are fed up with or have just outgrown the union. It’s definitely not just a student pub though, you’ll find a good mix of folk from all walks of life here. They’ve a good selection of craft beers along with the standards, football on the TV and a decent beer garden too; not too shabby.
Paisley Arts Centre,
15 New St, PA1 1EZ
In what used to be the Old Kirk building you’ll now find the best place in town to see theatre, dance, comedy and, arguably, gigs. They’ve always a high quality run of touring bands lined up: Malcolm Middleton, Loki The Rapper, a Lost Maps showcase and plenty more besides will be found at this great wee venue in what’s left of 2019.
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