Oran Mor, Glasgow West End – Bar, Venue And Theatre

Telephone: 0141 357 6200
731 – 735 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 9QX.

Photo: Oran Mor Venue and Restaurant.

OranMor has brought unprecedented entertainment and excitement to Glasgow’s West End. It offers an extensive programme of entertainment with regular Club Nights in the Venue, Charity Events and Balls in the wonderful Auditorium and is a main participating venue for the many festivals Glasgow plays host to.

It has introduced to the West End one of the most enjoyable activities I’ve come across in a long time – lunchtime theatre. A Play, a Pie and a Pint has become a firm favourite with its varied and critically acclaimed plays produced by David MacLennan (R.I.P.)

There is nothing more enjoyable than watching actors such as Robbie Coltrane and Dave Anderson perform then catch a glimpse of them later when they hook up later with their playwright buddies in the Whisky Bar. This is a regular haunt for the West End literati and acting community and the likes of Peter MacDougall and David Hayman are frequent visitors as is that multi-talented genius Alasdair Gray.

Photo: Oran Mor Venue and Restaurant.Alasdair was resposible for creating the magnificient ceiling mural in the Auditorium; the crowning glory of Oran Mor.  It is as impressive as any work to be found in Glasgow’s art galleries. I am told that Colin Beattie, the owner of OranMor starts each day by visiting the Auditorium to look up at the ceiling. Perhaps this approach explains the success of each new development at the venue.

The Auditorium has swiftly become one of the favourite choices for West End weddings. Whilst the Private Dining Room provides a perfect setting for smaller more intimate affairs.

Photo: Oran Mor Venue and Restaurant.There is a choice of restaurants with The Conservatory, a casual dining area serving fine Scottish produce and The Brasserie, the perfect place to enjoy a special celebration.

On a warm summer’s day there is a real buzz around the top of Byres Road with crowds sitting outside OranMor enjoying a drink as they look over towards Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens.

Photo: Rony Bridges in Sri Lanka.Oran Mor has made a dramatic difference to this part of the West End and created not only a very attractive site where previously there lay a derelict church. The West End now has a venue which can attract major talents and offer entertainment to all ages and tastes. It has also been the venue of choice for a number of important charity events including the Tsunami Appeal and Rony Bridges of Oran Mor together with David Hayman has been instrumental in establishing the Hikkaduwa – The Oran Mor Great Melody Childrens’ Farm

For many Westenders it’s become just a way of life – a place where you can pick up breakfast from 9.00 a.m. – a bacon roll and coffee or go clubbing with your friends, enjoy lunch, entertainment, arrange that family wedding or indulge in some culture at A Play, A Pie and A Pint.

Pat Byrne, 2005.

I’ve had some great times at OranMor including when Jim supported The Electrics at their 21st reunion in 2009  
The Poozies at OranMor review by Pat Byrne, 2007

Ida Tamson by Denise Mina, A Play a Pie and A Pint, 2009 – review by Pat Byrne

Contact details:
Telephone: 0141 357 6200
731 – 735 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 9QX.


Photographs of OranMor by Jim Byrne

Some background to OranMor


Weddings at OranMor 


A hot top for visitors to Glasgow, including those going to weddings at OranMor is to stay at The Kelvin Hotel. A superb, affordable hotel located a short walk away from OranMor.

the kelvin hotel 

Kelvin Hotel, 15 Buckingham Terrace, Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8EB

More information on The Kelvin and Glasgow West End



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