I am not quite sure how to categorize Òran Mór. Obviously, it is one of Glasgow’s many, old churches, but at the same time it is a brasserie, a theatre, live music and comedy venue, a night club and, perhaps most importantly, a pub. This might be what best defines Òran Mór, given that it was voted Pub of the Year in 2011.
This spot is definitely out of the ordinary, and I can safely say that not every day is holy inside this church. A night at Òran Mór can entitle many different experiences, but it will never be boring. On the other hand, this spot is also worth a visit during the day. I highly recommend getting yourself a lunchtime ticket to A Play, A Pie, and A Pint where you can experience one of the many cultural faces of Òran Mór.
You can find Òran Mór in the heart of the West end, right at the corner of Great Western Road and Byres Road. Look out for the blue halo at the top of its church tower, and walk in the direction of loud laughter and a smell of draft beer.