5 Scott Street, Glasgow. G3 6RJ. off Sauchiehall Street. Demolished.
The Cotton Club. 1991.
This was a favourite night club during the 1980s and 90’s owned by John Quigley. It was a nightmare getting up this hill during winter evenings, it wasn’t to bad leaving the premises as you would just slide downhill into Sauchiehall street when you had a bit to much to drink.
The Cotton Club was once the place to be and young disco goers queued up Scott Street to get in.
Cotton Club. All the people that queued to get in seen this bright yellow canopy above the doorway.
In the 1960s and early 1970s this was once the well-known Maryland Nightclub.
In the News 1971…
Mystery Blaze Wrecks Dance Club.
Firemen battled for seven hours with a blaze in Glasgow’s Maryland Dance Club, Scott Street, at Sauchiehall Street, early today.
As firemen fought the blaze from turntable ladders, Sauchiehall Street was closed to traffic.
The alarm was raised just after midnight when the fire broke out in the attic above the club. At the height of the blaze, flames rose 100ft in the air and it was not until 8.0 a.m. that the firemen were in control. The dancing area of the club and most of the furnishings were destroyed by smoke and water.
A Fire Brigade spokesman said later that the cause of the fire was unknown. “Fortunately the club was not open last night,” he said.
Interior of the Maryland after the fire. 1971.
A few years later the Maryland closed and a refurbishment got under way to make this Nightclub “Maestro’s.
Maestro’s grand opening 1975.
Maestro’s Club advert 1976.
Maestro’s advert 1976.
Maestros Disco advert 1977.
The once famous Cotton Club is now closed, however a new bar called CCA now sits at number 3 Scott Street just next door to where the Cotton Club used to stand.
There is no Nightclub here anymore. It looks like there is a new building where the Cotton Club used to sit.
Do you remember this old Nightclub? If so please leave a comment.