46 West George Street, Glasgow. G2 1DH. Tel: 0141 354 5154.
Carnegie’s chain of pubs were so popular in the city fifteen years ago, there was also Carnegie’s in St Vincent Street, Waterloo Street and Cambridge Street.
Over the years many well-known name have come and gone from this part of town such as Talk of the Town, Gigi’s, Peggy Sue’s and Waxy O’Connor’s.
Waxy O’Connor’s now occupies this site.
During the 1970s Gigi occupied part of this establishment.
In the NEWS 1978…
Gigi’s will brighten up the Disco scene…
Gigi exterior 1978, with Adriano’s Spaghetti House.
There was a time when an evening out in Glasgow was akin to a tour of a graveyard. If you wanted more than a night at the cinema then you would be sadly disappointed.
Happily these days of the entertainment famine are almost gone. New restaurants open almost every month, cabaret has arrived in style, and pubs have less restrictive opening hours.
The latest nightspot to open its doors to the public is Gigi’s, a discotheque that is bound to win a place in the heart of any dedicated swinger.
The name Gigi might already be familiar to some of you. The discotheque was actually opened just over a year ago above Adriano’s Spaghetti House in West George Street, but it was used for functions only.
Now its owners have decided to open it to the public. The official opening will be next Wednesday evening.
Gigi’s is, in fact, situated in part of the old Exchange restaurant and some of the decor has still been retained. When the premises were turned into a dicotheque the owners installed the latest lighting and sound equipment, making it one of the best equipped discotheques in town.
On the floor above Gigi’s is Tickers, a sort of cafe and restaurant, where dancers can take time off from dancing and enjoy a quick snack or meal.
Music in the discotheque will be played by two resident disc jockeys and it will be piped up to the restaurant above. Although Gigi will now not be availiable for private functions, the management will still be accepting group bookings. Because it is licensed, entry will be given to over eighteens only.
Discotheques have always found favour with the teens and twenties age group in Glasgow.
Well, let us face it, after a week’s hard slog at work there is no better way to get rid of pent up energies than gyrating on a discotheque floor on a Saturday night.
And now that Gigi’s is open each night of the week except Tuesday, it means that there can be a touch of “Saturday Night Fever” almost every night of the week.
Gigi newest discotheque. Advert 1978.
Gigi Glasgow’s Swinging Disco Bar & Restaurant where you can eat, drink, and dance till 2 a.m.
Gigi Disco advert 1978.
Do you have any memories of Gigi’s, Adriano’s Spaghetti House, Peggy Sue’s, Carnegie’s, Talk of the town, or Waxy O’Connor’s? If so please leave a comment.