Scotland’s first LGBTQ+ Cocktail Lounge & Show Bar announces opening date


The Corset Club, Scotland’s first LGBTQ+ Cocktail Lounge and Show Bar will open its doors next week. Opening on Thursday (28 March), and then opening seven days a week, it will feature cabaret, drag and comedy along with drinks and cocktails.

With over years in the industry, 28 year-old Callum Raymond Young is behind the new venue. He said, “Opening my own venue has been a long held dream and The Corset Club will be an inclusive space for all people to come together and celebrate creativity and culture. We are committed to fostering a sense of community, celebrating diversity, and contributing to Glasgow’s nightlife. I am incredibly proud to lead this initiative.”

Located in the heart of Merchant City, on Virginia Street, the venue is part of the historic Jacobean Building. Built in 1817 as a tobacco and sugar merchants the iconic ‘Jacobean Corsetry’ sign that many locals will recognise has been in place since the 1940s, and the business was a corset wholesales who provided luxury shapewear to stores across the UK.

The interiors will feature sumptuous velvet curtains, dark candle lit atmosphere, and the cocktail menu has been inspired by iconic films and queer culture, with cocktails such as Paris is Burning, Call Me By Your Name and Boy Erased. The building’s past was also the inspiration for the show bar’s name, with many of the performers donning corsetry in their elaborate costumes.

Picture: Corset Club MD Callum Raymond Young


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