THE SSE Hydro in Glasgow is undoubtedly one of the best live music venues in the world. In recent years, it has hosted almost every major artist you could think of.

Tonight, the greatest showman himself, Hugh Jackman, kicks off his world tour at the Hydro for a staggering three-night stint.

Heading to the venue and want to get some drinks with mates close by beforehand? We've got you covered...

1. La Fiorentina Ristorante

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Established in 1989, La Fiorentina offers a range of Tuscan and Italian style dishes, as well as some Mediterranean options. So, there is a wide range for everyone. The restaurant itself has a cosy and old-fashioned feel.

2. Two Fat Ladies and the Buttery

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This classic-themed restaurant offers a great range of Scottish seafood and produce. There is also a kids menu available. To top it all off, the desserts they have to offer have been described as ‘heaven’.

3. Crabshakk

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With the menu based on seafood, they offer the best fish and shellfish available in Scotland.

4. The Gannet

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The award-winning restaurant features some of Scotland’s finest produce, with seafood, meat and vegetarian options available.

5. Cubatas Tapas Bar and Restaurant

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This establishment offers both modern and traditional Spanish tapas. They particularly specialise in authentic paellas, with mouthwatering flavours.

6. Panevino

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They offer a wide range of dishes on the menu, including fish, meat and pastas. The restaurant gives an authentic Italian atmosphere.

7. The Brass Monkey (bar)

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The Brass Monkey has more of a laid-back atmosphere and is a cool place to hang out. As well as having a drinks menu, they also have a cocktail menu which is very popular.

8. Clydebuilt Bar & Kitchen

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This restaurant is located at the front entrance to the SEC, it offers a great range of food and drink.

9. The Finnieston

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It offers a great variety of the finest seafood and produce. It prides itself on being Glasgow’s best Gin Cocktail Bar.

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