Just as Glasgow’s historically multicultural neighbourhoods have long been a melting pot of harmonious diversity, Nice N Sleazy has always been the bar equivalent: a place of astonishing cultural variety.

Sure, you get hipsters here. Perhaps that is what Sleazy’s is known best as: a hangout for unabashed, grimy-looking, angular haircut-sporting Art School hipsters. But it also plays host to eardrum-fissuring metal bands, so goths, punks, and their crustier cousins are not an uncommon sight in the bar upstairs. You might drop in on a Saturday and find a crew of Glaswegian indie rock celebrities ensconced in one of the booths at the back of the room. You’ll certainly find checked-shirt-wearing scenesters. And a couple of tables of tourists, having read about how good it is in just about every guide to Glasgow’s nightlife ever written, are a permanent fixture.

The famously grotty venue downstairs, with its packed and egalitarian schedule of gigs and clubs, is a big part of the appeal. On Sunday, it hosted the launch of Techno-Logic, a new techno night curated by local producer Jamie Firth. Mega Ran, who plays there tonight, is an underground hip-hop artist from Philadelphia who spits nerdy raps about retro videogames.

Tomorrow night, the Japanese psych outfit Qujaku bring their “gothic dark shoegaze” to the bar’s grotty basement, before Suzie Rodden of local synthpoppers Happy Meals spins tunes at club night Ultimate Belters. Even the briefest look at the venue’s listings for the next few weeks will uncover a smorgasbord of obscure and interesting events ranging across the cultural spectrum.

It is one of the best things about the Sauchiehall Street boozer, which has been serving white Russians, hosting gigs, and birthing lifelong friendships for well over a quarter of a century now. Hopefully it’ll still be there in another 25 years, when “greying, quinquagenarian, desperately-trying-to-remain-relevant newspaper columnists” will be another one of the subcultures to add to its ever-changing list of frequenters.

Q: What's a skill you were prodigiously good at?

Stuart Gilmour, 36, Stenhousemuir - "Preaching - I like sharing my excitement and enthusiasm for Jesus Christ".

Lynsey Gilmour, 30, Stenhousemuir - "I'm really good at doing accents in different languages. It's my party piece when I travel".

Kevin Murray, 36, south side - "Listening - I like to hear other people's life experiences".

Tom Rowley, 33, Melbourne, Australia - "I have the ability to recognise any song within the first four seconds. It's not a particularly useful skill".

Maggie Nicol, 20, Melbourne, Australia - "Visual taste recognition. I can wander round a supermarket and visualise the taste of all the food products".

Daniel Christie, 21, Melbourne, Australia - "Tarpology. That's making a shelter from almost nothing. It's a skill that serves me well when I'm travelling".

Friederike Schwebler, 33, Berlin - "Singing. For me, it's emotional expression".

Daisy Miles, 18, Burnside - "Playing the guitar. I've found something that makes me, and others, happy".

Michael Phillips, 18, Garthamlock - "Playing the piano. I love it because it's pure escapism".

Carl Clandestine, "19, but I'm not 19", south side - "DJ'ing - I'm good at it, and it's fun".

Joe McGregor, 28, Shettleston - "Bass guitar - it's an energetic pursuit, and it's also fun".

Ethan Beck, 53, Shettleston - "Paying keyboards. It's the most invigorating and uplifting fun you can have".

Amber Lavery, 37, Dumbarton, CLUBBER OF THE WEEK

Q: Favourite club?

A: Asylum, QMU

Q: Favourite bar?

A: Variety

Q: Favourite DJ?

A: Richard Bartz

Q: What are you drinking?

A: Cider and black

Q: Favourite band?

A: Youth Code

Q: First club you visited?

A: Cathouse

Q: Describe your dancing in three words or fewer?

A: Goth wind machine