AN "iconic" city centre bar will close next month after 60 years. 

Bosses at The Admiral Bar, on Waterloo Street, have announced the pub will close on Saturday, March 11 due to "site redevelopment". 

A post on social media said the decision to close has been a "difficult and traumatic time" for those impacted. 

The Facebook post read: "After 60 years, 17 in our hands, The Admiral will call last orders after Saturday 11th March due to site redevelopment.

"We thank you, the public, the promoters, the event organisers, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY OUR MAGNIFICENT STAFF for all your support through these years.

"The Admiral has been unique a community in the city centre.

"Details of our closing week parties and future plans to follow.”

"I had hoped to have more time to contact a number of friends and DJs etc. directly, and to be able to confirm future plans, it appears someone jumped the gun with their presser.

"I'd appreciate unless directly affected a bit of space, this has been a difficult and traumatic time for those directly impacted.

"Closing a business is one thing, closing a successful, solvent and iconic institution has been another.

"This is merely Au Revoir."

Fans of the bar flooded the comments to say the closure was "terrible news".

One person wrote: "This is terrible news. Another great Glasgow institution closing its doors.

"Thanks for the memories and good times over the years."

Another said: "Glasgow loses another great bar and another live music venue. Genuinely sorry to hear that."

A third person wrote: "Gutted to hear this.

"Had so many great nights, quizzes and lunches in the Admiral.

"Thank you to the amazing staff and best wishes to you all for the future."