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Archibald Simpson

5 Castle Street, Aberdeen

At the far east end of Aberdeen's Union Street, just as it turns the corner into King Street, Archibald Simpsons is named to commemorate the architect who built so much of the current Granite City.

Situated in an imposing former bank building, it offers a range of beers and bar food with a promise of no music!

Your comments

"A large open plan drinking area in which to drink your drink and watch as the courts empty and the throngs of "neds" and assorted hangers on invade to cellerbrate. With no music it can seem a bit flat as from time to time is the beer, the food how ever is very good but other than that not aberdeens best bar."
nedhater, March 7, 2006

Blu Bar

Galleria Shopping Centre, Bon Accord Street, Aberdeen

Just a short distance from Union Street, Aberdeen, in the Galleria Shopping Centre on the junction of Bon Accord Street and Justice Mill Lane.

Budz Bar

Union Street, Aberdeen

Your comments

"Absolutely Dire, Full of neds, underagers and the ugliest women in Aberdeen. But at least you're guaranteed a pull!"
G Spot, Aberdeen - August 1, 2006

"BudZ bar is the place to be in aberdeen now! WAY too many Clubs stick to one kind of music and thats it! :( Budz shows em how its done! Student night on wednesday, Boogie night on Thursday, Friday / Saturday good dance and pop muisc and on Sunday a wicked Pop rock and Cheese night! :) Drinks are damn good too! "
jgoodhall, Aberdeen - May 12, 2006


Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen

A converted church gives this Aberdeen bar a distinctive atmosphere and spacious design. A little thin on real beer and the bottles are likely to have American mass-market labels!

The College Bar

Alford Place, Aberdeen

Just off the west end of Aberdeen's Union Street, the College Bar is developed within the old Christ's College building. You can't miss it with the two flaming torches at the door.

An interesting atmosphere is spoilt a little by the new brick walls which grate with the old stonework and the leaded windows.

Your comments

"Good deli food at lunchtime"
MJ, Aberdeen 


70 Carden Place, Aberdeen |

A cool place, as would befit Dizzy Gillespie who seems to have given his name to the bar... or was it Benjamin Disraeli?

A great place for a drink, a coffee or a meal. You'll find Dizzy's in a basement on Carden Place, just a hundred yards east of Queen's Cross in Aberdeen's west end.

The Dutch Mill

Queens Road, Aberdeen

This favourite West End bar has an appeal which has endured with several generations of Aberdonians.

It retains its name from the original Dutch owner who set up the pub in the 1960s. You will find the Dutch Mill just a few hundred yards west of Queen's Cross.

Your comments

"Excellent!!! The food is fantastic, and reasonably priced. Mostly pub grub, but with good lunch time variety, and plenty of food on the plate! the haddock is the size of a whale and the chicken pie is excellent. Highly recommended."
Yank, Aberdeen - July 16, 2006

"A favourite since the 1960s and still a good haunt for food at lunchtimes or a drink in the evenings."
Mark, Aberdeen


Langstane Place, Aberdeen

Your comments

"We have just visited Aberdeen, I have to say this was one of the best bars we have visited for a while, the cocktails were amazing especially the Flirtinis, very cool."
Danii, Edinburgh April 21, 2007

Estaminet, Littlejohn Street, Aberdeen

Your comments

"Amazing food! Great atmosphere and its always open! Even late! Best bar in Aberdeen by a long way."
Anon, Aberdeen Nov 6, 2004

Ferryhill Hotel

169 Bon Accord Street, Aberdeen

A little bit out of the centre of Aberdeen, the Ferryhill Hotel stands up from Bon Accord Street in its own grounds.

The bars and bar meals are hugely popular and on a summer's day the grounds are littered with office workers sitting anywhere they can to enjoy an alfresco lunch.

Your comments

"Great for real ale and a good atmosphere."
Graham, Aberdeen

The Filling Station

Union Street, Aberdeen

Bar in Aberdeen's Union Street, with a UK interpretation of an American diner attached..

Granite City Bar

Hilton Garden Inn Aberdeen City Centre, 31 St Andrew Street Aberdeen AB25 1JA | | Telephone 01224 451444

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Green Trees

Victoria Road, Dyce, Aberdeen

Your comments

"This is an excellent pub-come-restaurant, clean and spacious (you don't get that feeling that someone is lugging in on your conversations!). The staff are friendly and attentive, the food is well-prepared with good-sized portions and reasonably priced. I can highly recommend a Sunday meal here."
Alex, Aberdeen - August 28, 2006

The Grill

213 Union Street, Aberdeen |

Right on Aberdeen's main street - Union Street, The Grill was originally established in 1870 as a restaurant (hence the name) the Grill. It then became simply a pub (public house) and has remained largely unchanged since 1926, save for cleaning the mahogany panels. Very much a traditional pub.

The Kirkgate

Upper Kirkgate, Aberdeen

Near the south of entrance of the Bon Accord Centre, on Upper Kirkgate, Aberdeen.

Your comments

"Traditional working man's pub with an occasional student element supplied by the fact the pub sponsor the Aberdeen University Mens Hockey Club. Good prices a dart board, fruit machine and quiz machine all add up to a great night!"
JD, Aberdeen, February 11, 2005


Windmill Brae, Aberdeen

Your comments

"Cheap drinks good atmosphere amazin gigs! what else can be said for this fantastic nightclub! lovin the carnage nights the most! only thin is it should be open more nights! thank u moshulu for makin aberdeen cool at nights!"
emogirl, aberdeen November 14, 2005

The Moorings

Trinity Quay, Aberdeen

Old harbour pub at Aberdeen Harbour which has been a favourite watering hole in the area since time immemorial.

Your comments

"The Moorings Bar - someone once described it as "like appearing in some strange Amrican Road movie". Totally unique, this bar has a cult following. It's the place for people that get bored everywhere else. Never dull."

No10 Tavern

Queen's Terrace, Aberdeen

Brick-lined basement bar near the Queen's Cross end of Queen's Terrace, Aberdeen.

Old Blackfriars

Castlegate, Aberdeen

Right in the historical heart of Aberdeen at Castlegate, the Old Blackfriars pub is one of Aberdeen's oldest. It claims good beer, whisky and pub grub. The staff say that you would be forgiven for thinking that you are in a restaurant (apart from Saturday nights of course, when the waitresses have to do their best to battle through the crowds to reach your table)! Phone 01224 581922 for food service times.

The Old Town School

Little Belmont Street, Aberdeen

Converted from the old Aberdeen Music School and connected to the Academy Shopping Centre, the Old Town School has an attractive old world atmosphere.

On warm summer days it becomes particularly popular with its very centrally-located outdoor seating area. Space is then at a premium!

The Prince of Wales

St Nicholas Lane, Aberdeen

One of Aberdeen's oldest pubs, the Prince of Wales is located right at the heart of the city. But, unless you know where you are looking, it can be hard to find.

St Nicholas Lane runs from Correction Wynd to St Nicholas Street. To find it, head down Union Street and turn into St Nicholas Street as if heading for Marks and Spencer or the St Nicholas Centre. Instead, turn immediately first left into the lane behind the bank and it is about half way along on the right.

Inside you will find as good a range of real ales and malt whiskies as you could possibly want. And there are bar meals at lunchtimes.

Your comments

"This pub has been viewed with great affection by the people of Aberdeen, but has gone downhill. It was sensitively restored in the 1980s, but is now shabby with poor quality furnishings, dreadful lavatories, no outdoor smoking area and no useable ashtrays. It is dominated by an odorous, noisy, open kitchen. The emphasis on advertising and plying this food overwhelms the bar, making it an unpleasant place to go for a pint and meet friends." Powwow, Aberdeen - March 5, 2012

"This used to be a fine traditional pub, but it recent years it has gone downhill. The service is now poor and the toilets are disgustingly smelly. It has recently been rescued from liquidation and, hopefully, in the near future it will be returned to its former glory. If you are looking for a traditional, well-run pub, try The Grill Bar on Union Street."
Mike, Aberdeen - June 1, 2006


Belmont Street, Aberdeen

Right in the heart of Aberdeen at Belmont Street, Revolution is a vodka bar. It is part of a Manchester-based chain.

Particularly pleasant on a summer evening is the deck which looks out over the Denburn Valley to Union Terrace and Union Street.


Queen's Road, Aberdeen

Simpsons Brasserie has - like the adjoining restaurant - successfully captured some of the Mediterranean atmosphere in a rather cooler clime.

You'll find it on the south side of Queen's Road, Aberdeen, between Forest Avenue and Anderson Drive.


Union Street, Aberdeen

Soul is the former Langstane Kirk at the Junction of Union Street and Bon Accord Street, Aberdeen. The bar is in the ground floor (the area below the gallery level). We were impressed with the efficient and friendly staff who took orders for food and drink and the food served all day was good and nicely presented.

Not sure what the former parishioners would think of it, but it blends the eclisiastical architecture and original stained glass windows with a sophisticated and sociable atmosphere of a bar. For those who prefer more modern surroundings there is a modern brighter bar through at the back.

Three Lums

Lewis Road, Mastrick Aberdeen

Well out of the city centre in the Mastrick area of Aberdeen, this bar serves the housing estates in the vicinity.

Your comments

"This Bar/diner offers excellent quality food at reasonable prices the bar staff are welcoming and very attentive and sound genuinally interested when asking whether you enjoyed your meal. Popular with the local community for its Sunday lunches."
Alickie, Aberdeen - August 30, 2008

Tiger Tiger

Shiprow, Aberdeen

Right in the heart of Aberdeen, Tiger Tiger offers a restaurant on the top floor, a bar on the ground floor and a night club below.

Your comments

"AMAZING cocktails!! The barmen really knew how to entertain customers while making delicious cocktails. The prices were really good too!!"
Jess, Aberdeen – 8 May 2009


The Galleria, Langstane Place, Aberdeen

Your comments

"Newly opened and despite a rave review by the Evening Express, was pretty quiet last Saturday lunchtime. It's definitely worth the few steps from Union Street. Good food, good service, nice decor. One of those peaceful places where you can while away a couple of hours with a friend over a bottle (or two!) of wine."
Jo, Aberdeen - February 12, 2007

Under the Hammer

North Silver Street, Aberdeen

Just off Golden Square, Aberdeen, Under the Hammer is a small basement bar, close to an auction room (hence the name), with an enjoyable, traditional atmosphere.

Your comments

"An excellent place to meet, chat and enjoy the company of your friends. Friendly, efficient bar staff, decent prices on a wide choice of guest beers, wines and some special whiskies. One of the few bars in Aberdeen with the welcoming friendly atmoshere that marks a true pub."
Large Scotch Please, Aberdeen - August 16, 2006