Monday 2nd of November 2015
One of Aberdeen’s most famous recent exports, BrewDog is big business these days but its flagship bar in Aberdeen remains amongst its most popular sites. With 10 rotating ales on offer you’ll see plenty of BrewDog’s own offerings included but there are also plenty of other craft beers to choose from. There is a good collection of both draught and bottled ale to enjoy and the experience of visiting BrewDog is not one you’d want to miss whilst in the area.
2. McGinty’s Meal an’ Ale
Located in the centre of Aberdeen, McGinty’s Meal an’ Ale is a truly traditional Scottish pub with a cosy atmosphere and fantastic beers and food to enjoy. The interior of the pub is exactly what traditional pub goers will be looking for and there is a great range of high quality beer to choose from as well as a selection of real ales and traditional pub grub.
3. The Illicit Still
Proud winners of the ‘Best Pint in Scotland’ at the DRAM Scottish Licensed Trade Awards, The Illicit Still is a unique venue in the heart of Aberdeen. It has a bright, buzzy atmosphere and it is known for hosting up and coming Aberdeen bands and musicians. During the day you can enjoy that classic homey pub feel and choose from a great selection of beers and wines. If you’re visiting Aberdeen then a pit stop at the Illicit Still is a great way to enjoy some truly local culture and it’s centrally located so easy to reach from the airport in your Easirent hire car.
4. The Grill
Although it sounds like a food venue, The Grill is all about whisky. It is Aberdeen’s stand out pub for an authentic, moreish malt. It has been an Aberdeen institution since its opening in 1870 and it is home to a choice of nearly 600 whiskies, with plenty of Scotch in there amongst a diverse offering from around the world. Tasting trays can be provided if you simply can’t make up your mind and it isn’t all about whisky, they also have an impressive array of craft beers, cask ales and over 50 gin and rum varieties too.
5. The Globe Inn
By day The Globe Inn has a traditional, homely feel but by night it is a hub of activity, one of the most popular live music venues in Aberdeen. Local bands often play their first gig at the Globe and it has a great atmosphere for encouraging new artists. The décor is traditional, with a huge old-school wooden bar and a cosy atmosphere despite the size of the venue. When the weather’s warmer you can even enjoy their beer garden.
6. The Tippling House
If you’re looking for an expert mixologist in Aberdeen then The Tippling House is the place for you. It has a speak-easy-style atmosphere and is designed to give cocktail lovers more choice than they can handle. Every cocktail you have ever heard of and more can be enjoyed at The Tippling House and they even offer tastings and food pairings to ensure you get the absolute most out of your visit to their classy venue.