5 Cocktail Bars to Visit in Aberdeen

11th October 2018
5 Cocktail Bars to Visit in Aberdeen

In historic Scotland, Aberdeen is a city home to so many beautiful sights as well as fantastic cocktail bars. You will definitely feel at home once you visit these bars and it’ll be hard to match their vibe in any other city!
 

Orchid


© Orchid 2018

Home to some of Aberdeen’s best cocktails, Orchid is a classy and elegant venue that draws in crowds of people. They raise the standards for the whole cocktail experience with their decor, libations and staff. It may be hard to find at first because of its dark and inconspicuous exterior but once you get inside you will be amazed by all of the delicious drinks that they have to offer. The environment here is relaxing and friendly, created with the help of the attentive bar staff and the comfortable leather chairs.

It is no surprise that Orchid has won various awards for their drinks. The cocktail menu is extensive and has a wide range of flavours. It changes each season, so you can return a few months later and find all new delicious drinks to try out and fall in love with. You can choose something light, tropical, herbaceous or even try out one of their unlikely combinations of flavours. There are no limits here at the Orchid. The bartenders create their own infusions for spirits creating a new vibe for the drinks. A cocktail that you must try is their famous “Orchid” drink which is the only cocktail they have had on their menu since opening in 2009. It is a sweet and fruity drink with vanilla vodka, black raspberry liqueur, cranberry, lime, sugar and egg whites!

Dress Code :
Casual
Best suitable for :
Date night
Cost Rating :
Cocktails are £8
Best known for / Famous for :
Orchid cocktail
Address and contact :
51 Langstane Pl, Aberdeen AB11 6EN, UK
+ 61 2 8006 8833
Opening hours :
6PM – 2AM Sunday – Thursday
5PM – 3AM Friday
6PM – 3AM Saturday

 

Ninety-Nine Bar and Kitchen


© 99 Bar 2018

This popular cocktail bar creates its own infusions, giving their cocktails a distinctive flavour that can only be found here at 99 Bar. Their menu is fun, playful and full of life! Not only will there be a list of cocktails that you have never heard of, but there will also be a list of ingredients within a cocktail that you never thought would work well together until you try it. For instance, one of their creative drinks includes the Tequila Mockingbird, an inspiring infusion that includes Lapsang Souchong Infused Arette tequila, Aperol, paprika infused agave syrup, fresh strawberries, mint, basil and citrus juice.

It’s a great place for those who not only appreciate cocktails, but music too as there are live music gigs during the weekdays and a DJ that plays upbeat party music at the weekends. The bar is decorated with eclectic old fashioned art and has candlelit tables, creating a gothic and dark atmosphere. There are plenty of comfy sofas and an upstairs area to hang out with friends.

Dress Code :
Smart Casual
Best suitable for :
Night with friends, date night
Cost Rating :
Cocktails are £6.50 – £9
Best known for :
Creative cocktails
Address and contact :
1 Back Wynd, Aberdeen AB10 1JN, UK
+44 1224 631640
Opening hours :
11AM – 12AM Monday – Thursday
11AM – 1AM Friday – Saturday
12:30PM – 12AM Sunday

 

The Tippling House


© The Tippling House 2018

This cocktail list wouldn’t be complete without a speakeasy bar, and The Tippling House wins hands down. Hidden away in a basement, this bar offers their guests a delicious menu with a variety of drinks. Their creative menu includes cocktails such as the Surf & Lilyturf, a distinct and refreshing beverage made up of Monkey Shoulder, Matcha Green Tea cordial and lemongrass oil. If their drinks are not enough to satisfy you then you can ask for a personal cocktail to be made. The Tippling House specialises in whiskey and has an extensive list of malts. Their bartenders are professional, skilled and have even won awards, so there is no doubt that you’re in the best hands.

Dress Code :
Smart Casual
Best suitable for :
Date night, Night with friends
Cost Rating :
Cocktails are £7.50 – £8
Best known for :
Speakeasy Basement Bar
Address and contact :
4 Belmont St, Aberdeen AB10 1JE, UK
Opening hours :
4PM – 2AM Sunday – Thursday
4PM – 3AM Friday
1PM – 3AM – Saturday

 

Dusk Bar


© Dusk Bar 2018

This award winning speakeasy bar oozes style and decadence. Aptly named, Dusk Bar is a great place to hang out in the evenings and they have a lot of classic cocktails to offer as well as top quality spirits. The decor in this bar is timeless and the staff are smartly dressed. Dusk Bar is full of charm and is a great place to come for a celebration! The atmosphere is relaxed and the staff are welcoming and easy to talk to, ensuring your chance of an unforgettable bar experience in Aberdeen.

Dress Code :
Smart Casual
Best suitable for :
Date, drink with friends
Cost Rating :
Cocktails are unknown
Best known for :
Suave Cocktail bar
Address and contact :
45 Langstane Pl, Aberdeen AB11 6EN, UK
+44 1224 594430
Opening hours :
5PM – 2AM Sunday – Thursday
5PM – 3AM Friday – Saturday

 

Soul


© Soul 2018

Appropriately named Soul, this bar is located in an old church with all of its original features. The stained glass windows and black marble bar are memorable points of the bar which muddle in together to create an unforgettable bar experience. This is a great place to come for a lively night and a delicious drink.

Whatever your taste in cocktails is, Soul Bar will definitely be able to match it. This bar puts a lot of work into their cocktails and offers such a wide variety of tasty flavours that it’s tough to pick just one to kick your night off. They offer a range of traditional cocktails as well as some of their own creative ones which showcase the staff’s skills and knowledge.

Dress Code :
Casual
Best suitable for :
Night with friends
Cost Rating :
Cocktails are unknown
Best known for :
Church cocktail bar
Address and contact :
333 Union St, Aberdeen AB11 6BS, UK
+44 1224 211150
Opening hours :
11AM – 12AM Sunday – Thursday
11AM – 1AM Friday – Saturday
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