Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pubs in Aberdeen - Beer, Wine, Whisky, and History

Seriously, I'm getting cabin fever. Due to severe allergies and a new tattoo, I'm basically stuck at home. I don't want to go out to eat or for coffee because I'm constantly coughing. I've been coughing so much that I've pulled one of my obliques! Because of the new tattoo, I can't exercise much. Increased blood flow and sweating will cause you to bleed out the ink. :(  So, I've also had to miss out on Kung Fu. Anyway, I've been planning the Happy Hour meetups for the AWA, and that got me thinking about this post. I'd like to post some of my favorite pubs. Now, keep in mind that one experience may not be the same as another, but if you are looking for a place to go, here's a start.

  • Six°North - This is a craft brewery that has recently opened in Aberdeen. They offer a few food items such as meat platters, stews, beer soup, baguettes, and other typical pub snacks. Upon entering you will find an open floor plan with tables in the front, bar area, and upstairs. A black board near the bar displays the week's tap list consisting of about 20 different beers and ales on draught. If you want a relaxed atmosphere with an excellent selection of brews that constantly keep you in a state of indecision, stop by for a beer.... or three.
  • Ma Cameron's - "The snug bar at the front of this popular city-centre pub is the oldest in Aberdeen, dating back 300 years, and the warren of adjoining rooms makes it one of the most cosy and atmospheric. Full of nooks and crannies - not to mention the rooftop beer garden (aka 'Aberdeen's best-kept secret') - it appeals to a mixed crowd, from mothers with pushchairs to live music fans, parties, real-ale drinkers and football supporters. Sitting in this friendly bar with your Belhaven Best, Belhaven IPA or Belhaven Black feels like you're part of an ancient Aberdonian tradition, going back to the original Amelia 'Ma' Cameron who took over the business in 1937 and back further to its days as a coaching inn. Here you can meet friends, make new ones or tuck into the pub-food classics like generations before you."
  • The Archibald Simpson -  "Dubbed the Architect of Aberdeen, Archibald Simpson designed several important buildings in his native city. His masterpiece is the former bank, which is now this pub which bears his name. Open daily this pub serves a selection of beer, ciders, wines and spirits, and is even included in the Good Beer Guide.
  •  O'Neill's in Aberdeen - "You'll always find a warm welcome at O'Neill's Aberdeen. Ours is a place where you're free to go with the flow. Where great food and drink is always served with a smile. And where, no matter whether you're a regular or a newcomer, our friendly team will make you feel at home. Plus there's the O'Neill's Live Music Festival - from 29th June to 26th August 2013, where each O'Neill's pub will be staging its own weekend-long festival with at least four live acts a day and so much more besides. Come and join us on our festival weekend Saturday 3rd August and Sunday 4th August."
  • The Grill - "THE GRILL, an unlikely name for a bar, and yet in Aberdeen it is synonymous with all that is best about Scotland’s family-owned traditional pubs. Originally established as a restaurant in 1870 from whence it takes its name, and converted to a pub some time later, it has remained virtually unchanged since 1926, making it one of Aberdeen’s oldest pubs.  In their listing of pub interiors of outstanding historic interest, CAMRA included The Grill as the only Scottish entry north of Dundee. Many generations of resident and returning Aberdonians have quenched their thirst in its comfortable and congenial atmosphere. "
  • The Queen Vic - "The Queen Vic boasts a great atmosphere, great crowd, non-stop entertainment, and a large selection of drinks. In fact, it even has its own ale called Rabbies. It always shows the latest sporting events, and is renowned for the Monday night pub quiz. The Queen Vic now serves tea and coffee all day, now including delicious caramel lattes. Free Wi-Fi is also available. As well as being a fantastic venue to go for a quick pint, read the paper or socialise with friends, The Queen Vic is also available for private parties. " 
  • No. 1 Bar/Grill - "Set in the heart of Aberdeen’s west end, No1 offers fine food in a relaxed informal atmosphere. Here at No1 we strive to use the best of seasonal Scottish produce where ever possible as we believe it is some of the very best in the world. We work closely with a number of local artisan suppliers to bring our guest locally sourced, interesting and varied dishes centred around a Scottish style of cuisine. With regularly changing menus, an exceptional wine list, stylish d├ęcor and warm, friendly staff no1 is a great place to meet whether it be coffee and a bacon roll in the morning, a quick business lunch or a three course evening meal. "
  • The Dutch Mill -  "The Dutch Mill is a family run Hotel ideally located in the West End of the City. The Hotel has ample car parking. We serve a full Scottish breakfast. Highly acclaimed bar lunches and suppers. Excellent evening atmosphere in the bar where our big screens show many sporting events."
  • BrewDog - "
    Previously known as the 'Marischal', we redecorated this dilapidated bar in the one way BrewDog knows best - with a sledgehammer.
    Nowadays the bar's deconstructed interior isn't just home to some of the most alternative and knowledgeable craft beer bar staff this side of the Atlantic but also a rotation of one hundred or so BrewDog favourites and guest beers from the likes of Mikkeller,Stone, Nonge O and Three Floyds.
    - See more at: http://www.brewdog.com/bars/aberdeen#sthash.3iubg91c.dpuf
    Previously known as the 'Marischal', we redecorated this dilapidated bar in the one way BrewDog knows Best - With a sledgehammer. Nowadays the bar's deconstructed interior isn't just home to some of the most alternative and knowledgeable craft beer bar staff this side of the Atlantic but also a rotation of one hundred or so BrewDog favourites and guest beers from the likes of Mikkeller, Stone, Nonge O, and Three Floyds."

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