Brewdog is a multinational brewery and pub chain based in the Scottish North-East. It operates three bars in Aberdeen City Centre: on Gallowgate near to Marischal College, on Union Street, and in the Union Square shopping complex.
“BrewDog was born with the aim to revolutionize the beer industry and completely redefine beer-drinking culture. We’re determined to make a stand for independence, a stand for quality and stand for craft. And a big part of this is shamelessly spreading our passion for great craft beer.
That’s why every BrewDog bar offers a free Beer School, where our cicerone-trained crew will lead folks through a beer-tasting and walk them through the brewing process.”Brewdog Manifesto
“The Craftsman Company is an Independent Coffee & Ale House open from 8am (10am weekends) in the city centre where they roasts their own single origin coffee on-site and have 16 craft beer lines and over 40 gins on the back bar that they love to make a mix of drinks from..
They roast eight different coffee beans that can be taken away freshly roasted or they have two rotating beans on their grinders so you can sit in and let them make one for you.
The Craftsman Company lager called ‘Lager than life’ is permanently on tap while all the others rotate once the keg runs out so there is always a selection of fresh and exciting craft beers on draught when you visit as a novice or expert craft beer taster.”VisitAberdeenshire
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, it appeals to a mixed crowd, from mothers with pushchairs to live music fans, parties, real-ale drinkers and football supporters. Named after Amelia ‘Ma’ Cameron who took over the business in 1937. Before this, it was the Sow Croft Coaching Inn.
The following article is an excellent guide to the the sights and tourist experiences of Aberdeen, and is useful for first time visitors (and returners). The Scotland Traveloholic website, which has many great articles, can be found here.
“Scotland is undoubtedly a country full of beautiful cities, interesting architecture, stunning nature and fantastic people. Each of Scotland’s cities has something beautiful, and I believe that it’s worth writing about them and getting the wider public familiar with these wonderful places. After my recent visit to Aberdeen, I decided to finally make a comprehensive guide to Aberdeen to inspire others to discover it’s unique beauty and charm.”Please read more of this useful and informative guide to visiting Aberdeen by clicking on this link
One of the oldest bars in Aberdeen, the Prince of Wales has possibly the longest bar counter in the city, a friendly atmosphere and a large following of regulars. Listed in Scotland’s True Heritage Pubs, it offers up to eight ales – a varied selection of Scottish ales, typically from Fyne Ales, Stewarts, Kelburn, Swannay, Cromarty, Redcastle and Windswept plus various English ales and the usual Greene King/Belhaven suspects. Also has three ‘craft’ beer pumps for BrewDog and Belhaven. Tasters are offered if you are not sure what to chose.WhatPub Review
“One of the most famous pubs in Aberdeen, The Grill is a typical Scot’s standing pub, located on the main street in Aberdeen. Established in 1870, the premises operated as a restaurant with a billiard saloon for over 30 years. Sometime after the turn of the century the premises were converted to a pub. A refurbishment in 1926 included several significant architectural features including an oxidised bronze frontage and scrollwork and a mahogany veneer panelled interior.
The range of cask and craft beers is wide ranging and as a former World Whisky Bar of the Year, the whisky selection is second to none. They also serve Whisky Flights, whisky tasting trays offering groups of 4 whiskies selected to demonstrate different regions or styles.”VisitAberdeenshire