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Krakatoa

2 Trinity Quay | Merchant Quarter, Aberdeen AB11 5AA, Scotland
+44 1224 587602
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Always a great time

Been coming here for over a decade and always enjoy. Great drink selection and great music (not as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
stogiesmith
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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For those looking for something different.

Look, identikit craft ale bars selling pretention and beard oil have their place. And I enjoy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jen H
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“great bar”(5 reviews)
“real ale”(3 reviews)
“heavy metal”(3 reviews)
About
Established in 1965, and Aberdeen's original live music bar. This beautifully equipped, state of the art, 200 capacity venue is conveniently located where the harbour meets the city centre, between Union Street and nearby Union Square (where parking...more
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2 Trinity Quay | Merchant Quarter, Aberdeen AB11 5AA, Scotland
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+44 1224 587602
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"bar staff"
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"massive selection"
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"beer selection"
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"door staff"
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"on tap"
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"few drinks"
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"great fun"
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"moorings"
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"jukebox"
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"dive"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been coming here for over a decade and always enjoy. Great drink selection and great music (not as good as before) and the refurbishment has been done well. Still a pity about the poor toilets and having just used to jukebox for the first time...More

Thank stogiesmith
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Look, identikit craft ale bars selling pretention and beard oil have their place. And I enjoy spending time in old man pubs and draining my salary at up market cocktail bars. Which is a good thing because Aberdeen's jam packed with all three types of...More

2  Thank Jen H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Picture your dream bar. Does it have lines of world beer, real ales, nice ciders, the best sound system that money can buy, a jukebox filled with rock and metal, epic spirit selection, unique cocktail menu, stay open until 3, have great touring bands booked...More

2  Thank ILikeNiceDarkBeer
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

If you’re looking for heavy metal live music at the weekend, this is the place to be. Lots of local bands play here and you’ll get a decent drink as well. Theres a dance floor and seated area with tables. Friendly and varied personalities come...More

1  Thank Lyn T
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Always great fun. Massive selection of spirits, beers and fun (but toxic) cocktails. Good selection of music on the jukebox and live bands on the weekend.

2  Thank Cameron M
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

This is Scotland's answer to LA's Sunshine Bar & Grill, sadly no Lemmy but there are more than enough characters in there to make up for that. Great selection of ales, plays decent music, and offers straight up fun. Whats not to like!!!!

1  Thank jnacrl
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Interesting bar but let down by a very surly and crabbit woman behind the bar. Said the bare minimum and certainly wasnt service with a smile looked like that was the last place she wanted to be and wasn't shy in showing her disgust at...More

Thank allyg1185
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Been dining in Krakatoa/The Moorings for about 30 years. Usually once a month after pay day. You will not find a better restaurant in Aberdeen. The Ale selection is also good but that’s not what they’re known for. If you like heavy metal and country...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I've been here twice now. Such a great atmosphere and 2 amazing nights. The staff treat you great and the drinks are amazing. Cocktails at less than £6 and the best beer selection I've ever seen (and pretty cheap too).

1  Thank Jon C
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this wee place by chance, cracking night, great tunes, decent price drinks and the dj and locals were really friendly. Worth a visit for the ladies toilets alone! Will be back next time we are in Aberdeen

1  Thank lmccar19
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