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2 Trinity Quay | Merchant Quarter, Aberdeen AB11 5AA, Scotland
+44 1224 587602
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Fine Dining at its Best

Been dining in Krakatoa/The Moorings for about 30 years. Usually once a month after pay day. You... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
via mobile
One of the best bars in uk

I've been here twice now. Such a great atmosphere and 2 amazing nights. The staff treat you great... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Jon C
via mobile
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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 only costs £1 between 6pm and 4am). The bar boasts an impressive range of booze and specialises in absinthe, cask ale, cask cider, rum, tiki, and world beers. Live music appears every Friday and Saturday from 9pm-11pm, on an elevated stage. This typically showcasing touring bands with support from local acts. The venue is equipped with a sizeable dance floor and late night DJs on Friday and Saturday from 11pm-3am. The music on offer is of the alternative persuasion with a mix of rock, metal, punk, disco, funk, soul, electronica, and hardcore on offer, all on the same night.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good11%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“dive bar” (5 reviews)
“rock music” (5 reviews)
“great bar” (5 reviews)
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2 Trinity Quay | Merchant Quarter, Aberdeen AB11 5AA, Scotland
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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

Thank GWLGlobal
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).

Thank Jon C
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

Thank lmccar19
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Krakatoa advertises itself as an authentic tiki dive bar. To be honest, I don’t really know what that means, but as it’s listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide, my partner was quite keen to go. And having been, I’m still not totally sure what...More

2  Thank DunelmArts
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This is such a cool looking little bar. It is also one of the most well stocked dive bars I have ever been in. So many draught beers. Lots of cocktails to choose from. I was so surprised to find Weihenstephaner wheat beer (dunkel) in...More

2  Thank Lynsey H
Reviewed 30 April 2017

There's a huge selection of beers and ciders, as well as a rock/indie music theme. It's a great place to see bands at the weekend. Usually there are DJ's afterwards till 3am. The place had a great deal of character as well as the characters...More

Thank headbeeguy
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Lots of bottled and on draft beers and ciders to choose from as well as delicious cocktails. Some interesting spirits too. Great atmosphere, staff and the owner. May get lucky and see a parrot. Definitely a friendly, very enjoyable place for drinks and a grand...More

Thank Foody L
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Went to the pub with my Dad (77) and friends for The Johny Cash tribute night. It did not disappoint! As a cider drinker, I was in my element to see roughly 6 varieties of cider on tap...and not a Magners in sight...phew!! A nice...More

3  Thank Yellowmarigold76
Reviewed 9 February 2017

A great bar & fantastic venue .Yes the name has changed' the interior tweeked a bit. But the Vibe is still alive and well. The last gig i played had Swiss ' German & American punks attend. A busy gig indeed. I say pop in...More

Thank frankiebhoy691
Reviewed 9 February 2017

my visit to Krakatoa was fantastic, we arrived pretty early and the atmosphere was great, the bar staff were super friendly and got our drinks really quick!(all night.. even when they were rushed off their feet! bless em..) the door staff were lovely too. as...More

1  Thank dawnf71
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