Scotland | 3 Best Cocktail Bars in Aberdeen

One thing we are lucky with here in Aberdeen is the bar scene! We have some of the best cocktail bars in Scotland right at our fingertips, not to mention the award winning bartenders working their magic behind them. And hey, who doesn't love a good cocktail?

Cocktails in Aberdeen

Whatever your tipple, you'll be spoiled for choice in Aberdeen. In no particular order, here are my top picks of the Granite City's premium cocktail bars.

Drinking Care Bear cocktails in Bar 99 Aberdeen
Two cocktails in 99 Aberdeen

1. Ninety-nine Bar & Kitchen - Tucked away just off Union Street, Ninety-Nine is my go to for a day/night out with the girls. Food is served through the day but the bar really comes alive in the evening, when the drinks are flowing and the DJ is spinning some funky tunes. Cocktails range from a classic martini to literary inspired masterpieces like Don's Treasure Island and Tequila Mockingbird. My personal favourite is a fresh and fruity concoction from an older menu - ask for a Care Bear!
1 Back Wynd, Aberdeen, AB10 1JN

Selection of cocktails in Orchid Aberdeen
Long Island Iced Tea and Pink Orchid cocktails

2. Orchid - Home of Porter's gin & 2016 mixologist of the year, Nick Gordon. While 99 is my go to with the girls, Orchid is my date night favourite! A night out in Aberdeen with Gordon will often end at Orchid, especially when Blair McLeod is providing the entertainment. (You'll find him & his guitar in 99 midweek). The menu is ever changing but they make a mean Long Island Iced Tea and I recommend their staple Pink Orchid! Expect table service and spontaneous ceilidh dancing.
51 Langstane Place, Aberdeen, AB11 6EN

Almost Famous - a cocktail at the Tippling House
Cocktails in the Tippling House Aberdeen
Gin based cocktails in the Tippling House

3. The Tippling House - For a more laid back vibe this "subterranean late night tavern" is the place to be. Its a place to enjoy some good chat whilst sipping on an expertly crafted cocktail. Many an accolade has been won by The Tippling House including SLTN 2013 cocktail bar of the year and 2015 mixologist of the year. I love their unique, seasonal menus but the knowledgeable bartenders will happily whip up a classic if you prefer.
4 Belmont Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1JE.

Tell me, where's your favourite Granite City cocktail bar?

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  1. I love Ninety-nine bar too! 😍

    I love seeing more positivity about Aberdeen - there's so much we can do in the little city! 💕😊

  2. This is very handy for me to read as me and the fella are staying in Aberdeen next weekend. Perfect timing!


  3. Wow I would love to visit Aberdeen one day after reading this. All of the pictures look amazing! Thank you for sharing x