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Walter Dunlop left this review about The Moorings
Now called Krakatoa
On 15th April 2016
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Roger Button left this review about The Moorings
One of Aberdeen's more bizarre pubs but one that should be high on any beer tourists list of pubs to visit whilst in town. Founded in 1965, this is primarily a rock/alternative music pub so expect plenty of Guns N Roses et al although the volume wasn’t intrusive on conversation at the time of my visit. Far from being packed with denim clad youths, I found an eclectic mix of customers of all ages although weekend live music nights may attract the normal stereotypical rock fan. The interior is far bigger than you expect with a classic Scottish long bar down one side. The dark and dingy bar area is lit by several neon signs and red bulbed lanterns with a stage at one end. A large mural of Davey Jones locker dominates the stage end and of the quirky signs, one advertises Live Nude Bands. Some of the signage in the toilets should be taken with a large dose of sodium chloride. I hope. I would also like to think that the chalk body line on the floor was not symbolic of the previous night’s session.
On the beer front, the 6 hand pumps had a good mix of scottish ales; Isle Of Skye Red Cuillin, Inveralmond Independence, Inveralmond Lia Fail and their own Moorings Ale also brewed by Inveralmond. Thatchers Heritage Cider was also on hand pump and a further pump was unused. In addition they sell over 50 bottled world beers and 20 Belgian beers (there is a menu listing all the beers available). Prices are very cheap with the ales at £2.10 comparison to an average for the area of around £3 a pint. Aside from the live music there is also a darts area at the front and a big screen at the rear plus they hold a licence to operate as a cinema. Had I had more time I could easily have made a night of this place although it certainly won’t be to everyone’s taste. They advertise themselves as the place you were warned about. Be a devil and give it a go!
On 5th July 2010
- rating: 8
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- Accommodation : No last updated 12 January 2014 by ROB Camra
- Beer Garden : No last updated 12 January 2014 by ROB Camra
- CAMRA Discount : Yes - 30p per pint - last updated 08 March 2014 by ROB Camra
- Hot Food : No last updated 12 January 2014 by ROB Camra
- Live Music : Yes last updated 05 July 2010 by moby duck
- Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 July 2010 by moby duck
- Real Cider : Yes last updated 05 July 2010 by moby duck