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Krakatoa

2 Trinity Buildings Trinity Quay
Aberdeen
AB11 5AA
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Reviews of Krakatoa (Average Rating: 8 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Walter Dunlop left this review about The Moorings

Now called Krakatoa

On 15th April 2016 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 52 recommendations about 50 pubs]


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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
[User has posted 1237 recommendations about 1232 pubs]

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10th Jun 2016, 09:21
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10th Jun 2016, 09:21
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 04 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 04 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 04 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No last updated 04 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Friday & Saturday - last updated 04 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 04 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 February 2017 by ROB Camra
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Last inspected: November 13th 2006
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