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Historic Castlegate-area pub with music nights

At a glance

Bar menu
Free Wi-Fi

Situated in Aberdeen's historic Castlegate, this traditional split-level city centre pub stands on the site of property owned by Blackfriars Dominican monks, hence the name. Inside you’ll find stunning stained glass, plus well-kept real ales (five hand pumps) and a large selection of malt whiskies. The pub is also renowned for good food and an unobtrusive atmosphere. The wide-ranging menu has all the pub favourites and more – haggis bon bons; chicken satay skewers; black bean and jalapeño burger; and chilli burritos. There’s a weekly quiz on Tuesdays and live music every Thursday.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11am to midnight (Monday 11-11 Friday 11am-1am Saturday 10am-1am Sunday 10am-11pm)
  • Lunch: all week 11-9
  • Dinner: all week 11-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Inveralmond Ossian, Old Blackfriars, guest ales

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available

Getting here

From rail station right into Guild Street left into Market Street, at end right into Union Street. Pub on right on corner of Marishal Street

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