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2 Trinity Quay | Merchant Quarter, Aberdeen AB11 5AA, Scotland
+44 1224 587602
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Great night, great music

Stumbled across this wee place by chance, cracking night, great tunes, decent price drinks and the... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Glasgow, United Kingdom
via mobile
Have you tried tiki? If not, why not?

Krakatoa advertises itself as an authentic tiki dive bar. To be honest, I don’t really know what... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“rock music” (5 reviews)
“dive bar” (4 reviews)
“great bar” (5 reviews)
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2 Trinity Quay | Merchant Quarter, Aberdeen AB11 5AA, Scotland
+44 1224 587602
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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 14 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 3 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
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I visited this bar quite regularly a few years ago before the change to the new name and "Tiki Bar" theme and I have to say it was great. Unfortunately I had the displeasure of visiting this bar over the weekend and it has done...More

4  Thank James C
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This used to be called Moorings and it was the best place to go for a drink, friends and atmosphere for the last 9 years. However right before it changed it's name from Moorings to Krakatoa, it has gone downhill. The service is horrible. The...More

5  Thank PirateSixtyniyn
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