Best Clubs in Aberdeen
Scotland’s Granite City is the perfect place to party by the sea. Whilst its nightlife isn’t as talked about as neighbouring Glasgow or Edinburgh, Aberdeen knows how to put on a great night out!
With a huge student population and a music scene that’s next to none, this city is the perfect place to go to for a totally unique night out. Whether you’re looking to party ‘til dawn with an all-out clubbing experience or you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind venue to make it a truly special last night of freedom, you’ll find it all with our list of the best nightclubs in Aberdeen… we’re sure of it!
1. The Tunnels
The city’s number-one underground venue & nightclub, The Tunnels Aberdeen has quickly one of the best live music venues in Scotland after hosting huge live acts such as The Kooks, Frank Turner and Kate Nash. Just as the name suggests, this venue is entirely beneath the streets of Aberdeen and its entrance can be found on Carnegie’s Brae, which passes beneath Union Street right in the middle of the city centre. Once you’ve found the venue, expect to be dancing the night away here as you escape the hustle and bustle of the city above.
Carnegie's Brae | Website
2. Club Tropicana
Transport yourself back to the 1980s at Club Tropicana Aberdeen! The city’s top retro nightclub, this venue is actually split into two rooms; Club Tropicana and Venga, which is 90s-themed. You can dance the night away to some of the biggest tunes of the decade whether it’s the Pet Shop Boys or ZZ Top, this club plays it all. Open every Friday and Saturday, this club also puts on some fantastic drinks deals to keep you partying all the way through the evening.
74 Chapel St | Website
Doubling up as both a brilliant all-day bar and an exciting nightclub, Drummonds Aberdeen is a favourite for live music-lovers, as you’ll often find lots of local up-and-coming bands and artists performing here. They’ve even hosted some huge names in music too, such as Catfish & The Bottlemen. With a 300 person capacity, you’ll find this to be more of an intimate and cosy venue with an amazing atmosphere. Club nights feature DJ sets that will keep you dancing through the night.
1 Belmont St | Website
4. The Shack Aberdeen
One of the larger venues in the city, The Shack Aberdeen is a spacious and modern place to party that features three fantastic rooms, each with their own bar. This club regularly hosts themed nights that range from anything like 90s raves to techno & trance events, featuring some of the best DJs from across the city and the rest of the UK & beyond. The venue itself is a modern and stylish space, providing the perfect backdrop to your night out.
56 Justice Mill Ln | Website
The city’s superclub, ATIK Aberdeen, is a well-loved venue across the country that’s known for its awesome celebrity guest appearances & performances, brilliant drinks deals and more. The club is located just a short walk away from Aberdeen train station and just around the corner from Union Street, the city’s main thoroughfare. If you’re looking for a reliable and all-round great clubbing experience, then ATIK certainly won’t let you down.
5 Bridge Pl | Website