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The Grill

213 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6BA, Scotland
+44 1224 573530
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Pub, Scottish
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213 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6BA, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place by far has the best selection of whiskies in Aberdeen, it's an idea to order a pint or a dram whilst you look over the whisky menu, as this might take you a while! I love how they have selected groups of whiskies...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you enjoy whiskey and visiting Aberdeen, it is “the place” to visit. There is an enormous selection of whiskeys with reasonable pricing. There are also set tasting menus which are very good for discovering new tastes and smells. Be aware that the place looks...More

Thank Tetainistanbul
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

It may not look that inviting from outside, but inside is the finest whisky collection in Aberdeen. It really is a must visit for a whisky lover! Disputed the run down look it it very friendly inside. Not all the staff are whisky experts but...More

Thank DrillerGodzilla
a4gw, Owner at The Grill, responded to this review

Thank you

Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

Used to drink here in the 90s so it seemed a good idea to visit again. Still a fantastic selection of whiskies and staff still know what to recommend. If you drink whiskey and come to Aberdeen it would be criminal not to visit the...More

Thank Steve J
a4gw, Owner at The Grill, responded to this review

Thank you, we like to think of The Grill as timeless.

Reviewed April 5, 2017

Despite the name (The Grill has no food) and the unassuming exterior, this is a little gem of a pub, with 4 well kept cask ales that change frequently, and a few kegs and bottles. The really impressive selection here is their malt whiskies, though....More

Thank sigmundm
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

I used to dread coming here when colleagues/friends wanted to stop in but I think it's fair to say that was misguided and I am now a fan. It's dated and it doesn't pretend to have airs and graces and play the latest music but...More

Thank KayleighMac
a4gw, Owner at The Grill, responded to this review

Thank you, glad you overcame your fears.

Reviewed March 2, 2017

Great traditional Pub maybe the best one in Aberdeen. Good selection of beer and great selection of whisky and great service. Atmosphere is so nice, interesting to see locals drop in.

Thank hamrar
a4gw, Owner at The Grill, responded to this review

Thank you

Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Found myself in here on Valentine's Day evening on a business trip north, and it was an excellent escape from the hordes of amorous couples elsewhere. Truly superb whisky selection with a huge menu folder. Whiskies suitable for all tastes (unless you don't like whisky,...More

Thank Edward_J87
a4gw, Owner at The Grill, responded to this review

Thank you.

Reviewed January 1, 2017

hidden just Down the street from Radisson hotel, behind a very modest looking door ( not very inviting by the looks) you find this really old, Authentic 100 year old pub, Crowded With People and With such a great athmosphere. You really haven't been to...More

Thank bolis65
a4gw, Owner at The Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We actually stock over 500 different whiskies, but whose counting, enjoy just some of them.

Reviewed December 22, 2016

A fine choice of bar for the lover of single malts and original Victorian ambience. The staff are knowledgeable and will happily direct you to a suitable snifter of whatever suits your palette. Recommended.

Thank norseman1
a4gw, Owner at The Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review.

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Don M
Couldn't figure out on TripAdvisor how to respond to the question in your response to my review, regarding "minimum of electronics." What I was trying to say was that this was an older style pub in the way that I prefer, i.e. not with tons of TVs and neon all over the place. I stood at the bar just inside the entrance and so didn't see the TV over the door. I think down the other end of the room there looked to be a couple of electronic machines of some kind, but mostly I just saw bar, bartenders, whisky, benches, patrons... perfect, as far as I'm concerned. I guess you have to have one TV at least, for those important matches, but I was happy to see the focus on drinking and talking. Loved your bar. Every city should have one. Want to come back. Thank you!
July 2, 2016|
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Response from a4gw | Property representative |
Thanks for replying, I thought maybe that's what you meant but wanted to make sure. We're glad you enjoyed the place despite the small concessions to modern life. We will try and keep it like this for as long as we can.
Can we source a menu without being on Facebook?
August 21, 2015|
Response from a4gw | Property representative |
You can also access the menu on our website
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6BA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
  • Phone Number: +44 1224 573530
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The Grill is a traditional Scottish standing pub where the emphasis is on serving a wide range of beers, ales and spirits. We specialise in Whisky and have a large selection to choose from.