Four ways to make a night of it in Aberdeen this autumn
13 October 2023
Autumn has begun painting a symphony of warm, earthy hues across our beloved city. As the days grow shorter, there’s no better time to explore the magic Aberdeen has to offer after the sun goes down.
1. Indulge in a tantalising dining experience
With an array of restaurants championing locally sourced ingredients from our unrivalled larder, one of the best ways to spend a cold, crisp evening is indulging in a meal filled with passion and innovation. Dine in Aberdeen’s merchant quarter at Moonfish Cafe, focusing on British cuisine made with seasonal produce, experience the freshest sourced seafood with views across the harbour and beyond at The Silver Darling or venture to Aberdeen’s newest Michelin Guide restaurant focusing on prime Scottish ingredients blended with French techniques at Amuse by Kevin Dalgleish. Why not finish the evening with a visit to one of our finest late-night venues, The Tippling House. Housed in chic cellar bar, with ambient lighting it’s the perfect end to your evening.
2. Be wowed at Aberdeen Cocktail Week
Taste your way around Aberdeen this autumn sampling exclusive cocktails across over 40 venues, including local favourites such as Ninety-Nine and Resident X. With an abundance of choice including low and non-alcoholic options and incredible food accompaniments, it’s certainly going to be a week to remember. Make sure to purchase your wristband from Aberdeen Cocktail Week to access all the fantastic promotions! Running from 18-24 October.
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3. Get lost in the music
It’s no secret that Aberdeen’s music scene is bustling with fantastic events. Featuring everything from jazz to hip-hop, there’s something to suit everyone’s taste. Fancy an intimate experience? The Blue Lamp is just the place and favourite amongst locals. Voted Britain’s Jazz Venue of the Year, with its candlelit ambience, delectable drinks, and eclectic mix of live music, it’s the dream weekend spot.
4. Witness breathtaking performances from both local and international productions
Make a night of in the city with a visit to one of our stunning theatres, with top notch productions, performed in the most breathtaking surroundings, from the traditional architecture to the opulent interiors, it will be a night to be remembered. Why not opt for a visit to His Majesty’s theatre? Start with a delicious meal at The Terrace before heading to your seats for a night of entertainment, or have an equally fantastic time at The Tivoli, surrounded by an abundance of delicious venues for a pre-theatre meal, you will be spoilt for choice. To learn more about what’s on in the theatre this autumn, from Dirty Dancing to Hansel and Gretel check out their schedules online.