Famed for having a nightlife second to none, Aberdeen is home to a variety of venues ranging from nightclubs to cosy, old world pubs full of atmosphere, and everything in-between. For committed clubbers, there is a whole host of dance floors in and around the city centre, serving up sounds of hip hop, dance, chart classics, indie, rock, Latin beats, soul, cheesy pop and lots more.

For those that prefer a quiet drink and good conversation, you can take your pick for places to relax in, from wine bars and jazz clubs to cosy café bars and student hang-outs.

As for music, the city is home to a range of venues which host music events every night of the week – from emerging new acts and local talent to headlining names, there is plenty to choose from. Many of Aberdeen’s music venues also host regular comedy nights, poetry slams and spoken word events which are open to all.

There is an eclectic mix of music for gig-goers, with a vibrant music scene that regularly attracts tours from some of the biggest names around, combined with venues and dance floors which promote the home-grown talent of local acts and DJs. For committed clubbers there is a whole host of dance floors in and around the city centre, serving up sounds of hip hop, dance, chart classics, indie, rock, Latin beats, soul, cheesy pop and lots more.

We recommend checking out these sites for current gig listings: