Jazz & Blues
May 11, 2018
Could Dusk be the best bar in Aberdeen? Well, it’s certainly a contender. Located in the heart of the city on Langstane Place, Dusk has a slightly continental feel to it that’s a world away from the grey skies of the granite city and which attracts a good looking, well dressed crowd. It’s very plush, with crimson curtains, chandeliers and an abundance of dark wood and leather seating, red patterned walls and tucked away booths giving it a pleasingly decadent air. The bar is low lit and inviting, making it the perfect place to linger with a drink and a popular date destination, since the lush setting and flattering lighting are certainly conducive to romance. If you need to nibble on something, they offer a selection of tapas-style snacks, but really you come here for the cocktails. Their Flirtini is a top drink, a fruity take on the martini, and we also like their Pink Cloud, a kind of boozy strawberries and cream concoction with vanilla-infused vodka. (Should you be impressed enough to want to learn how to make them yourself, the venue also offers mixology classes). There’s also an extensive and well-chosen wine list, and a very decent selection of spirits, champagne and beers, including some lesser known names. It’s not that cheap but the drinks are a cut above and one look at the décor shows you where the money goes. It certainly makes a break from the noise and flash of Union Street, and for lovers of quality cocktails, it’s probably the hottest spot in town.