May 11, 2018
In the heart of bustling Union Street, Aberdeen’s Soul Bar is a large, sprawling affair which takes up its quarters in a converted church. Drawing a veil over what the rights and wrongs of doing so, the erstwhile Langstane Kirk is now a fashionable bar full of trendy twenty-somethings in pursuit of some liquid refreshment drink and perhaps a spot of dancing. On weekends, a DJ can usually be found spinning some excellent tunes from the ß-pulpitß-. But rest assured, it’s all in the best possible taste. The setting is dramatic. After all, it was a place of worship and its stained glass windows and imposing pier shafts lend the space considerable drama. There is also a slightly incongruous modern room at the back. The food can be hit and miss affair and the prices veer towards the high side but it atones for any shortcomings. It has atmosphere in spades and in addition to the splendours of the setting, the staff are invariably friendly and it becomes packed out on weekends, full to the brim with people in pursuit of pleasure.