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Blue Lamp

121 Gallowgate
AB25 1BU

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Opening Times

Monday4.00 pm - Midnight
Tuesday4.00 pm - Midnight
Wednesday4.00 pm - Midnight
Thursday4.00 pm - Midnight
Friday4.00 pm - 1.00 am
Saturday4.00 pm - 1.00 am
Sunday2.00 pm - 11.00 pm



About the Pub

Time has virtually stood still in the public bar here, where not a lot has changed since the 60s! This bar was usually staffed single-handedly by the owner, Sandy Brown. It is with great regret that we announced that Sandy had died, aged 74, on Tuesday 21st April, leaving the future of this popular pub and music venue unknown. However, Sandy's Grandson, Lewis, has taken over the reins and the pub did re-open (lounge only) when allowed on a limited basis on Friday to Sunday. Occasional live concerts (socially distanced) have been recorded for broadcast on YouTube.

The small upstairs lounge is dimly lit and is available for private functions and occasional music performances.

Next door, the cavernous, converted warehouse is a popular music venue and hosts the Aberdeen Jazz Festival each March and several other jazz Thursdays in the Autumn. The local folk club meet here on a Wednesday night and there are usually bands (rock, blues, folk-rock) playing on Friday & Saturday nights at which there may be a charge for admission.

One beer (same one) is available in both public bar and large lounge and the single handpump in the lounge is in occasional use. Beer is usually from the Cromarty Brewery but occasional beers are sometimes seen from Orkney and Swannay.

Opening times may vary with earlier opening from Friday to Sunday and the big lounge is open till 2am Friday and Saturday nights.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Cromarty --varies--

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

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Blue Lamp, Aberdeen


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Regionally Important Historic Interior


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LiveMusic Live Music

    In large lounge.

  • SeparateBar Separate Bar

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Blue Lamp

121 Gallowgate
AB25 1BU

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57.151184, -2.099014


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