- Food & Drink
- Glamour & Lifestyle
- Independent retail
- Live Music & Events
Sandwiched between the big brand shopping centers, Aberdeen’s Merchant Quarter is the ‘ Beat and the Soul’ of the city catering for visitors and locals looking for a high quality less conventional experience.
The Merchant Quarter is the historical part of the city, rich in history and architecture and boasting an eclectic mix of fabulous independent businesses divided into four parts; Restaurants and Bars, Live Music and Entertainment Venues, Independent Shopping, Glamour and Lifestyle.
The city’s very best Dining Experiences and Bars are all located in the Quarter. You can take your pick from an extensive choice of atmospheric Cosmopolitan Cafes, Fish Restaurants, Bistros, Brasseries, Art Cafes and Grills .
As well as dining and drinking in the city’s most fashionable and hospitable bars, brasseries and Wine bars you can also soak up the atmosphere in the city’s best live music venues. In the evening the Merchant Quarter comes alive and many of it’s friendly and welcoming Clubs, Bistros and Bars offer live music during dinner and late into the night.
The Quarter’s Independent Shops satisfy those looking for a more original experience. The shops are located in Merchant Quarter’s ‘Green’ – the site of the area’s historical market. Here you will find the best bohemian boutique, contemporary and retro fashion clothes shops complimented by tattoo studios and independent music shops.
It’s not surprising that the city’s most glamorous and interesting lifestyle businesses have chosen to locate next to the city’s most fashionable restaurants and independent shops. There is a cluster of the city’s most stylish Hair dressers, make- up and nail bars as well a modeling agency, Life Coaching business and Mentoring Agency – so you can dress, look and feel wonderful too.
You will find the Merchants Quarter portside of the Harbour and flanked by the Maritime museum and The Green. It’s also the main thoroughfare connecting the new Union Square Shopping Centre with Union Street and the Bon Accord and St Nicholas shopping centres. Look for the Merchant Quarter logo to find participating businesses.