The College

An inclusive and metropolitan venue in Aberdeen City with something for all. Eclectic in offering, from craft beer and sport to live music and cocktails, we are here to serve.

Operating as usual

Photos from The Bieldside's post 03/03/2021

Photos from The Bieldside's post


Due to the new Government restrictions, we are gutted to announce that The College doors will be closing as of 10pm tonight for the time being. With alcohol being banned indoors, it is not viable for us to remain open while these restrictions are in place.

Despite doing everything we could to create a safe space for you to enjoy drinks and socialise with one other household, we must follow the new nationwide rules and hope that the situation in Scotland improves.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us and visited us over the past few months. We'll hopefully be back soon 🍻


What a line-up we have this week! 🀩🀩🀩

We're especially excited to be showing Cove Rangers Football Club first home televised game in club history on Saturday πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Tables are filling up, so get in touch if you want to watch the football with us! We've got delicious food and drinks waiting... Email us: [email protected].


You guys have been loving our new food menu since it launched last week! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Here's Josh and Taylor modelling some of the new dishes... πŸ˜‚

>> Swipe to view our full menu, and give us a shout if you want to book a table: [email protected].


Are you a Mojito lover? 🌿

Summer may be over, but our range of delicious classic cocktails will bring back those summertime vibes 🀩



Yes that's right, as well as a range of new drinks we will also be serving delicious food πŸŽ‰From light bites to snacks and sides, we have you covered πŸ”

Come and be the first to try it out - book your table by emailing [email protected].


Soulmates ❀️

Join us for date night or a few drinks with friends this weekend... ✨


In the mood for a weekend Pornstar Martini ? 😻



Following the recent announcement from the Scottish Government, we will now be closing at 10pm every day from Friday 25th of September until further advised.

To ensure that we follow the guidelines as best as we can, we ask that everyone visiting us is mindful of these restrictions - and last orders will be at 9.30pm.

Thank you so much for your support and co-operation during these incredibly challenging times. We hope to continue offering a safe and enjoyable experience to everyone who visits College, despite these restrictions 🌟


Fancy a midweek pint? 🍺

We have a range of beer available - from our fresh Tank Tennents to local craft beer and so much more!


We are booking up FAST πŸš€

If you are planning on joining us, especially at the weekends, we recommend booking to ensure we can get you seated!

To book a table please email your preferred time and number of guests to [email protected]. We will respond to confirm your table.


There is nothing better than an ice cold pint of Tennents straight from the tank... 🀀


Dreaming of Friday night πŸ™ŒπŸΌ What cocktail will you be ordering this weekend?


Service with a smile 😁

Thank you to everyone who has visited The College since reopening - we really appreciate it, and we're looking forward to seeing you all this week!


Keeping our customers and staff safe is our first priority ❀️

We politely ask that groups are made up of no more than 2 households and to keep well distanced at all times in the venue.

To guarantee a table please email your preferred time and number of guests to [email protected]. We will respond to confirm your table.


It's definitely gin o'clock 🀩


⁣Fancy a Sunday pint? πŸ˜‹ We can help you out with that!β €


At College Bar we have both indoor and outdoor seating available πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Let us know your preference when booking and we will try our best to accommodate.

To book a table, please email your preferred time and number of guests to [email protected]. We will respond to confirm your table.


We don't just serve beer, we have delicious cocktails too 😍

Check out our drinks menu on our website:


It's been too long... 😍🍺

We've got a wide selection of both draught and bottled beers for you to try. Check out our drinks menu over on our website:


TONIGHT... ⚽️🍺 Aberdeen versus NSI Runavik live on our screens. Kick off is at 7.30pm.

Limited tables available, so please book in advance by emailing [email protected]. We will respond to confirm your table.


We are adopting the Last Orders system created by Aberdeen Hospitality Together - and this system will be used in multiple venues across the city. It has been designed to help ensure all of our venues are safe environments that people can enjoy with confidence.

There are a few key requests to our customers:
🌟 No table hopping or moving of furniture
🌟 Remain in line with household limits
🌟 Provide accurate details for NHS Test & Protect
�🌟 Adhere to physical distancing measures
🌟 Follow good hygiene practices
🌟 No loud behaviour�
🌟 Please only visit if you have shown no signs of Covid-19 symptoms recently

If you have any questions or concerns, please send us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.


We are back! πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ» Following the Government's announcement, we are delighted to be reopening The College tomorrow at 4pm!

We will now be accepting bookings, as well as a limited number of walk-ins. To book a table, please email your preferred time and number of guests to [email protected]. We will respond to confirm your table.

Our opening hours will be:
🌟 Mon-Wed 4pm-10pm
🌟 Thurs 4pm-11pm
🌟 Fri 3pm-12am
🌟 Sat 12pm-12am
🌟 Sunday 12pm-10pm

Our venue was visited by an environmental health officer last week, and all the measures we have in place are fully compliant. Please support our staff and follow our guidance when visiting:
βœ… The majority of our tables can only accommodate people from 1 household. We have limited tables that can accommodate more than 1 household with a maximum of 4 people, and we'd advise booking these in advance to avoid disappointment.
βœ… You must provide your name and contact details before entering our venue. You can check in using our QR code at the front door.
βœ… Tables will have 1 hour and 50 minute slots, to give us time to thoroughly clean between bookings.
βœ… Please wear a mask when entering and walking through our venue.
βœ… Please follow social distancing inside our venue.
❌ If you feel you have any Covid-19 symptoms in the past 14 days, we kindly ask that you do not visit our venue even if you have a booking.


⁣Aberdeen Hospitality Together – created by the industry, for the industry.β €
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The Aberdeen Hospitality Together group has been set up with the main objective of working together positively with a unified voice.β €
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The forum will be driven by the local businesses in a bid to allow all premises, small and large, to collectively work together to share best practice and pledge commitment to the protection of the industry to make a major long lasting positive change.β €
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In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the group will primarily focus on the operational procedures of our sector in line with Government guidelines and work on aligning customer behaviours in order to overcome the challenges which threaten the hospitality industry.β €
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The first action points of the group will include the creation of a 10-step assurance scheme, customer behaviour system and a city-wide app that all venues will pledge to follow in order to instil customer confidence and lead the way in creating a safe environment in Aberdeen.β €
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Show your support and help us to bring Aberdeen Hospitality Together!β €
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#AHT2020β €


Statement from Stuart Clarkson, Owner and Director of PB Devco:β €
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In response to the ongoing Covid-19 situation in Aberdeen, and the rapidly growing number of increased cases being reported in the news, we have made the decision to close The College and all the PB Devco venues with immediate effect until we feel safe to reopen.β €
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As soon as we heard someone who had tested positive had visited SOUL, we immediately sought advice and followed the guidance of the government, NHS and Track and Trace. However, we feel we now need to take the situation into our own hands to help limit the spread of the virus, as these are unprecedented times and things are escalating quickly. β €
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Unfortunately we do not have all the answers, despite our best efforts to source these. We are still awaiting confirmation on the next steps for our customers who have visited SOUL this weekend, however we urge these people to seek their own advice too. We all need to work together, as quickly as possible, to protect our city, and as a family-run business local to Aberdeen, we take this very seriously.


You deserve an ice cold pint this weekend 😏🍻


Ready for the weekend... πŸ₯³


The perfect duo: a G&T and French Martini ❀️


The best pint you'll have had in the last 4 months... 🀀🍺


The perfect mid-week treat 🍺


Joining us for a cocktail this week? 🀩

We are open:
🌟 Mon-Thurs: 2pm-10pm
🌟 Friday: 2pm-12am
🌟 Saturday: 12pm-12am
🌟 Sunday: 12pm-10pm


In case you hadn't heard, The College is open again πŸ₯³

Come and join us for an ice cold pint, a delicious cocktail and much more - it's been too long 🍻🍹πŸ₯‚πŸ·


Buzzing that we are officially open again πŸ™ŒπŸΌ Thanks to everyone who visited us today - it's been amazing seeing lots of our regulars back for their Tank Tennent's! 🍻



We are delighted to announce that our doors will officially be reopening on Wednesday 15th July, in accordance with Government guidelines.

We will be opening on a first come first serve basis, so tables cannot be booked at this time. Our opening times are as follows:
🌟 Mon-Thurs: 2pm-10pm
🌟 Friday: 2pm-12am
🌟 Saturday: 12pm-12am
🌟 Sunday: 12pm-10pm

We want to assure you that we have put measures in place to make your experience with us is both safe and enjoyable. Full details will be available on our website shortly.

We are so excited to welcome you back to The College, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy delicious beer, cocktails and more ❀️



At PB Devco, it has always been our aim to serve our community with exceptional hospitality and create memorable experiences for our customers. Unfortunately, during this difficult period we feel a responsibility to protect our community from possible further spread of COVID-19.

So in response to current government advice, and with the health and well-being of our staff, customers and wider community in mind, we have with a heavy heart made the decision to temporarily close all our venues from Tuesday 17th March until further notice.

Venues in our portfolio that will be closed include: Soul, The Fishmarket at Soul, So…, College, Vovem Meat & Liquor, 21 Crimes, The Bieldside Inn, The Howff and Queen Vic. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our customers due to these closures.

Thank you to all our customers for the support we have received so far, and to all our team members for coming in and working hard to keep the venues going while we navigate this period of uncertainty.

We will continue to monitor the latest recommendations and guidelines from the government, and hope we can reopen and welcome our customers back again soon.

Stay safe and healthy.

For the city.

An Aberdeen institution, our venue has been serving the city since 1994. Housed in our 19th century gothic granite venue in one of the city's main thoroughfares, we are a venue of choice with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Our recent refurbishment in June 2018 has brought College well and truly into the 21st century; an inclusive and metropolitan venue with something for all.

Our brand new custom-built viewing system draws inspiration from arena screens at American sports venues - a huge cube in the centre of our bar offers a brilliant view of the action, from any spot of the bar. You won't see anything else like it in the city.

Tank lager: it just tastes better. Straight from Wellpark brewery in specially engineered tanks, the lager tastes as fresh as if you were drinking it at the brewery itself.

With premium drinks, cocktails, live sports and music, there is something for all at College.

To book a table, visit our website here.

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