If music be the food of love

If music be the food of love

Jute Café Bar at DCA

Dundee’s audacious live music scene is also home to some quality food

With a switched-on, arty student population, Dundee is a city possessed of many venues which understand that food, drink and live music are all part of a great pub experience.

Perhaps foremost among these is Duke’s Corner, which comes from the stable of highly regarded Dundee and Edinburgh bar operators Fuller Thomson. Serving a commendable range of craft beers alongside char-grilled meat, burgers and hot dogs, they also host regular local live music and DJ nights.

Also under the Fuller Thomson banner is Drouthy’s, which offers low-key live music in a bar area and a subterranean private hire bar playing old-school vinyl and its own science and design inspired cocktail list. The same company’s Jute Café Bar is the more reserved in-house bar and restaurant at Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA), albeit one which turns more pre-clubby with live DJs at the weekend.

Also check out George Orwell for midweek music, Laings for DJs at the weekend and a great beer garden, while Clarks on Lindsay Street hosts regular music alongside a menu of burgers and pub classics, and hipster art school local Art Bar does pizzas during the day and live music and DJs at night.