If music be the food of love
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.