5 Best Bars in Dundee, Fife and Angus

Speedwell Bar

Fodor's choice

Called Mennie's by locals, the Speedwell Bar is in a mahogany-paneled building brimming with Dundonian characters and architectural features. It's renowned for its superb cask beers, choice of malts, and Edwardian interior.

165–168 Perth Rd., Dundee, Dundee City, DD2 1AS, Scotland


Secreted down a wynd (alley), this small speakeasy has stylish, exposed-brick interiors, with decorative nods to the defunct Draffens department store and plenty of cocktail shaking going on.

Couttie's Wynd, Dundee, Dundee City, DD1 4ET, Scotland

Fisherman's Tavern

If you find yourself in Broughty Ferry, you can't leave without a tipple in what the locals call The Fisherman's. It's a great place to mingle with locals and catch some folk music.

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Better known as the bar at Dundee Contemporary Arts, this café-bar attracts film fans (the art-house cinema's entrance is next door), students, and the well-heeled for European beers, wine, cocktails, or coffee. It serves tasty bar snacks every night and hosts events related to the arts and cinema.

Ship Inn

Right on Broughty Ferry's promenade, this bright and breezy pub has a friendly atmosphere and decent bar food.