While customers may not be able to catch up for a glass of wine or a pint indoors, venues have adapted to offer up comfortable outdoor experiences.
For those gasping for a pint at their local or looking to catch up over some drinks at their favourite restaurant, the only way to do so from Friday at 6pm is to book yourself a place to dine al fresco.
With new restrictions coming into play this weekend, venues across the area have once again reinvented their outdoor spaces to be able to retain custom to keep their businesses afloat.
The Scottish Government has put restrictions in place which will see hospitality venues close at 6pm indoors and 10pm outside. No alcohol can be purchased or consumed inside, and can only be ordered to be enjoyed outside.
To help you figure out where you can go to enjoy a drink or two, we’ve rounded up the outdoor hospitality venues now open and offering al fresco dining and drinks outside in the area.
From the trendiest bars to cutesy country pubs, not to mention lavish hotels launching new concepts and restaurants transforming the outdoor space they have, eateries across the north-east and the Highlands have been working tirelessly to provide a safe and welcoming space where everyone can have a good time responsibly.
Check out some of the places you can now grab a pint and a cocktail.
Just remember to bring a blanket with you and wrap up warm!
Please note: this list will be updated as more venues announce their status over the next couple of days.
The Globe Inn
It's starting to feel very autumnal in The Garden at SOUL, with the red leaves falling onto the marquees 🍂 But it's very…
The Chester Hotel
ALL CHANGE AGAIN! Following today’s First Minister’s announcement here’s an update on how we will operate for the next…
The Dutch Mill
We are getting ready for another sunny day at the Fourmile ☀️ We are fully booked for reservations today but are taking…
No.10 Bar & Restaurant – new concept coming soon but remains open in current state…
The Bieldside Inn
Which starter would you choose …⭐️ Salt and pepper squid with wasabi mayoOR⭐️ Haggis bon bons with chilli jamIf…
Well unfortunately following today’s announcement our indoor seating will be unavailable from 6pm this Friday. This…
Ferryhill House Hotel
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✨The start of a new week & we would like to thank all of our amazing customers for the continued support. From today, we have further measures to adhere to… – Maximum of 6 people from 2 households (children under 12 not included) – Face masks must be worn on entry, when moving around and on exit in the venue. On brighter note, you can enjoy September Savings with 25% off your food bill on Monday to Thursday. As always, our wonderful team will continue to work hard to offer great service in a safe & welcoming environment Bookings can be made online or by phone on 01224 590867. #FerryhillHouseHotel
We wanted to keep you informed as to what Malmaison Aberdeen are doing with regards to the new restrictions placed on…
Books and Beans
Sunshine or rain we have you covered at Books and Beans this weekend and always. We are also delighted to say we are…
S T R E E T D I N I N G Our outside seating is back! 💪🏻💪🏻Come see us for brunch, lunch, coffee or ice cream. Please…
Cove Bay Hotel
Our beer garden is now open! Woohoo! It’s been a long time coming. We are accepting cash payments but would prefer contactless where possible. See you soon.
Inn at the Park
🌈Morning friends …it’s getting close to that time again….. less than an hour to go for ….. …
New Guinness golden Ale first bar in Aberdeen to stock come and have a try
The Butchers Arms
So it’s all change again as of Friday 6pm, we’re back under the lights and girders of the beer garden.The beer garden…
Slains Castle – Aberdeen
Despite the new restrictions, we will be open and serving! 🤩🍔 Our indoor seating area will be available from 12pm -…
The Spider’s Web
Formartine’s – Tarves
The Balmoral Bar – Ballater
We’ve done what we can to protect you from the weather and Covid. Covered, heated and ventilated. But feel free to bring…
The Broadstraik Inn – Elrick
The Square – Kintore
The New Inn Hotel – Ellon
Finally we are open! Pop down for some food & drinks & fingers crossed the sun stays out! ☀️
Banchory Lodge Hotel – Banchory
THE BIG REVEAL FOR ALFRESCO DINING…As we gear up for launch next Wednesday, spaces are filling up fast for Alfresco…
The Seafield Arms Hotel – Cullen
The Scullery at Newmachar Hotel – Newmachar
❗️ UPDATE …. watch this space ❗️So, whilst “always looking on the bright side of life” and taking the “positives”…
Molly’s Cafe Bar/ Beach Bistro – Stonehaven
Aaaaand we are OPEN 🥳Let’s hope the sun sticks about for a while!! See you all soon 🥰🥰🥰
Holiday Inn Aberdeen West – Westhill
The day we’ve all been waiting for! Our beer garden is OPEN from 12.00 until 20.00!! 🍻🥂For now it’s drinks only and…
Belevedere Hotel – Stonehaven
Pinz Bowling – Elgin (Moray)
In line with new restrictions, we will unfortunately be unable to serve alcohol inside from 6pm on Friday night 😢We will be able to serve food and soft drinks inside up until 6pm. Unfortunately after that we will have to stop serving refreshments. We will still be operating the bowling until 10pm, however you will be unable to purchase any food or drinks inside. Alcohol can still be purchase between 11am – 10pm but only in the beer garden. We’re aware that the weather is turning a bit chilly, so we are working extremely hard to get all of our benches sheltered and we have purchased patio heaters to go throughout. That way you can still have a fun-filled night at Lane 15 without worrying about the questionable Scottish weather 🥶 We’re still waiting on the gazebos and patio heaters arriving so I can’t guarantee they will be here for the weekend, so wrap up cosy just incase. In the meantime we will keep everything crossed that they arrive on time 🤞🏼As always, track and trace will be done on arrival, there’s hand sanitising stations throughout and we do temperature checks on arrival. We ask that you wear your face masks on entering. Please only take your mask off when seated at the lanes or your table. If you need to go to the toilets etc, please put your mask back on 😷If you plan on visiting us, booking is advised. Please give us a call on (01343) 541444 to book 📞
Posted by Pinz Bowling on Wednesday, 7 October 2020
Johnny Foxes & The Den
We are opening on Monday 6th July. News on how to book a spot in the beer garden, the new systems for ordering and what we need from you, are all in this videoTo book ring 01463 719629 (12 noon to 2pm)
Posted by MacGregor's on Wednesday, 1 July 2020
How many more sunny days do you think we have left in Inverness? ☀️Our beer garden is the best place to socialise in…
La Tortilla Asesina
A huge thank you to the fabulous Paella Escocia for joining us today and cooking an amazing vegan Paella ❤️Apologies…
Little Italy Restaurant
🇮🇹LITTLE ITALY at is best…..
Posted by Little Italy Family Restaurant on Monday, 6 July 2020
🎉 THE HEATHMOUNT IS RE-OPENING ON MONDAY 6th JULY 🎉After a couple of false starts, we are delighted with today’s news…
Culloden Moor Inn Takeaway
Dows Bar & Bistro
We are nearly there folks…We are delighted to announce that we will be opening on Wednesday 8th of July 2020 at 10am…