New Venue Openings: Dundee, December 2019

American literary figures, Afro-Caribbean beats and native Australian animals have all descended upon Tayside’s shores to offer an eclectic mix of new venue openings in Dundee this month

Feature by Jamie Wilde | 16 Dec 2019
  • Clubbing Highlights

The Hunter S. Thompson

The latest venture from the team behind Dundee’s other popular literary-inspired pub, The George Orwell, is The Hunter S. Thompson. The pub opened in late September and its location could not be better placed for art lovers and other like-minded creatives, situated a stone’s throw away from DJCAD in the city’s West End. Its downstairs basement venue has already proved to be a success having showcased some of the city’s thriving electronic scene, including the Public House club night from Middleman. Thinking of visiting? In the words of Hunter S. Thompson himself, “buy the ticket, take the ride”. 144 Perth Rd, facebook.com/thehuntersthompson

Underdog

With vegetarianism and veganism becoming increasingly popular, Underdog is the latest addition to Dundee’s Hawkhill area, and is keen to offer their own take on the booming trend. The 100% plant-based restaurant offers unique takes on well-known favourites, like hot dogs and burgers, and their meat-free alternatives have already managed to convert local meat lovers. Spicy bean burgers and Satay Samurai hot dogs are just some of the concoctions that Underdog has mustered up to show just how delectable 100% plant-based cooking can be. 21-23 Hawkhill, facebook.com/Underdog-Dundee-2137410629639512

Tayble Deli

If you’re fairly bored of limp, tasteless lunches then Tayble Deli offers a range of exciting alternatives to satisfy your hunger. Bulging, delicious signature sandwiches, refreshingly different salads, and even quirky crisps are all at hand. There’s even student discount in store to take make the most of. Tayble Deli comfortably cater for vegan, vegetarian and gluten free palettes upon request too, so no one will be left out. What’s not to like? 5A Bank St, facebook.com/TaybleDeli

AfroBeats

Trying to escape the winter chill with some Afro-Caribbean vibes? Look no further then AfroBeats. The city’s latest music hotspot holds Afro-Caribbean themed club nights every week in its Session Street venue. The space also features a range of varying music nights, including hip-hop and house nights which have welcomed well-known figures such as Dicky Trisco to the basement venue. 3 Session St, facebook.com/afrobreatsdundee

The Kilted Kangaroo

Perched upon Dundee’s Roseangle lies The Kilted Kangaroo. Atmosphere and live entertainment are the main attractions at the newly opened bar and grill house with open mic nights and live DJs being regular features. After taking over from the venue’s predecessor, The Boozy Cow, the Australian themed venue is quickly gaining a reputation within the city, and its dishes inspired by the outback offer an Aussie twist to pub classics. 8 Roseangle, facebook.com/kkdundee

Pizza Revolution

Having only opened in October, Pizza Revolution has slowly been pieced together and transformed over the last year to become one of Dundee’s most exciting pizza restaurants. The open, relaxed feel to Pizza Revolution is apparent from the offset, where you can watch your pizza’s entire production process unfold before your very eyes. Local artists have been involved in designing the venue’s décor and the vibrant colour scheme adds some refreshing character to Broughty Ferry’s Gray Street. With arcade machines and comic books also available for entertainment, you’d be hard done by to find a better pizza spot in the Dundee area. 46 Gray St, facebook.com/PizzaRevBroughtyFerry