New Venue Openings: Dundee, September 2019

This month’s Dundee venues round-up explores hip-hop pizza shops, arty bars and record stores from within Scotland’s fourth largest city

Feature by Jamie Wilde | 09 Sep 2019
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The Innis & Gunn Brewery Taproom

After a recent renovation, the new-look Brewery Taproom bar from Perth brewers Innis & Gunn has a more open, social feel compared to its predecessor, The Beer Kitchen. The Taproom has a number of components to become a success, including the new spacious back area of the bar featuring the ‘ShuflBoard’ game tables which seem guaranteed to be popular with punters. And, as always with Innis & Gunn pubs, their brewing process is often incorporated into the food that's on offer, including the likes of their Session IPA battered fish and chips. 10 South Tay St,

Wee Slice

Dundee’s newest hip-hop pizza bar, Wee Slice prides itself upon creating food that’s suitable for all, with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options all readily available upon request. Moreover, a range of craft beers, along with lagers and ciders, are on offer on tap at the bar to quench your thirst with almost all of the drinks sourced within Scotland. Their varied menu pays homage to iconic figures within the hip-hop world, with the pizza line-up including Notorious P.I.G and Ol’ Dirty Mustard. The pizzas themselves are 20-inch pies, available by the slice, or in full if you happen to have a rather serious case of the munchies. 123 Nethergate,

Abandon Ship Bar

Art and creativity is clearly at the heart of Abandon Ship Bar, located no more than 100 yards away from the V&A Dundee. The inside space is crammed with over 70 square metres of artwork, along with memorabilia from Abandon Ship’s success as an art brand over the past few years. With a varied selection of beers at hand, tasty grub and a fun, friendly atmosphere, if you’re after something a little different in Dundee, look no further than Abandon Ship Bar. 2B Whitehall Cr,

Assai Records

The Assai Records team relocate to the city centre, finding a new home on Dundee’s Union Street from their former Broughty Ferry store to continue their journey as one of the city’s leading independent record stores. The sleek new store has increased floor space compared to its predecessor, which means more vinyl to sift through, and there’s even space for a small sofa if your legs become a little weary. Be sure to stop by if you’re in the area. 33 Union St,


R I V E R T O W N is a lifestyle store offering barbering services as well as a small clothing range in store to browse through. As well as this, the store’s own branded tote bags, grooming products and T-shirts are also available for punters to delve into. Having proven a success so far within the West End community, it looks as though it won’t be long before word of R I V E R T O W N soon spreads beyond the city walls. 63 Perth Rd,


Birchwood Food Emporium & Café enthuses that their customers can buy local, in-season and healthy produce as part of a zero-waste shopping experience in-store. This neat, all round health store captures the essence of the increasingly popular trend of sustainability in the 21st century, providing a glimpse of what we may expect to see a lot more of around Scotland in the very near future. 28-32 Commercial St,