A place to indulge many vices at once. An extensive beer list, drams of whiskey, and cigars are all under one roof to create a spot that you won’t soon forget.
What it is:
“CASC” stands for cigars, ale, Scotch, and coffee. In a city that has been home to people for more than 8,000 years and located in its historic Merchant Quarter, CASC brings modern hedonism to the people of Aberdeen. Food is restricted to simple cheese and charcuterie platters, but the focus of CASC is life’s more sensuous pleasures.
Why it’s great:
The first modern beer bar in this northeast Scottish city features twenty-eight taps of (mostly) Britain’s biggest names in craft beer. The electronic beer list is color-coded to help you find a beer to your liking. In addition, dozens of canned and bottled beers are available to have at CASC or to take away. And if that weren’t enough, there are more than 200 whiskies (not just Scotch) and a selection of coffee beans and brewing methods. About 100 cigars are kept in a walk-in humidor and can be smoked on the outdoor covered patio. —Don Tse
DETAILS Hours: 11 a.m.–midnight, Sunday–thursday; 11 a.m.–1 a.m. Friday–saturday Address: 7 Stirling St., Aberdeen, Scotland Web: cascnation.com