McGinty’s Group take ownership of Under The Hammer

Allan Henderson The McGingty's Group, Aberdeen

Aberdeen’s McGinty’s Group is taking over city-centre pub, Under The Hammer, following its closure last year and it’s undergoing a £200K refurbishment ahead of an early November opening.

The basement bar located on North Silver Street, just off Golden Square, closed when former licensee Colin Watson announced it would not reopen in September 2020 due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

The McGinty’s Group, which operates nine venues in the city, will give the venue a new lease of life by refurbishing and modernising the 50-seater bar.

Director of The McGinty’s Group, Allan Henderson, told DRAM,   “Under the Hammer ties into our reputation of bringing old favourites in the city back to life. The place needs money spent on it.

“It’s an excellent venue for patrons of music hall and theatre and has been an Aberdeen institution for 40 years and we’re looking to provide a new cocktail offering too.”

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