Where real ale and proper beer was once the preserve of old men in flat caps, niche bars such as 6 Degrees North, The Tippling House
and Brewdog's own city centre premises have become the places to be seen by those in the know.
Aberdeen also has a great selection of bars and 99 Bar & Kitchen, Orchid and The Tippling House
are well worth checking out.
This scathing critique was recorded by officials f in 1580 who were keen to bring order and sobriety to the neighbourhood: "The exceeding number of ale houses and tippling houses
within this town is thought not only to be a great nourishment of idleness, but also a great occasion to many other disorders and inconveniences.
Even Glamorgan Sheriff Nicholas Herbert of Cogan and his relative, William Herbert, of High Street, Cardiff, were seen cavorting with them "in taverns and tippling houses
of Cardiff and Penarth".
She documents sexual trysts with soldiers, sailors, and immigrant labourers, who purchased a variety of services in fancy brothels in fashionable neighbourhoods, orchard meadows, unlicensed tippling houses
, and the attics and cellars of uninhabitable, abandoned houses.