Aberdeen Licensing Board
United Kingdom

The Moorings Bar in Aberdeen is a live music bar venue established in 1965 and has been under the present ownership since March 2002. It has a capacity of less than 200 and hosts live music on Saturday and Sunday evenings, with alternative DJs on Friday evenings.

The bar was awarded Town Pub of the Year 2008 by the local CAMRA branch, and also picked up Live Music Venue of the Year in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 at the local Fudge Music Awards.

Currently the bar closes at midnight Sunday - Thursday and 1am Friday and Saturday. There are no nearby venues with a late license that cater for the social demographic that frequent the bar, leaving them with a limited choice of destination after the bar shuts, particularly at weekends.

Over the course of the last two years the bar has substantially upgraded it's soundproofing and decreased it's maximum noise emissions down to level of existing background noise. The bar also has one of the best safety records in the city with negligible impact on police resources. All full time staff are personal license holders and there is at least one personal license holder on duty at all times.

The bar would like to remain open till 3am on Friday's and Saturdays, with it's Sunday-Thursday opening times remaining unchanged. All live music would cease before 1am, and only recorded music would be played by DJs after 1am. Live music would only feature at the weekend. Plastic glassware would come into force after 1am, or earlier if the bar is nearing capacity (as is presently the case).

We, the undersigned, call on Aberdeen Licensing Board to permit The Moorings Bar to extend it's opening hours until 3am on Friday and Saturday nights (0300 Sat & 0300 Sun).

The Extended Opening Hours for The Moorings Bar in Aberdeen petition to Aberdeen Licensing Board was written by Craig Adams and is in the category Culture at GoPetition.