I used to live in Aberdeen, and suggested the Illicit still, not for it's theme and decor, but for it's range of whiskies.
As for the grill, unless it's had a refit since i was there last, there are no ladies toilets in the place and the whisky range is ok, but not great. as far as i remember, it was a dirty wee pub full of old men and their dogs..
Blackfriars is ok, the food is quite good, and the Prince of Wales is a great wee bar. Their whisky selection is limited, but the beers are great!