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Best Bars in Inverness

VisitScotlandVisitScotland Administrator
edited October 2016 in Eating and drinking

After a day filled with exploring the sights and sounds of Inverness, you'll be wanting to grab a refreshing drink somewhere. We've popped down a couple of suggestions of where to sample some of the local night-life in Inverness.

Hootananny – If you’re wanting a taste of live traditional Scottish music then Hootananny is for you. The bar puts on local and national musicians every night, as well as a weekly ceilidh.

Bar One – The place to go in Inverness if you’re wanting to have a cocktail! Bar One offers a wide variety of cocktails, wines, spirits and beers. If you fancy yourself as a budding mixologist, you can even try your hand at making a cocktail.


  • VisitScotlandJoanneVisitScotlandJoanne Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Scotch & Rye is a fairly new cocktail bar & grill on Queensgate in Inverness. It has a very rustic yet modern interior and it's quite cosy, so it has a nice atmosphere to relax and unwind.

    If you fancy something a bit more traditional, the Phoenix Ale House pub on Academy Street is great, and they have a restaurant next door serving food all day.

    The Castle Tavern on Castle Street is also quite good - its beer garden has great views of Inverness Castle and dogs are welcome too.
  • Standfree1Standfree1 Member
    Hi there, Castle Tavern has a great selection of pints and a nice view of the castle. Dores inn if you dont mind travelling a bit is on the banks of Loch Ness and has good food. The Gellions always has some decent music at the weekends. 

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