Hootananny in Inverness is a traditional pub and live music venue and a long-standing fixture in the city. Whether you’re after a cosy location to indulge in a pub lunch, or looking to spend a lively evening dancing to traditional Scottish music, Hootananny is the place to go, equally as popular with locals as it is with visitors to Inverness. Tuck into British classics like the beef and Red Kite ale pie, North Sea haddock with chips, and the haggis, neeps and tatties with a whisky sauce, or pair your pint with a pub food favourite the homemade burger. To guarantee a table at this buzzing bar and restaurant on Church Street in the city centre, advance booking is recommended.
On Church Street in Inverness city centre, you’ll find Hootananny, a multi-award winning pub and live music venue. Often voted the best pub in the Highlands and one of the best music venues in the country, Hootananny is well worth a visit. If you’re a local you’re probably already in the know... But, if you’re just visiting, there is no better way to end a day of sightseeing around the beautiful old city than a great meal followed by a large helping of live Scottish music. You’ll find the menu holds all classic Scottish pub dishes – and believe the hype because haggis is downright delicious.
With live music nightly, it’s easy to see why this place garners so much love from locals and tourists alike. You’ll find different styles of music every day of the week, spread across multiple floors. So, no matter your tastes you’re sure to feel at home at Hootananny. The music starts a little bit later on too, so you can still pop in just for a quiet meal if you’re not in the party mood – but you’d be missing out. This spot is a fantastic cultural touchstone and Inverness city centre truly wouldn’t be the same without it. Book your table now for a night you won’t soon forget!
Great night with North Sea Gas as the live band. Band starts playing at 21.30 so plenty of time to eat beforehand. It's advisable to book a table in good time as the Hootananny fills up quickly on a Saturday night. Staff were very helpful and service minded and the food was prepared to a good standard. We had the Sirloin Steak which was cooked to perfection and the Red Kite beef and ale pie which was very tasty too. Good selection of beers in the bar. The whole evening was a wonderful Scottish experience but would not recommend to take young children to the evening sessions. A bit rough around the edges but hey, that's what it's all about. A typical Scottish live music pub evening with everybody joining in.