The Ironworks: Ironworks: Great new live music venue in Inverness
A new live music venue for Inverness. This place has really helped to rejuvenate the live music in Inverness with larger bands now heading north more regularly. The place holds 1000 people I think and has a great atmosphere when it's packed. It seem very empty though if there's under 200 people in. Well worth checking out what's playing there though (especially worth checking if a Death Disco night's on, the best value night you'll have in Inverness). For more tips about Inverness nightlife check out www.urbarred.com. One last thing about the Ironworks; it is a bit on the pricey side for a drink.
Dress Code: None.
The Anderson: Beer and Whisky Heaven!
This has to be THE bar in the Inverness area, perhaps even in Scotland to sample whisky and beer. With over 60 Belgian Beers, plus about 10 taps, 4 of which have local real ale on, its beer choice is amazing, and is the largest selection of belgian beer in scotland.
But its whisky is even more impressive. Over 200 single malts (last time i checked).
Add to that a quality restaurant, and lovely staff, and a cheerful friendly owner, and you have possibly my favourite pub in the world so far! It's small, in a small village, but this shouldn't put you off visiting as I guarantee you'll be raving about it to your friends!
Dress Code: No dress code, a good, traditional, local pub!
- Beer Tasting
- Food and Dining
Hootananny's: Great Bar!
Great place to see some traditional scottish ceilidh music, or you can go upstairs where there is live local and national bands playing. Really good, laid back atmosphere, especially in summer, full of travellers! They also allow children up till 9pm or so! Serve nice food too!
Dress Code: No dress code, just dont turn up in a tracksuit!
- Study Abroad
Multiplex Warner Bros v Independent Cinema: Cinemas - Inverness has two - and poles apart!
Inverness has two cinemas now (was a 3rd).
Out of town some way (too far and too ugly to walk) is the multi screen Warner Bros complex with the usual popcorn and teenagers. The standard films.
Eden Court Theatre offers something quite different, with one small screen showing "arthouse" type pictures and a reasonable number of foreign language films, along with the popular "quality" films and a few amonalies. Its a cultural oasis in a desert of tartan, burgers and beer.
If you are getting tired of the generic Scottish culture by this time, head for Eden Court, a sanctuary from the world of tourism. Also check out bands and plays.
Pick up Eden Court (and Warner Bros) programmes from Tourist Info. Films have a seperate listing, be sure to ask.
Dress Code: No dress code - very relaxed.
- Theater Travel
- Arts and Culture
(Irish) Pubs: Inverness nightlife
There are a few pubs where there is a life band playing. You find them in the Scottish "Throtter".
Be prepared to get drunk, talk to tough guys drinking Guinness and Whisky! Go to there favorite pubs and show them that Belgians can “drink until they slip under the table” :p
By the way, say hello there from there Belgian Brother! And don’t ask the girl behind the bar a “good whisky”, she don’t know nothing about whisky.
That Irish pub was also great! Nice decoration, … that’s all I remember of it :)
Dress Code: Be yourself
- Road Trip
- Budget Travel
Hootananny Ceilidh Cafe Bar: Traditional music
If you're after Scottish traditional music, this is the place to be. Despite its unfortunate name, Hootananny is a great music club that delivers the goods almost every night of the week. The beer's great, the seating is comfortable, and the people are friendly. Highly recommended!
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