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14 Bridge St, Inverness IV1 1HD, UK
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An award-winning pub in the heart of Inverness, Hootananny offers craft beers from nearby Black Isle Brewery (try the lager-style Blonde brew), but it’s best known for its live music. Here, acts are typically Celtic, Highland, or folksy in character, ranging from the rousing, multi-instrumental Tumbling Souls from Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, to the traditional Scottish trio Cameron & Sons and the self-described “country trash band” Stetsonhead. Come for a show, then fill up on hearty pub fare like Cullen skink chowder and braised lamb rump with mashed potatoes.

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A fantastic pub in the center of town with Scottish real ales from the excellent Black Isle Brewery (definitely try the organic blonde ale on tap). A friendly, low-key venue, the Hootananny is also the place to see live traditional and alt-folk music on weekends. Food focuses on pub classics such as beef pie or haddock and fries.