Nightlife

Microbrewery in Drumnadrochit

Benleva Hotel

Set in an 18th-century manse a half-mile east of the main road, the Benleva is a rough diamond of a pub – a bit frayed around the edges but with a heart of gold. The beer is the main event, with a selection of real …
Bar in Inverness

MacGregor's

Decked out in timber and tweed, this bar strikes a distinctly modern chord. There's a huge selection of Scottish craft beers on tap, and even a beer 'set menu' described as 'a journey through the basics of craft bee…
Pub in Inverness

Clachnaharry Inn

Just over a mile northwest of the city centre, on the bank of the Caledonian Canal just off the A862, this is a delightful old coaching inn (with beer garden out the back) serving an excellent range of real ales and…
Pub in Inverness

Phoenix

Beautifully refurbished, this is the most traditional of the pubs in the city centre, with a mahogany horseshoe bar and several real ales on tap, including beers from the Cairngorm, Cromarty and Isle of Skye breweri…
Pub in Kenmore

Kenmore Hotel

The heart of Kenmore, this hotel has a bar with a roaring fire and some verses scribbled on the chimney by Robert Burns in 1787, when the inn was already a couple of centuries old. There’s also a riverbank beer gard…
Pub in Aviemore

Winking Owl

Lively local pub that operates under the wing of the Cairngorm Brewery. It's popular with hikers and climbers, and serves a good range of real ales and malt whiskies.
Pub in Inverness

Castle Tavern

Offering a tempting selection of craft beers, this pub has a wee suntrap of a terrace out the front. It's a great place for a pint on a summer afternoon.
Pub in Fort William

Grog & Gruel

The Grog & Gruel is a traditional-style, wood-panelled pub with an excellent range of cask ales from regional Scottish and English microbreweries.
Pub in Fortrose & Rosemarkie

Anderson

The Anderson hotel serves good pub grub, a range of real ales (including Belgian beers and Somerset cider) and more than 200 single malt whiskies.
Pub in Pitlochry

McKay’s

This is the place to go to meet locals and have a big night out. Live music at weekends, weekly karaoke and DJs make this Pitlochry’s most popular place. The action moves from the spacious front bar (which serves fo…