Nightlife

Top Choice Pub in Tobermory

Mishnish Hotel

‘The Mish’, near the pier on the harbourfront, is a favourite hang-out for visiting yachties and a great place for a pint, with a very convivial atmosphere. Wood-panelled and flag-draped, this is a good old traditio…
Pub in Port Askaig

Ballygrant Inn

If you're serious about whisky, you'll want to stop by this attractive bar to try one of its 700-plus malts. Though customer service can vary, the owners have a deep knowledge of local whisky and can guide your sele…
Pub in Oban

Aulay’s Bar

An authentic Scottish pub, Aulay’s is cosy and low-ceilinged, its walls covered with old photographs of Oban ferries and other ships. It pulls in a mixed crowd of locals and visitors with its warm atmosphere and wid…
Pub in Callander

Lade Inn

Callander's best pub isn't in Callander − it's a mile west of town. It pulls a good pint (with its own real ales), and next door it has a shop with a dazzling selection of Scottish beers. There's low-key live music …
Pub in Oban

Oban Inn

It's a pleasure to see this four-square 18th-century pub open again after some years closed, with its solid walls, flagstone floor and roof beams in the cosy front bar. It has Fyne Ales on tap, making it a prime spo…
Pub in Port Charlotte

An Tígh Seinnse

In Portnahaven, near where the seals bask on the rocks, this cosy little pub turns out some decent food (noon to 8pm Friday to Tuesday, to 4pm Wednesday and Thursday), and is a convivial spot for a drink without whi…
Bar in Campbeltown

Ardshiel Hotel

This friendly hotel has one of Scotland's best whisky bars, the perfect place to learn more about the Campbeltown distilling tradition and to taste the local malts. With over 700 whiskies to choose from, it's not a …
Pub in Bowmore

Lochside Hotel

One of Islay's key whisky bars, Lochside Hotel has a fine selection of local malts and a good atmosphere, with locals rubbing shoulders with distillery tourists looking for a taste of a hard-to-find dram. It also do…
Pub in Oban

Lorne Bar

A traditional pub with a lovely old island bar, polished brass fittings, stained glass and a beer garden, the Lorne serves local real ales, as well as above-average pub grub. It tends to be quiet, but you'll like it…