What do you expect from the country, where whiskey is invented and the best examples of the spirit drink are produced and sold? Of course, in Scotland, you can find and enjoy the best whiskey bars in the world, plus an amazing selection of some tasty beers. Scottish people love them spirits, but they also know how to have fun and celebrate life, which you will quickly witness and enjoy once you visit one of the many amazing, charming and atmospheric pubs around town. Additionally, Scottish people love their beers with a tasty snack, so do not miss to order one of the many famous local temptations, such as fish and chips (don’t worry, calories do not count, when on a vacation). Scottish pubs are a social gathering place and a focal point of all the towns and cities, so make sure you visit as many as possible!
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Aulay’s Bar, known simply as Aulay’s to the locals, is situated in the centre of Oban, occupying the former site of the towns oldest droving inn, Tigh Clach A’ Gheodha or the House of the Creek Stone. Brimming with character, the pub has traditional back to back public and lounge bars. Every inch of wall space is awash with a unique collection of maritime prints showing Oban’s seafaring heritage throughout the centuries. Aulay’s is proudly owned and personally, manager Aulay Dunn, a member of Oban’s longest standing licensee family, spanning over 3 generations.
The Jazz Bar
What makes this really cool, multiple award-winning basement music venues so universally appealing is its unique daily mix of excellent, multi-genre live music, well-presented in a stylish but non-trendy environment, with great bar service, amid an ever-changing creative buzz. Since we opened in 2005, our music programme has developed into a fantastic musical genre-mix, making the venue hugely popular with a diverse range of audiences.
The Bow Bar
We are a small family of Independent Free House traditional pubs in Edinburgh. We are a dog-friendly bar, and on most days you may find a furry customer curled up in the corner with his or her’s own drink.
Greyfriars Bobby’s Bar
+44 131 225 8328
30-34 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE
You will find Greyfriars Bobby’s Bar in Candlemaker Row Edinburgh within a short stroll of Chambers Street, Grassmarket and George IV Bridge – however, you won’t find another like it. Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.
The Pot Still
0141 333 0980
154 Hope St, Glasgow G2 2TH
The Pot Still is the place for malt whisky in Glasgow. With over 700 whiskies, cracking cask ales, proper pies, friendly staff & great service. We specialise in whisky and we pride our selves on finding every customer their perfect dram. With our expert staff on hand to guide you around the array of whisky from every corner of the world, we are sure you will find the dram that fits.
+44 131 225 2751
25 Forrest Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2QH
We are one of the great folk music venues in Edinburgh, known by musicians and lovers of traditional music worldwide. Local musicians have been keeping the spirit of traditional music alive here for over half a century. People come from all over Scotland, Ireland, the rest of the United Kingdom, and just about anywhere – as musicians or just to participate in a great night out. Traditional music sessions go on every night – and sometimes in the daytime too.
0141 457 7100
30 Bothwell St, Glasgow G2 6NU
Bavaria Brauhaus is Glasgow’s very own Munich-Style Bavarian Beer Hall. We’ve taken our inspiration from that great city of beer and, in particular, the magnificent Hofbräuhaus – the Greatest Beer Hall of them all! We decided that we could not do our own Brauhaus justice without bringing all six Munich beers together. Then we thought… why stop there? With such a wide variety of fantastic beers available in Germany, we had to sample the best of the rest and bring them all to Glasgow just for you! We offer live Bavarian-style music, delicious hearty German cuisine as well an outstanding range of German beers all under one grand roof delivering a truly authentic Bavarian experience.
0131 225 1819
32 Forrest Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2QN
Located close to Edinburgh University in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, Doctors has strong links with both Edinburgh university medical college and the old Royal Infirmary which originally stood across the road. The building itself was created to mark the opening of the hospital in 1874 and relics from this time can be seen around the pub, serving as a macabre reminder of its place within Edinburgh’s gothic history. It also initially housed a cabinet and coffin maker for the neighbouring mortuary!
Greenmantle Bar & Kitchen Edinburgh
0131 662 8741
44 W Crosscauseway, Edinburgh EH8 9JP
Greenmantle offers a home from home experience while offering a cosy/rustic yet traditional environment with a great range of craft beers and cask ales, cocktails and an array of gins and Scottish spirits. Join us for Lunch, Brunch and Buffalo.
53 – 57 Westport, Dundee DD1 5ER
The Globe Lounge Bar, to give it its full title, is a cosy hideaway that appeals to a broad cross-section of customers thanks to its traditional ambience and plentiful corners to settle down for a chat. The maps on the low ceiling and the display of old brass beer pumps all add to the sense that people have been drinking their Belhaven Best here for a very long time. Five televisions, with two SKY boxes and BT Sport, show all football and other major sports.