Top 5 Dog-Friendly Bars in Inverness

Read on for Inverness Taxis guide to the top 5 dog-friendly bars in Inverness.

Taking your dog out for a pizza and a pint can be a pure delight – providing you find a good dog-friendly venue! Inverness has a good amount of dog-friendly pubs to take your furry friend for a night on the town. But we’ve distilled down to a bite-sized top 5 city centre pubs to take your pup out for a pint.   

Black Isle Bar & Rooms

The Black Isle Bar & Rooms is a great first addition to our list of dog-friendly bars in Inverness. Located on Church Street right in Inverness city centre, the bar is an extension to the popular Black Isle Brewery in Munlochy.

The bar specialises in craft beers and handmade pizzas. They have a super range of both but also accommodate non-drinkers, vegans and folk with special dietary requirements. For your dogs, there is a great “secret garden” on the rooftop for lazing in the sun on nice days, and the staff couldn’t be more into dogs if they tried. If you check out their Instagram, it is filled with photos of dog visitors having a great time.

Year-round this bar is filled with tourists and locals alike and is hugely popular. The bar is also attached to a dog-friendly hostel if you need accommodation for your visit to Inverness. The hostel has great facilities as well as being in a great location, smack bang in the middle of Inverness.

The Black Isle Bar

The Tooth & Claw

The self-proclaimed “dive bar” of Inverness city centre is mad about dogs. Your well-behaved pooch is welcome to come in and share in the alternative ambience the “Tooth” provides.

Your dog will get access to a refreshing bowl of water whilst you try their broad range of rums, or maybe try one of their infamous “sh*tty bombs”. It’s like a Jaeger bomb, but sh*ttier.

The jukebox is extensive, and the bar has regular live music and events – a great place to teach your pooch about the history of alternative music!

The Tooth & Claw Inverness

Castle Tavern

Under the gaze of the iconic Inverness Castle sits the next venue on our list of top 5 dog-friendly pubs in Inverness. The Castle Tavern is a traditional Real Ale bar, restaurant and beer garden in Inverness that welcome dogs of all sizes.

A great pub to sit in their beer garden and watch the world go by with man’s best friend. Famous for its warm and friendly hospitality, The Castle Tavern is a much-loved place to visit by locals and tourists alike, enjoying the traditional atmosphere of the city centre mainstay. A perfect view of Inverness castle accompanies great food and drink.

The Castle Tavern

MacGregor’s Bar

Awarded the best bar/pub in the Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards in its frost year, MacGregor’s is a very popular bar in Inverness.

Local food, drink, and live Scottish music is what MacGregor’s is passionate about. The menu is regularly refreshed and is full of local produce, prepared immaculately by their chefs.

Local breweries like Cromarty Brewing Co and Black Isle Brewery stock this fab local bar. Not to mention the great range of whiskies and craft gins to try! Pop in with your pooch for some great craic indoors or in their suntrap of a city centre beer garden.


Scotch & Rye

The final bat on our top 5 dog-friendly pubs in Inverness is Scotch & Rye. Cocktails and fresh takes on classic pub food are what makes this pub a great stop with your dog.

They have an extensive range of cocktails and drinks menu that will have you staying for “just one more drink”.

The staff are friendly and dog-mad, so your pup won’t leave there starved of attention, that’s for sure!

Wings, corndogs, burgers and a bevvy of beers to choose from, want more could you and your dog want?

Scotch & Rye

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