What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Latest Opening Information.

We are open 6 pm till midnight with traditional music Monday to Friday and from 2 pm Saturday with our famous Super Ceilidh at 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Music starts from 9pm Monday – Saturday, please note we are closed Sundays.
Reservations for dinner can be made using OpenTable

For 19 years, Hootananny has been promoting the best grass roots music in Scotland. Mumford and Sons, Sam Fender, Jake Bugg, Dougie Mclean and Skerryvore have all played the venue.

The building is a lovely traditional Victorian Inverness old sweety shop with traditional Scottish music on our ground floor and indie, hiphop,ska and rock upstairs on the Madhatters stage.

The family run business has been awarded Scotland’s Best Live Music Venue 2019 by Scottish Bar and Pub Awards and Best Inverness Pub of the Year, 8 years running, by Inverness City Advertiser. Open daily for pub drinkers, we have a delicious Scottish menu of traditional dishes cooked to perfection from 6 pm.

Dec 23 @ 9:30 pm


Hailing from Inverness the capital city of the Scottish Highlands Schiehallion are a Scottish Folk/Ceilidh band who have spent the last number of years both at home and further afield building an impressive ardent fan base, this has culminated in them being deserving of their widely held reputation as a fiery and passionate must see live music act. 

The Scone Fairies
Dec 30 @ 9:30 pm


The Scone Fairies are Bob Massie & Jonathan Hill,  lifelong enthusiasts for Scottish Traditional
Music… be careful,  it’s catching!

Hootananny Hogmanany Extravaganza
Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm

Hoots Crowd
Hootananny Hogmanany Extravaganza Returns with 2 floors of entertainment to bring in 2022! Tickets on sale now!

Live music from the Hootananny All-Star Ceilidh band featuring Arthur Coates, Kyles Powell, Nick Firth, Greg Paterson, Alister Greig & more to be announced.

Plus live music in Hatters from:
Greater Than Fear (Hard Rock)
Russian Dollz (Classic Rock)
DWR (Acoustic punk covers)