Welcome to Lauders Bar, one of the oldest bars in Inverness which can trace its long and colourful history back to 1852 and was previously and fondly remembered as the Criterion Bar.
We are situated in the heart of the city centre only a minute’s walk from the world famous Inverness Castle and two minutes walk from the banks of the majestic River Ness. The bar is thee ,most recognisable bar in the city with its traditional old edwardian style revolving door which is always a fun way for our guests to enter. You are always guaranteed a warm welcome from our Management team, Alan, Janet and Peter and all the rest of the staff who are there not only to cater to your needs but also to help you with any questions you may have on history of Inverness, what’s on locally etc. During the summer months we display many countries flags from around the world which gives the bar a carnival feel and has many quests come in to "find their flag".
We have a newly created menu with great value food and of course a very wide selection of both hot and cold drinks. We stock many lagers, ales and of course Scotland's most traditional drink Whisky, currently we stock over 40 whisky’s and our £2.70 double Grouse special is always extremely popular with our customers. We strive to provide value for money for our many regular guests and also visitors such as £2.70 house doubles on Russian Premium Vodka, Gin and our pints of beer start at an amazing £1.95. We also have an amazing coktail menu for people to sample a taste of the exotic. Our menus can be found on our website link.
Here at Lauders we have been working very hard and are now one of the Cities best live music venues with a varied programme of both traditional, contemporary music. We have our set music programme with our resident DJ on Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm along with our extremely popular "Sunday Sessions" featuring many musicians from all over Scotland which is on from 4 to 7pm. Recently we have also added our "Open Mic" nights on the last Thursday of each month, this has allowed many budding local musicians and bands to play in front of crowd.