Bar One

4.8
70 Reviews
£25 and under
Cocktail Bar
It began back in 2009 with an idea - since then Bar One has been pioneering the cocktail scene in Inverness! Now we are all grown up, and our incredible team has even gained worldwide notoriety for their creations. Our talented Mixologists have been working tirelessly to deliver you the most up-to-date and trendsetting cocktails they possibly can. We have some old favourites, new creations and just the right amount of tongue-in-chic twists to keep your taste buds tingling. The perfect venue for romantic dates, catch ups and epic nights out, plus our signature stone-baked pizzas are the perfect combination with our amazing cocktails and drinks.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 70 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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JulieK
Inverness
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Why hospitality is being blamed for Covid spread is beyond me. Full controls in this bar. Staff in correct PPE. Great evening had by us. Thank you xx

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Eilidh
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff with great service! Would definitely go back, the cocktails were lovely too.

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Aimee
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such friendly lovely people running the place, great care to the covid guidelines and very helpful... will definitely be back again ASAP

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ShayeMunro
Inverness
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were lovely as always, cocktails were amazing and always reasonably priced. Felt safe with their procedures, really enjoyed my afternoon out:)

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AshleighB
Inverness
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn't have any food so can't comment on that but the cocktails are the best! Service was fab too.

Bar One
Responded on December 17, 2020

Hi Ashleigh, Thanks for leaving such a nice review. We look forward to welcoming you in again soon. I've passed on your kind comments to the staff here :) Kind regards, Liam

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Shauni
Inverness
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a really good atmosphere and the service was great! Staff were super attentive! Drinks were also delish

Bar One
Responded on December 17, 2020

Hi Shauni, Thank you so much for your kind review, it really means a lot to the whole team here at Bar One. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you in again sometime soon. Kind regards, Liam

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AndrewH
Inverness
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evening felt very safe staff were very attentive been many times before and will always go back one of our go to bars in Inverness

Bar One
Responded on December 17, 2020

Hi Andrew, Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review, it really means a lot to us all here at Bar One. I'm glad you will be coming back again and we look forward to giving you a warm welcome. Kind regards, Liam

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Jake
Inverness
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of best bars ive been too, the atmosphere and service was amazing and the drinks was perfect

Bar One
Responded on December 9, 2020

Hi Jake, Thanks for such a kind review. Can't wait to welcome you in again soon :)

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kimm
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wee bar cocktails amazing and pizzas looked lovely.

Bar One
Responded on December 9, 2020

Thanks Kimm, Hope to see you in again soon :)

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Phil87
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails and very knowledgable staff. Will be back!

Bar One
Responded on December 4, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to review us Phil, it means a lot. Hope to see you in again soon :) Kind regards, Liam

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic to be back at Bar One after so long. Excellent service as always always treated extremely well here.

We had a voucher which was outstanding value. I have and would always recommend Bar One.

Thanks again for making a friends get together so special after so long not seeing each other.

Bar One
Responded on December 4, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind review, we hope to see you in again soon :) Kind regards, Liam

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JenniferD
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Need to re think the high tables, very uncomfortable and was almost sitting on top of each other, stool didn’t have proper back to it, looking at a steamed up window. Ruined our experience

Bar One
Responded on December 4, 2020

I'm sorry to hear that Jennifer. I've check you booking and it came through as a "high top" table booking. In future please don't hesitate to call us and request a lower table and we will try and accommodate. Kind regards, Liam

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AbbiHay
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here, Staff were very friendly and were always checking if you had a drink, we didn’t have food so can’t judge on that, staff were polite and very welcoming

Bar One
Responded on December 4, 2020

Thanks so much Abbi, looking forward to welcoming you in again soon :) Kind regards, Liam

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EMma
Aberdeen
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service. Great food and great cocktails :)

Bar One
Responded on November 25, 2020

Thank you so much Emma, the feedback means a lot to us all here. We can't wait to welcome you in again sometime soon :) Kind regards, Liam

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Rosssy
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very polite and professional staff, treated very well so will be returning thanks

Bar One
Responded on November 25, 2020

Hi Rosssy, Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I have passed your feedback onto the team and they are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. We all look forward to welcoming you in again soon. Kind regards, Liam

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Lyny
Inverness
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Was told by a member of staff Could not book a table for 6 from two households but this is the rules but we were told we could only have 4 at a table. I thought the Rules are you can meet socially with 6 people from two different house holds

Bar One
Responded on November 23, 2020

Hi Lyny, Thanks for taking the time to review us. Sorry I think there has been a bit of miscommunication here, those indeed are the new rules but sadly we don't have any areas big enough to fit a group of 6 people in Bar One that allows safe distancing measures for all other guests as well. We are looking forward to welcoming big groups again when its safe to do so and would love for you to come back again. Kind regards, Liam

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SharronB
London
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had the great deal of two pizzas and a bottle of Prosecco for £30
Fantastic value for money there was a great choice of pizzas .the staff
Were very welcoming and friendly

Bar One
Responded on November 18, 2020

Hi Sharron, Thank you so much for your kind comments. I's glad you enjoyed the Pizza and Prosecco offer & I'll be sure to pass on your kind comments to the staff. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Liam

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JACQUELINEM
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab place, fantastic cocktails and great service.

Bar One
Responded on November 18, 2020

Hi Jacqueline, Thank you so much for your kind comments, we can't wait to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Liam

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AimeeF
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the cocktails, was seated quickly, staff were friendly and offered great service. Overall a very good evening!

Bar One
Responded on November 10, 2020

Hi Aimee, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review. We do pride ourselves on making sure every guest has a great experience with us and I'm so glad to hear that showed. Hope to see you in again soon. Kind regards, Liam

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EilidhD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Very nice cocktails, lovely and friendly staff. Website could be clearer with regards to food serving times. Not the cheapest cocktails but you get what you pay for :)

Bar One
Responded on November 10, 2020

Hi Eilidh, Thank you for your review :). Our staff are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with them. Sorry about the food service times not being clear, just to clarify out kitchen is always open so we serve food from open right up until closing times, this has obviously just been missed with all the Covid government updates but I'll make sure this is visible on the website as well. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Liam

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AimeeG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were so friendly. Drinks and food were amazing too 😍

Bar One
Responded on November 10, 2020

Hi Aimee, Thank you so much for your kind words, the staff are delighted with the feedback. Hope to see you in again soon. Kind regards, Liam

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very big thank you to the staff for making my daughters 18th a special day, brilliant to give her a cats and a drink, outstanding service, really cant fault

Bar One
Responded on November 10, 2020

Hi Andrew, Thank you so much for your kind words, I'm glad you all had a good time celebrating such a big family moment with us. Hope to see you all again soon. Kind regards, Liam

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IainMac
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great drinks and a lovely venue. Will definitely visit again next time I am in the area.

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ailsah
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a lovely place with the friendliest of staff who make the best cocktails!!

Bar One
Responded on October 7, 2020

Hi Ailsah, Thank you so much for the kind review, it means an awful lot. We are extremely proud of every staff member and they really do go above and beyond to create a positive experience for our guests. I'll be sure to feed back your comments to everyone. Hope to see you in again soon :) Kind regards, Liam

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MeganG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were only there for an hour for drinks. Don’t think this particular bar one do food? And I couldn’t get out of the star rating unless I answered the question. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at Bar one. We like a bit of banter and friendly interactive from staff when we are out for a drink and the service was certainly top class! We would recommend this place to anyone who likes a relaxed, safe place to catch up.

Bar One
Responded on September 29, 2020

Hi Megan, Thank you so much for your kind comments, it really means a lot to the whole team here. We do offer food that compliments our cocktail list, I think you may be thinking of the chain "all bar one" were just a small independent Highland venue ourselves. I hope to see you in again soon :). Kind regards, Liam

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good all roumd

Bar One
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you :)

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EHS21
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a really lovely afternoon cocktails fest with pizza and nachos for a wee snack. Everything was lovely. Staff were really friendly and the cocktails were served really quickly as was the food Lovely wee place. We always pop in when we're in Inverness. Our server explained all the covid rules as soon as we arrived and the signs were pretty clear. Definitely be back.

Bar One
Responded on September 29, 2020

Hi EHS21, I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us, it means a lot to hear your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you in again soon. Kind regards, Liam

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Susie8ee
Inverness
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service is personal and professional can not fault it in any way. Hygiene standards are top notch and felt very safe. Also the only place I have been in the whole time which as well as hand sanitiser on departure gave me a little antibac wipe for my specs. (Not to mention their cocktails are the best in Inverness ! )

Bar One
Responded on September 19, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words Susie, it means a lot to the whole team here. We cant wait to welcome you in again soon. Kind regards, Liam

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ClaireC
Inverness
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pizza & Prosecco deal was a winner, delicious pizza. Cocktails were amazing and the best we’d had all evening. Our server Liam was brilliant. Nothing he couldn’t have done for us and was brilliant crack. Will definitely be back! Thanks for a lovely evening.

Bar One
Responded on September 19, 2020

Thank you so much Claire, I'm glad you had a great time and we cant wait to see you in again sometime soon :) Kind regards, Liam

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KerryD
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was in at the weekend for cocktails and was really impressed at how they are handling the COVID situation very professional. Still a lovely place for a cocktail.

Bar One
Responded on September 19, 2020

Thanks Kerry, we cant wait to welcome you in again soon. Kind regards, Liam

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BrendaM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience2

We didn’t have food only drinks and they were lovely. Staff very attentive and aware of covid rules. Felt safe.

Bar One
Responded on September 19, 2020

Thanks Brenda, please do visit us again soon :) Kind regards, Liam

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LisaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Been to bar one many times and always had a lovely time. We expected changes due to covid, and the safety aspect of the visit was fine.
The service however was very poor and very slow considering there wasn’t too many people in at the time. The quality of cocktails didn’t seem as up to the high standard we remember pre lockdown.

Bar One
Responded on September 19, 2020

Hi Lisa, I'm sorry we didn't meet all your expectations on this occasion, please do visit us again soon. I'm confident we will hit the mark on the standards and service you've had in previous visits. Kind regards, Liam

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JordanM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The guys there were great, service and drinks and food were perfect. Thanks
10/10 nachos

Bar One
Responded on September 19, 2020

Thanks Jordan, I'm glad you enjoyed so much about your visit with us. Hope to see you in again soon. Kind regards, Liam

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cocktails in town ! Plenty of choice ,staffs very nice and good atmosphere.

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TraceyG
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

We had a few different cocktails served was really helpful
Covid regulations were spot on very much enjoyed it would visit again

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Soph
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Didn't catch the name who served us but really friendly
Always love coming to bar one
Staff always so friendly!

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JordanM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at bar one were so great and accommodating for my girlfriends birthday.
Card and free birthday shot was delivered to our table on arrival! Amazing staff, will return

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LoMo
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, staff extremely helpful.

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nicole
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was in for drinks on the 18th and in to celebrate my 21st on the 19th. Both night staff were amazing. Especially one of the girls named Bethany.

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ross and Sasha were amazing service

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Bar One is rated 4.8 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.