Pubs in Oban with Live Music

Scotland's Adventure Coast

Oban isn't just about stunning landscapes and fresh seafood. It's also a vibrant hub for live music enthusiasts. Whether you want to join a traditional Scottish ceilidh, sing along to some live music in a pub or simply enjoy a good beat whilst taking in the spectacular West Coast views, Oban has something for everyone.

From lively pubs to charming waterfront eateries, here are a selection of pubs in Oban with live music.


Pubs with Live Music in Oban

The View Oban 

The View is Oban's largest independent gastro bar and music venue and a cornerstone of Oban's nightlife scene. Located in the centre of Oban town, its waterfront terrace provides a picturesque setting to enjoy some drinks, delicious food and live music. The View hosts a variety of live music gigs, traditional ceilidhs and club nights. So, whether you’d like to join a traditional ceilidh with top-class bagpiping, accordion and highland dancing or join one of their themed club nights, the View in Oban is a guaranteed good night out.

Markie Dans 

The family-run bar is an Oban institution. Tucked away in the basement of Corran House, the traditional wee Scottish pub is easily missed but never forgotten. Over the years, Markie Dans has rightfully earned its reputation as one of the very best pubs in Oban! Indulge in a great selection of local beers and single malts - one of the largest collections in Argyll - and delicious food while enjoying some live music. Whether you’re looking to watch live sports, play a bit of pool, have a bite to eat or just relax with a drink in the beer garden, a visit to Markie Dans is always worth it. Markie Dans also hosts various events throughout the year, including its annual music festival as well as weekly pub quizzes and karaoke nights. 

The Lorne Bar 

The Lorne is a traditional restaurant and whisky bar, located just a short walk from Oban station. With an extensive choice of fresh and local food including locally bought fish and seafood and a great range of whiskies and draught beers, this pub in Oban should be on everyone’s list. Their Wednesday quiz nights are a staple event amongst locals and visitors alike. During the summer months, make sure you head to the beer garden for a drink to soak up the West Coast sun and fresh ocean breeze. The Lorne often offers live music during the summer month, visit their website for more information about upcoming events. 

The Oban Inn 

The Oban Inn is amongst Oban’s most historic establishments. The pub’s doors opened back in 1790 and it has been a place for drinks, food, live music and social gatherings ever since. The Oban Inn is an icon, one of only a few remaining buildings from the original town plans, lovingly decorated and styled in the style of an 18th-century pub, with flagstone floors and exposed beams. The Public Bar offers a traditional fayre, real ales, wines, spirits and all of the modern brands you'd expect of a welcoming Scottish pub. You won’t find big screens or piped music at the Oban Inn. Instead, patrons are asked to chat amongst themselves or with one of the friendly staff to pass the day, why not pick up the guitar and give us a song? Follow Oban Inn on Facebook to learn more about upcoming live music events at the pub to experience the true sound of Oban.

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Corran Halls

The Corran Halls stands as a cornerstone of live entertainment in Oban, offering a multifunctional space that caters to a diverse range of events. From intimate acoustic sets to buzzing concerts, The Corran Halls has hosted a variety of musical performances over the years. Additionally to live music, Corran Halls also hosts a variety of interactive workshops, food fairs and comedy shows every year. To discover upcoming events head to the Corran Halls website here.

The Rockfield Centre

The Rockfield Centre serves as a cultural community hub in Oban and offers diverse activities and events. With its spacious facilities and commitment to supporting local arts and culture, The Rockfield Centre often hosts upcoming as well as established Scottish artists. It’s also the home venue of the Oban Music Society, which often puts on live music shows revolving around Scottish heritage and culture. On top of live music events, the Rockfield Centre offers a variety of art exhibitions, community events and rooms for hire. Discover all upcoming events here.

So, next time you find yourself in Oban, be sure to venture out and discover the sound of this vibrant coastal town. Discover all upcoming events in and around Oban here.