Whether its pouring with rain or glorious sunshine – who knows in this country!? – there’s one thing that’s always a constant; it’s perfect weather for a drink.
A cheeky bask in the sunshine overlooking the city or escaping the torrential rain and warming the cockles with a whisky, we’ve got it covered.
The best thing about this city, is that everything is in walking distance. BUT, if your high heels have got too much, you can just as easily jump on-board the Merseyrail underground service.
Ready Set Go – Revolucion De Cuba
Albert Dock, 22 Edward Pavilion, Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4AF
Lunch with a view 😊 a few weeks back we headed to #Liverpool's newest @thealbertdock addition, Revolucion De Cuba. We tried the rum cocktails (& made our own!), listened to authentic Cuban music, learnt about cigar manufacturing, met the chef and tried his d e l i c i o u s tapas! 😍 The Albert Dock is THE place to dine out in #Liverpool with so many bars and eateries to chose from 🌮🍹 #VisitLiverpool #Revdecuba
Or should we say, Cuban, Cocktails and Rum. Starting at the iconic Albert Dock with Revolucion De Cuba. The two storey rum bar has outdoor seating in one of the city’s best suntraps overlooking the Albert Dock – you’re already loving it? IT gets better. They’ve a fine selection of tiki style cocktails taking you to the beach!
Get the Fiesta going with some Latin inspired Cantina and Cuban classic Cuba Libre; Bacardi Carta Oro rum, with lime and Coca Cola. The fruit salad teapot is also perfect for sharing!
Enter via Oh Me Oh My, Rooftop, West Africa House, 25 Water Street, L2 0RG
Feeling those summer vibes today 😎 #Visitliverpool #Repost @lottie.ll with @repostapp ・・・ Rose petals cocktails with Liverpool's prettiest view 🌸🌺 - nowhere better to spend one of the hottest days of the year than at @ohmeohmy_liv rooftop garden #liverpool #sunny #cocktails #instablogging #lifestyleblogger #visitliverpool
No, we’re not shocked it’s just the next place on the list. The Goodness Gracious roof garden is probably now one of the worst kept secrets. It overlooks the famous Three Graces and resides on the roof of a former bank building at the bottom of Water Street.
They open when they like and close when they like… Here’s a video we took last summer. 😍
What’s in your Neighbourhood? - Neighbourhood Bar and Restaurant
62 Castle Street, L2 7LQ
Ideally located next door to 62 Castle Street Hotel for those who are looking for somewhere nearby to crash! Neighbourhood brings neon signs, classy interiors and an impressive drinks menu. Come evening time, DJs take to the upper balcony, there’s live musicians and singers and they’ll definitely be space for dancing later on.
P.S – We're trying the bottomless brunch this weekend, endless bloody Marys and endless Prosecco. EXCITED
More Cuban Vibes Please – Alma De Cuba
St Peters Church, Seel Street, L1 4BH
Alma De Cuba is inside a former catholic church. It might not look so much from outside, but prepare to be taken aback when you step inside. There’s huge chandeliers, exposed beams AND a stage. The place comes alive with Latin and Hispanic Carnival Vibes at the weekend. There’s a Gospel Choir performance at their Sunday Roast and to be honest it’s just an all-round great place for a drink or a dance.
P.S If you're dancing is good enough, they'll pull you up onto the stage; we weren't good enough :(
41 Slater Street, L1 4BX
Three words. Five.Dollar.Shake. On the corner of the cobbled streets of the Ropewalks area, you’ll stumble across possibly the BEST cocktail served in a milk bottle ever. Vodka, Chambord, blueberries and ice cream.
Santa Chupitos is like the American ‘dive bar’, another one that doesn’t look particularly ‘shiny’ from the outside. BUT step inside and you’ll love the exposed brick, low lighting and music from every era. Its chilled in the day, and a place that gets a bit louder in the evening.
The 160-year-old building has just had a makeover and we don’t think it looks a day over 50 😉
Disclaimer - The Five Dollar Shake doesn't cost 5 Dollars.. or pounds.
Georgian Quarter – Pen Factory
13 Hope Street, L1 9BQ
The Pen Factory is the perfect place for a chilled out small plates lunch. There’s loads of specially selected cask ales, continental lagers, wine, cocktails and the most important… Prosecco. Inside it might look like they’ve forgotten to paint the walls/cover up the water pipes… na, it’s just the style.
There’s a cute little outside space too, complete with twinkly lights that make it look like something out of Harry Potter or something. There's no pens, but there's a load of board games?
Buyers a drink – Buyers Club
24 Hardman Street, Liverpool, L1 9AX
It’s not far from Pen Factory and it also has twinkly lights! There’s a restaurant, a bar, garden and music and also, if you love their natural wine as much as we do, you can buy it from them to take home because they’re an off license – YES.
Often they have live music in their little intimate gig space, if you can catch a band there, you should.
4-5 Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool, L1 4JJ
You probably, most definitely won’t just stumble across the Kazimier Garden, but if you ever did I assure you it’ll be the best little place you ever stumble across.
The eclectic furnishings - by that we mean more festoon lighting, wooden huts, gravel floor and its bird house type beacon, that lets you seek out just where this little treasure is – It’s love of live music, selection of craft beers and botanicals and whole atmosphere means that as soon as you enter through the shabby door, you feel a world away from a bustling city.
Castle Street, Liverpool, L2 7LQ
Castle Street is a street in Liverpool that used to be filled with banks. Now it’s bustling with trendy bars, restaurants and even wine tasting merchants! Castle Street Townhouse does Breakfast, Brunch and Bar.
Inside is super sleek and shiny. Its near to the business quarter, so there’s normally some gents in suits that have got off early. Anyway the best bit has got to be the ‘Breakfast Cocktails’ – BLUEBERRY MUFFIN; Absolut blue, gingerbread syrup, blueberry jam, cranberry and lemon juice. There’s also a Bloody Mary or just a classic Champagne and Orange for those who are a little more traditional.
49 New Bird St, Liverpool L1
It's funky, the drinks are even better and its opening soon for Spring/Summer! The Gin Garden features fit food, i.e sweet potato fries and plantain chips, a cracking choice of gins, cocktails, decks, deck chairs and a Volkswagen.
It's in the Baltic Triangle part of town, littered with former warehouses, turned bars and club venues.
There you have it. Our top spots for a bevy, now go and enjoy.
Fancy making a weekend of it? Book a hotel! You can book it here through VisitLiverpool.com, ideal!
Always drink responsibly.