Pizza, gin cocktails and baltic market

Everyone loves a good beverage. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a tipple mid-week or somewhere to let your hair down at the weekend, we’ve put together a list of what we think are the 'Best Bars in Liverpool' that serve up a boss cocktail, because’s always 5 o’clock somewhere, right?

Lets get to it then.


11-13 Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4AU 

If you love cocktails then Be At One is where you want to be. With over 100 cocktails on the menu from a Zombie to an Aperol Spritz, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Dance under the neon lighting after a few Espresso Martinis and enjoy the party tunes. Tip… the DJ takes requests. 

🍹πŸ₯‚πŸΈπŸ’– #beatone

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Cains Brewery, Stanhope Street, L8 5XJ 

A little bit different to your average ‘bar’- Baltic Market is an incredible Street Food market located in Liverpool’s former ‘Cains Brewery.’ Its more of a casual place, so don’t worry about being too dressed up here. Live music, good drinks and an even better atmosphere. Winner. 

Sunday is sorted! With @jenannerose

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5 Brunswick Street, Liverpool, L2 0UU

Ever seen your mate post one of those videos on Instagram of their cocktail seemingly on fire, inside a testube? That was probably at the Alchemist. Located just off Castle Street in a beautifully ornate building, the Alchemist has an extensive cocktail menu that doesn’t keep it simple. 

Super fun cocktails last night

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32 Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BE 

There’s not many ways to describe this place, other than pretty special. Surrounded by overbearing modern developments, Kaz garden is a bit like an old, beautiful pirate ship, sitting doing its thing. Delicious street food, live music, DJs, fruit beer and decent priced drinks. Kaz garden is a little space of happiness in the city. 

#kaz #bevs #borderline #liverpool #shotoniphone #summer #ish #garden

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29a Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ

If you enjoy a gin in sophisticated surroundings, then head up to Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter to Jenever. A fabulous, contemporary Gin Bar. Over 120 types of gin and speciality jenevers will keep the gin lover pleased. While if gin isn’t your tipple, Jenever also serve beers, cocktails and wine. 

Gin tasting πŸ˜‹πŸΈ

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25 Parr Street, Liverpool, L1 4JN

Tucked around the corner of Seel Street, Crazy Pedros pumps out classic tunes, serves gin in a tin AND pizzas with big macs on until the morning. Need anymore info? I don’t think so. 


Fenwick Street, Liverpool, L2 7NT

Back in the Commercial District, just around the corner from the Alchemist actually is Jennys. Just look for the chip shop. Head downstairs and get lost in the prohibition era. Come here if you’re looking for a superb quality cocktail. 

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49 New Bird Street, Liverpool, L1 0DN 

We’re back  in the Baltic Triangle for this one. Botanical Garden is housed in a former scrap yard. As you can see, upcycled is the theme here, alongside delicious botanical tipples. Its only open for part of the year, so be sure to check before you go. You really need to go to appreciate this place and its quirky decor. 


62-64 Bridgewater Street, Liverpool, L1 0AY

We are staying in the Baltic Triangle again! (!!!) this time, at h1780 Tap and Still. It’s actually still a working brewery (Higsons founded in Liverpool in 1780) and offers a ‘ginsmiths’ tour of the premises. 


32 Rodney Street, Liverpool, L1 2TP 

We’re looking at Whisky now in MacKenzies. We’re in the Georgian Quarter again. MacKenzies is a lovely place to relax with friends, watch sports, enjoy live music and over 300 of the world’s finest whiskies. 


Cains Brewery Village, Stanhope Street, Liverpool L8 5XJ 

If you’re a fan of the Peaky Blinders, then this place should be high on your list. A huge former warehouse in Liverpool’s Cains Brewery village, giant copper vats, real-life peaky blinders and live music gives this place a unique and enjoyable atmosphere.


St Peter's Church, Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BH 

A place for civilised cocktails and samba afternoon tea in the daytime, Alma De Cuba becomes the ultimate home of the party at night. Incredible dancers dressed head to toe in Cuban outfits, giant head dresses and jewels grace the stage. If you fancy yourself as a dancer, revellers are also welcome onto the stage. Make sure you stay around for the petal shower.


43 Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4AZ 

Not a place for the faint hearted, Some Place is an absinthe bar in the heart of Liverpool’s nightlife scene, Seel street. Expect low lighting and eclectic music. Water dispensers on the bar are welcome alongside an extensive absinthe lead cocktail menu. 


24 Hardman Street, Liverpool, L1 9AX 

This is probably the most insta-worthy bar in Liverpool.  As you can tell from the title, a florist/botanical theme runs throughout this bar and restaurant located within a former School for the Blind. Flower walls, fragrant cocktails and an extensive food menu that includes brunch and a delicious Sunday Roast. There’s also live music at the weekend and outdoor seating that overlooks the city.


35-39 Greenland Street, L1 0BS

Constellations is a Baltic Triangle favourite with everything you need under one roof! From roast dinners to a well stocked bar, event space, garden and music all day every day it doesn't really get much better. Head down on a sunny day in particular and you’re in for a treat. 

Thanks to @independentliverpool for the article and all the support along the way. *link in story* We are just beginning our 5th and final year at our Greenland Street home and we have plenty of reasons for you to come down and be a part of our last year. #stillhereforanotheryear We will see an array of music and food and drink festivals and exciting food offers taking over the garden starting with Gin Fever x Constellations. Plus we will be celebrating our 5th Birthday on April the date! Our wedding and party diary is booking up fast, we have some huge events booked in such as @souljam_uk , One Eye Open Events, @abandonsilence, The Wonder Pot and @goodlifeuk, read more about them in the article. We are also making connections with new promoters across the city ready for the launch of our new mini nightclub, Best Before at the back of the venue. Let's just say this last year is looking to be AMAZING! Thanks to everyone who has supported us on our journey!

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81 LTD

81 Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BB

Above Salt Dogs (only for those in the know) is its alter-ego, a hidden bar which only reveals itself if you know the secret passcode. And even then, you have to hunt around for the entrance door. It’s all very theatrical (and based on similar models in Manhattan, where telephone boxes double as club entrances), and perfect for those seeking a delicious twist of mystery to their night on the town. 

Strawberry Fields Forever.

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Royal Albert Dock, 22 Edward Pavilion, Liverpool, L3 4AF

Cuban, Cocktails and Rum. 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!

This weather...πŸ·πŸ˜ŽπŸ’™

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Enter via Oh Me Oh My, Rooftop, West Africa House, 25 Water Street, L2 0RG 

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.


62 Castle Street, Liverpool, 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 there will definitely be space for dancing later on.

Monday night ting @georgiaeg @__lkh

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13 Hope Street, Liverpool, 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 importantly, Prosecco. Inside it might look like they've forgotten to paint the walls/cover up the water pipes; but na, it's just the styleπŸ˜‰

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?

Wednesday. #krombacher #liverpoolgin #ginandtonic #scrabble #thepenfactory #penfactory #hopestreet @liverpoolgin @pen_factory

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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 too; YES.

Often they have live music in their little intimate gig space, if you can catch a band there, you should.

Even on these very cold winter nights our garden can look beautiful! πŸ“Έ @hannahmetcalfe

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Castle Street, Liverpool, L2 7LQ 

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.


48 Berry Street, Liverpool, L1 4JQ 

Sometimes, you need to get away from the crowd and find a secret spot. Berry and Rye is a hidden gem which combines whisky, blues, jazz and gin. Open seven nights a week, it's a modern speakeasy. Just on the edge of Ropewalks, in Liverpool's Chinatown. There's a secret black door to enter. It can be hard to find at first, but knock and if you're lucky, you'll get in.


21-23 Berry Street, Liverpool, L1 9DF 

A late night cocktail bar on Berry Street. Just look out for the ‘red door.’ Think low lighting, high ceilings, classy cocktails and no trainers. Ask the bar team for advice on cocktails if you’re not sure. There’s also an outdoor terrace for the warmer days or nights!


41 Slater St, Liverpool L1 4BX

You can find Santa Chupitos on the corner of the cobbled Seel Street in the Ropewalks area. Inside, the bar has a quirky yet cosy feel. They offer their own twist on classic cocktails from Passion Fruit Zombies to Bacon and Maple Old Fashioned. However, we’d definitely recommend starting off by trying their famous ‘5 Dollar Shake’... Vodka, Chambord, blueberries and ice cream all shaken up and served in a milk bottle = HEAVEN!


41B Slater Street, Liverpool, L1 4BX

So one or two cocktails have turned into five or six? We understand, it happens to the best of us! El Bandito is open later than most in the city, tucked away under Santa Chupitos on Seel Street. It’s a cosy basement bar, open from 9pm-3am on a weeknight and until 5am on a weekend. Perfect for those of you that love staying out until the early hours! PLUS they run Happy Hour every day from 8-12pm… Winner! Their cocktails are mainly tequila or mezcal based, we would recommend trying their Blended Margarita.


Tempest Bulding, 12 Tithebarn Street, L2 2DT 

You'll notice the scandi vibes as soon you walk through the door at Folk. Benches, giant beer vats and exposed roof and concrete walls. Its a little out the way and on its own compared to other bars on our list, but worth it for a more relaxed vibe. They've also got a rooftop that opens when the weather's lookin' fine. 


29-31 Parliament Street, L8 5RN 

An outdoor cocktail bar in the vibrant Baltic Triangle. The outdoor bar features an exposed wooden structure complete with flowers and foliage. Choose from a selection of fruity and punchy cocktails while enjoying live music. Outside on the astroturf choose from an array of street-food vendors. 

Summer Sprtiz @birdiesbarbbq

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1 Paradise Street, Liverpool One, L1 8JF

For a night out with a difference head over to Junkyard Golf Club in Liverpool One. Enjoy a round of golf on one of their three crazy themed golf courses and sample some of their incredible cocktails at the bar. However, these aren't any ordinary cocktails, with names like Hotline ting, Ribena Turner and Post Melone, you will need to check them out! 

We've done the hard work now its time for you to enjoy. Missed off your favourite bar? Then let us know in the comments. 

Liverpool is a city that is proud of its nightlife, both due to the variety, safety and quality of its offer. Liverpool is proud to hold the Purple Flag award. The Purple Flag accreditation is awarded to towns and cities that offer an entertaining, diverse, safe and enjoyable night out. For more information visit their website,

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Baltic Market
Cafe / Bar
The street revolution has come to Liverpool. All hail the Baltic Market this Christmas!

Liverpool's first ever street food market, Baltic Market situated on the redeveloped Caines Brewery site.

The Alchemist
The Alchemist Liverpool

At the Alchemist they're masters in the dark arts of molecular mixology and demons in the kitchen.

Crazy Pedro's Liverpool
Crazy Pedro's Liverpool

They love to party all the time at Pedro's. Grab a Frozen Margarita and a slice of Pizza and watch the party unfold.

Love Lane Brewery (formerly H1780 Tap & Still)
Love Lane Brewery (formerly H1780 Tap & Still)

Liverpool's newest brewery that's revived the much loved Higson's brand & distils the premium Ginsmiths of Liverpool gins. Drink or dine with a window into the heart of the distillery/brewery, all in a venue that would make the meatpacking district in New York jealous!

Peaky Blinders Bar - Baltic Triangle
The Peaky Blinders bar houses in a converted warehouse in the Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool

Peaky Blinders bar in Liverpool's Cains Brewery Village is a must-visit for all fans of the Birmingham based, Liverpool filmed gangster epic. Located within the Baltic Triangle of Liverpool, a former industrial hub, you'll find Beer Mongers on the warehoused street of Stanhope Street, surrounded by numerous converted bars occupying the former brewery site.

The Florist
The Florist

The Florist, a contemporary new bar and restaurant is situated on the site of the former Old Blind School pub, The Florist breathes new life into the stunning Grade II listed building, once home to the Royal School for the Blind. The Florist has began to charm the city with it's breathtaking floral installations, which are sure to be Instagram gold and like nothing Liverpool has ever seen before.

81 LTD
81 LTD

Liverpool's speakeasy cocktail experience with an invitation only/pre-booking system. Well hidden on one of Liverpool's most popular streets (Seel street) above Salt Dog Slims, gain entry to 81LTD get on the guest list Thursday-Sunday by texting 07803361052 with your full name, party size, date & time of arrival.

Revolución de Cuba
RevoluciΓ³n de Cuba

A stunning two floor party Rum bar on dining Cantina on the Albert Docks.

Tea Room/Coffee Shop

OH ME OH MY is a grand teahouse situated within West Africa House - an accessible, affordable and breathtakingly attractive space to meet, think, eat, drink or hold an event.

Santa Chupitos
Santa Chupitos

Home of the $5 dollar shake and many other whacky and wonderful cocktails. With a classic menu available all year round, combined with a seasonal cocktail menu that utilises the freshest in season produce and don't miss their happy hour menu, Monday-Friday 5pm-9pm!

El Bandito
El Bandito

A basement tequilaria straight from the heart of Mexico!


Constellations & The Observatory is an award winning, independently-minded event space in the heart of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, with a killer outdoor space.