These are not just any old bars...

If you’re looking for ways to make your night out in Liverpool a bit different then this list will definitely help you out. From cocktail bars with bowling alleys and ball pit bars to speakeasy style venues with sleight of hand magic or even board game cafes! 

Bring out your competitive side and see who comes out on top with a bit of friendly competition. 


NQ64 on Colquitt street is no ordinary bar. Head down into the basement bar to find a whole host of retro and vintage arcade games and video game consoles. There is everything from Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Street Fighter II, to Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero and Mario Kart. Grab your tokens from the bar and a video game themed cocktail to go with it and enjoy this little blast to the past. 


For cocktails, street food, retro video games and a giant ball pit then Balls Deep on Seel Street is the place to head. Dive into the pit, have fun with your mates and relax on the ocean of balls after a cocktail or two. This won’t be like any bar you’ve been to before. 

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There are two Roxy Ball Rooms in Liverpool each with their own unique elements for that perfect night out. Head to Rainford Square for bowling, shuffleboard, mini golf, beer pong, ping pong and pool tables over two floors with two huge bars or Hanover Street for the usual party games and a roof terrace overlooking the city for those summertime drinks. 


The Oracle, an old fashioned cocktail bar on Duke Street, has something magical about it, literally. Take your pick of cocktails from their extensive menu and sit back and relax as magicians perform close-up magic for you right at your table. 


Consider yourself a bowling pro? Get all your mates down to Lane 7 to see who can be named the bowling champion. This cocktail bar has plenty of bowling lanes, pool tables, ping pong, beer pong and dart boards so when the bowling is over you can take on another challenge. 


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Ghetto Golf in the Baltic Triangle is the perfect afternoon, evening and night time activity. Climb through a caravan, tackle a pirate ship and grab a selfie in the day glow room in this huge golf warehouse. Whether you’re on a big night out or just catching up with friends, the 18 hole crazy golf course is the perfect accompaniment to cocktails and a party playlist.  


Junkyard Golf Club is half way up the steps in Liverpool ONE, don’t worry, you won't be able to miss it! Head inside for a choice of three different themed courses, crazy cocktails with names like Hotline Ting and Ribena Turner and a photobooth. It will make for the perfect start to your night out. 


Find Boston Pool Loft just off Concert Square for all your sporting needs. With British pool tables, American pool tables, snooker tables, table tennis, shuffleboard tables, pinball machines and over 20 TV screens on offer, your night out will be sorted, especially if the football is on. 


Sugar & Dice is more of a cafe than a bar but they do serve good selection of craft beer, if tea isn’t your thing, to go alongside a slice of cake and a board game. Take a look at their HUGE selection of board games and pick your favourite or a new one to try out. The staff know everything there is to know about board games so they;ll be able to give a helping hand if it’s needed. 


Europe’s largest video game arcade and bar is opening in the Cains Brewery Village on 20th December! Find everything from retro arcade games to games consoles and a whole floor of VR games to challenge your mates to!


Super Megabite on Seel Street is is the perfect place to head if you’re a fan of fried chicken and video games. Challenge your mates to a retro arcade game and then dig into a bucket of chicken or burgers, fries, nachos and loads more!

See how many of these places you can tick off on your nights out in Liverpool! Bring out your competitive side and go home a champion of your chosen sport! We're 100% counting crazy golf and a sport. 

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This blog post has been written by Sophie Shields, Digitial Marketing Assistant for Marketing Liverpool.

Sophie is from Liverpool, loves all things music, particularly the local music scene and Liverpool FC.