Independent Venue Week kicks off today and runs until 2 February for a seven day celebration of music venues around the UK.

We’re taking the opportunity to celebrate all the wonderful music venues in Liverpool taking part in IVW so on your next visit you know where to head to check out our amazing music scene - we’re pretty big into our music over here. 

The venues listed here are all official partners of Independent Venue Week but if you want to find out more about our other music venues in the city check out our dedicated music venue blog


Launched in 2019, Jimmy’s on Bold Street has quickly become a staple music venue in Liverpool. Not only do they host gigs down in the basement pretty much every night of the week, they have an impressive bar with lava lamps all over the wall and a restaurant upstairs! It’s the gift that keeps on giving!


Find District in the heart of the trendy Baltic Triangle as it plays host to gigs, club nights, screenings, talks and loads of other events! It’s home to some of Liverpool’s most exciting music nights including Boss and Positive Vibration and hosts gigs as part of some huge festivals including, Liverpool Disco Festival, Sound City and loads more. 


Find Phase One on Seel street for all your indie music needs. Not only is there an impressive intimate gig space, there is a record store with private listening booths, a bar and an outdoor space for cooling off in the summer months. Have a look at their socias to see what events they have coming up over Independent Venue Week and beyond. 


The original Jacaranda is a Liverpool institution. Originally owned by Allan Williams, it was regularly visited by the Beatles in their early days and has been an important part of the Liverpool music scene ever since! Head down into the basement for an intimate gig experience with top touring and local bands. Visit their socials to see what they have going on. 


Blink and you’ll miss Some Place on Seel Street! Keep your eyes peeled for a green light above a door and you’ll enter into a secret cocktail bar that specialises in absinthe and cognac. Sit back and relax in this intimate gig venue to get a taste of the Liverpool music scene. They’ve got loads going on over Independent Venue Week so keep an eye on their socials to find out more! 


Zanzibar has been an important part of Liverpool’s music scene since 1990 and has helped highlight some of Liverpool’s and the UK’s biggest acts. Everyone from The Coral to The Libertines, Keane and Miles Kane have graced the stage so you know you’ll find a decent gig here. 


What was once a world class recording studio is now a top event space for music gigs. The old studio space remains intact with the bar now being held in the old control room complete with the original viewing window so you won't miss a minute of the action! 


Head down into the basement of Heebie Jeebies this Independent Venue Week to check out this venue that is a staple on the Liverpool music scene. With gigs including Nine Foot Brian, Espedairs, Little Triggers, Tokyo Taboo and loads more there will be something for everyone!


Did you know Renshaw Street was home to an art deco theatre style gig space at Grand Central Hall? Having recently been refurbished in 2018 it has welcomed all sorts of acts to its stage. It’s definitely worth a look to see what's on there just to take in the impressive space!


What was once a Handyman Supermarket for 48 years has now been turned into a bar, brewery and event space on Smithdown Road. It has been a prime spot for music events such as Smithdown Road Festival since 2017 and has hosted all sorts of gigs showcasing top local talent. 


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Craft Taproom is a Smithdown favourite and has welcomed the likes of Idles, Beans on Toast and loads of well known acts to its venue. It’s also home to 18 taps, loads of craft beer and cider and a pretty tasty food menu. 

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