As lockdown measures begin to ease it means we can start heading out to safely explore Liverpool’s bars once again.

We’re known for a good night out in Liverpool. From our ever popular bars to beer gardens and traditional pubs, there is somewhere for everyone to pull up a chair. 

To help you plan your next trip into Liverpool for a drink, whether it’s something refreshing out in the Baltic sun or a cocktail in a rooftop garden we have you covered. 

Due to lockdown measures easing, each venue has adapted to make it safe and comfortable for everyone to visit. Various safety measures will have been introduced including reduced capacity, table service only, spaced out tables and increased cleaning regimes. The majority of venues are also currently operating a booking system only so we would recommend visiting their websites beforehand to book and for more information on their social distancing guidelines. We’ll keep updating this list as more venues begin to open. 

Get ready to fall in love with Liverpool’s bars! 

As of 22nd September all hospitality venues including bars, pubs and restaurants will have to shut at 10pm. We would recommend visiting each venue's website or social media channels before visiting for more information. 



For cocktails inspired by the history of alchemy in a beautiful Grade II listed building then head to The Alchemist. Presented in vessels orchestrated to add a dash of theatre there’s something a bit different for everyone to enjoy. 


If you’re a fan of gin then you’re going to want to try the Liverpool Gin Distillery on Castle Street. Their own Liverpool Gin goes perfectly in a refreshing gin and tonic on a summer's day. 


Love Lane Brewery is based in the heart of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle. They produce their own beers and gins all under the one roof with everything from Love Lane Larger, Love Lane Pale Ale and even a Love Lane Mango Ale on tap alongside plenty of gins. Book a table to enjoy a sample or two. 


Jimmy’s on Bold Street not only has great views of the Bombed Out Church but it’s also all about the good food, good drinks and good music. With a vibrant neon interior and a selection of their own beers on tap, it’s a great place to unwind at the weekend. They even do a wonderful roast dinner too...


Situated in the Ropewalks area of the city, Brewdog has an adventurous drinks menu with all your favourite brewdog beers on tap and a huge selection of bottles too. They also have an impressive food menu and dogs are obviously welcome in - perfect!


The Shipping Forecast is another Ropewalks favourite combining food and drink in this nautical setting with lots of social distancing measures in place. 


Home of the Big Gulp, Motel has everything you want for a socially distanced night out. Great atmosphere, a bit of music, sparkly lights and even a bit of football!


Opening their doors again from 4th July, Punch Tarmeys is the place to go for a bit of Irish charm. You can book a table inside or enjoy the sun in their Courtyard whilst following social distancing guidelines. 


NQ64 is an underground bar full of retro arcade games, games consoles and cocktails to suit. Plenty of safety measures have been introduced to make everyone’s gaming experience fun for all including access to disposable gloves and hand sanitiser, increased cleaning and limited capacity. 


If you’re a fan of Peaky Blinders then you might want to book a table at the Peaky Blinders Bar at the Baltic Triangle. Enjoy a drink indoors to soak up the sun in their courtyard, all at a social distance! 


The Merchant is a popular place to head on a sunny day for a gin and tonic in the botanical themed bar. With socially distanced tables inside, beer garden vibes out the back and tables out front to watch the world go by, grab a drink and enjoy the sun. 



St Luke's Church, or The Bombed Out Church, known by the locals has turned their garden into an outdoor bar perfect for enjoying a refreshing drink in the sun this summer. They are also offering beautiful stone baked pizzas made by Turncoat too!


Gin lovers rejoice! The Botanical Garden is back open with social distancing measures in place serving up all your favourite cocktails! It’s the perfect place for a refreshing drink in the sun. 


The Constellations garden is one of the best places to spend the summer months! Housed in the Baltic Triangle, the garden boasts plenty of space for social distancing with tables you can book and plenty of drinks at the bar. 


Birdies have reopened their tropical garden for socially distanced drinks in the sun! With plenty of cocktails to pick from, street food and lots of sunshine, head over to relax this summer. 


Head over to the Baltic Triangle to enjoy a drink in the outdoors at Dockleaf. The friendly atmosphere, draft beers and amazing food will make for a great afternoon out. They are also offering a booking system for tables indoors and even serving their delicious Sunday roasts again! 


Find Kazimier Gardens hidden away down Seel Street and enter into a beautiful beer garden in the city centre. With a well stocked bar, fire pits, fairy lights and great music, you can’t really go wrong any time of year. 


Head to the rooftop of Pins on Duke Street to enjoy the sun and a few drinks on their huge roof! There’s plenty of space to socially distance and they even have some games up there too. 


Whilst the Baltic Market is predominantly an indoor food market, they also have an outdoor seating area for you to soak up the sun and the atmosphere in. They are currently not taking bookings so you can just turn up!


The roof on Crazy Pedro’s is a bit of a sun trap and the perfect place to unwind with one of their cocktails and a slice of pizza. It’s the perfect combination!


The team behind Bongo’s Bingo are bringing you a huge outdoor bar this summer in their home of Content. Pull up a bench, order from the app and they’ll bring your drinks right over.


Phase One on Seel street have just made their outdoor yard even better than it was before, if that’s possible! With plenty of tables for social distancing, great drinks and a playlist to keep your toes tapping it’s perfect for a drink in the sun. 


For one of the best views in the city, head up to the rooftop of Oh Me Oh My. Overlooking the Royal Liver Building and the Strand the views from the Goodness Gracious Roof Garden teamed with a refreshing drink will make any summers day. 

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Set in an old police bridewell that dates back to the mid 19th Century, The Bridewell has converted the original cells into seating areas, it’s like going back in time. They stock all sorts of local and continental beers, whisky, gins and rums too! 


The team behind The Bridewell have also launched their new venture, The Denbigh Castle following lockdown. The pub dates back to 1815 and has been brought into the modern day with a focus on German larger, cask & craft beer and a vegan wine list!


Head to Shenanigans on Tithebarn Street for a friendly welcome, quality drinks, great atmosphere and a bit of Irish charm. There is also some pretty amazing street art on the side of the building you should check out too. 


The Slaughter House on Fenwick Street is a traditional pub with a friendly atmosphere! They have seats inside and outside so you can enjoy a drink whatever the weather. 


The Philharmonic pub is one of the most famous pubs in the UK. The tradition pub on Hope Street has a stunning interior and was the setting for one of Paul McCartney’s secret gigs in 2018...


This historic pub dates back to 1870, originating as a coffee shop and then as an oyster bar, Ma Boyles is now a popular ale house and eatery. A stone’s throw away from the Royal Liver Building, it’s the perfect place to grab a drink after a bit of sightseeing. 

Due to venues having different guidelines, booking systems and opening hours we would always recommend checking ahead with each one before your visit. For more information on how to safely visit Liverpool as lockdown measures ease have a look at our dedicated blog

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The Alchemist
People are sitting at tables inside a modern, light and chic bar. Hanging drop lights add a glow.

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

Liverpool Gin Distillery
Three bottles of the Rose Petal Liverpool Gin next to a balloon glass filled with flowers, ice and gin!

At Liverpool Gin Distillery, they offer visitors to our wonderful City the opportunity to see their distillers in action. Here they produce their very own Liverpool Gin on-site in a custom-built 600ltr copper still while visitors relax with a refreshing drink at the bar.

Love Lane Brewery (formerly H1780 Tap & Still)
Inside of Love Lane Brewery with benches in the middle of the industrial looking room.

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!

Punch Tarmeys Liverpool
A traditional pub is bathed in purple lighting. There are a number of beer taps on the bar. The walls are traditionally cladded.

Punch Tarmey’s Liverpool has launched in what is one of the biggest Irish pubs in the industry.

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.

Baltic Market
Cafe / Bar
Small coloured food vendors inside an airy warehouse. There is festoon lighting and people sat at tables and benches.

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

Crazy Pedro's Liverpool
Upstairs at Crazy Pedros. The sloped ceiling is covered in record covers. There are tall tables with coloured, metal stools. It has a loft vibe.

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

Tea Room/Coffee Shop
'Oh Me Oh My' text looking through the door of the tea room

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.