Looking for some of the best bars in Liverpool? You're in the right place!

Everyone loves a good drink every now and then and we're known in Liverpool for having some of the best night life around. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a tipple mid-week, somewhere to let your hair down at the weekend in the sun or looking to celebrate something special, we've got it.

We’ve put together a list of what we think are some of the 'Best Bars in Liverpool' that serve up a great drink and amazing atmosphere. It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere, right?

Before your visit we would always recommend checking ahead with each venue to make sure they are open and what booking systems they may have in place. 

Remember, please be considerate of other people whilst visiting a venue, adhere to their social distancing measures and let the venue know if you can no longer make your booking. We’re a city known for being friendly so let's keep that up and make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience.


BARS


BALTIC MARKET


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. 

Baltic Saturdays ๐Ÿฅถ

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THE ALCHEMIST


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. 


JENEVER


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. If gin isn’t your tipple, Jenever also serve beers, cocktails and wine. 


CRAZY PEDRO'S


25 Parr Street, Liverpool, L1 4JN

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


JENNY'S


Fenwick Street, Liverpool, L2 7NT

In the Commercial District, just around the corner from The Alchemist 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. 


PEAKY BLINDERS BAR


Cains Brewery Village, Stanhope Street, Liverpool L8 5XJ 

If you’re a fan of the Peaky Blinders, then the Peaky Blinders Bar 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.


ALMA DE CUBA


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 as 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.


THE FLORIST


24 Hardman Street, Liverpool, L1 9AX 

The Florist is probably the most insta-worthy bar in Liverpool. As you can tell from the title, a florist/botanical theme runs throughout the 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. 


81 LTD


81 Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BB

Above Salt Dogs (only for those in the know) is its alter-ego, 81 LTD, a hidden bar which only reveals itself if you know the secret passcode. 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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REVOLUCION DE CUBA


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

Cuban, Cocktails and Rum, Revolucion De Cuba has it all. 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!


NEIGHBOURHOOD


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.


PEN FACTORY


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 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?

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

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BUYERS CLUB


24 Hardman Street, Liverpool, L1 9AX 

Buyers Club is 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! ๐Ÿ“ธ @hannahmetcalfe

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CASTLE STREET TOWNHOUSE


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.


BERRY AND RYE


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.


RED DOOR 


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!


ABDITORY


22 Queen Avenue L2 4TZ

Head down this ‘secret’ street to find Abditory a friendly neighbourhood gathering place delivering old school cocktails and toasties, yes, toasties! We bet you never thought you needed a toastie to go with your cocktail before...


THE MERCHANT


40 Slater Street L1 4BX

From a well stocked bar full of gins and craft beers to house DJs, special guests, a beer garden and an adjoining New York style pizza bar - what else could you ask for?


THE LONG SHOT


Unit 3B, Brilannia Pavillion, Royal Albert Dock 

The Royal Albert Dock's latest opening, The Long Shot, is quickly becoming the go to place for live sporting events, cocktails with friends and a refreshing cold beer. Even better, they've just launched their 'happy hour', every day from 5pm-7pm, with £3 pints on offer along with cocktail and food deals. 


THE ONE O’CLOCK GUN


Unit 3A, Britannia Pavilion, Royal Albert Dock, L3 4AD

Located on the Royal Albert Dock and from the team behind Maray, The One O’Clock Gun is a pub that brings together all that’s best about old-fashioned hospitality, a great drink offering and the perfect pub grub to soak up the booze. Beer lovers are spoilt for choice with the selection on offer; a collaboration with Liverpool’s Carnival Brewery has created a house Pale Ale, served alongside draught beers, local craft beers and even non-alcoholic beers. 


EINSTEIN BIER HAUS


Einstein Bier Haus at Concert Square is ideal for watching the football. With a whole host of screens, hearty food, great bier and live music, head along with your mates for a night out.


MCCOOLEY’S


46-50 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4AQ

This Irish themed sports bar at Concert Square is the perfect place for watching the football with your mates. McCooley's has lots of screens, a great food menu and lots of space to pull up a chair for the big game. 


HOBO KIOSK


9 Bridgewater Street, Liverpool, L1 0AR

Head down into one of the friendliest little pubs in the Baltic Triangle at Hobo Kiosk. The quirky bar is perfect for a quiet drink from their carefully selected bar and a board game or two. You’ll be in fine company in this little bit of Liverpool bohemia.  


JIMMY’S


Pop into Jimmy’s on the corner of the ever bustling Bold Street the next time you’re in Liverpool for a pint of their Honeycomb Pale Ale, it’s pretty special. Not only do they have a well stocked bar, they also have a beautiful food menu, an excellent playlist and a gig venue down in the basement! Enjoy all of this and then get your photo taken in front of their neon wall - perfect for the gram.  


OUTDOOR BARS


KAZIMIER GARDEN


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. 


BOTANICAL GARDEN


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 and as you can see, 'upcycled' is the theme here - alongside delicious botanical tipples. It's only open between March and October, so be sure to check it's open before you go. You really need to go to appreciate this place and its quirky decor. 


GOODNESS GRACIOUS


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

The Goodness Gracious roof garden is probably now one of the worst kept secrets in Liverpool. It overlooks the famous Three Graces and resides on the roof of a former bank building at the bottom of Water Street. It doesn't get much better than these views teamed with a cold drink in the Summer!


SUB ROSA


3 Kings Dock Road, L1 8JU

Sub Rosa down in the Baltic Triangle is the perfect place to head along to when the sun is shining. With long tables to sit at under bus shelter style structures, lots of fresh air, great beers and food and music to tap your toes to, head along to soak up some sun. 


TURNCOAT BAR


30 Edward Pavillion Royal Albert Dock L3 4AF

Located on the Royal Albert Dock with its outside seating area offering stunning waterside views, Turncoat offers an unbeatable pairing of craft beers and freshly baked wood fired pizzas. With a whopping 15 craft beers on taps from local and not so local brewers, beer lovers are spoilt for choice, with a £10 beer and pizza offer available along with live music on selected days. 


BARS WITH A TWIST


JUNKYARD GOLF CLUB


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! 


PINS SOCIAL CLUB


45-61 Duke Street, L1 5AP

Welcome to the home of competitive socialising at PINS. From bowling lanes to shuffleboard, table tennis, beer pong, football, pizza and live music PINS has it all. Head over the next time you’re on Duke Street.


GHETTO GOLF


Cains Brewery Stanhope Street L8 5XJ

For a night with a difference head down to Ghetto Golf to experience some of the best crazy golf around. The graffiti adorned warehouse is home to 18 holes, a full stocked bar with equally crazy cocktails and a brilliant playlist. It’s perfect for first dates, a night with your mates or some party celebrations. 


CONTENT 


Content in the Baltic Triangle is one of the most exciting places to be at the weekend. Home to wild night out that is Bongo’s Bingo, the shipping container warehouse also shows the football and has an outdoor seating area for the summer months. 


NQ64


22 Colquitt Street L1 4DE

Head down into the basement of NQ64 to turn your hand to a whole host of retro arcade machines. From the classics like Pacman to Dance Machines, Nintendo and Guitar Hero, you could easily spend an evening playing the night away with a signature cocktail or two.


POINT BLANK SHOOTING


25 Castle Street L2 4TA

Castle Street has welcomed the brand new Point Blank Shooting to their already amazing selection of bars and it’s certainly worth a visit. The simulation shooting range allows you to compete in a series of games in your own booth complete with cocktails and all your favourite American food classics. 


INVISIBLE WIND FACTORY


3 Regent Road L3 7DS

If you’re after something a bit active as part of your night out then pull on a pair of roller skates down at the Invisible Wind Factory for Rollerdrome. The vintage disco vibes is the perfect place to dance the night away on a pair of skates and enjoy a drink or two afterwards.


ARCAINS


31 Grafton Street, Cains Brewery Village, L8 5SD

Head over to ArCains in the Baltic Triangle for three floors of all the arcade games you can think of. As one of the biggest arcades in Europe you’ll have no trouble finding something to enjoy here.  


THE ORACLE


92 Duke Street L1 5AG

The Oracle on Duke Street is anything but ordinary. Head inside the small cocktail bar to enjoy a tipple or two and a bit of close up magic at your table. It’s the perfect date night venue. 


LANE 7


Clayton Square L1 1QR

You can’t go wrong with a bit of bowling and Lane 7 at Clayton Square is the perfect place to head for a few games with your mates whilst enjoying a couple of drinks. If you’re still up for a bit of friendly competition then there is also American Pool, Ping Pong, Beer Pong and Darts to enjoy too. 


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, drinklessenjoymore.co.uk


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