Over the last 10 years, Graffiti Spirits Group have become an important part of Liverpool’s nightlife scene, creating some of the city’s most unique and award-winning venues. 

Founded by John Ennis and Matty Farrell, they have gone onto open venues that have cemented themselves into the Liverpool food and drink scene. 

Take a look at their bars and restaurants below so you can start planning your food and drink itineraries. From places to enjoy a coffee to sports bars and tequileiras, there is something for everyone on your next visit to the city. 


Duke Street Market is a 100-year old building turned culinary hub, sensitively restored and transformed into a beautiful all day dining destination. With tall ceilings, long communal tables and plenty of space for large groups or just the two of you, it’s the perfect location whatever the occasion. From breakfast to brunch, lunch, an evening meal or a few drinks, the independent food vendors cater for all needs. Currently calling Duke Street Market home is:

Kelp - Specialists in fish and seafood, they source the highest quality and sustainable fish from the North West to produce mouth watering dishes.

Chaita - A renowned Cuban and South American inspired street food vendor famous for their grilled Cubano sandwiches.

Ginger - An Asian street food concept inspired by flavours from Japan, Korea, Thailand, China and Malaysia. 

Bone and Block - One of Liverpool’s most revered steak restaurants, who pride themselves on locally sourced produce. 

Cucina Di Vincenzo - Offering the true taste of Italy with simple, uncomplicated dishes.

Big Lola’s Taqueria - Serving up a range of Mexican dishes inspired by the Mission District of San Francisco. 

Aside from the above vendors, you will also find the brand new restaurant, Barnacle on the upstairs mezzanine. Created by local chefs, Paul Askew, Harry Marquart, Kieran Gill and Jake Lewis, the intimate Scouse Brasserie has dishes you won't want to miss. 

If you just fancy something to drink, whether that be a coffee or a glass of wine, the fully stocked bar and coffee kiosk will be able to sort you out.

Find out more about Duke Street Market here. 


Head down into the basement of Slim’s to find Peppercat Sports, their brand new American style sports bar. With 14 LED TVs you won’t miss any of the sporting action, as you cheer on your favourite team from one of their cosy booths. 

With sports memorabilia lining the walls, bar games including beer pong available and American style dishes served straight from Slim’s, book yourself in for the next big sporting event. 

Find out more about Peppercat Sports here. 


The award-winning specialty coffee shop, Bold Street Coffee is right in the heart of, you guessed it, Bold Street, right over the road from Slim’s. Bold Street Coffee has become a staple destination for your coffee needs in Liverpool, it’s impossible to walk past and not be drawn into their beautiful venue with incredible drinks and food. 

If you’re feeling peckish, a must try when visiting Bold Street Coffee are their Buoys. Scrambled egg with melted cheese inside a lightly toasted brioche bun with a range of toppings is the perfect way to start the day, all washed down with a cup of coffee. Our mouths are literally watering thinking about it. 

Not only can you enjoy great refreshments here, you can also enjoy regular art exhibitions too, as local artists show off their creations on the walls. So pull up a seat or grab your coffee to go and explore the rest of Liverpool. 

You can also find Bold Street Coffee at The Plaza on Old Hall Street too so whatever part of the city you're in you're not far from their beautiful coffee and food delights. 

Find out more about Bold Street Coffee here. 


Salt Dog Slims is an emporium of world beers, bespoke cocktails and American style chilli dogs - steins, brines and good times is their motto. Located on Seel Street up a few steps, enter into your new favourite bar for a chilled night out. 

Find out more about Salt Dog Slims here. 

81 LTD

By appointment only, 81 LTD is a bit of a secret but we’ll give you a hint on what it's like. The hidden speakeasy cocktail bar requires a unique code to grant you access to the venue. If you ever work out how to get inside you’ll be treated to an ever-evolving cocktail menu created by expert bartenders to spend the evening in style. Cocktail masterclasses are also available here too. 

Find out more about 81 LTD here. 


Santa Chupitos, or Santa’s, as known by the locals is one of the most popular bars to head to on a weekend in the Ropewalks district. Home to the five dollar shake, this cocktail emporium has all your favourite drinks with music to keep you dancing all night. 

Find out more about Santa Chupitos here. 


Right next to Santa Chupitos down some steps into a tiny basement, you’ll find El Bandito, a tequileria right from the heart of Mexico. This tequila heaven has something for everyone, whether you're a Mezcal expert or are more into your Bianco, they’ve got it all.

Find out more about El Bandito here. 

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