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Bars & Nightlife

Liverpool is a city that is very proud of its nightlife, both due to the variety and quality on offer. From superclubs to pubs with dogs, a thriving gay quarter to comedy venues on the waterfront, dance warehouses to concept bars, Liverpool at night has many faces. We’ve divided some of our top tips into the city’s various districts, although everything is so close together that you can easily explore.

Seel Street

Seel Street and the area around it have undergone a major transformation in the past decade or so, to the point that it is now a go-to for nightlife. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it here. Glamour and Latin dancers in a former Polish church: Alma de Cuba. Hawaii’an-themed cocktail bar: Aloha. Traditional pub with top-notch food: The Monro. Hot dogs, steins and a bar with a secret code: Salt Dog Slims. This is without even mentioning Santa Chupitos, Almost Famous or Empire. And of course, if you’re staying out until the bitter end, The Peacock and Heebie Jeebies are always good for a dance.

Hardman Street

Some of the best traditional pubs in the city are dotted around Hardman Street or one of its myriad off-shoots. The Pilgrim and Ye Cracke, the latter a favourite of John Lennon when he was an art school student, are two excellent atmospheric pubs in the shadow of Liverpool Cathedral. Further down, opposite the bombed-out church, sits The Roscoe Head – a real ale specialist pub which is one of only seven pubs in the country to appear in every edition of the Good Beer Guide. The Cambridge, on the University of Liverpool campus, is the watering hole for various academics, students and thinking drinkers. And last but certainly not least, there’s The Philharmonic Dining Rooms – a cracking pub in a grade-II listed building with famously ornate toilets.

LGBT

Liverpool’s LGBT nightlife is centred around Dale Street, Cumberland Street and Eberle Street – all of which surround Stanley Street, the de facto heart of the city’s gay quarter. There are plenty of great places to dance until sunrise, including G-Bar, Pink, Heaven, Navy Bar and Superstar Boudoir. If you want something a bit quieter, pubs in the area include The Poste House (with its upstairs disco), The Curzon and the iconic Lisbon.

Mathew Street

There’s only one place to start when discussing the world-famous Mathew Street…and that is, of course, The Cavern Club, where The Beatles honed their skills while playing nearly 300 shows in the early sixties. The club sees live music seven days a week from 2pm onwards, with the Saturday night Beatles tribute a particularly popular highlight. With bars such as Rubber Soul, Lennon’s Bar and of course the Hard Days Night Hotel, the spirit of the band infuses the rest of the street, which is one of the busiest and most vibrant for nightlife.

Concert Square

Concert Square and the area around it is one of the liveliest spots in the city, seven nights a week. It’s home to some of the city’s biggest bars and clubs such as Modo, Soho, Coyote Ugly, McCooleys and Einstein. Through the week, it’s particularly popular with students and large parties.

Baltic Triangle

Ten years ago, the Baltic Triangle area was predominantly warehouses, many of which were disused. Since then, it has gradually been given a new lease of life as the centre of the city’s creative and digital sector. As a natural result, the area’s nightlife has grown too. Camp and Furnace is the obvious place to start. The truly unique space houses everything from a bar packed with international beers to Eurovision parties, Scandinavian festivals, Biennial installations and weekly food slams. It’s perfectly complemented just around the corner by the Baltic Social, recently opened on the ground floor of Elevator Studios and offering a more intimate setting than its neighbour.

As well as these bars, the area has quickly been recognised by the city’s club promoters, taking advantage of the warehouse spaces to stage some of Liverpool’s hottest club nights at venues such as HAUS and Kitchen Street pop-up.

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. In Liverpool, the Drink Less Enjoy More intervention which promotes responsible consumption of alcohol in the Night Time Economy contributes to the cities Purple Flag status, for more information visit drinklessenjoymore.co.uk.

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  1. Add La'Go to your Itinerary

    La'Go

    City

    Independent Liverpool wrote them a love letter, praised their 'music from the sixties, prices from the nineties and punters from all decades.' Their cheap bottled beers and 'matte black' sambuca. 

  2. Add Lock & Key Hotel - Bar & Kitchen to your Itinerary

    Lock & Key Hotel - Bar & Kitchen

    City

    A tranquil and elegant atmosphere with stripped back exposed brick walls, parquet flooring complimented with contemporary furniture. Offering unique cocktails and an innovative food offering. Our friendly staff off table services standard and have a...

  3. Add SGT Peppers to your Itinerary

    SGT Peppers

    City

    SGT Peppers Bar is located right next door to the world famous Cavern Club on the world famous Mathew Street, where The Beatles began

  4. Add Soho Liverpool to your Itinerary

    Soho Liverpool

    City

    If you've been out in Liverpool before, then you've probably been to Soho.

  5. Add Rubber Soul Complex to your Itinerary

    Rubber Soul Complex

    Liverpool

    Rubber Soul, Eric’s Live, Route 66, Kaiserkeller and Heaven

    The Rubber Soul complex on Mathew Street is the absolute epitome of Liverpool nightlife. There is something for all ages and tastes, with music from the 60s through to the present day,...

  6. Add Liberte to your Itinerary

    Liberte

    City

    Liberté is located on the third floor of the Bentley Building on the Strand, boasting ‘breath-taking’ views of Liverpool’s waterfront, including the Three Graces and panoramic views of the city.

  7. Add The Club House to your Itinerary

    The Club House

    City

    A timeless family getaway transformed into a recreational retreat, still holding on to its original interior and distinct personality.

  8. Add Carpathia Roof Top Champagne Bar & Restaurant to your Itinerary

    Carpathia Roof Top Champagne Bar & Restaurant

    City

    For dining and drinking, and with terraces along side the building and breath taking views across the city, Carpathia is a must when visiting Liverpool.

  9. Add McCooley's - Mathew Street to your Itinerary

    McCooley's - Mathew Street

    City

    Following in the footsteps of its sister venue on Concert Square, McCooley's Mathew Street is set to offer a little Moonshine and Music to the public and has officially opened giving Liverpool its biggest Irish bar to date.

  10. Add The Alchemist to your Itinerary

    The Alchemist

    City

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

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