McCooley's

McCooley's

Offering a slice of traditional Irish culture in the heart of Liverpool’s busy nightlife.

Traditional Pubs

Liverpool’s isn’t only famous for The Beatles, world-class football, radical culture and stunning cathedrals. Our traditional pubs are places of worship as well. Here’s a selection that should be on everyone’s to-do list.

Start the journey on Roscoe Street at The Roscoe Head. Step into four small cosy rooms inside this traditional CAMRA-endorsed pub, one of the only five UK pubs to appear in every edition of the Camra Good Beer Guide since it was first published in 1974. Tiled floors and a hardwood bar only add to the friendly charm and atmosphere of the pub, named after William Roscoe, 18th Century scouse historian, poet and anti-slavery campaigner. The quality of the traditional pubs in Liverpool only continues at The Dispensary on Renshaw Street. Another owner of a CAMRA accolade as a former CAMRA Merseyside ‘Pub of the Year’ and it feels just like your favourite local! Etched glass, great cask ales and anda famous warm Liverpool welcome.

Down in the Baltic Triangle, which you can find out more about in our neighbourhoods section, is the Baltic Fleet on 33a Wapping.  This bow-shaped, panelled pub is Grade II-listed and since the 1850s it has served visitors from land and sea. It’s home to its own microbrewery, a wood-burning stove, nautical odds and ends and a top menu. There’s a rumour locally that smugglers’ tunnels exist between the pub and the docks.

On Sugnall Street is where you’ll find the Belvedere Arms, a one-time John Lennon favourite when he studied just across the road. It’s well worth a visit to grab a spot by one of the two original fire places and warm your cockles with the Belvedere’s speciality Liverpool Gin and Tonics. The music posters that adorn the walls here reflect Liverpool’s creative side.

There’s even a great traditional pub on the doorstep of Lime Street Station, so you can head there as soon as you arrive in Liverpool. Doctor Duncan’s on St John’s Lane boasts intricate woodwork, gleaming tiled walls, leather booths and envious high ceilings that all together make this ale-centric hostelry a gorgeous drinking experience. It’s the perfect Hello or Goodbye to Liverpool’s loveliness.

Other city favourites include Fly in the Loaf of Hardman Street, Peter Kavanagh’s on Egerton Street and The Philharmonic on Hope Street, home of legendary men’s toilets. You’ll just have to visit to find out! 

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  1. Add Cavern Club to your Itinerary

    Cavern Club

    Liverpool

    Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Cavern Club will close from 17th March evening until 3rd April. For further updates please visit their Twitter account. The Cavern Club is the world famous music venue where the Beatles played…

  2. Add Cains Brewery Village to your Itinerary

    Cains Brewery Village

    City

    Home to incredible venues such as Ghetto Golf, Baltic Market, Peaky Blinders Bar and tusk, Cains Brewery Village is full of independent venues for your perfect Christmas night out.

  3. Add Cavern Pub to your Itinerary

    Cavern Pub

    Liverpool

    Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Cavern Pub will close from 17th March evening until 3rd April. For further updates please visit their Twitter account.  The Cavern Pub, opposite the Cavern Club in Mathew Street, features an…

  4. Add The Old Bank to your Itinerary

    The Old Bank

    City

    Historically a fully functioning national bank, it's now restored back to life as a vibrant drinking establishment and eatery, right in the heart of Liverpool.

  5. Add The Wheatsheaf Inn Raby to your Itinerary

    The Wheatsheaf Inn Raby

    Wirral

    A thatched cottage specialising in cask ale. Serving pub food at lunchtimes and a la carte at night. It is probably the oldest public house in Wirral. In summer there is a beautiful beer garden and bistro patio area for alfresco eating and drinking.

  6. Add Love Lane Brewery (formerly H1780 Tap & Still) to your Itinerary

    Love Lane Brewery (formerly H1780 Tap & Still)

    City

    Liverpool's newest brewery that's revived the much loved Higson's brand & distils the premium Ginsmiths of Liverpool gins.

    Drink or dine with a window into the heart of the distillery/brewery, all in a venue that would make the meatpacking…

  7. Add Thomas Rigby's to your Itinerary

    Thomas Rigby's

    Liverpool

    One of Liverpool’s oldest pubs located in the heart of the city. A traditional pub offering fine food and a range of up to 8 cask conditioned beers and 40+ world beers alongside live sports, it’s a winning combination, popular with locals and…

  8. 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.

  9. Add The Refreshment Rooms to your Itinerary

    The Refreshment Rooms

    New Ferry

    Overlooking the Mersey Estuary, originally established in the 1880's as part of the ferry complex. Now reopened under the original name.

  10. Add Head of Steam Liverpool to your Itinerary

    Head of Steam Liverpool

    City

    A Large pub located on Hanover street in the heart of the city center, specialising in Beer including Craft, Cask and world Beers.
    50 + Tables including booths, large tables and cosy snugs giving the perfect setting to enjoy our food and drinks.

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