Liverpool drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Liverpool

Botanical Garden

A seasonal pop-up bar that specialises in gin cocktails, this is one of the city's coolest summer bars. There's a fine selection of beers if you prefer, and a kitchen that serves excellent Mexican food; in rainy wea…
Top Choice Pub in Liverpool

Grapes

One of the friendliest boozers in town is this superb old pub that serves a fine range of local ales (Bier Head, from the Liverpool Organic Brewery, is our favourite). The Beatles would stop in here during their Cav…
Pub in Liverpool

Philharmonic

This extraordinary bar, designed by the shipwrights who built the Lusitania, is one of the most beautiful bars in all of England. The interior is resplendent with etched and stained glass, wrought iron, mosaics and …
Pub in Liverpool

Roscoe Head

An institution amongst Liverpool boozers is this venerable old pub, which serves a good selection of ales to its ever-loyal clientele. It gets pretty crowded at weekends, but that just makes for an even better atmos…
Club in Liverpool

24 Kitchen Street

This multipurpose venue splits its focus between the arts and electronic music. The converted Victorian building is one of the best places in town to dance.
Bar in Liverpool

Merchant

First opening in 2016, this bar is in a converted merchant's house and has something of a Scandi feel to it – stripped-back walls, wooden bar tables – which made it the 'in' spot at the time of writing. The bar serv…
Cocktail Bar in Liverpool

Red Door

The cocktail fad is given full expression at this lovely bar, where the bartenders take an almost annoying pride in the theatrical quality of their creations – the 'Rise and Shine' (Southern Comfort, orange juice, g…
Club in Liverpool

Arts Club

This converted theatre is home to one of Liverpool's most beloved clubs, despite going through several name and management changes. It still hosts some fabulous nights, with a mix of live music and DJs keeping every…
Bar in Liverpool

Everyman Bistro

The downstairs bar and bistro at this Liverpool institution are packed most evenings, making this one of the best places in town for a drink and a bite. The wi-fi is stronger than in most other bars.
Pub in Liverpool

Ye Cracke

A traditional pub with a beer garden; the fact that John and Cynthia Lennon liked coming here still draws the curious.