Bars in Liverpool
Brimming with some of the UK's best bars, it's no wonder that Liverpool is such a boozing babe thanks to their heavenly hospitality and dapper drinks. Whether you're hankering for a vintage, speakeasy inspired haunt, lusting after high-end cocktails and bottles of bubbly, or chasing down drinks at a lush industrial lair, Liverpool bars have something for one and all, and we've got the goodies to prove it. Check out our recommendations for the best bars in Liverpool.
Last updated on 3rd October 2016
When it comes to wine bars in Liverpool, none offer the same roster of bottles and bites quite like Veeno do. Not only perfect for private parties, offering out authentic Italian appetisers and bottles from the globe over, their wine tasting experiences are more than a must.
The Germans have come up with some great things: beer, schnitzel and Oompah bands, all of which can be found at Bierkeller. The Bavarian bar has a fun party atmosphere with long communal tables, waitresses who serves steins of ice cold beer and wine and beer tastings.
Bound for the boozy booty, The Smuggler's Cove is a pirate inspired bar with serious sass. An adventure in interiors, this lush Liverpool cocktail bar boasts over 5,000 sq ft of space to play in, brimming with broody velvet curtains, re-purposed furniture, darling wooden nooks and canoodling candelabras, head down for a dose of one of the best bars in Liverpool. Our money's on their 150 strong rum collection.
Converting the grandiose interiors of the St Peter's Catholic Church into the venue Liverpool knows it as today, the beautiful bones of Alma De Cuba make it one of the most stunning bars and restaurants in Liverpool. Host to a heaving selection of spaces, hidden private alcoves and a regular rotation of unique events, anything from cocktails to dinner are catered for in this hubbub of drinking activity.
A gruff and charming good'un on Fleet Street, Motel Bar's industrial flecks keep it heaving with Liverpool's hipsters all week long. One of Liverpool's best dive bars and a cracking haunt for all your craft hankerings, guests to Motel Bar can tuck into a top selection of American beers and small bites under the pangs of their Sleep is the Baby Mama of Death neon signage.
Lip licking treats are afoot in Liverpool as one of their best American inspired eateries comes 'a' knocking. Boasting hunky meats, smokey BBQ flavours and a fiery selection of craft beers the likes of London's Beavertown Neck Oil IPA, this craft beer bar in Liverpool is a lush nook for all your hungry hankerings. But remember to go hard, or seriously just go home. It's not a rule, but it's a given.
Those after something a little more luxe in Liverpool should make the dash to Playground, one of the most dazzling spots in the city's drinking repertoire. A high-rise Hilton hang-out boasting its own 18 foot bar, this veritable den of VIP booths, high-end spirits and socialite guests makes it one of the most fashionable bars in Liverpool. And too right, would you just look at those interiors etchings.
Looking for a bar with a view in Liverpool, overseeing St Luke's Church, Hannah's Bar has all your scenic hankerings wrapped up rather nicely. A laid-back liquid lair brimming with affordable cocktails and lush floor to ceiling windows, Hannah's Bar's glass roof terrace, charming tidings and private bookings make it the perfect bar in Liverpool for any and all whims. Be that a hen party, or the wedding itself.
Looking for a sports bar in Liverpool with affordable food and drink to match? Not only heralded for their pool tables and premium live sports coverage, Rileys Liverpool wont break the bank either thanks to cheap bites and roaring drinks deals nearly all night long.
Primed for those palates, Neon Jamon is one of the best Spanish bars in Liverpool, and with good reason. As bottles of Spanish wine tease guests amongst innards with charming leather booths, exposed brick and copper lighting, those with a hankering for food can gorge on tapas plates brimming with octopus, sweet peppers in a lemon oil marinade and more.
One of Liverpool's best kept secrets, Berry and Rye has a dose of masked illusion that many city juice joints inherently lack. One of the best speakeasy bars in Liverpool and a unique destination for any and cocktail hankerings, enjoy the vintage and dimly lit whims of a destination where mixology, cleverly crafted cocktails and broody booths reign supreme. Berry And Rye? A must for all your clandestine inspired cavorting.
A Stanley Street bar brimming with sophistication and cocktail sass, those looking for a champagne bar in Liverpool have come to the right place. A veritable destination of high-end bottles, cocktail masterclasses and lush interiors, those looking to while the evening away with charming drinks and even more charming conversation should try Signature Living on for size.
Subterranean supping with a hipster twist, those looking for one of the best basement bars in Liverpool have come to the right place. Toting a broody, Dia De Los Muertos vibe with hidden booths behind iron gates, steel furniture and neon signage, Maya is a must-try for cool concoctions, with their 'Jalapeño Margarita' boasting one almighty South American punch.
Think a dose of gritty, Brooklyn inspired boozing and you've got yourself the NYC tidings of Salt Dog Slim's. A Seel Street juice joint brimming with 'steins and brines', Salt Dog Slim's know a thing or two about beers and bites, bringing Liverpool some of the best in craft drinks and hot dogs. And those of you looking for one of Liverpool's best secret bars? There's speakeasy tidings to be found below at 81LTD.
While those with a fear of purple best avert their eyes (and yes, there's a confirmed phobia for that), those with a love for lush champagne glasses and markedly high-end interiors should be keeping their peepers peeled. One of the best hotel bars in Liverpool and a must-try affair for any and all date night hankerings, Malbar is awash with fine furniture, fanciful drinks and darling moments.
Known for being a foodie with high standards? A guzzler with tact? Then why not try one of the best restaurant bars in Liverpool? A white-washed affair with classical interiors and fancy affairs, Carpathia is a dining darling with a truly unique location. Found on a transatlantic passenger steam ship that saved the lives of 705 people on the Titanic, Carpathia is must-try for any dining event in the city.
One of Liverpool's more quiet liquid joints, Leaf On Bold Street is a charming joint for drink hankerings. While their loose leaf tea is a dime to try, and their interiors touch on an industrial yet whimsical, kitsch edge, Leaf On Bold Street still offer a top selection of drinks for those just looking to simmer down with a delicious bevvie and indulge in a chat or three, even boasting a cutting edge selection of cocktails to boot.
A darling neutral nook brimming with social tables and a markedly Swedish style, Maray is a foray into all things delicious. A must try on Brook Street for any date night in Liverpool, hunker down on the raw wooden tables at Moray and tuck into plates brimming with finely foraged food, and cocktails brimming with fresh flavours from some of the best mixologists in the city.