Cocktail Bars in Liverpool

With Liverpool's cultural circles continuing to expand at an incredible rate, its cocktail scene has refused to sit quietly, becoming an intrinsic part of the city's nightlife. Sip on quirky cosmos in underground haunts, spicy margaritas in stylish speakeasy bars, and daiquiris in former churches...Amen to that. To help you taste the very best that the city has to offer, we've come up with the ultimate list of the best cocktail bars in Liverpool.

Last updated on 22nd July 2020

MOJO Liverpool

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If you're looking for cocktails in Liverpool, MOJO's got some of the best. Whether you're after a classic tipple or something a little more slick such as a mezcal cooler, you'll find an extensive range of lip-smacking sips.

Modo Liverpool

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Oft-frequented by the city's young professionals, Modo is a sultry spot, located slap bang in the heart of Liverpool. Boasting late-night DJs, neon signs and a packed-out dance floor, head here for the fruity sips, and stay for the electric atmosphere.

Testing out Liverpool's sea legs, The Smugglers Cover is a pirate-themed bar fittingly situated in the heart of Albert Dock. Decorated like a private galleon, the rum, gin and mezcal-based cocktail menu features a range of signatures including the smuggler's mojito and Mexican negroni. As they say: time flies when you're having rum. 

Located on the corner of Parr Street in Liverpool's Ropewalks area, Santa Chupitos is one of the city's coolest cocktail spots. With an eclectic drinks menu of iconic Santa staples - 5 dollar shakes, anyone? - and regularly changing concoctions, there are worse ways to spend an evening.

Sitting elegantly in Liverpool's Malmaison hotel, the Malbar is an elegant cocktail den, full of attitude and sultry sophistication. Serving both a selection of classic cocktails, signature concoctions and a handful of Malmaison creations, the menu features only the finest spirits in the world, infused with various exotic fruits and potent spices. 

Looking for somewhere a little more unusual? Then head to this secret, underground cocktail bar - entered through a phone box - for a truly unique experience. The fun spot serves a range of creative contemporary tipples such as a tequila, melon and rose Eureka! or a Put A Ring On It - a concoction of amaretto, strawberry and raspberry jam, served with an accompanying doughnut. 

Rox has developed something of a reputation for itself, thanks to its cocktail menu full of unique blends and unbelievable flavour combinations. Though modest in size, the sleek and ever-so stylish spot is perfect for a relaxing evening with friends or a romantic choice for an intimate date night.

Named after the river separating Manhattan and Brooklyn, this New York-inspired bar is an ideal location for a drink with the girls. The millennial pink and navy blue cocktail spot serves a selection of American-themed drinks such as the Soho spritz and the Coney Island cooler - a fruity concoction of vodka, lemon sherbet, vanilla and raspberry.

Alma De Cuba

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Based in the former site of St. Peter's Catholic church, Alma De Cuba is undeniably one of the most memorable venues on this list. Having maintained a number of the building's original features, take a - literal - pew and enjoy a mojito, violet martini or fig and amaretto sour from the South American-inspired cocktail menu.

Matching top-notch tipples with a little side of magic, The Oracle is far from your average cocktail bar in Leeds. Book your spot at the Duke Street speakeasy, where pornstar martinis and old fashioneds are joined by magicians performing all sorts of tricks.

Bringing a slice of Ibiza to Liverpool city centre, Five is the rooftop bar that promises sprawling views and classic cocktails in equal measure. Settle in, soak up seeing vistas and fill up on tipples from the brains behind Epic and Mason's.

The flagship bar from Turncoat Distillery, this Albert Dock watering hole is the perfect place for a gin tipple. From G&Ts to local beers and cocktails in the form of negronis and martinis, you won't go thirsty here. Hungry? Grab a huge wood-fired pizza from Voltagabbana.

Berry and Rye

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Hidden behind a pair of plain black doors, Berry & Rye is Liverpool's most secretive speakeasy cocktail bar. Authentically rustic and dimly lit with flickering candlelight, grab a smooth drink and sit back in one of England's most stylish hideouts.