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. No longer exclusive to cocktail spots you can now sip on quirky cosmos in underground haunts, stylish speakeasy bars, and even in former churches - Amen to that. To help you taste the very best that the city has to offer, we've come up with a handy list of the best cocktail bars in Liverpool. Drink deep, relax and enjoy.

Last updated on 11th September 2019

Two for one cocktails until midnight

Maya is a Mexican-themed cocktail den, inspired by the Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Located under Liverpool's Wood Street, the gothic haunt features individual dungeon-like booths decked out with steel bars, neon crosses and a tarot card drinks menu featuring a number of unusual concoctions. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.