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.
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.
With over 30 different cocktails on their menu, Be At One is a force to be reckoned with. Based in Liverpool's Ropewalks, the Insta-worthy cocktail spot is perfect for some late night bopping or an after-work drink or two during one of the bar's daily happy hours.
Bold and bright, Neighbourhood is an American-style bar on Castle Street. Head to the quirky joint for an evening filled with bright interiors, cool neon signs and a cocktail menu that will quench any thirst. Feeling hungry? Go for one of their epic burgers.
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.
This arcade cocktail bar is serving up delicious drinks and a whole heap of fun in the form of ball pits and old-school games consoles. Spend your evening flitting between ping pong battles, pac man gaming and a sea of balls, before popping to the bar to refuel on fruity sips.
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.
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.
Housed within a grade II listed building and boasting opulent interiors, The Alchemist is arguably the most elegant cocktail bar in Liverpool. Whether you're sipping on a smoky old fashioned or delving deep into a white chocolate and raspberry martini, the sophisticated spot never disappoints.
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.
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 contemporary concoctions, there are plenty of worse ways to spend an evening than at this hipster spot.
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.
Not only does The Butterfly and the Grasshopper tout multi-level dining and a swish rooftop space, but also a drinks list that sees a vast selection of wine, Champagne and beers alongside cocktails from The Honeybee to a spiced chai old fashioned.