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.
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.
Walls adorned with flowers? Botanical-style sips? A menu of globally-inspired plates? The Florist has something for everyone. Head to the Liverpool cocktail bar and restaurant for Instagammable vibes from the setting to the sustenance.
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.
Bringing a tasty of Iberian culture to Liverpool city centre, BoBo is serving up swish interiors and summertime drinks from its Castle Street cocktail bar. Grab a booth and sample some of their classic and signature concoctions, or head over during the week and enjoy two sips for £10 fro 4pm to 6pm.
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.
You probably know it for its tasty meals and epic bottomless brunches, but did you know that Slug and Lettuce also house a top-notch bar. Head here for a range of fruity cocktails and - if you time it right - enjoy 2-4-1 tipples during their happy hours.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.