While Lu Ban is known for their dreamy dumplings and scrumptious noodles, they also have some of the best cocktails in Liverpool. Check out the restaurant's slew of tipples such as the Asian Manhattan, which includes Irish whiskey, vermouth, Grand Marnier, and vanilla bitters.
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 compiled a list of the best cocktail bars in Liverpool.
Touting a glorious quayside beer garden and a cosy indoor space, The One O'Clock Gun is the perfect haunt to enjoy some lip-smacking cocktails. While you sip on classic bevvies? Enjoy some fresh oysters, which arrive every weekend. Yes, please.
Found on Castle Street, Dwntwn is a sleek cocktail haunt that offers nights filled with disco-themed fun, including live DJs and thirst-quenching bevvies. Head here for Instagrammable decor, unique concoctions and plenty of groove-worthy tunes.
Bringing a taste of Iberian culture to Liverpool's Castle Street, BoBo is serving up swish interiors and summertime drinks from its top-notch 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.
You probably know Slug and Lettuce for its tasty meals and epic bottomless brunches. However, this much-loved watering hole serves up an array of cheap cocktails in Liverpool. Head here for a range of fruity sips and - if you time it right - enjoy its happy hour.
Papillon is a fun and friendly spot in the Georgian Quarter, perfect for date night or catch ups with friends. Their menu of refreshing spritzes and signature mixes will have you in high spirits all night, and for the non-drinkers, there are alcohol-free options too.
Dreaming of sipping cocktails in your sunnies on a fabulous rooftop? Then make your way to Carpathia Bar and Restaurant, which serves up delicious dishes using locally-sourced ingredients and gorgeous signature concoctions, garnished with fruits and herbs.
A one of a kind cocktail bar in Liverpool's city centre, Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Six is as quirky as they come. Dressed up in prison get-up, you'll sip all kinds of delicious concoctions made by the guards from booze that you've had to sneak in past the warden.
One of the best places to party whilst simultaneously sipping on cocktails, Red Door Liverpool is something of a city institution. With a stylish summer terrace and extensive cocktail menu, this Berry Street bar is the ultimate late-night spot.
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.
If you're looking for a fabulous spot in the city for drinks with friends or a special occasion, MOJO has you covered. Whether you're after a classic tipple or something a little slicker, such as a mezcal cooler, you'll find an extensive range of lip-smacking sips.
Housed within a Grade II listed building and boasting opulent interiors, The Alchemist is one of Liverpool's best. Whether you're sipping on a smoky old fashioned or delving deep into a white chocolate and raspberry martini, this sophisticated spot never disappoints.
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.
If you're on the hunt for cocktail bars in Liverpool city centre, then Abditory should be firmly on your radar. Head on over to this quirky haunt where fresh coffee, classic cocktails, craft beers and wine can all be found tucked away from plain sight.
Sitting elegantly in Liverpool's Malmaison hotel, Malbar is a gorgeous cocktail den, full of attitude and sultry sophistication. The menu features only the finest spirits in the world, infused with various exotic fruits and potent spices, which are added into bespoke creations.
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 staples - 5 dollar shakes, anyone? - and regularly changing concoctions, this is definitely a haunt to visit.
Named after the river separating Manhattan and Brooklyn, this New York-inspired bar is an ideal location for drinks with friends. Be sure to try out their 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 the city. Book your spot at the Duke Street speakeasy, where pornstar martinis and old fashioneds are joined by magicians performing all sorts of tricks.
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 candlelights, this is an ideal spot to grab a smooth drink and sit back in one of the most stylish hideouts.
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. Sip on 'put a ring on it', a concoction of amaretto, strawberry and raspberry jam, served with an accompanying doughnut.
Searching for cocktail bars in Liverpool ONE? Then make sure you visit Aether, a gorgeous watering hole fronting American retro glamour. Not only does this stunning spot flaunt stylish interiors and an outdoor terrace, but also has an extensive selection of bespoke concoctions.
Looking for cocktail bars in Liverpool's Albert Dock? Then check out The Smugglers Cove, a pirate-themed location decorated like a private galleon. Enjoy their drinks menu that features a range of bespoke concoctions. As they say: time flies when you're having rum.
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 or martinis, you won't go thirsty here. Hungry? Grab a huge wood-fired pizza from Voltagabbana.
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 an intimate date night.
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 including the honeybee to a spiced chai old fashioned.
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, this is the perfect spot to sip on South American-inspired cocktails.