The Smugglers Cove


A booty brimming destination in the heart of the Albert Docks, The Smugglers Cove is a wonderland of cocktail supping sea-dogs, seasonal chow, and one of the biggest collections of rum in Liverpool thanks to its pirate proud façade.

A 5,000 sq ft space, Smugglers Cove is not only one of the biggest bars in Liverpool, it's one of the most unique. Washed down in deep browns, brimming in vintage trinkets and boasting interiors not too unlike a pirate's private galleon, Smugglers Cove raises the bar. Whether you're hunkered down in the main hall with its rich velvets and broody collection of candelabras, or bound to the bar with its in-built piano, reeling of ropes and cast iron booths, no two corners are alike.

So what do the punchy pirate folks at Smugglers Cove like to eat and drink? 'Time flies when you're having rum' is a statement that rings all too true at Smugglers thanks to their 150 bottle strong collection, all hot footing it into cocktails the likes of their 'Buccaneer' with Sailor Jerry, raspberry liqueur and white peach puree at just £6.95. Chowing down? Batten down those belly hatches with seasonal dishes the likes of steak and ale pie at £10.95. A dish that goes down all too well with their Ale Masterclasses at that. A Christmas menu is available over he festive period to cater all of your celebrations.

Remember folks, dead men may tell no tales, but stuffed men sure love to share.


  • Taking Bookings
  • Dance floor
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • None


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 1:00
Tuesday 12:00 1:00
Wednesday 12:00 1:00
Thursday 12:00 1:00
Friday 12:00 1:00
Saturday 12:00 1:00
Sunday 12:00 1:00

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Monday 25th December 2023 - -



The Smugglers Cove, Brittania Pavilion, Albert Dock, L3 4AD


Royal Albert Dock

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Rum Room Venue Hire 12 20 - £600 N/A

A secluded space set aside from our busy goings on, our Rum room holds and array of trinkets and treasure to be explored whilst you enjoy hearty feasts and torrents of our beverage selection.

The perfect stowaway for plotting and planning or hosting mighty celebrations of all kinds. Holding up to 12 people, we are able to offer that intimate setting for boozy lunches with friends or corporate devising with colleagues. (Available on request, minimum spend advised £600).

The Bar Area Venue Hire 100 100 - £1,500 N/A

 The perfect hide away frequented by many. Our bar area which features deep comfy booths and rustic old wooden features is the perfect place to hideout especially paired with our large selection of rums, ales and cocktails. Whether it be a first date or drinks for 100 this space is perfect.


* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Our Review

A Swashbuckling Sunday Lunch At The Smugglers Cove

A Swashbuckling Sunday Lunch At The Smugglers Cove

You may or may not know this, but Liverpool is absolutely steeped in maritime history - saturated in it like my gravy-sodden roast potatoes on a Sunday afternoon. Speaking of potatoes and Sunday afternoons, I recently headed to The Smugglers Cove in the Royal Albert Dock with grand plans of seeing what…

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