Secret Bars in Liverpool

Liverpool is one of the most popular cities for a night out in the North West, but what of its secret bar scene? It turns out that is pretty special, too, with a number of elusive gems scattered around the city offering beautiful drinks and secret vibes while hidden in plain sight. From cocktail haunts accessed via a phone box to glowing green absinthe hideouts on Seel Street, check out our full guide to the best Secret Bars in Liverpool below.

Last updated on 13th October 2016

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Fancy cocktails at Ex-Directory? Great - first you’ll just need to follow their cryptic clues on Twitter, track down their ambiguous red phone box, get hold of their secret phone number and, finally, sneak your way inside their stylish, underground bar. Easy. Ex-Directory is one of the most secret bars Liverpool and the North-West has to offer, and the diverse list of signature cocktails and ultra-chic ambience makes this one well worth seeking out.

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81LTD is Liverpool’s appointment only cocktail hideout on Seel Street. Text in your booking request and, if you’re lucky, you’ll hear back with a secret code to punch in upon arrival. Once inside you’ll find a chic set-up where an in-the-know crowd of friends and date night guests enjoy a concise but downright delicious menu of signature cocktails.

Happily Affordable ££

Noticed that glow of neon green somewhere along Seel Street? That’ll be Some Place; one of the city’s treasured hidden gems where the lighting is low and the absinthe-laced cocktails are heady. Forget your local for the evening and head out in search of this stylish and classy retreat, it’s a great place to enjoy a few punchy drinks while you learn a little more about this most intoxicating of spirits.

Happily Affordable ££

Berry and Rye

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Track down Berry & Rye and we challenge you not to fall instantly in love with this charming, confidential speakeasy bar. Cloaked in secrecy behind a plain black door on Berry Street, discover an elusive drinking den where the blues tunes are seductive and the drinks menu itself is concealed in the pages of the books on the shelves. An impressive secret Liverpool bar where the exquisite drinks start from as little as £6.50 a pop.

Happily Affordable ££

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