Cool And Quirky Bars In Liverpool

Across the city, you'll find venues doing things a bit differently, from haunts fronting secret rooftops and unique tipples to clubs boasting ball pits and bright pink party booths. Whether you're after somewhere edgy to impress a date or a raucous evening with the gang, get ready to shake up those boring nights out with our guide to cool and quirky bars in Liverpool.

Last updated on 29th September 2022

The Merchant

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An excellent party spot in Ropewalks, The Merchant bridges the gap between laidback drinks and big nights out. Not only does this fun haunt front a cool outdoor space perfect for pints in the sunshine, but it also has a top-notch lineup of DJ nights or street parties.

Bierkeller Liverpool

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Inject a bit of Bavarian revelry into your night out at Bierkeller, one of our top picks for Liverpool quirky bars. This German bar celebrates all things Oktoberfest with long communal tables perfect for parties, steins of ice-cold beer, and music from a live Oompah band.


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One of the city's best-kept secrets, Abditory is a hidden bar on Queen Avenue that serves up decadent cocktails. On sunny days you'll find a hidden terrace rammed with happy sippers quaffing craft beer, and on those cooler nights, there'll be cosy corners to enjoy late-night bevvies.

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Liverpool on Various dates from Wednesday 5th October 2022

This list wouldn't be complete without the mention of Alcotraz: Cell Block Three-Six. What to expect? A prison-themed immersive experience, where you'll need to dress the part, sneak in alcohol and be interrogated by the warden - although with a cocktail to hand, of course.

A club and ball pit bar, Avenue is the ultimate night out for big kids who just love a little bit of pink. This Victoria Street venue touts some serious eye candy on the interiors front, alongside a plethora of crackin' drinks. Need to update the 'Gram? There's plenty of gorgeous spots for that.

Omg Liverpool

1 user review 5

If you're after an LGBTQ bar in the city, Omg Liverpool is a firm choice. Touting a fabulous range of live entertainment and music from some of the best in the biz, this Victoria Street hotspot is bound to get hearts racing. Thirsty? They have an epic cocktail menu for that. 

When it comes to quirky hotspots, Manolo is up at the top of our list. This speakeasy-style Ropewalks haunt is home to tasty bevvies. Feeling thirsty? Opt for an El Presidente, made of vermouth, orange and pineapple or choose between the classic cocktail menu, it won't disappoint.

Fancy some tasty drinks in Liverpool? Jaloux is a Victoria Street venue that promises potent cocktails, alongside gorgeous floral ceilings and neon lights. Gather the gang for a few bevvies, or head to this Insta-worthy pink party palace on the weekends for a live DJ set.

The Oracle is the Duke Street spot combining magic and mixology into one exceptional drinking den. Hidden behind a non-descript door, this Victorian-inspired cocktail bar offers a range of classic concoctions, alongside magicians who'll add sleight-of-hand to the sipping sessions.

Fleet Street has long been the place for finding unique joints, and Motel is holding up that reputation. An unrivalled space of urban interiors and industrial charm, this much-loved venue promises tongue-tantalising American drinks, alongside a lineup of smashing entertainment.

Berry and Rye

2 user reviews 5

With notoriety to its name and quality cocktails on the menu, Berry and Rye makes this list for drinks alone. Not just a space for some of the coolest concoctions in the city, this Berry Street speakeasy envelops you in a truly decadent and vintage drinking world.