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.

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Last updated on 21st February 2024

Alcotraz Liverpool: Cell Block Three-Six

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Liverpool on Various dates from Friday 23rd February 2024

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 stunning gem located on Seel Street, Masons is a lush bar and restaurant sporting quirky disco walls and neon decor. An all-day and all-night extravaganza, this party venue serves the best cocktails in town; from the raspberry vodka-infused Lai See You Later to the frozen limoncello Lemon Snow Drop, they've got all your boozy desires covered.


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.

Omg Liverpool

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.

The One O'Clock Gun

Do you know what time it is? It's The One O'Clock Gun time. An award-winning cocktail bar nestled on the Royal Albert Dock, this New York pub-style live music venue was named after the dockside gun fired daily from Morpeth Dock, signalling the start of lunch for thousands of city workers. Boasting an imaginative cocktail list alongside wine on tap and plenty of beer options, they also offer honest grub and sharing plates to munch on. We'd recommend their signature cocktails like Sloe Collins and Prickly Pear.

Motel Bar

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.

The Oracle

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.