Cool and Quirky Bars in Liverpool

Get ready to shake up those tried and tested nights out with our list of cool and quirky bars in Liverpool. Across the city you'll find venues doing things a bit differently, from cocktail spot fronting secret rooftops and unique tipples, to clubs boasting ball pits and bright pink party booths. Whether you're after somewhere new and edgy to impress a date, or a raucous night out with the gang, these weird and wonderful drinking dens are sure to hit the spot.

Last updated on 13th August 2021

A club and ball pit bar in Liverpool, Avenue is the ultimate night out for big kids. The Victoria Street haunt fronts some serious eye-candy on the interiors front, alongside unique drinks and more than a few Instagram opportunities.

The Merchant

21 user reviews 5

An excellent party pub in Ropewalks, The Merchant bridges the gap between laid-back drinks and big nights out. The quirky Liverpool bar fronts a fun outdoor space, perfect for pints in the sunshine, as well as a programme of DJ nights and street parties.


62 user reviews 5

One of Liverpool's best kept secrets, Abditory is the hidden bar on Queen Avenue serving up decadent cocktails and delicious toasties. On sunny days you'll find their secret terrace rammed with happy sippers quaffing craft beer and unique concoctions.

Ink Bar

34 user reviews 4

A notorious tattoo-themed bar in Ropewalks? It can only be Ink. Alongside providing some decadent bottle service displays, this quirky Liverpool club is known for its outrageous antics and a celebratory atmosphere that pulls in some of the city's biggest party animals.

Bierkeller Liverpool

172 user reviews 4

Inject a bit of Bavarian revelry into your night out at Bierkeller, one of the funnest nights in town. The 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.

Offering one of the most unique nights out in Liverpool, Jaloux is the fun bar and club on Victoria Street promising potent cocktails and gorgeous floral ceilings. Gather the gang for an incredible evening at this pink party palace and let the antics unfold.

Lane7 Liverpool

194 user reviews 4

One of the best activity bars in Liverpool, Lane7 is the Clayton Square bowling alley offering a lot more than a bit of pin-smashing. Get stuck into a whole load of fun pastimes, from ping pong and crazy golf, to cocktails and karaoke. 

One of the quirkiest bars in Liverpool, The Oracle is the Duke Street haunt combining magic and mixology into one exceptional package. Hidden behind a non-descript door, the Victorian-inspired cocktail bar brings in talented magicians to add some sleight-of-hand to your sipping session.

Fleet Street has long been the place for finding unique bars in Liverpool, and Motel is holding up that reputation. An unrivalled space of urban interiors and industrial charm, the raw-edge to Motel promises American drinks and cocktails in an unusual environment. 

Berry and Rye

2 user reviews 5

Don't miss out on the finest speakeasy bar in town. With notoriety to its name and quality cocktails on the menu, Berry and Rye make this list for drinks alone. Not just a space for some of the coolest concoctions in the city, the Berry Street haunt envelops you in a truly decadent and vintage drinking world.