With their acts of daredevilry and spectacle, Circo would be a great alternative date in Liverpool on its own. But take a trip there on a Saturday and you can experience the Eccentrico Cabaret of Dreams, where you'll be treated to three delicious courses, access to the bar after and a circus show complete with aerial feats, trapeze artists, freaky clowns and more.
Quirky Date Ideas in Liverpool
Whether it's your first date or your 50th, there's one thing we all need to avoid: being boring. So while eating a fancy meal or grabbing a drink at your local is good some of the time, why not really shake things up with one of the many quirky date ideas in Liverpool. From the more out-there bars that need a visit or the events that wear 'not normal' on its sleeve, have a look at our list of alternative date night in Liverpool ideas and have a different kind of fun.
You could just go to your local for a quick drink. You could, but why would you when you can go to an actual German beer hall? Quirky dates in Liverpool don't really get much more fun, with the bar filled out with long tables, the beers coming to you in steins and an Oompah band to keep you entertained.
Red Door is less of a quirky date bar in Liverpool, and more a destination for its cool mixed drinks. Come to this chilled out hangout and treat your date to a number of bubbling cocktails, bespoke spirits and tasty sharers should you want to re-enact Lady and the Tramp… but with spirits. Also, stay long enough and you can hit the dance floor together too.
If you're after something a little different, head to St George's Hall where you can try cocktails from the likes of Some Place, The Alchemist and Red Door, as the city's best bartenders gather to celebrate all things booze.
While going to a church service might seem like the opposite of a good quirky date idea in Liverpool, hear us out: what if you eat brunch with the tunes of a live gospel choir serenading you? Now that sounds like a fun time, especially when it's the food cool converted church and South American restaurant Alma de Cuba offer.
What's a quirky Liverpool date without a quirky bar to match? The Smugglers Cove is one of the biggest bars in the city, and hiding within is a pirate's booty worth of vintage trinkets, rich velvets and broody candelabras that creates a cool pirate venue. While you've stopped off to admire the booty, you might as well grab a rum-laced drink or a bite to eat while you're at it.
One of the most quirky and tasty bars in the city also happens to be one of the hardest to find. First you have to discover their phone number to book a table, then be ultra-quick to get one in the first place. Only after this will you get the top secret location – but once inside, it's all worth it, with a cocktail menu filled with some of the most creative concoctions in the north and a cool speakeasy interior. How's that for an alternative Liverpool date?
Nothing quite proves you are a fun person to go on a date with than the ability to laugh with others and at yourself (should you sit in the first row). Enjoy an evening at the Laughter House for a night of comedy from the latest up-and-comers and established artists – and you can even grab a bite to eat or two as well.
While most Mexican bars are more interested in bright colours and tacos, Maya offers something… different. Head downstairs and you'll find an underground den, filled with dark booths behind steel prison bars, low lighting and the perfect ambiance for a bit of an alternative Liverpool date.
Cut all the pretence, sometimes on a date you just want to get a bit tipsy. So head on down to Black Rabbit Shot Co. together for a trendy and cool venue that serves up everyone's favourite shots, tequila, as well as cocktails and a great atmosphere to really make it a cool, quirky date idea in Liverpool.
Prim and proper restaurants and bars are good occasionally, but everyone, deep down, loves a Dive Bar. Come to the laid back Motel Bar, where a neon sign on the walls says the words 'Sleep is the Baby Mama of Death', the drinks are cheap, and the good times come thick and fast for the people looking for an alternative date in Liverpool.