The DMN network has grown into another batch of vibrant cities up and down the UK! To celebrate, we’re taking you on a whirlwind tour of one of our new cities per month, kicking off with an introduction to a city renowned for its incredible hen and stag scene, its thriving museums and producing the biggest band of all time…

If a summer getaway to the North West is in the pipeline, the mighty city of Liverpool has charisma in spades. Brimming with art galleries, museums and landmarks, you’ll be able to soak in all the culture you can handle before signing off by sampling Liverpool’s famous nightlife scene. Boasting everything from rum clubs on the banks of the Mersey to world famous music venues where The Beatles cut their teeth, there’s something for everyone. Here’s five boozy pitstops for a memorable taste of Merseyside.

The Smugglers Cove

Killer rum cocktails and indulgent comfort foods best characterise this pirate-inspired retreat on the Albert Dock. Bedecked with vintage trinkets and Jolly Roger influences it’s really easy to stay for the long run, as the mixed drinks and live music flow into the night. Join their fortnightly Rum Club if you like it so much you just have to return.

With no less than 150 bottles, rum afficionados meet their match inside this cosy Cove.

Berry & Rye

It’s the mix of perfectly blended ingredients and cutting edge methods that probably led one local journalist to label Berry & Rye as “perhaps the greatest bar in the whole f****** world ever”. This cocktail hideaway is a class act indeed, with patrons designated a host at their table for a personal and friendly drinking experience. Come with an open mind and discover your favourite new tipple; the Anansi's Garden might be a good place to start.

The cocktails at Berry & Rye are as immaculate in taste as they are presentation.

The Monro

The locally sourced, high quality produce on show at The Monro gives this Georgian gastropub an authentic homegrown feel. It’s a typically charming boozer equipped with a roaring fire and Grade II listed surroundings, but it’s in the sun-soaked courtyard garden that you’d likely find us; whiling away the hours with a pint of real ale to keep us hydrated.

Wholesome A La Carte favourites like the above make The Monro a great stop off if you're in need of a bite to eat.

Cavern Club

Ladies and Gents, we’ve got a true legend in our ranks. Famed across the globe for hosting The Beatles around 300 times, the Cavern Club continues to build on its musical legacy by welcoming up-and-coming talent to the stage throughout the week. Head over to savour the unique atmosphere on Mathew Street, and don’t forget to grab a snap with the John Lennon statue on your way out.

Follow in the footsteps of musical royalty at the renowned Cavern Club.

Arts Club

A gig venue, art space, prized bar and kitchen all at once; The Arts Club is the very definition of eclectic. Built in the early 19th century and freshly re-opened in 2014, Liverpool’s revellers are enticed in by the prospect of big name bands, thigh-slapping comedy acts and pop-up vinyl shops, with a plate of American BBQ treats and a crafty pint awaiting in the bordering restaurant.

A visit to the wonderfully vibrant Arts Club will inevitably end on the dance floor.

Check back next month, when we're taking it to the seaside for our whistlestop guide to Bournemouth.