10 Liverpool bars that you should visit
PUBLISHED: 00:00 03 April 2015 | UPDATED: 15:10 19 January 2016
While Liverpool is famous for the Beatles, the football and even the Grand National, it has developed a reputation as a bit of a party town. Here are a few bars that we think are worth a visit
Alma de Cuba
Housed in the former St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Alma de Cuba captures the diverse mix of Cuban, Hispanic, and Latin American influences within their food menu and fabulous cocktails. Their extensive list of drinks will keep you dancing all night, just in time for the rose petals to fall from the ceiling of a Friday and Saturday evening.
St Peters Church, Back Seel Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 4BH
Tel: 0151 702 7394, www.alma-de-cuba.com
Palm Sugar Lounge
Located on Chavasse Park, Palm Sugar Lounge is the perfect place to sip on a few cocktails if you’re celebrating a win at the races. This luxury destination bar, with its plush décor and Thai inspired cocktails, is the place to be and be seen. You may even spot a few local celebrities.
5-6 Kenyon Steps, Liverpool ONE, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 3DF
Tel: 0151 707 6323, chaophraya.co.uk/palm-sugar
A classic haunt
The Philharmonic Dining Rooms
Affectionately referred to as ‘The Phil’, this fascinating Victorian pub is a favourite haunt for the people of Liverpool. The decadent building, which has the country’s only Grade I listed toilets, was formerly a gentleman’s club. Now it’s just a great place to go with friends for a pint of real ale.
36 Hope Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 9BX
Tel: 0151 707 2837, www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/thephilharmonicdiningroomsliverpool
Whisky, blues, gin and jazz
Berry and Rye
Hidden behind a guise of a supposedly closed shop front on Berry Street, this speakeasy style bar is a gem in Liverpool’s bar scene. Take a seat and enjoy first-class waiter service from bartenders that know an abundance of cocktails like the back of their hand. It’s the perfect place to unwind to the sounds of piano after a busy day at Aintree.
48 Berry Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 4JQ
The Smugglers Cove
Aye aye, captain! The Smugglers Cove on the Albert Dock is a treasure trove of spirits and cocktails – with their pirate themed bar housing over 100 premium and rare rums. The atmospheric restaurant and bar which a fantastic view of the dock comes alive of an evening, and you may even catch some live music.
Britannia Pavillion, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AD
Tel: 0151 703 6555, thesmugglerscove.uk.com
Best of both worlds
Salt Dog Slims and 81 Ltd
If you’re looking for somewhere to let your hair down after Aintree, head to Salt Dog Slims. This small bar packs a punch with personality, eclectic music and tasty cocktails to match. If you’re looking for something slightly more VIP, get onto the guest list for 81LTD upstairs. Another world of delectable cocktails, walk along the mirrored hallway after texting to receive your exclusive code to access the secret bar behind the steel door.
79 Seel Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 4BB
Tel: 0151 709 7172, www.saltdogslims.com
New kid in town
Red Door is the newest bar to open from the successful Living Ventures chain. Due the popularity of the original bar in Chester, this sister bar on Berry Street is packed full of great tunes, a buzzing atmosphere and interesting drinks. Try the Rise and Shine cocktails, a gin based drink that comes with a test tube of dry ice.
21-23 Berry Street, Liverpool, L1 9DF
Tel: 0151 709 7040, reddoor.uk.com
Around the world
Travel around the world in one night in a trip to Empire. In the main room on the ground floor, feel the vibes of LA with American inspired drinks and cocktails. Walk outside to the Salam, a Moroccan chic courtyard where you can chill out with friends. If you’re after something a bit different, head to the basement to find Dojo, a Japanese style bar with distinctive low ceilings and oriental decor. Sip Sake cocktails while you dance to club classics.
57/59 Seel Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 4AZ
Tel: 0151 7079796, empireliverpool.com
Revolution St Peter’s Square
Plush, comfortable and distinctively stylish, the large Revolution St. Peters Square is situated in the Tea Factory building. The large Crystal bar is perfect for the party atmosphere and their huge range of drinks, cocktails and shots will have you dancing into the early hours. If you fancy a change of scene, head to club room in the basement.
St Peters Square, Fleet Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ
Tel: 0151 709 8462, www.revolution-bars.co.uk/bar/liverpool-st-peters-square
A drinking den with a disco twist, Jenny’s Bar is a cracker. Located in the business district, from outside it looks like a washed out fish bar but of course this is an illusion. Go down the steps and enter a world of velvet and good vibes. The bar is also home to Liverpool’s Whisky Business – you’re in good hands with the drink selection.
The Old Ropery, Fenwick Street, Liverpool, L2 7NT
Tel: 07557 506660
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