Arriva Student Bible: Your Guide to Liverpool Nightlife

Get your glad rags on students, the Liverpool nightlife scene is ready for you!

We have teamed up with Arriva to bring you a whole load of handy guide’s to our city, from where to party to where to chill. Find out more about Arriva buses and how you can get around our city with ease here.

If you’re just finding your feet in our fabulous city, we’ve given you a head start by listing the best bars and clubs in 6 different areas of the city. Whether you’re after a swanky cocktail bar, somewhere to watch live music, the most Insta-worthy backdrops or a straight up boozer with the footy on, we’ve got you covered.

Go on, make your mates back home jealous and check out these top 6 city hot spots for an amazing night out in Liverpool……

1 – Castle Street

Castle Street is a great little pub/bar crawl that includes Gino’s Prosecco Bar, McGuffies, The Sanctuary Tap, The Alchemist, Bar & Grill, The Slaughterhouse, Castle Street Townhouse and Neighbourhood. From bustling prosecco bars to intimate booths, live saxophone to live theatre on the bar and the hidden disco dancefloor of Jenny’s, the ‘business district’ sure knows how’s to throw a party.

2 – Concert Square

Deemed the ‘younger’ end of town, Concert Square, Fleet Street, Wood Street, Slater Street and Seel Street makes for one massive party atmosphere. Freshers will already know how Modo, McCooley’s, Einstein’s, LEVEL, Fusion and CIRCO like to throw it down, after amazing freshers parties, but venture a little further and check out this lot. The Jacaranda is a scouse institution, (check out Jacaranda Phase One), The Baa Bar (cheap shots), The Merchant (with Night Crawler Pizza) The Zanzibar (boss bands) Alma De Cuba (petal shower), The Peacock (free Friday bbq), the newly opened Electrik (three floors of different jams), Dirty Little Secret (cocktails and sexy booths), El Bandito (3am tequila to keep the party going).

3 – Liverpool ONE

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There’s more than 30 restuarants and bars across the Liverpool ONE complex offering a mixture of night out options. The Club House is about to launch it’s winter pop-up venue The Lodge, perfect for dates and girls catch ups. The Alchemist opens its newest venture this month, The Aether Bar will be bringing a touch of magic to your classic cocktails while Las Iguanas, Turtle Bay, and Roxy Ball Room have great drinks offers on 7 days a week. Rack ’em up!

4 – The Georgian Quarter

If you’re looking for the most Instagram-worthy bars in the city, chances are it’s the ‘top end of town’ where you’ll find them. The city’s most photographed bar in 2018 has to be The Florist, with its stunning staircase, amazing cocktails (and hangover curing sunday roasts!). Just up the road you’ll find Frederik’s, a little gem in the middle of Hope Street serving up all manner of gin and jazz. The Refinery, The Philharmonic Pub, McKenzies, Hannah’s Bar, the brand spanking new 53 Degrees and Red Door all come together to make a full night out, in just 500 (ish)yards!

5 – The Baltic

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Voted the ‘coolest places to live’ by The Times earlier this year, it’s not hard to see why we love the Baltic Triangle so much. What started out as a bunch of disused warehouses has grown to an out of this world social hub that offers so much more than just a quiet few drinks after uni. From Ghetto Golf to The Peaky Blinders, live music at the The Tank Room, markets, dog meet up events, cocktails and street food at The Baltic Market, piano wars, themed nights and of course, Bongo’s Bingo at Camp & Furnace, gin at Tusk, Pina Colada’s at Birdies, Punk Afternoon Tea at the Baltic Social and who could resist dancing the night away at 24 Kitchen Street and Constellations. Get here, now.

6 – Mathew Street

It might be a magnet for stag & hen parties but some of the best and most lively city boozers are plotted on this famous thoroughfare. Get a selfie with Cilla and cuddle up to John Lennon before heading into The Cavern to hear a live band. The Grapes is easily one of the most packed pubs in town plus a week-night dance sesh in Eric’s, cocktails at Turtle Bay and pulling a stag/hen at Flannagan’s is practically a rite of passage.


The Liverpool City Region offers up a great bus network run by Arriva North West. Heading home after a night out on the bus with your mates is one of the safest ways to travel, especially if you grab yourself a handy Arriva Student Saver pass!

For more information on Arriva Student Savers and all other tickets, head to www.arrivabus.co.uk/ StudentsNW and follow @arrivanorthwest for regular updates. Want to know where to eat in the city for less? Click here.

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