Dry January will be easy with these top Liverpool activities

You should definitely read this if you’re off the ale in the New Year.

It’s no secret that we like a little post-work pint here at The Guide Liverpool but with the new year comes a renewed sense of ‘we should probably knock that in the head’ for a while and think of our health and bank balances.

The benefits of giving up alcohol for a month are pretty obvious but, if like us you might need a little help, you can download the Dry January App here and find out more about how to stay strong on the official Dry January Facebook page here. 

So with our sensible heads on, we’ve compiled a list of fab ways to have a night or day out in and around the city during Dry January, without a pint or prosecco in hand.

We’ve set up the activity, all you’ve got to do is get past the bar! Follow our lead and think about looking amazing in your Grand National outfits. It’s just a matter of weeks away!

Here’s 8 ways to have a laugh in Liverpool during Dry January…

1 – Escape Hunt, Albert Dock

What better way to resist a drink than by being locked in a room for an hour and having to use your reasoning skills and wit to solve the clues and escape! Escape Hunt is the brand new addition at the Royal Albert Dock and their puzzle rooms are amazing. Find out more here. 

2 – Everyman Cinema, MetQuarter

There’s a brand new cinema in town and the snack game is strong! Everyman Cinema is a 4 screen venue, bar and kitchen, newly opened at the MetQuarter. It’s showing all the latest releases plus indie films and live broadcasts, it has amazingly comfy sofa seating and the best bit is there’s usher service to your seat! Order your garlic bread, burgers, cookie dough and ice cream and have the fabulous staff bring it to your seat! Mocktails on offer too! More here. 

3 – Ghetto Golf

We’re firm fans of a bit of Baltic action on a night out however, if you’re off the booze, why not get competitive and smash a game of Ghetto Golf, you never know, you might actually be better at it without a bottle in your hand! Booking here.

4 – The Brink

The Brink, Parr Street is literally a hub of activity all week long and there isn’t a drop of alcohol in sight. Instead you can enjoy live music, amazing food (we’re big fans of the cake in particular) a seriously good full English and plenty of lively discussion. Find out more here. 

More: Swap cocktails for afternoon tea with 50% off in January with these top dining deals.

5 – VR Here

Escape your alcohol-free reality with a gaming session at VR Here, Liverpool’s very own virtual reality centre. Yep you’ll look like a bit of a div, but when you’re wearing that headset and kicking ass against bad guys, who cares! Find out what’s currently on offer here. 

6 – Open Mic Tuesday at LEAF

Hot Chocolate Tour

Why not embrace the healing, calming quality of a good cuppa while checking out some up and coming talent at Leaf on Bold Street? Every Tuesday night Leaf hosts ‘Out of the Bedroom’ from 8:30pm and invites musicians, poets, speakers and comedians to show us what they’ve got. More info here. 

7 – Hot Water Comedy Club

They say laughter is the best medicine and while you’re not sick, the thought of missing out on a pint or two may well play on your mind come mid Jan. Our suggestion is book your tickets to the Hot Water Comedy Club, Seel Street and Hardman Street and get a night of laughing your arse off under your belt. Book here. 

8 – Everyman Theatre Quiz Night

We wanted to give you a quiz that wasn’t in a pub and the Everyman Theatre has the perfect answer! Flex your movie knowledge at the Film Book Club Mega Movie Quiz in the Theatre this January and go home victorious, hangover free and full of bragging rights! Find out more here. 


Find out more about Alcohol Change UK and get advice by heading to www.alcoholchange.org.uk.

Can you add to our list and help as many Scousers as possible make it through to February 1st sober? Drop us a line on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with your suggestions.

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