The Ultimate Liverpool Bar Crawl
Looking for some inspiration for your next night out, how about 100 of the best bars and pubs in the city?
We’ll get straight to it. Liverpool nightlife is legendary, due in part to the top class staff and teams behind the thousands of pubs, bars, restaurants and hang outs we all know and love. We’ve collated 100 of the very best bars, pubs and clubs and organised them by area, just to get you started. What are you waiting for?
Here’s 100 of the best Liverpool bars and pubs that make up the ultimate city bar crawl……
The Royal Albert Dock
The Pump House
This pub is like the gatehouse to the Albert Dock and offers a reasonably priced pint, warm welcome and mix of locals and tourists, 7 days a week. Start your night out here.
Revolucion De Cuba
Party Cuban style with all the cocktails and live music at Revolucion De Cuba. Bring your snake hips because the rhythm is going to get you! Prepare to get loud with live sax and a party atmosphere. More info here.
PanAm Restaurant & Bar
A stalwart of Albert Dock nights out, Pan Am offers the perfect waterfront setting for a classy night out with all the classic cocktails. Menus here.
If havin’ it large is your idea of a good night out, it has to be Revolution Albert Dock. The Manhattan loft style bar is all about cocktails with 241 happy hour 5pm-7pm Sunday to Friday! Details here.
The Smugglers Cove
If rum is your thing, party like a pirate and check out the master classes at The Smugglers Cove. Check out the Foams and Flames cocktail list for an Insta-worthy drink to die for. Menus here.
The Dock’s most recent addition brings an authentic taste of Spain to our shores and you’re going to love it. Head upstairs to the champagne bar for bubbly, gin and seriously tasty wines. Menus here.
There’s all the popular brand beers, value wines plus vintage, frozen and prosecco cocktails to sample at What’s Cooking. In fact, the cocktail list is so extensive, you could spend a whole night choosing your fave. More info here.
The Baltic Triangle
Gearing up for its second year at the heart of the Cain’s Brewery area, Baltic Market is a hub of independent food, drink and entertainment. The former warehouse is decked out with stalls and trestle tables, perfect for groups of mates to party. Info here.
Camp & Furnace
The furnace is stoked, Johnny Bongo is causing chaos, there’s a monthly wake, film nights, anti valentine’s and throw backs parties galore. Under the twinkly lights of the court yard with a funk n soul soundtrack, there’s always a do at Camp & Furnace. Info here.
We know we’re saying goodbye to Constellations in 2019 but that gives us all the perfect excuse to get the drinks in as much as possible! From bar vibes to roasts and records, quiz nights and the biggest DJ’s, click here to get your fix, before it’s too late.
Craft beers, bottomless brunch, afternoon tea and Christmas dinner, boss beats including 90’s throw back NYE and a proper funky venue. It’s all about the party vibes at Baltic Social. What’s on info here.
24 Kitchen Street
We don’t know what we love most about 24 Kitchen Street as a venue. Maybe it’s the mad mix of amazing people it draws in with nights like Sonic Yootha and headline gigs from the city’s best up and coming talent. Summers under the stars outside and winters getting sweaty on the dancefloor. More info here.
Rain or shine, Summer or Winter, Birdie’s Bar is serving up a pint of awesome with your name on it. With regular live music and all the summer sun to heaters, bespoke cocktails and pigs in blankets from Apocalypse Cow, there’s a party at Birdie’s all year round. Info here.
While it’s a newbie to the Baltic, Punch Tarmey’s Irish Bar is bursting with charm. It’s also absolutely massive and boasts live music stages, plenty of screens to watch sports, of course there’s Guinness by the bucket load and a great food menu too. More info here.
The Tank Room
After just a year at the Baltic. former storehouse, The Tank Room has won a legion of fans thanks to the freshest, Czech Republic beer that hits the air for the first time, right from the pump. A great venue for live music, stop by for a pint on your next Baltic visit. Info here.
Former Tavern on the Green, Aether from the creator of The Alchemist is a brilliant new addition to Chavasse Park. The sleek, stylish interior and range of incredible cocktails makes this a must for those who like a classy night out. Cocktail list here.
The Club House
Staying with the classy theme, why not get the drinks in on the lawn, Hamptons-style at The Club House, with regular live music and the opportunity to enjoy a gin, cocktail, pint or more on the deck when the sun goes down. Drinks list and more info here.
Thaikhun Street Bar
The new kid on the Liverpool ONE block, Thaikhun Street Bar transports you to the streets of Bangkok where you’ll find boozy slushies, thai-inspired cocktails including the Krabi Island Ice Tea and more. Details here.
Roxy Ball Room
If you like a bit of competitive spirit with your pint, Roxy Ball Room is the one for you. Beer Pong, Pool and Table Tennis are all on offer alongside a boss little beer garden, there’s a huge drinks menu including kegs and bar food too. Info here.
One of the city’s best hotspots for good vibes, Neighbourhood is a stunning bar that merges sophisticated dining with a proper loud, live sax weekend night out. Info here.
Castle St Townhouse
Castle St Townhouse looks like an old school gentleman’s club with a 2018 twist. The girls are getting the rounds in and taking up the booths at the back as much as the guys! Prosecco & gin galore accompanies morning to night dining. Menus here.
The Liverpool Gin Distillery
Brand new for Winter 2018, The Liverpool Gin Distillery boasts 5 floors or all things gin. You can make your own, sip what’s on offer, dine and learn, all under one roof at this incredible new venue. Check out the bar here.
Next up, we’re heading to The Alchemist for a bit of drama. Based on the elements, Alchemist cocktails aren’t just about the expert mixology, it’s about getting a ring view to watch it happen too! Banging beats and a brilliant atmosphere guaranteed. Menus here.
Castle street’s premier wine bar, Rox continues to wow in the style stakes and serves up a huge menu of cocktails, wines and beers. Everyone raves about the food too, so if you’re flagging a bit, this is the place to line your stomach. Info here.
Rudy’s Pizzeria (Back Room Bar)
Brand new pizza emporium, Rudy’s Pizzeria has just opened its Back Room Bar at its new site on Castle Street. There’s Moretti, pale draught and Runaway IPA, plus prosecco, whites, reds and plenty of Aperol Spritz on offer too. More info here.
Could McGuffies be Castle Street’s smallest, yet hippest bar? We think its a definite contender and if you’re out with your other half, you’re guaranteed to get nice and close in conversation over a Martini or two here. More info.
Gino’s Prosecco Bar
Proving once again that a Castle Street bar crawl simply oozes class, next up it’s Gino’s Prosecco Bar. Filled to the rafters with tiffany green lighting, sparkling glasses and bottles of bubbles, say cheers in style here. More info.
Technically the disco den that it Jenny’s is on Fenwick St, but it’s so worth the two minute walk to venture down into the heart of Liverpool’s funk, soul and disco scene. Now open 6 nights a week, get a cocktail, a booth and the most perfectly lit selfie at Jenny’s and dance the night away. More here.
The Business District
NYL Restaurant & Bar
Housed in a former bank, NYL Restaurant & Bar is home to the city’s first ever Liverpool Cocktail Collection and has an upper mezzanine level for private parties too. When it comes to celebrating in style, NYL has the NYC factor! More here.
Head downstairs and discover the gorgeous after hours deli beneath Dale Street on your next Liverpool bar crawl. Offering speciality wines paired perfectly with cheeses from home and abroad, Baby E is a fab city hide out. More info here.
The best of the Dale Street pubs, Thomas Rigby’s is always bustling with suits and after work ‘quick drink’ers providing a lively and fun atmosphere. Summer in the courtyard, winter cosied up in the back room with a bowl of Scouse. Info here.
Exchange Flags is worth the cobble wobble in your heels girls as there’s an Espresso Martini waiting for you at The Vincent Bar. Another fine city establishment that could have been cherry picked from Park Avenue, NYC. More info here.
Marco Pierre White at Hotel Indigo
This hidden gem of a bar is worth a hop, skip and jump around to Chapel Street, purely for the top class service alone. Take a seat at the bar at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Bar & Grill and indulge in a cotton candy martini while trying to resist temptation to order a steak! More info here.
HUS, Tempest Building is a local place for everyone. Cold craft beer on the outdoor terrace, gigs in the basement, summer film nights at the roof top bar, long cocktails, speciality wines and a warm welcome await. More info here.
Dash Restaurant and Bar
Former Living Room and Sugar Hut venue, Dash threw open it’s impressive doors during Winter 2018 and having undergone a huge transformation, we’ve got to admit, it’s a stunner. Want to feel like a million dollars? Take a seat at the bar and sip like a star. Check it out here.
A magnet for Stags and Hens, McCooley’s offers up a proper Irish knees up in the heart of Liverpool with value drinks offers, plenty of Moonshine and banging beats til very late. Info here.
Sticking with the Irish theme, prepare for a sing song, and expertly pulled pint of Guinness and to make life long friends as you jig around the pub at Flanagan’s Apple. See what’s on here.
The Grapes is an iconic pub in Liverpool and no visit to Liverpool would be right without stopping in for a pint. Nudge your way to the bar, join in another raucous sing along and revel in one of the city’s top 50 rated pubs. More info here.
There’s live music, sporting action on telly and a boss night on the dancefloor to the best 60, 70, 80, 90’s classics and more at the Rubber Soul. It’s 241 cocktails until 8pm so get a spot on the dance floor nice and early. Info here.
If rocking out to covers bands while nursing a bottle of Bud or Blue Wkd is your idea of a good night out, get yourself to Eric’s. The bands they put on are actually amazing, from Bon Jovi to Queen, Steeler’s Wheel and more. Info here.
Well, we’d be breaking some kind of law if we didn’t put the one and only, legendary and iconic, The Cavern as the end point for your Liverpool bar crawl on Mathew Street. The history, the atmosphere, the friendly staff and the goosebumps when a band performs live. Gotta be experienced to be believed. More info here.
The Stanley Street Quarter
The best thing about The Lisbon pub, is the wide mix of people that go there. The atmosphere is friendly, it gets loud and there’s always a quiz, bingo or something crazy to get involved in. More info here.
If you’re a fan of gay icons (Katie Price is making an appearance in 2019), amazing light and sound displays, banging beats and a fun, friendly atmosphere, OMG Liverpool is the club for you. See what’s on here.
Heaven Nightclub, Victoria Street is your local LGBT friendly club that offers up unforgettable nights, filled with drag shows, burns, ridiculously cheap drinks and all the fabulous nightclub action. More here.
Liverpool’s original and best, after hours venue, G Bar offers up 4 different rooms of entertainment til the sun comes up. From drag comedy to boss DJ’s, live PA’s and amazing drinks offers. More info here.
Stanley Street’s The Navy Bar has opened a new floor, The Social, adding the likes of Beer Pong, PS4, Table Football, £2 Pints and more to its already brilliant atmosphere and night out offering. The music is always amazing here! Click for more info.
The James Munro
Everyone raves about the fab staff at The James Munro and this pub, which sits at the centre of the annual PRIDE celebrations, welcomes everyone. We’re talking retro disco’s, music quiz, loads of cute dogs to pet and free scouse, oh and did someone say Curryoke? Find out more here.
Wood Street & Concert Square
MODO underwent a huge transformation in 2018 and welcomes the outside in with a garden themed bar and revamp. Probably the best place to people watch (lad/girl spot) on a night out, get in the gin and into the club room to party til late. More info here.
SoHo Saturdays are the one if you like value for money on your ale. 2 for £6 cocktails, or pitchers for £10 plus beer pitchers and shisha for £8 with DJ’s all night, now that’s what we call getting your money’s worth. More here.
Einsteins Bier Haus
Steins and good times is on offer at Einstein’s Bier Haus, Concert Square. German Beers, all the footy, comfortable bar & booths and a fab atmosphere comes as standard. Check out the brilliant drinks packages from £50 to 300. Find out more here.
Dirty Little Secret
The former Camel Club (for those who’ve been clubbing since the 90’s), Dirty Little Secret is another 2018 newbie and with it’s dark, enticing interior and wicked cocktails, we’re keen to admit, we’re firm fans. Find out more here.
Oh the K! For those still mourning the loss of the Krazy House, fear not! The Electrik Warehouse, it’s 2018 reincarnation is keeping it real with three floors dedicated to the indie, metal and club tunes we all love and know. Find out more here.
What is there to say about Pop World. It’s messy, it’s hot n sticky, the tunes are faffing amazing, the drinks are cheaper than a Mars Bar, you’ll dance yourself stupid and we can’t get enough of it, 7 days a week. Find out why, here.
Fleet Street, Slater Street
The Shipping Forecast
The Shipping Forecast is your one stop shop for dining, drinks and brilliant live music up at the top end of town. This huge bar offers up amazing live sets from the regions biggest and up and coming bands and DJ’s plus movie nights, painting and prosecco and more. More info.
The original college of knowledge, Slaters is one of the longest established bars in the city. If you’re an 80’s kid, you’ve definitely had a bevvie in here. All the footy action, cheap drinks and ciggys on the steps outside! More info here.
The award-winning corner stone bar of Slater Street, The Merchant knows how to throw a party. Coupled with Nightcrawler Pizza, garden space, boss live music, a love of ABBA nights and Gin for £1, it’s no wonder The Merchant is choker all year round. More info here.
60 years The Jac has been slaying on Slater Street and 2018 has brought about brand new developments. From launching The Beatles to throwing open the doors of its sister bar, Jacaranda Records Phase ONE, The Jac is basically a Scouse ‘Cheers’ and there’s nothing we don’t love about it. Find out more here.
It’s all about the shots at Fleet Street’s Baa Bar. This nightclub and bar has been throwing out the tunes for more than 15 years now and the array of shots has grown with the clubs popularity. If you haven’t necked a Sassy Bitch, Melon Ball or Camp Fire, are you even scouse? More info here.
Okay so this indoor/outdoor club is technically on St Pete’s Square but we’re rolling it into a Fleet Street night out for good measure. Popular with the younger party animals, Moloko hosts SKINT, fab drinks packages and bookable booths on a weekly basis. Get glam and go check it out. Find out more here.
Be At One
This dedicated cocktail bar is buzzing all year round, due in part to the fabulous outdoor deck area but mainly the cocktail list which tops 150+ amazing concoctions that looks as good as they taste. What’s your fave? Check out the menu here.
Alma De Cuba
Worship at the altar of unforgettable nights out as former church, Alma De Cuba gives mass like no where else. We’re talking an incredible venue, petal showers, huge array of drinks, gospel choirs, big beats, suntrap patio, fabulous restaurant, it’s got the whole package. More info here.
Free Friday night BBQ’s and cocktails are the norm at the Peacock. From Gin masterclasses, SKINT nights that the students love and £5.50 pizzas,this is the perfect place to start your night out at the top end of town. Espresso Martini anyone? More info here.
Salt Dog Slim’s
Grab a sharpie, a bottle and take to a table to make your mark at Salt Dog Slim’s. With all the biggest indie and rock beats providing the perfect soundtrack to your night, you’re encouraged to eat all the hot dogs, drink all the kick ass cocktails and get in the bath. When you know, you know. Find out more here.
If you don’t know about The Raz, or you mistakenly call it, The Blue Angel, you cant come in. This sticky floor haven is the only place to end a bar crawl on Seel Street. It was also voted one of the easiest places to pull in Britain and that kind of says it all really. Full of students, nurses and teachers, what could possibly go wrong?! More info here.
China Town & Duke Street
Brand new for 2018, 53 Liverpool has brought some of the biggest names in dance anthems and iconic local DJ’s to the decks for massive club nights. Showing no signs of stopping, the team pair up the biggest club classics with a top class food and drink menu and masterclasses. See what’s on here.
Have you knocked on the Red Door recently? Berry St bar, Red Door has been a hit throughout the year, from the Tiki Bar loaded with Aperol Spritz in the summer to winter warming cocktails and great service. Find out more here.
Super stylish bar, Chamber 36 takes its inspiration from Shaolin traditions and prides itself of providing a little bit of peace and harmony in its extensive cocktail menu. Chamber 36 also ranked in the UK top ten for an Espresso Martini! Discover more.
Berry & Rye
When it comes to Whisky, Blues, Jazz and Gin on Berry Street, it has to be Berry & Rye. This intimate bar is top rated on Facebook for its quality cocktails and chilled atmosphere. There’s regular live music and a real sense of authenticity here, if you’ve never been, you’re missing out. More info here.
Lock & Key
Head down Duke Street to find one of the city’s most stylish bars, Lock & Key Bar, Kitchen & Hotel, and we guarantee, you will take photo’s. Offering up Neapolitan pizzas, all the Gin and cocktails you can muster plus live music too. More info here.
Alongside a super chilled atmosphere, friendly staff, wide range of drinks and basement venue for live music, Sound has the ultimate attraction, a Street Fighter retro arcade game! Get on the beers and pick your contender! Find out more here.
The Hub Alehouse and Kitchen
Again, technically Hanover Street this bar, but as the windows look out to Duke St, we’re claiming it! There’s always a lively atmosphere at The Hub with diners and revellers mixing it up at the bar. There’s 3 for £9.50 cocktails all day, every day (except Sat) so it’s safe to say we’re firm fans. Menus and more here.
The Georgian Quarter
From floor fillers to 90’s pop sing alongs and rock, it’s always jumping on the dancefloor at Hannah’s and in the summer, the only place to be knocking back the beers is up on the first floor veranda. Top notch drinks offers (shots are just £1.60), TV sporting action and live music. See what’s on here.
MacKenzie’s Whisky Bar
Like Whisky? Get to MacKenzie’s on Rodney Street and discover a brand and flavour you never knew. Loads of big tv’s for watching the footy, great service, a proper sun trap terrace and well, a shed load of whisky! Check it out here.
Liverpool’s most Insta-worthy bar and restaurant threw open it’s stunningly beautiful doors in 2018 and we went wild for it. The layout, the bars, the dining spaces, they’ve all got the wow factor and coupled with amazing service from dedicated staff, an impressive cocktail list and divine menu, The Florist has definitely made its mark on the city. Explore The Florist here.
The summer was made for sitting under the twinkly lights of the Buyers Club garden space with a beer and boss company. While you’re waiting for that to happen, there’s fit food, a quirky bar, arts exhibitions and music to enjoy. More info here.
This Hope Street bar is a little gem. If you’re lucky enough to nab a seat by the fire on a winter’s night, take it from us, you ain’t moving. There’s a proper laid back vibe, live jazz, locally sourced food menu, all the cocktails and a fab night out, all in one venue. Find out more here.
The Philharmonic Pub
Does the Philharmonic really need a write up? One of the city’s oldest and most revered pubs and dining rooms, The Phil as it’s more commonly known is a Scouse institution that was welcomed the city’s greatest talents through it’s doors. It also serves up a perfectly poured pint and a bit of a natter with the bar staff. More about The Phil, here.
Love & Rockets
The stripped back bar, packed beer garden, amazing pizza and friendly staff makes Love & Rockets a must on any Lark Lane bar crawl. Want to watch the footy? Smash the quiz, do a bit of speed dating? This is the place for you. See what’s on here.
Keith’s Wine Bar is absolutely legendary. It’s enjoyed a little revamp in 2018 and come rain or shine you’re guaranteed a warm welcome, a slap up meal and a damn good glass of vino. Ps the roast dinners are amazing! Find out more here.
When it comes to a decent neighbourhood pub, The Lodge knocks it out the park. Fabulous drinks including local craft ales and, delicious menu straight from the grill, a kick ass beer garden and a soundtrack that just keeps on giving! If you haven’t been, you’re a wool. More info here.
Dovedale Towers (The Dovey)
Not actually on Allerton Road but a short walk up Penny Lane, The Dovey is a fab local pub that offers a top class Sunday roast, beer garden, footy on the tele, quiz night and all the best ales on the bar. More info here.
Penny Lane Wine Bar
We love the warm welcome and vibrant atmosphere at Penny Lane Wine Bar and of course, the heated gin garden out the back. A great pit stop on your way down from the Dovedale and en route to Allerton Road itself. Menus and more here.
The Wednesday night quiz, selection of local ales, spirits and cocktails and varied, delicious menu is what makes Three Piggies a favourite amongst locals and visitors alike. The staff are fab, the décor is smart and comfortable and its always busy. Oh and dogs are welcome too! Find out more here.
How does bottomless red wine Sunday’s sound? Oh yes, Verdant, Allerton Road has undergone a transformation and re-established itself as a jewel in the L18 crown. Looking for a classy night out, this is the bar for you. Info here.
The latest bar to join the Allerton round up is East River. If you fancy a tasty brunch to start off your bar crawl, head here. The Soho Spritz might be our current favourite cocktail (loaded with gin, obvs) but you have to check out the food too, the bagels are FIT! More info here.
The Elephant Bakehouse & Pub
Owned by chef, Simon Rimmer, The Elephant is the stalwart of leafy Woolton Village. Hosting family friendly events throughout the year, offering amazing afternoons on the ale in the beer garden, the New Years Day quiz, a mouth-watering seasonal menu and basically, a great pub. Find out more here.
American style cocktail bar and restaurant, Liberty Tavern is located just behind The Elephant and offers up the perfect little bar crawl destination to get in to the cocktails. Tuesday to Friday 4pm-8pm is happy hour and you’d be daft to not indulge in some USA style picky bits to line your stomach. More info here.
The Pickled Olive
Just up the road at number 12 Woolton St, The Pickled Olive has regular live music and a fine array of carefully selected and unusual spirits to make up some truly awesome cocktails. Check out The Autem Diver next time you’re in! More info here.
Loft Bar Bistro
Celebrate the weekend with live music, fab range of gins and prosecco on offer every friday from 5pm – 9pm for just £10 at Loft Bar Bistro, just off the high street in Woolton Village. You had us at gin to be fair. More info here.
Crosby & Waterloo
Timberwolf Bar & Tap
We’re starting out on South Road for our Crosby & Waterloo bar crawl and where better than the super stylish Timberwolf Bar & Tap? Manager Tony and the team invite you to enjoy a night out in Waterloo with plenty of gin, dark spirits, craft beer or even a speciality coffee. Fab place for girls night or a date. More info here.
Crosby’s premier wine bar, Pioneer Bar & Brasserie is the place to be for a glass of vino in style. With regular live entertainment and a mouth-watering menu (including a ridiculously good Sunday roast and generous Afternoon Tea), this Liverpool Road venue is the life and soul of the party. Find out more here.
A brand new independent eaterie and bar on St John’s Road, Eataly serves up a taste of the med alongside rich, aromatic wines, authentic Italian nibbles and live music. If you’re out in Waterloo, start your night here. More info.
et your hit of summer sun in the middle of Crosby Village as So Salsa serves up traditional Spanish tapas to the masses. Loved for its atmosphere, brilliant dining deals ( 3 tapas for £10) and tasty weekly specials, you can’t go wrong with Sangria or a bottle of Mahou here! Menus and more here.
Another 2018 additional to the area, The Tipsy Monkey, has become really popular thanks to its weekly changing menu and array of bevs. You lot rave about the cheese boards, seasonal cocktails and Campus Brewing Pilsner. More info here.
West Derby Village
The Sefton Arms
Situated in the heart of West Derby, your first proper pint, pre-drinks, a chritmas day bevvie and wetting many a baby’s head, has become a rite of passage for this L12 boozer. It usually empties out around 10pm when everyone goes to town and you’re guaranteed to see someone you know, every time you visit. More info here.
The Book Bar & Eatery is a welcome addition to the nightlife offering of West Derby Village. It’s regularly standing room only as local live acts provide a brilliant soundtrack and oven baked pizzas are devoured between groups of lads and girls sipping gin balloons and Mahou on draught. Menus and more here.
The Halton Castle
Regarded as a bit of an auld mans pub, The Halton Castle may be small and just out of the village (2 min walk) but its a real slice of old school Liverpool. It’s actually a great place to start an L12 bar/pub crawl because its a slow wander, down hill into the village from there. No up hill climbs in your heels girls. More info.
On your way down to the centre of the village, stop in at Almond, where they know their wine. Open until 9pm on weekends, this restaurant and bar is a hive of activity all week through thanks to its speciality wines, great dining deals and lovely staff. Menus and more here.
The Hare & Hounds
The Hare & Hounds is where its at on a weekend night in West Derby Village. The DJ is a committed fan of 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 00’s floor filler, from Bew*tched to S Club 7 and all manner of club classics, the drinks are cheap, the beer garden is choker come rain or shine and frankly, we love it. More info.
The Hunting Lodge (The Barries)
We’re still not sure why The Barries changed its name to The Hunting Lodge but no one is having it anyway! Recently renovated, this West Derby pub likes its sing along tunes, the bar maids are amazing and full of laughs and you can never get a seat, unless its on someones knee. Proper local, friendly pub. More info.