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10 ‘Hidden Gem’ Bars you need to discover in Liverpool

4 years ago

By The Guide Liverpool

10 ‘Hidden Gem’ Bars you need to discover in Liverpool

There is no denying we have some cracking bars here in Liverpool. From world-famous boozers to uber-cool cocktail bars; our drinking scene is endearingly eclectic and bursting with life.

Check out the ‘Liverpool bars’ section of our website here to find your perfect hangout in the city.

From hidden gin joints to secret speakeasy’s our city is packed with a colourful array of drinking dens that are just waiting to be discovered….

Some Place Absinthe Bar

The inspiration for many a literary great, Some Place offers a true belle Époque experience. Once you have found it (look for the green lamp – there is no actual signage) you will discover a super-atmospheric hideaway complete with bar brick walls and dimly lit by flickering candles. Their formidable selection of premium distilled absinthes include an option to partake of the fiery spirit in its most celebrated form – a traditional absinthe fountain along with an impressive range of traditional cocktails including the Sazerac and Absinthe Frappe. LIKE Some Place on Facebook here.

43, Seel Street, Liverpool  L1 4AZ


Housed in a 200 year old former workshop, Clockworks is a dawn till dusk establishment serving an impressive range of drinks and delicious ‘cooked from scratch’ breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner options. Independently owned with an emphasis on fresh local produce and a thought provoking drinks list, it’s the perfect place to while away a couple of hours whatever the time of day or night. LIKE Clockworks on Facebook here.

11 Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool L1 4JJ

Berry & Rye


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Hands down one of the city’s hippest hideouts, the unassuming battered black door tucked away on Berry Street gives no clue of the delights inside. Tucked theatrically behind a heavy black curtain the speakeasy style interior is all old wood and dark leather but it the drinks that are the real star of the show. Whisky and gin takes centre stage here and the world-class mixologists certainly know their spirits. Ask them to mix something unique or choose from the mesmerising range of classic cocktails and vintage brews. It’s an education, and you are always guaranteed some of the best bar service in the city. Follow Berry & Rye on Twitter here.

48 Berry Street, Liverpool L1 4JQ

Tom Thumb

Based in the former site of the city’s much loved (and only) Chilean restaurant Val Paraiso, this pint-sized place feels instantly familiar and welcoming. The copper clad interior, cool seating areas and hidden mezzanine provide the perfect backdrop for their range of interesting cask and bottles beers and thought provoking cocktails. LIKE Tom Thumb on Facebook here.

4 Hardman Street, Liverpool L1 9AX

Arts School Wine Cellar

For those of you who like an extra bit of chic whilst you drink, Chef Paul Askew has created a stunning cellar bar addition to his award-winning Art School Restaurant. Choose from an impressive range of over 300 fine wines or enjoy a glass or two of Chef’s hand selected champagne’s and signature cocktails. If you fancy a little nibble there is a delicious selection of British cheeses, artisan charcuterie and small plates to choose from too. Head to the Arts School website here for more info.

1 Sugnall Street L7 9AX

La Finca Evissa

Soak up the warm Balearic vibes at this authentic homage to the White Isle. Channel your inner super-star DJ and chill by day with the great selection of tapas, sangria and Spanish wines then ramp it up with a couple of cool cocktails and party until the early hours Ibiza style. We can’t promise you a Mambo style sunset but it’s the next best thing. LIKE La Finca Eivissa on Facebook here.

14 Back Colquitt Street, Liverpool  L14DE

The Tank Room

One of the newest additions to the ever-growing cans Brewery complex the clue is in the name here. Two giant 500 litre tanks of Krusovice beer dominate proceedings here with beer so fresh that its like drinking it straight from the brewery.

If beer doesn’t float your boat the guys also have an impressive range of bottles, gins, prosecco and wines.

Cains Brewery village, Stanhope Street, Liverpool  L8 5XJ

Jenny’s Bar

Housed on the site of the iconic Jenny’s Seafood bar in the heart of the business district this quirky little place is big on character if small on size. Think vintage bric-a-brac, shimmery walls and plenty of velvet along with just about the best cocktail list in the city. Endearingly odd and fabulously quirky think Speakeasy meets Saturday Night Fever and you’ll get the idea! LIKE Jenny’s Bar on Facebook here.

The Old Ropery, Fenwich Street, Liverpool  L2 7NT


Formally Pinch bar, this cosy little bar adds some real class to Castle Street. Killer cocktails, great wines and just about the best comfort food in town it’s a great place for a Sunday hangover cure, bottomless brunch Monday through Saturday or even a cute little date night. Don’t miss the Quesadilla selection either its absolutely ace! LIKE Rox on Facebook here.

16 Castle Street, Liverpool  L2 0NE

Lock & Key

Tucked away nicely at the bottom of Duke Street, Lock & Key not only serves up delicious brunch dishes and freshly made pizza, it is also making a name for itself as one of the best places for cocktails in the city. Expect live music, a friendly welcome and an intimate relaxing setting as you watch the Duke Street world go by. LIKE Lock & Key on Facebook here.

15-17 Duke Street

What’s your favourite bar in Liverpool? Let u know on Twitter and Facebook and check out more amazing bars in our city here.




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