11 hidden gem bars you need to discover in Liverpool
4 months ago
There is no denying we have some cracking bars here in Liverpool. From world-famous boozers to cool cocktail bars; our drinking scene is endearingly eclectic and bursting with life.
From hidden gin joints to secret speakeasy’s, there’s so many bars in Liverpool that are just waiting to be discovered. Here’s 10 hidden gem bars to get you started.
Once Rapid. Now Hardware. Hiding under the shopfront of the previous Renshaw Street store, Little Hardware promises an immersive experience, delicious cocktails and a relaxed atmosphere. To get in to the basement speakeasy bar, you have to find the rusty wheelbarrow on Cooper Street. Little Hardware is one of Liverpool’s newest hidden gems and well worth checking out.
Cropper Street, Liverpool, L1 1DB
Visit the Little Hardware website here.
City Vaults is Liverpool’s answer to a 1920’s speakeasy with a secret entrance! We’re not going to give it away, but once you make it in, you can expect a brilliant atmosphere. This place has weekly DJ nights, live music and more, not to mention the cocktail menu!
Follow City Vaults on Instagram here.
Address – 14 Cook St, Liverpool L2 9QU
The only way you can gain entrance to this hidden bar is through a telephone box on Vernon Street, and once you get in, trust us, you’re in for a treat! Booking a table is highly advised for this place and there’s loads of upcoming events you can book on to as well.
Visit the Ex-Directory website here.
Address – 8 Vernon St, Liverpool, L2 2AY
When magic meets martinis – The Oracle on Duke Street is a truly unique experience. Working with some of the best close hand magicians in the country, this bar will have you sipping drinks while trying to work out what is going on. The decor harks back to a 1900s speakeasy and it’s open Thursday to Sunday. There’s no bookings, so you’ll have to knock the door and see if there’s space!
Visit The Oracle website here.
Address – 94 Duke St, Liverpool L1 5AG
Manolo is one of Liverpool’s newer hidden gem bars, serving classic cocktails with a Caribbean twist! With a really extensive drinks menu, the team say ” We believe that every bottle, like every guest, has a story to tell.” Manolo is hidden in the Ropewalks area and you can reserve a table through its website. Get on those martinis!
Visit the Manolo website here.
Address – 41 Slater St, Liverpool L1 4BX
Little Green Door
Little Green Door is a cozy and inviting space tucked away on Bold Street. If you’re looking for a space for a birthday or event, this place has you covered. Expect an underground vibe here – keep an eye out on its Instagram page for upcoming events.
Follow Little Green Door on Instagram here.
Address – 108 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4HY
This cigar and whiskey venue is definitely something very different in Liverpool. There’s over 200 rare whiskies for you try and a full cigar store, with products from all over the world. There’s also a full selection of wines and champagnes, plus a small dishes menu too. And if you’re a real whiskey enthusiast, you can book on to a tasting session or masterclass.
Find out more about Puffin Rooms here.
Address – 8 Old Hall St, Liverpool L3 9PA
Berry & Rye
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. 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.
Address – 48 Berry Street, Liverpool L1 4JQ
The Tank Room
Two giant 500 litre tanks of Krusovice beer dominate proceedings here with beer so fresh that it’s like drinking it straight from the brewery. If beer doesn’t float your boat the team also have an impressive range of bottles, gins, Prosecco and wines.
Visit the Tank Room website here.
Address – Cains Brewery village, Stanhope Street, Liverpool L8 5XJ
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!
Visit the Jenny’s Bar website here.
Address – The Old Ropery, Fenwich Street, Liverpool L2 7NT
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 a great spot 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. Not only that, it’s also a Boutique hotel too, so why not stay the night?
Visit the Lock & Key website here.
Address – 15-17 Duke Street