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53 Liverpool bars you must try in 2023

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53 Liverpool bars you must try in 2023

Plan your next night out in the city with this list of 53 Liverpool bars your must try in 2023.

2022 is almost over, and what a year it has been! Liverpool’s thriving hospitality scene has welcomed some of the most incredible bars & restaurants we have seen in recent years – from Gaucho to Hawksmoor, along with The Radisson RED hotel, and finally getting our own Albert’s Schloss. We think 2023 is only going to get better.

So here are 53 Liverpool bars you MUST try in 2023.

Frederiks 

Located between the Cathedrals on Liverpool’s iconic Hope Street, Frederiks has been at the centre of the Georgian Quarter since 2013. The bar offers up a range of craft beers, gin, wines, and delicious food! Be sure to check out their Jazz nights. 

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Gaucho Bar

Be sure to check out the stunning bar inside of this iconic Grade II listed building. Gaucho has launched Gaucho Lates which will bring the party and the culture of modern Argentina to Liverpool every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night –  with DJ’s, entertainment and live music. With a bar menu of light bites available until 12.30pm it will be a destination for those looking for a perfect place to end their night.

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Jimmy’s 

Liverpool bars

The three-story premises at the head of Bold Street, opposite the famous Bombed Out Church, is steeped in musical history having been the home of the Cabin Club. They host live music throughout the week with great drinks to alongside. 

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Albert’s Schloss

Albert's Schloss

Built as a retreat for recreation, indulgence and pleasure, Albert’s Schloss will present roaring fires, raucous performances, tankards of Europe’s finest bier and endless entertainment – seven days of fantastisch showtime, including cabaret performances and live music.

For more info click here

Berry & Rye 

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Berry & Rye

The tiny drinking den in the heart of Liverpool, independently owned and operated, and dedicated to great drinks and great service. The speakeasy has a maximum capacity of 45 and operates on a “first come first serve” basis. Knock on the door and wait to be transported straight back to the prohibition with their stunning cocktail selection. 

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Art School Cellars

Based underneath one of Liverpool’s finest restaurants, the cellars at Art School offer the perfect backdrop for chilled drinks, live music and tasty nibbles, seven days a week.

Get more info here.

Aether

Liverpool bars

The cocktail bar at the top of Chavasse Park serves up experimental cocktails & overall good times. Brought to us from the minds behind The Alchemist, you know these drinks are not going to be one to miss! 

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Royal Institution 

The Royal Institution originated as an organisation promoting Literature, Science and the Arts in 1814 before being granted its royal charter in 1821. Fast forward to the 21st century and the three iconic rooms will take you on an expedition of fine wine, spirits, signature and classic cocktails done “Simple, but Better”. 

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MOJO 

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Picture – MOJO Facebook

There’s two things MOJO absolutely love – throwing a party and drinking cocktails! As well as being a boss venue to have some amazing cocktails… did you know they also do a masterclass? Well now you do – for £35pp you can learn how to shake cocktails with their all-star bartenders as well as learning some of the trade secrets and take part in cocktail making competitions. 

For more info click here

Tonight Josephine 

Tonight Josephine Liverpool Liverpool bars

Named after Joséphine de Beauharnais, Tonight Josephine embodies the empress’s “well-behaved women don’t make history” mantra. Revellers can expect a glittering cocktail menu, late-night adventures, and a jam-packed schedule of extravagant events, designed to encourage guests to dance at (or on!) their tables whilst singing their hearts out.

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Manolo

Manolo

Serving Caribbean-inspired cocktails, reimagined classics, wines, champagne and high end spirits, Manolo is largely table service with a small standing area for guests.

With jazz, salsa and Hispanic music beating away in the background early on in the evening, there will be more upbeat music as the nights progress, creating a relaxed and entertaining environment.

For more info click here

Lock & Key

This intimate hotel bar on Duke Street is perfect for cocktail lovers and those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Lock & Key was recognised in “The Sunday Times 100 top British hotels” and things are looking even brighter in 2023 as both the hotel and bar are getting bigger with expansion work currently underway.

Hawksmoor

Liverpool bars

Ranked number one in the ‘World’s Best Steak Restaurants’, Hawksmoor is famous for its charcoal grilled, 35-day dry aged steaks, award-winning cocktails, and spectacular interiors.

Not only do these guys know what they’re doing when it comes to cocktails – they also offer corkage for just £5 on Mondays – so if you have a bottle of wine gathering dust… BYO and get down to Hawksmoor! 

For more info click here

Kazimier Gardens

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You can’t visit Liverpool and not call into this place, an outside garden bar that’s open whatever the season. You can tuck into an amazing array of craft and big name beers and enjoy live music and one of the best atmospheres in the city.

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McCooley’s

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McCooley’s has to venues in the city, Mathew Street and Concert Square, so you can always find yourself popping in no matter what end of town you’re in. Music and Moonshine is the name of the game at McCooley’s Mathew Street and so it’s no surprise that the drinks menu is extensive. With loads of draught and bottled beers, ciders and stouts and ales on offer, plus a range of Whisky, there’s a tipple for everyone!

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Castle Street Townhouse 

Whether you want to catch up for cocktails with the girls, enjoy a romantic meal for two, or get together for a fun night out with the family, you can’t beat Townhouse’s relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It offers a selection of shots – Limoncello D’Amalfi, Baby Guinness and Tequila Rose to name a few – and the most fantastic cocktails, from everyone’s favourite Pornstar Martinis and Cosmopolitans to its signature Townhouse Sling!

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Spanish Caravan

Picture – Spanish Caravan

The Mediterranean bar on Slater Street is ready to cater for your night out needs wether it be a chilled or a mad one! They have boss drinks on offer and, no matter the weather, a good glug of sangria will have you thinking you’re “Basque-ing” around the Balearic’s. 

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Roxy Ball Room

Hours of fun is waiting for you inside these Ball-rilliant venues at Rainford Square and Hanover Street. Roxy seriously brings the playground to the bar! There’s Bowling, Beer-Pong, Crazy Golf, LOADS of classic Arcade Games, and Ping-Pong.

Roxy has just released a new signature menu of boozy delights for you to enjoy. These delicious drinks are inspired by Indie and Rock Anthems – so you can sip the likes of Purple Haze or even a Californiacation. 

For more info click here.

Tempest on Tithebarn

The slogan says it all, ‘it’s always better when we’re together’. Tempest on Tithebarn Street is the perfect hangout for you and your mates in 2023, whatever the weather. A beautiful sun terrace to enjoy during the warmer months and a cosy, relaxed bar/ bistro when things are chillier.

Get more info here.

Point Blank

Getting your mates together isn’t always easy, but the chance of a fully-loaded night out at one of Liverpool’s most action-packed venues could be the trigger to them all saying yes.

At Point Blank Shooting, you’ve got the ultimate in competitive socialising, as well as booze and bites! When it comes to drink, the choice is yours. They’re talking bespoke cocktails, frosty steins, and even a little fizz to make your evening – or afternoon – pop!

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The Long Shot

Liverpool bars

Located on the arena side of the Britannia Pavillion, The Long Shot is the place to go for live sporting events, innovative cocktails, craft beers and ‘monster’ sandwiches. The team are serious about drinks, with the high standard of cocktails available at Present Company replicated at The Long Shot, offering signature cocktails, a variety of beers on tap, and lesser known craft beers.

Cocktails range from their take on the classic Old Fashioned with Woodford Reserve, Jack Daniel’s Apple, maple syrup and bitters, to the bar’s signature The Long Shot cocktail; a refreshing mix of Jameson Black Barrel, apricot and black tea soda.

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Nova Scotia 

Set in the stunning Mann Island building in the shadow of the spectacular Three Graces on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront Nova Scotia has the perfect location. 

Fancy your classics like an espresso martini or negroni (oh stunnin’) they have you covered. They also shake up some signature cocktails such as Sea Brow Iced Tea (Vodka. Gin. Rum. Tequila. Blue Curacao. Topped with lemonade), and the Wapping Coconut (Cazcabel – coconut tequila. Fresh lime. Agave. Coconut.)… Fancy sharing? You and your mates can get a carafe! 

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ArCains

ArCains, bringing gaming to Liverpool’s legendary Cains Brewery Village. Nostalgic games fill three floors in the venue – raid tombs as Lara Croft, compete against your mates on Mario Kart, or rock out on Guitar Hero. Pause and Reload at the bar with retro inspired eats and their drink essentials: Beer, Cocktails and Slushies!

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Red Door 

Red Door Liverpool continues to provide the backdrop to literally some of the best nights out in the city.

Focusing on hand crafted cocktails, incredible music and a late night party vibe Red Door has is one of Liverpool’s most popular night out destinations. The popular bar on Berry Street has restored the venue to its former glory and also added an extensive all-weather garden terrace for guest to enjoy.

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Jaloux

The Victoria Street bar offers beautiful decor, delicious cocktails, live DJs every weekend and an amazing team who will go above and beyond to make sure your night is the best it can be! 

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Liverpool Gin Distillery

Ever wanted to make your own gin? Well what better way to do that than at Liverpool Gin Distillery. After a warm welcome and meeting your tutor along with a Liverpool Gin & Tonic, visitors are taken upstairs to one of their purpose made ‘Gin Laboratories’. Of course you can also sit and relax at the bar too, and its not just gin that’s available there’ a full bar menu and even a dark spirits room too.

More info here.

The Red Lion

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Picture – The Red Lion Facebook

The new pub on Slater Street has the look and feel of one from the 1940’s. They are commitment to serving great cask ales and lagers, pies, pork scratchings and classic spirits and cocktails as well as having dominoes sets, a dart board, and showing sports on TVs.

There’s also 2 great outdoor areas! 

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The bar at Stoke inside Radisson RED 

Based on the ground floor of Radisson RED Liverpool the venue offers diners stunning views of the iconic St. George’s Hall, and the city’s bustling culture district. The interior is stunning inside the Grade II listed North Western Hall. 

They have craft beers, bio-wines, and seasonal cocktails – so make sure you check out this new hot spot in town. 

For more info click here.

Zenn 

Zenn has shown itself as the lunch-until-late place to be seen, with an aquatic-themed interior, luxury dining spaces, and an Instagram-worthy rooftop, ideal for a relaxing drink and enjoying Zenn’s in-house DJs. It is a cool and ambient oasis as soon as you step through the front entrance.

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MODO

Modo in Concert Square is a vibrant and energetic space where you can expect a night full of fun, dancing and laughs. Famous for their 2-4-1 cocktails, the space boasts great music played by their resident DJs, guaranteed to get the whole group grooving.

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La Finca Eivissa 

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La Finca Eivissa hosts warm Balearic vibes, chill areas, fusion tapas, sangrias, Spanish & local beers, house speciality cocktails, as well as detox drinks and smoothies. A place to chill in the evening and party into the early hours. La Finca Eivissa brings an authentic taste of the white isle to Liverpool.

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Seel St. Venue 

Seel St. Venue promises top service and some of the best nights around, and if you need any more reasons why you should get yourself into first gear and head to Liverpool’s latest nightclub – there’s a great drinks menu with classic cocktails! In-house specials like the amazing-sounding Seel St Punch all created by the Townhouse group’s expert mixologists; there’s a superb wine selection and draught beers, and shot boards with four shots for £12.

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Hooters

Hooters

In spite of initial doubts about the famous American sports restaurant and bar launching in the city, Hooters says it’s been given a warm welcome by the people of Liverpool. Officially recognised as the world’s biggest Hooters, the Water Street venue in the old Newz Bar seats 300, serves up American grub and of course has a huge drinks menu too.

Love Lane Brewery

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Love Lane Brewery is based in the heart of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, voted the “coolest” district in the UK. Their family of beers and gins are all made in the venue itself, you can even do a tour of the brewery & distillery, as well as munching on some fantastic food brought to you from Low Slow & Dough. 

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Lime St. Central

Whether it’s for brunch, lunch or a cocktail pit stop after a busy day of shopping, Lime Street Central offers an experience like no other. The pub’s interiors combine dark wood, exposed brick work and earthy green tones, as well hanging plants to create a casual, cosy and modern feel. 

The drinks menu is impressive with over 15 gin perfect serves, craft beers and great cocktails including unlimited espresso martinis and passionfruit martinis on tap.

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Carlisi 

The family run Sicilian bar serves up freshly made bar snacks, sandwiches, and sharing platters using only the finest Italian ingredients. The Carlisi brothers have certainly made a name for themselves in the city over these four years. They now have their own brand of Gin which is named after the area of Sicily (Agrigento) where Alessio, and his brother Federico, grew up. They use lemons and oranges from their hometown in Sicily to create the flavours in the gin.

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Punch Tarmey’s

If your’e looking for one of the biggest and the best Irish bars this side of the Irish Sea then Punch Tarmey’s is for you. Based inside Cains Brewery Village you can enjoy the perfect blend of live music, sport, hearty food and of course, plenty of Guinness.

More info here.

The bar at El Gato Negro 

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Located in historic Walker House, the beautiful restaurant celebrated for its award-winning small plates and incredible cocktails, is the perfect space in which to dine at a stylish distance, thanks to its dramatic high ceilings and large open floor. You must keep an eye out for when they have their Tipsy Tapas available – it is not to be missed!

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Co.Co.

Located on Castle Street – Co.Co. serves speciality coffee from 10am including flat white, cappuccino, latte, macchiato, mocha, Americano and more… alongside a selection of delicious fresh pastries from local independent bakers including Butterholic’s popular croissants and cruffins. 

Open seven days a week, by night, Co.Co. becomes a relaxed and inviting bar, with a range of expertly made cocktails including classics such as Pornstar Martini, Cosmopolitan, Espresso Martini, Mai Tai and Daquiri to name a few, as well as a fully stocked bar of spirits, beers and wines.

For more info click here.

Buyers Club

Buyers club combines phenomenal Italian food, delicious drinks, and boss music. The hidden gem is tucked away off Hardman Street, it has a relaxed atmosphere and is the perfect place to have a pint or a nice glass of vino while you escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre… make sure you grab a plate of pasta while you’re there… you won’t regret it. 

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Present Company 

Picture – Present Company Facebook

Next up in our list of Liverpool bars is Present Company, firm believers in home-made ingredients, pre-shift batching and that every drink should be absolutely delicious, the list is reviewed with a ‘winner stays on’ kind of approach. The cocktails will blow your head off, not with the measures, but with flavour and kick. It is not just a cocktail bar – if you fancy a beer or a wine – they got you covered there as well!

For more info click here

Additional bars

360 Sky Bar by Gino D’Acampo at INNSiDE by Melia 

INNSiDE Liverpool

Located on the 18th floor of the impressive INNSiDE by Melia hotel, the 360 Sky Bar is one of the most coveted venues in the city, providing enviable panoramic views of the city and beyond.  On a clear day you can expect to see as far as the Welsh mountains, with all of the city’s famous landmarks in spectacularly sharp focus. 

An extensive selection of wine, sparkling wine and champagne will complement the menu, all selected by the 360 Sky Bar’s esteemed sommeliers, alongside a generous range of spirits and artisan Italian beers.

For more info check out their Instagram page here.

Ma Boyle’s Alehouse & Eatery 

Ma Boyle's
Credit: Ma Boyle’s

Ma Boyle’s really is a true Liverpool institution. The venue is tucked away just off Water Street and nestled by the beautiful St Nick’s church gardens, the alehouse and eatery is a truly historic maritime location. 

The award-winning Ma Boyle’s captures the hearts of so many – from breakfast, brunches, and liquid lunches to its brilliant bistro food, it’s a place where groups of friends meet, couples catch up and meetings are made. The sumptuous food is complimented by a wonderful range of drinks and irresistible cocktails. 

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Papillon

Set between the two iconic Liverpool Cathedrals on picturesque Hope Street, Papillon serves up favourite pub classics, rotating guest ales, beautifully crafted cocktails, and not to mention an eclectic mix of stunning wines. 

Their outdoor area wraps around Hope Street & Falkner Street, so you can take in the stunning views the Georgian Quarter has to offer.

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PINS Social Club 

PINS

A night out becomes a real event at PINS Social Club. Whether you’re dining, gaming or just kicking back with a cocktail or two, PINS is there to ensure you have everything you need for the best night out. 

While there’s plenty of fun to be had on the lanes – it doesn’t stop there! PINS is also home to Liverpool’s biggest rooftop.

For more info click here

The Old Bank 

The Old Bank Liverpool, located on James Street near the Liverpool One is the perfect place to enjoy a drink, some food and watch Live Sports. The Classy tavern is set in the grand, historic structure of the First National Bank, it is a great place to grab a pint during a footy game or a cocktail and soak in the ambience of its stunning interior. 

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River North 

River North on Berry Street has become one of the city’s favourite hang-outs. Whether you prefer to relax at one of the pavement café tables to enjoy the hustle and bustle and marvel at the amazing Chinese arch, or prefer the peace and quiet of the rear terrace with it’s decorative planting and comfy seating, you will be able to enjoy their fantastic cocktails and small plates menu in stunning surroundings. 

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La’Go 

Bars in Liverpool

LA’GO has been around for 25 years by creating its own unique niche: it prides itself on being a safe bar, where the management and staff are approachable and get to know their customers well. It’s also known as a place for a great night out where people can leave their pretensions at the door with people from all walks of life joining them. 

The drinks menu at LA’GO is also one of the reasons customers return again and again, and its range of shots, from Jagerbombs to Sambucas, to the house special the ‘Baby Stella’ and a whole host of delights in-between, ensure that everyone involved gets to enjoy an affordable night out.

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Mamasan

Mamasan’s premium experiential dining concept captures the true essence of modern South East Asia; elevated with the best of Great Britain’s produce from farm, field and sea. Mamasan is beautiful inside – you can look forward to: DJs, a vibrant culinary offering, and an expansive panoramic roof terrace. 

Mamasan has an extensive drinks selection that showcases creative mixology, with inventive cocktails, and complements the chefs’ offering, including fine wines, craft beers, and premium spirits. The bar’s mixologists are renowned for their indulgent classics and signature cocktails to wow; using fresh produce mixed with handmade shrubs, syrups and some molecular magic.

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Botanical Garden

The open-air bar, in the heart of the Baltic Triangle, only operates 6months out of the year, but it is a firm favourite with the locals of Liverpool and beyond. The cool and friendly bar has been here for a few years now, and is the perfect location to sit on their astro turf bleachers and sipping on a refreshing G&T, eat some pizza, and chill in the sun (when we have it). 

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Trés 

Trés can be found on Temple Court, just off Victoria Street in the city centre. The cocktail bar is a stunning venue, that has to be seen to be believed, at the gateway to Liverpool’s Cavern Quarter. 

One of the best places to throw your party, Trés is the ultimate night-spot. Whether it’s a birthday, engagement, christening, or corporate function – their versatile venue is the perfect setting for a fantastic night!

For more info click here.

Dash 

The Victoria Street venue has become a glamorous must-go in the city since it first opened five years ago. The contemporary venue boasts elegance and sophistication from the moment you walk up those stairs, to the moment you leave. 

With its art deco interior the restaurant and bar is designed yo add that touch of glamour to Liverpool’s restaurant scene, helping you create a night full of exciting memories.

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Liberté 

The New York inspired bar and restaurant, inside the Bentley Building on the Strand, offers the city a unique bar experience. Its Sky Garden was voted in the top 25 Rooftops in Europe, and boasts breathtaking views of the Three Graces’s and River Mersey. 

To book click here

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