Celebrate the end of Dry Jan with The Guide Liverpool Bar Crawl
6 years ago
The end of Dry Jan is in sight, we’ve been weighed in with our wages, so there’s only one logical thing to do…….lets have a bevvy!
We’d like to raise a glass to each and everyone one of you who’ve successfully completed Dry January 2018…..because The Guide Liverpool team failed miserably. We’re hoping you’re feeling fresh and pretty darn flush having saved all that ale money for the longest month of the year. Now what better way to celebrate than to head out and sample the finest beverages our city bars has to offer with The Guide Liverpool Bar Crawl. There’s no need to go mad of course, all in moderation!
The lads are putting their smart coats on and Kate’s brushed her hair, because Thursday 1st February is the official end of Dry Jan and the start of our 2018 social lives.
Celebrate the end of Dry Jan with The Guide Liverpool Bar Crawl…..
1 – Dead Crafty Beer Company, Dale Street
First stop is Dead Crafty Beer Company on Dale Street. Serving up and ever changing array of craft beer, we love the atmosphere and the chance to make our first 2018 bev something memorable! Check them out on Facebook here.
2 – Ghoulies Haunted House, Dale Street
Liverpool’s newest scare attraction, Ghoulie’s Haunted House boasts £30,000 worth of state-of-the art animatronics, special effects, live actors, costumes and masks to give you a fright you’ll never forget. We’ve been invited down to try it out but first we’ll need a stiff drink in Ghoulie’s Bar where they serve themed drinks and shots such as The Devil’s Advocaat and Beetlejuice. Will we be ready to get grabbed by The Ghoulie’s? More on Ghoulie’s Haunted House, here.
3 – The Alchemist, Brunswick Street
Upping the drama but sticking with the theme, we’re heading to The Alchemist for Red Dead Zombies and some seriously impressive mixology. With cocktails flowing, you can expect our Instagram story to be full of flames, dry ice and selfies. More on The Alchemist huge cocktail list here.
4 – Castle Street Townhouse, er Castle Street
Who fancies a ‘3 Mirrored Feeling’, ‘The Bow Tie’ and ‘Townhouse Battenberg’ down at Castle Street Townhouse? This all day dining destination has one of the commercial districts swankiest bars and is the perfect place to loosen your tie and raise a glass to the weekend.
5 – Roxy’s Ball Room, College Lane
We’re heading over to Liverpool ONE next to ramp up the competitive spirit with beer pong, table tennis and old school pool as Roxy Ball Room racks up the bar games along side great value kegs, 2 for £12 cocktails, £3 Red Stripe and plenty of spirits and soft drinks. Who will rein as Beer Pong champion, and who will go home with a cob on? More on Roxy Ball Room here.
6 – Lock & Key, Duke Street
We’re going all sophisticated with our next bar and lining up yet more signature cocktails and craft beers at Lock & Key, Duke Street. The interior of this busy bar and kitchen is definitely an Instagram winner and it’s just a two minute walk from Liverpool ONE and the likes of Slater Street and Concert Square. Check out the menus here.
7 – Clockworks, Wolstenholme Square
Every time we walk into Clockworks, there’s a belting track playing (Elvis, Rolling Stones, pure Americana) and a smiley barman or woman waiting to fill our cup. This rustic Wolstenholme Square bar is a great one for groups and the beer garden is the place to be in summer. Jack n’ Coke and a bottle of Bud please! More on Clockworks here.
8 – The Merchant, Slater Street
You can’t go on a Liverpool bar crawl and not to The Merchant! From live music, Night Crawler pizza, quiz nights and of course, the freshest pints, bottles, spirits and cocktails, The Merchant is a stalwart of Scouse nights out and also the half way point of our night, how many will still be standing? More on The Merchant events here.
9 – Some Place, Seel Street
Right, it’s time to separate the boys from the men (or basically those who can handle their ale…..and Kate). We’re heading to Some Place, Liverpool’s dedicated Absinthe Bar to toast the fairy that essentially robs our eye sight and ability to walk in a straight line. Find out some about Some Place here.
10 – The Jacaranda, Slater Street
We’re making a beeline for Slater Street with a shot of Absinthe in our system and moving straight on to one of Liverpool’s most renowned music venues, The Jacaranda. Known as The Jac, this historic venue was the first home of The Beatles and is always chokker with gigs and quiz nights. See this weeks events at The Jac here.
11 – Red Door, Berry Street
We’re heading to Red Door, Berry Street which will celebrate it’s third year in the city in 2018, and what a name its made for itself. Boss atmosphere, top table service, summer BBQ’s and guaranteed banging beats, Red Door continues to go from strength to strength. What’s yours?
12 – MacKenzies, Rodney Street
Grab a bit of fresh air with a wander up to MacKenzies Whisky Bar on Rodney Street next because there comes a time on every night out where a proper drink is needed. An old school tipple goes hand in hand with chatting sh&te and MacKenzies has the comfiest chairs to put the world to rights in! Check out all the Whisky at Mackenzies here.
13 – Frederik’s, Hope Street
We’re finishing off (if you’re still with us that is) our February blow out at none other than Frederik’s on Hope Street. Just look at that glass! The guys at Frederik’s make a Gin cocktail that looks like a fruit salad, and it’s really important we get our five a day!
Now if we/you actually make to this stage and you’re still in fairly good nick, we suggest either a Nabzy’s chicken burger and chips with red salt, or if you fancy the fresh air, get down to Crazy Pedro’s on Parr Street for a late night slice to ward off the inevitable hangover that’s lurking just around the corner. We can’t wait to find out who will go missing, who will have murder with their other half and who will lose their phone! Happy February people, we’ll see you at the bar!
Up for work on Friday morning or doing the school run? Click here to watch as we try out single use breathalysers and find out about the shocking figures for drink and drug driving offences from across Merseyside this Winter…….alcohol takes 12 hours to leave your system, think twice about taking the car the morning after.