Food & Drink
Town Isn’t The Only Place To Enjoy a Night Out in Liverpool
5 years ago
These are the local bars, pubs and restaurants that bring party vibes to the suburbs.
You know those times when you fancy a few drinks, maybe a bite to eat but you want to stay local? A night out in Liverpool doesn’t have to involve going into the city. We’ve rounded up some of the best places to enjoy a few drinks, a meal out or a little cheeky afternoon tipple, right on your door step.
1 – Crosby & Waterloo
Pioneer Bar & Brasserie
Aperol Spritz, Watermelon Martini, Sangria, Pimms, it’s safe to say the taste of summer is at Pioneer Crosby. If its 5* Facebook rave reviews are anything to go by its the fabulous staff and reasonable prices for food and drinks that makes Pioneer so popular. Check it out here.
TimberWolf Grind & Tap
South Road’s Timberwolf has just added an outdoor seating area to its Waterloo bar with plenty of space to enjoy a gin, some dark spirits, craft beer or even a speciality coffee on those summer evenings. Check it out here.
Get your hit of summer sun in the middle of Crosby Village with So Salsa. Loved for its atmosphere, brilliant dining deals (3 tapas for £10) and tasty weekly specials, you can’t go wrong with smoking sangria here! More info here.
This is Livin’
Situated on Carnegie St, This Is Livin’ is a lovely bar and restaurant with an outdoor terrace that screams summer nights out. With its very own pizza oven, cocktail menu and live DJ’s and music, get to Crosby and indulge. More here.
2 – Allerton Road
Three Piggies Alehouse & Canteen
Everyone’s favourite modern bar/pub on Allerton Rd has to be Three Piggies. Such a brilliant atmosphere whether its quiz night, live music on or just all the summer vibes soaked in gin. The food is amazing and we love petting all the cute dogs too. More here.
If you’re always dressed up to the nines, get yourself to Verdant on Allerton Road and get in that massive framed seat for instant-Instagram likes. It’s got to be gin balloons or cocktails at this classy L18 bar. Find out more here
Make sure you book in plenty of time as walk-ins at Maray are as rare as a lottery win! Once seated you can totally see why! The finest ingredients, a feast for the senses on a plate, with gluten free, vegan and vegan dishes, a laid back vibe and of course all the botanicals in a glass. More info here.
The Blackburne Eatery
There’s live music at The Blackburne on a Friday night which goes hand in hand with three courses of fabulous food and a glass of wine for just £22.95pp! Who said a belting night out down Allerton Road had to cost the earth?! Menus and more here.
3 – Formby
Woodwards Wine Bar
Known locally as ‘the Woodie’ Woodwards Wine Bar on Chapel Lane is the go-to place for friendly table service, top quality wines, a range of gins and brilliant live music. Wine Wednesdays are a proper treat too, order a bottle and get a complimentary cheese plate. More info here.
Next stop, Beer Station, Formby. If you like a good pint, this micropub next to Freshfield station sells an impressive range of cask ales, lagers, spirits and wine and we’re hearing amazing things about the pub snacks too. Pork pie anyone? Find out more here.
Left Bank Brasserie
You’re guaranteed a warm welcome from the friendly staff at the Left Bank Brasserie, Halsall Lane. If you fancy a taste of the Mediterranean (and want to leave the dishes to someone else) book a table and tuck into spicy linguine, traditional lasagne and more. Menus and booking here.
4 – Southport
Artisan Gin, fine malt whiskey and all the quirky cocktails are on offer at Remedy by night. Chilled out vibes in the heart of Lord Street Southport come as standard here. Grab a (deck) chair and settle in for an evening under the stars. More here.
Allotment, Liverpool Road offers gin tasting that transports you from the hustle and bustle into a modern oasis. Mocktails, cocktails, martini’s galore, this Birkdale based bar is a true hidden gem worth travelling for. Jump on the train for Fizz Fridays, live music and find out more here.
Head to Hoghton Street for drinks at The Office and kick start a classy night out in Southport. This ultra modern bar serves a contemporary menu prepared by local chefs and with outdoor space, this is the perfect place to enjoy a bite to eat and after work drinks. PS – bottles of prosecco are just £15 on Fridays, you know what to do! More info here.
5 – West Kirby & Heswall
The Viking Pub & Bakehouse
Owned by celeb chef Simon Rimmer, The Viking has an unbeatable reputation for great food and atmosphere. The Viking Garden is set to open this Spring making nights out sat round a table under the stars a regular weekend thing. More info here.
West Kirby Tap
Now if you know (and like) your ale, the West Kirby Tap is the place for you. Just a 5 minute walk from West Kirby station, head down Grange Road to check out this fab bar, stocking craft beers, real ale, local gin and delicious charcuterie sharing boards. More here.
Wolf & Lamb
Small plates take a decadent turn at Wolf & Lamb. Billed as no frills fine dining, the menu at this Banks Rd eatery invite you to get adventurous with food. Welsh lamb saddle, beef tartare, Wye Valley asparagus and more await. Bring your appetite. Menus here.
Wirral’s undisputed king of casual dining has to be The Wro. For ten years this Grange Rd venue has been delighting diners with modern European small plates and a relaxed atmosphere in which to kick back and catch up with friends. Check out the menus here.
6 – Prescot
Bringing Balearic charm to the cobbles of Prescot town centre, Urbano Chiringruito serves up sangria, spritzers, fine wines and beers with amazing charcuterie sharing boards. Who needs spain with this little gem just up the road. More info here.
Chef and restauranteur Gary Usher opened his fifth eatery, Pinion on Eccleston St less than a year ago and its proven to be a huge hit. Reviewers love the varied menu, attentive friendly staff and extra large wine glasses! More info here.
The Bard Micropub
This Shakespeare inspired micropub in Prescot, features quality real ales, craft beers, ciders & gins from across the UK and is highly praised by locals. Handy if you’re heading to the footy at Prescot Cables or just like a good pint in a relaxed atmosphere. More here.
The Deanes House
There’s open mic on Thursdays, live entertainment on Friday – Sunday and drinks at fab prices at this friendly Prescot boozer. The Deanes House, Church Street shows all the Sky Sports coverage too and is just a 2 mins walk from the main street and taxi rank too. More here.
7 – Lark Lane
Love & Rockets
Rain or shine there’s always a boss atmosphere at Love & Rockets. Live music, quiz night, freshly baked pizza (OMG the smores one is insane), all the sporting action on the tv’s, dog friendly and loads of drinks. Winner. More here.
Diamonds & Rust Cocktail Bar
If you’re into your rose and or prosecco – get yourself down to Diamonds & Rust on Lark Lane and try the prosecco punch or Whispering Angel from Cote De Province, summer in a glass that! Live music and chilled vibes on offer all week long. More here.
Salt & pepper fish and chips, frozen strawberry daquiri’s, hoisin duck fries, mac and cheese balls, big old burgers, buffalo wings, steak and a whole load of summer beers. Cure your hangover before its even begun here.
Another warm, inviting Lark Lane bar we can’t get enough of is Milo Lounge. Dog friendly, outdoor seating, loads of tasty tapas style small plates, plus vegan and veggie options too. Get all your mates around one big table and tuck in. More here.
8 – Smithdown Road
This Smithdown venue doesn’t look anything like your average boozer, but hidden behind its ancient façade is a nano brewery and pub which is going down a storm with locals. Boasting its own range of beers, live music, festival performances, comedy and more, you’d be mad to not drop in. More here.
Been a student in Liverpool? Chances are you’ve been to the Willowbank which regardless of time or day seems to be open and buzzing. Quiz nights, live music, great value food (inc a seriously good steak) they’ve always got the footy on too. More here.
Christakis Greek Taverna
All that ale is going to require a decent feast and you don’t do much better for your money than at Christakis. For less than £18 a head you can dine like a God on the finest, freshest Greek and Cypriot cuisine, plus there’s plenty of Ouzo being poured and live entertainment too. More here.
If there’s four things we like on a night out its good pizza, cool cocktails, great tunes and good vibes – which is really handy because that’s exactly what TriBeCa is all about. We highly recommend chilling in the Chambord Garden – proper hidden gem. More here.
9 – Heswall
Situated in the heart of Heswall, Paradox has a legion of fans on the Wirral who rave about its top quality food, service and atmosphere. When the lights go down, Paradox Bar and Lounge is the place to be if you want to party. Signature cocktails, bottles and taps, all under one jumping roof. More here.
Franklyn’s Bar & Bistro
241 cocktails, house nachos, dirty gringo stacked burgers, hanging kebabs and all the gin, nights out in Heswall just got tasty thanks to Franklyn’s Bar & Bistro, Telegraph Road. Nibbles, late tea or just all the martini’s, they’ll sort you right out. More here.
107 Dining Room
Top quality dining doesn’t get much better than this. 107 Dining Room, Heswall offers diners the best quality ingredients in a beautiful settling, complete with outdoor terrace, perfect for gin sipping with your loved ones. Check out the seasonal menu here.
10 – West Derby
Weekend nights start with G&T slush and pizza at The Book, Mill Lane. With live music, fabulous food, including brunch and a fab atmosphere, book a booth in the village and get the party started. More here.
Almond Bar & Eatery
Almond, Mill Lane has recently undergone an extension and renovation and is now serving up cocktails, world beers on draught and the amazing Bertha Gin from Ireland. Check out the new look here.
51 Mill Lane
When it comes to bevs in the sun and a few picky bits between mates, you have to try 51 Mill Lane. Amazing value, fresh ingredients and the perfect spot to catch up on the goss and catch the last of the rays with cocktails. Menus and more here.
Still the best place for a bit of talent spotting in L12, The Sefton is at the very heart of West Derby Village. The staff are amazing at keeping the bar queues down at this hugely popular pub that acts as a starting point for most nights out. The beer garden is a solid 10 too. More here.