Best Bars in Liverpool City Centre
Planning a night out in Liverpool? We’ve compiled a list of the best bars in the city that we think should be on your list when it comes to having a fantastic night out!
If there’s one thing we all know about Liverpool, it’s that it has one of the biggest and best nightlife scenes in the North West and possibly the country. Unrivalled by its neighbours, the former European City of Culture winner is also a hotbed for stylish bars and fashionable drinking spots. Here, we’ve put together a list of the best bars in Liverpool for all you out there looking for an epic night out, and some of these are specifically great for a stag do in Liverpool.
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1. Be at One
This stylish cocktail bar located right in the heart of the city in The Ropewalks area is the number one stop for cocktails, ranging from sweet to sour… and even spicy!
Boasting a fantastic outdoor terrace area and a pop art-inspired interior, Be at One Liverpool is a great place to enjoy some delicious, world-class cocktails in a relaxed and chilled out atmosphere.
13-21 Seel St | Website
This all-day bar and restaurant inspired by New York City is a brilliant city centre location to enjoy some globally-inspired sharing food and cocktails before transforming into a renowned late-night venue by night.
If you’re looking for a relaxing spot to enjoy some drinks and nibbles during the day or a late-night bar to kickstart your night, Neighbourhood Liverpool is a great option for either reason! Check out our best bars in Chester.
62 Castle St | Website
3. Bierkeller Liverpool
Step into Bavaria without leaving the city or the country for that matter with the authentic German beer hall experience that Bierkeller Liverpool has to offer, from the fantastic European lagers to the waitresses dressed in traditional German dress, this is definitely an experience you can’t afford to miss!
With beers served in two-pint steins, long bench tables and live Oompah bands every weekend, celebrating a night out at this popular party destination is a no-brainer if you’re looking for a lively atmosphere in a completely unique setting.
6-8 Thomas Steers Way | Website
4. 53˚ Liverpool
Featuring a stunning private dining area, a stylish interior and a fantastic selection of drinks to choose from, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t pop in for a drink at 53 Liverpool on a night out.
This vibrant late bar located just a short walk away from Chinatown, you will be impressed by the vibrant and relaxed atmosphere this venue has to offer. Whether it’s the great range of beers or delicious food you’re after, this certainly isn’t a venue that should be overlooked!
15-19 Berry St | Website
5. Lane 7
People think Lane 7 Liverpool is just a bowling alley, but they couldn’t be more wrong… In fact, this venue is an exciting and vibrant establishment that boasts a stylish bar, retro arcade machines, beer pong tables and much more!
Open throughout the day until late on weekends, this is an awesome place to enjoy a few drinks whilst sneaking in a few games of bowling or American pool before continuing on your epic Liverpool night out! As well as the best bars we also have the best pubs in Liverpool.
Clayton Square | Website
Located in the iconic nightlife area that is Concert Square, MODO Liverpool is a well-respected and long-established bar that boasts a huge indoor and outdoor space, serving the area for over two decades.
Perfect for large groups and a fantastic place to take your stag night out to the next level in the most vibrant party centre in Liverpool as you’ll find yourself surrounded by a buzzing atmosphere right at the heart of one of the most popular and busy nightclub spots in the city.
2 Concert St | Website
7. Heebie Jeebies
The infamous Heebie Jeebies Liverpool is one of the most iconic and well-known spots to locals, students and outsiders alike for its mellow atmosphere and brilliant live DJ sets taking place throughout the week.
A former jazz club, this basement bar transformed into a vibrant and exciting split-level live music venue and late-night bar which boasts a great outdoor courtyard which is sure not to disappoint! Have a look through some of the best bars in Newcastle if you are heading somewhere new for a night out.
80-82 Seel St | Website
8. The Merchant
Located on the ever-popular Slater Street in the heart of the city, The Merchant Liverpool is easily one of the trendiest and well-presented late night drinking spots around with its exceptional mix between presenting itself as both a tavern and a party paradise.
If you’re searching for a slightly edgy and cool place to kick back and enjoy some drinks with a brilliant atmosphere, then you should definitely pop in here on your night out! Have a browse through all the best clubs in Liverpool for after you've been to all the bars.
40 Slater St | Website
Remember telephone boxes? Well this is the only bar we know of where you need to enter a red phone box to get into one of the most exclusive and contemporary secret cocktail bars in the entire city.
Once you make your way past the false back to the otherwise inconspicuous call box, you’ll find Ex-Directory Liverpool, an extremely relaxed and one of the most interesting late night bars you have ever set foot in!
The Red Telephone Box | Website
10. The Smugglers Cove
One of the most popular themed late night drinking spots the city has on offer, Smugglers Cove Liverpool sits on the Albert Dock and boasts an unbelievably detailed and fascinating pirate-themed interior and menu that will take you right back to the 18th century as soon as you walk through the door!
With an impressive outdoor area, fantastic cocktails and a selection of late-night food menu options, this stylish bar is one you simply cannot afford to skip on your Liverpool night out!
Albert Dock | Website
Try a taste of Mexico with some awesome bespoke cocktails at Maya Liverpool, featuring a vibrant interior with pinatas lining the walls, low lighting and an overall gothic-styled atmosphere that is both eerie and interesting at the same time!
Inspired by the Mexican holiday known as the Day of the Dead, this weird yet wonderful late night bar compliments Mexican tradition both through its design and its fiery cocktails you can’t compare to anything else!
96 Wood St | Website
12. Berry and Rye
Inspired by the Prohibition Era that took place in the United States during the 1920s, this secretive late night bar is like no other in the city. With menus hidden in Bibles and an inconspicuous exterior, you wouldn’t know that this bar even existed if you walked past it!
With candle-lit tables and a selection of delicious cocktails, this is a can’t-miss venue if you’re looking for a themed bar like no other… if you can find it, that is! Here are 10 large Christmas party venues in Liverpool.
48 Berry St | Website
13. Motel Bar
This late night karaoke and cocktails bar is a tasteful and welcoming venue that boasts a chic interior with wooden furniture and an extremely laid back atmosphere as soon as you walk through the door.
Located right in the heart of the city backing onto Concert Square, this quirky yet lively establishment is a great place to either chill out with a few drinks or get up and sing your heart out until the early hours!
5-7 Fleet St
14. Peaky Blinder’s
Inspired by the hit TV series, Peaky Blinders Liverpool is a huge late night bar split between two floors in a restored 19th century building, re-designed inside to match the 1920s aesthetics of the television series.
Without a doubt, this is the perfect location for any fans of the show and/or those who want a change from the norm for somewhere a bit quirkier!
Stanhope St | Website
15. The Alchemist
Slap-bang in the heart of the financial district, this extremely popular cocktail bar chain is a no-brainer when it comes to having a few drinks in a stylishly designed bar, complete with a weird and wonderful menu of delicious bespoke cocktails and perfectly crafted food to suit every kind of taste.
Whatever the direction of your night is, you can’t go wrong with The Alchemist Liverpool… even if you’re just stopping off for a few drinks before hitting the bigger venues, this is always a solid choice and we highly recommend paying a visit!
5 Brunswick St | Website
16. Kazimier Garden
This is arguably one of the most diverse, quirky and interesting venues that the entire city has to offer to locals and tourists alike.
Its ever-growing popularity with live multimedia events taking place at the venue’s famous Invisible Wind Factory, it’s bespoke and tastefully created Kazimier Garden bar is a cosy and vibrant atmosphere that is unmatched by any other establishment of its kind in Liverpool.
32 Seel St | Website
17. Crazy Pedro’s
If you merged a super-laid back pizza house with a late night bar and party hotspot, you would end up with Crazy Pedro’s (the clue is in the name!).
The bar, split over two floors, is coated with wacky murals and bright colours throughout and boasts a fantastic selection of drinks, as well as a weird & wonderful range of pizza toppings you probably wouldn’t ever find at any other pizza place in the city… or the country, for that matter!
25 Parr St | Website
18. Botanical Garden
A small urban drinking garden tucked away amongst the hustle and bustle of the Baltic Triangle in the city centre, Botanical Garden Liverpool is the perfect spot for an afternoon of drinking and relaxing in the sunshine with one of the coolest atmospheres any bar in the city can offer.
Gin is the main tipple in this little establishment, but also boasts a range of beers and other drinks on the menu as well.
49 New Bird St | Website
19. Love Lane Brewery
Like our last entry, this long-standing brewery sits in the heart of the Baltic Triangle, often referred to as “Liverpool’s Coolest District”, boasting its own kitchen and a whopping three bars, the company’s history is embedded in its production of Higson’s and Love Lane Beers.
If you and the group want to experience the full brewery atmosphere and enjoy a spot of lunch or dinner while you’re at it, then you’ll be more than impressed with Love Lane Brewery.
62 Bridgewater St | Website
Another Baltic Triangle entry, Constellations Liverpool is an impressive bar and events space situated in a regenerated warehouse at the heart of the city.
This late night bar and venue prides itself on being a champion for Liverpool’s award-winning culture, hosting anything from late parties to art exhibitions. Check out this bespoke location like no other for a truly unique experience that’s got “Liverpool” written all over it.
35-39 Greenland St | Website
21. Buyers Club
Nestled in-between the Knowledge and Georgian Quarters on Hardman Street in the city centre, Buyers Club Liverpool is a tasteful mix between a wine & cocktail bar, live music space and small restaurant all rolled into one.
Whatever direction you want your night out to go in, this all-round venue has everything on offer no matter how big or small the celebrations are!
24 Hardman St | Website
22. Santa Chupitos
Priding itself as a bespoke cocktail emporium, Santa Chupitos Liverpool boasts of its ingenuity when it comes to designing and creating home-made cocktails from fresh ingredients.
Located in The Ropewalks district right in the centre of Liverpool, this quaint late night bar is a great checkpoint on your list of bars when it comes to having the best possible stag night out in this vibrant and exciting city.
41 Slater St | Website
23. El Bandito
Directly beneath our last entry on this list and operated by the same company, El Bandito Liverpool boasts of being a cosy and atmospherically Mexican tequila bar, claiming to be “an underground sanctuary, for novices and nobles alike”.
If you and your mates have a keen taste for the Central American spirit and want to experience some of the best tequila in town, then a trip to this quirky bar is a must.
41b Slater St | Website
24. Panoramic 34
Geared specifically towards those looking to enjoy some mouth-watering cocktails, Panoramic 34 Liverpool prides itself on being one of the highest restaurants/bars in the country with its unparalleled views of the Liverpool skyline and beyond.
A great way to start the evening especially if you are wanting a sophisticated and slightly more modern start to the night.
West Tower, Brook St | Website
25. Baltic Market
Priding itself on being the city’s first ever street food market taking place at the Cairns Brewery on Stanhope Street.
Baltic Market Liverpool is known for its quirky street food vendors and its eccentric range of weird and wonderful beers & ales from all over the world, with markets taking place throughout the day over the weekend, so it shouldn’t be missed if you’re passing by that way on your night out!
107 Stanhope St | Website
A vibrant hub on the iconic Hope Street in the Georgian Quarter, Frederiks lies between both of the city’s cathedrals as a Brooklyn-inspired bar which boasts a variety of craft beers from around the world, a great selection of prosecco and gin options… not to mention having a reputation for making some of the finest award-winning cocktails in the city!
The venue also serves food throughout the day from lunch till dinner, so if you’re looking for a bite to eat with you drinks on your Liverpool night out, then this is a cracking location for both! Speaking of food, check out our best restaurants in Chester!
32 Hope St | Website
27. The Bridewell
Located in a former police lock-up, The Bridewell’s cells used to house “conscientious objectors” during the Second World War (their faded anti-Churchill slogans can still be made out on the walls!) and are now cosy drinking dens for small groups of around 8 people maximum.
Although once you’re inside you’ll feel like you’re a world away, the venue is just a couple of minutes away from the very centre of the city.
1 Campbell Square, Argyle St
28. Mackenzie’s Whisky Bar
If you and the lads are no strangers to a whisky now and again, then you will all feel right at home at Mackenzie’s Whisky Bar on the corner of the iconic Rodney Street and Hardman Street, this venue boasts of having over 300 whiskies from all over the world, ranging from the Scottish Highlands to Japan!
As well as its whisky selection, the bar also has a great selection of fine wines, gins and craft beers too!
32 Rodney St | Website
29. Head of Steam
Located in a former hotel, Head of Steam Liverpool is spread out across four bars… trust us when we say you’ll be astounded at the size of this place!
With a grand selection of pale ales, IPAs, ciders and pilsners, this fantastic late bar also boasts an impressive range of cocktails as well as an exquisite menu you can’t afford to miss!
85-89 Hanover St | Website
30. BrewDog Liverpool
One of the biggest up-and-coming pale ale breweries in the UK, BrewDog Liverpool is one of many UK locations the company has opened up its own bars serving some of the best beers on the market right now.
Located right in the heart of The Ropewalks District, this is an unmissable bar when visiting and celebrating in Liverpool for your stag do… and any other occasion for that matter!
8 Colquitt St | Website