Liverpool’s nightlife in legendary and the city boasts a huge number of old-school pubs, chic bars, boho hangouts and live music venues. You’ll find these all over the city, but probably the biggest concentration of quality nightspots can be found in and around the Seel Street area.
Wander along Seel Street and you’ll find a wide variety of places to go and hang out at night. If you’re looking for somewhere with regular live music, DJs every night, reasonably priced drinks and a laid-back atmosphere, try Heebie Jeebies. The free Friday evening barbeque at The Peackcock, also located on Seel Street, is also really popular, with lots of people sticking around afterwards to enjoy the cheap cocktails and the dance floor upstairs.
Another area to check out at night in Liverpool is the Cavern Quarter. Here’s where you’ll find the world-famous Cavern Club. This is where the Beatles started their career and still a popular live music venue today. Out in Lark Lane you’ll also come across a number of popular bars including the Low Bar which boasts a large selection of drinks and an outdoor seating area.
Liverpool has an established and diverse LGBT scene which includes numerous gay-friendly bars and clubs, plenty of which can be found in and around Stanley Street. Some of the most popular gay-friendly venues in the city include Masquerade, Jupiter’s, G-Bar, Lisbon and Bar Du Fay.
10 Mathew Street, Cavern Quarter, Liverpool, England
Sure it’s a bit touristy but there’s no denying that the Cavern is also pretty legendary. It’s here that the Beatles started their career and where they played almost 300 times. Today, it’s still a hugely popular live music venue with a wide variety of bands taking to the stage every week. While you sit and enjoy a drink, make sure to check out all the graffiti scrawled on the red brick walls.
Open Mon-Wed 10am-7pm, Thurs-Sun 10am-2am.
80-82 Seel Street, Chinatown, Liverpool, England
This funky bar is spread out over a large ground floor area, plus a smoking area out in the courtyard. There’s an upstairs and a downstairs too, but these aren’t open every night. Rock and indie fans will appreciate the music played here at Heebie Jeebies. Along with a great drinks selection, punters can enjoy live music 4 nights a week and nightly appearances by live DJs.
Open Mon-Thurs noon-3am, Fri-Sat noon-4am, Sun noon-2am/3am.
87 Renshaw Street, City Centre, Liverpool, England
An old-school bar, the Dispensary’s interior is as small as its selection of drinks is huge. Recently voted as CAMRA Pub of the year, this spot fills up with locals and visitors who come to sample some of the 175 different drinks offers including real ales, ciders, draught beers and plenty more.
Open Sun-Thurs noon-11pm, Fri-Sat noon-midnight.
52 Lark Lane, Aigburth, Liverpool, England
Boasting a wide selection of drinks and an outdoor seating area, Low Bar is a great spot to stop for a tipple. Located along Liverpool’s Lark Lane, it’s very popular with locals and is well-worth a look.
Open Mon-Thurs noon-11pm, Fri-Sat noon-1am, Sun noon-10pm.
49-51 Seel Street, Chinatown, Liverpool, England
You’ll find two floors here at the Peacock, the bar downstairs and the club upstairs, which opens from 9pm onwards. There’s also a large outdoor seating area, popular with a diverse crowd who come here to sip on drinks while they listen to an equally diverse selection of music. Head here on a Friday evening to take advantage of the free barbeque before you start in on the cheap cocktails!
Open Sun-Wed noon-2am, Thurs-Sat noon-3am.
Various, Liverpool, England
Liverpool has an established and diverse LGBT scene and the city boasts numbers gay-friendly bars and clubs many of which can be found in and around Stanley Street. One of the most popular spots on the scene is Masquerade (10 Cumberland Street), which markets itself as ‘Liverpool’s friendliest gay bar’ and hosts cabaret, karaoke nights and more. Other top venues include Jupiter’s (10 Hackins Hey), G-Bar (1-3 Eberle Street), Lisbon (35 Victoria Street) and Bar Du Fay (25 Stanley Street).