Undoubtedly, one of the most famous clubs in the world, this was the birthplace of a revolution that changed the music world forever. It was from this club the 'Fab Four' rose to heights. The original club closed down in 1973 to make way for an underground rail link, moving to its present site in 1976. The Cavern Club has been witness to almost three hundred performances by The Beatles, and it was here that Sir Paul McCartney played his last gig of the 20th Century. In addition to the main club, the venue features the Cavern Live Lounge, a space for private parties and one-off performances, as well as the Cavern Pub, a relaxed watering hole with regular local live music. In addition, to live gigs, the club also caters to a number of tastes including retro, dance and party.
Perched on the 34th floor of the West Tower, Panoramic 34 offers breathtaking vistas of the city skyline, while you tuck into the scrumptious food or relish the divine cocktails on offer. The chic dining space, with classic decor exudes elegance and class. Floor to ceiling windows maximize the thrilling views. On offer is a thoughtfully crafted menu of British and international specialties with modern touches. The cocktails on offer are well-mixed and hard to find fault with. A fantastic venue for private functions, Panoramic 34 offers its elegant Penthouse Suite as well as the restaurant and bar area to accommodate all kinds of events. Check website for more.
Palm Sugar Lounge is one of the most high-profile venues in the city of Liverpool. If you're in the mood for an indulgent evening, this is the place to head to. Once you get past the bouncers, you will be treated to the some truly trendy decor and amazing champagne and inventive cocktails such as Poison Ivy, along with tapas style bar bites. If you wish for something more subdued, then visit the place late in the afternoon and enjoy your drinks by their patio.
Alma de Cuba is perhaps one of the most unique bar and restaurants you will ever come across. That's because this trendy Latin-American watering hole is set in what was once St Peter's Catholic Church. A lot of the original design of the church still stands, like the remains of the altar, Lady's chapel and religious paintings. The active calendar of events features everything from live gigs to launch parties throughout the year. Despite the dated setting, the space is often used for contemporary events and is host to a number of shows that can best be described as glamorous. Drinking and dining at a church takes a little bit of getting used to, but Alma de Cuba remains a superb venue for a fun night in town.
A historic pub established in the 19th Century, The Philharmonic Dining Rooms stand across the street from the Philharmonic Hall. Needless to say, most of the pub's patrons are those attending concerts at the hall. Renowned throughout the city for its opulent Victorian decor, the pub interiors are simply a sight to behold. Lavish wood paneling, ornate chandeliers, Victorian wallpapers and a look reminiscent of a polished gentleman's club greets patrons. The lavishly decorated men's washroom deserves a special mention and has to be seen to be believed! On offer is a stellar selection of award-winning real ales, apart from the finest whiskeys as well as wine. The food menu goes beyond regular pub-grub, and features a full menu of British favorites, with seasonal specialties that should not be missed. The characteristic rooms are also available for private events. Check website for more.
The Magnet is a fantastic cocktail bar and club renowned for its impressive live music schedule. Warm red hues and comfy seating options give the place, the feel of a plush lounge. Live bands are featured pretty much every night, along with DJs mixing indie, funk, soul, hip hop and classic rock until the early hours. The club attracts top names such as Norman Jay, Louie Vega and Mr Scruff. Drinks on offer match the standards you’d expect from a world class bar, with the cocktails proving to be favorites. Weekends see a diverse crowd at The Magnet, with regulars rubbing shoulders with the city’s bohemian and arty types. Part of Liverpool's nightlife in various forms for more than five decades, The Magnet still continues to rock.
Bar Fresa is a gem of a place for all the people fond of their local music. This place creates a perfect tempo for fun and frolic with its bright lights and a small disco. The bar also offers DJ music to set the hearts and feet thumping. Bar Fresa also conducts live events from time to time. It also offers a variety of drinks at moderate rates.
Tucked away directly behind the Empire Theatre, this is a well-established pub that gets the name from a previous licensee of the same name. Ma Egerton ran the pub when it was known as The Eagle Hotel and it is said that the notorious Dr Crippen called here on his attempt to flee to America. The walls are filled with photographs of film stars and many famous names from the nearby theatre still call in for a swift drink. Past visitors at Ma Egertons Stage Door include David Essex, Ken Dodd and Frank Sinatra.
Located inside The Liner Hotel, Seven Seas Brasserie offers a delicious choice of international favorites to tempt the taste-buds of its diners. Dig into a platter of exotic sandwiches and light meals made with fresh meat and vegetables, or the warm scones baked onsite. The pre-theater menu is popular among locals who choose to dine here before proceeding to the nearby Playhouse or Empire Theatre. There is a wine-bar featuring a good selection of wine for connoisseurs.
Fashioned in the art deco style of the 1930s, The Ship & Mitre is located in the city's business district. While the interiors no longer carry the original art deco features, the nautical theme makes for an attractive and unique setting. The pub is popular for its stellar range of cask conditioned ales, having been recognized on multiple occasions by CAMRA and winning an award in 2009. The fifteen beers from various local microbreweries on tap make this a haven for beer-lovers. Also on offer is an extensive choice of bottled Belgian and American beers. The Higher Room above the pub is available for private hire. Check website for more.
Established in 1905, The Crown Hotel is one of the city's oldest pubs. Featuring striking Art Noveau architecture, the pub is also a Grade II listed building. The pub's interiors feature classic pub decor with rich use of dark woods. The drinks list offers a good selection of cask ales, beers and wines. Food menu features a hearty choice of British favorites ranging from fish and chips to pie. Regular events like quiz nights as well as comedy nights add an element of fun to the proceedings. A local watering hole in every sense, the pub is a great place to chill out over a few pints with buddies.