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Top bar recommendations from locals

Gastropub
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“An eclectic multi-purpose arts space (that happens to do a dazzling Sunday roast). One of the city’s buzziest nightlife spots, Camp and Furnace is spread across several repurposed warehouses in the up-and-coming Baltic Triangle district. Its weekday menu includes the likes of homemade falafel, hearty burgers and their best-selling halloumi fries. The wildly popular Camp and Furnace Roast is available every Sunday, featuring a mouth-watering spread of organic meat, golden roast potatoes and the Yorkshire puddings of your dreams.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Italian place with a delicatessen attached. Very informal with nice Italian ambience. Also good for quick bites and coffees.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Step into Peter Kavanagh’s and you’ll step into a piece of history. Sit amongst the fine stained glass windows, cosy wooden benches and collection of weird and wonderful bits and bobs as you sip on a cold pint with your friends. It’s one of the local’s favourites. Named Pub of the Year in 2019 by CAMRA.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“A little-know lair hidden behind a plain black door on Berry Street, be the first of your friends to discover this confidential, for-your-eyes-only speakeasy cocktail bar. The mystery doesn't stop behind the door, even the menu is hidden within the pages of a book. So outsmart the bartenders and play Sherlock as you swagger straight into the bar and grab a novel straight from the shelf. Dimly lit, with low hanging lights and rustic wooden flooring, this bar is cosy and trendy at the same time, and it's your own special secret. Take a date and brush ankles beneath the table, and why not order a cheese platter to share ? Or for a more raucous evening, take some friends and delve into the impressive array of alcohol displayed behind the bar.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Local favourite. Lovely friendly vibe. Great Sunday night jazz session every week. Always packed.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the most established and traditional pubs in Liverpool, The Caledonia epitomises everything that’s great about the city. Inside you’ll find a hotpot of Liverpool personalities enjoying guest ales and live music, with anything from jazz to rock ‘n’ roll on offer.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“All visitors to Lark Lane must also pass through the institution that is Keith's. A perfect place to soak up the locality.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“A great small and local little pub with a good selection of ales as well as Liverpool Gin.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“A phenomenon that swept the nation a few years back also inspired a top Liverpool bar. Peaky Blinder’s Bar and Food Court set up camp in the Cains Brewery Village and instantly attracted crowds of folk in flat caps and flappers dressed in fringe. Period costume characters walk amidst the crowds of party goers throughout the evening, adding to the unique charm and 20s theme of the venue. Part bar, part brewery, part warehouse, part 20s themed theatre show, Peaky Blinder’s brings something special to a Saturday Night out in Liverpool that you don’t want to miss.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Located on the ground floor of Elevator Studios, Parliament Street, the stylish restaurant, bar and social space, Baltic Social, offers a unique experience in the heart of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle. In addition to great food and drink, the venue also offers regular music events, interviews and intimate performances known as ‘The Baltic Sessions’.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Great for day or evening - with kids, close to Sefton Park, good food and drinks. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Trendy bar hidden off the street in a courtyard. They have a wide selection of wines and meals. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Another trendy bar and restaurant in Cains Brewery Village, a 12 minute walk from the boat. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pub
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“Really kooky weird little cellar bar with crazy stuff all over the walls. Nice vibe. owners really friendly”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“A 19th-century gem tucked away in the Georgian Quarter, Ye Cracke is as old-school a pub as you can hope to find, with its multitude of small seating areas, including a war room and a proper ‘snug’, and without a TV screen in sight. It has a rich history, of course, and though it trades on its links to some famous Scouse band perhaps a little too much, it’s still very a cool place to be.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend