Discover the best bars on Lark Lane with our guide to one of Liverpool’s favourite nightlife spots. Tucked away behind twisting trees and rows of historic houses, you’ll find a picturesque lane, bursting with history, character and exquisite food and drink.
Bicycles are dotted outside family-run shops and artsy hideouts, while cobbled side streets weave from the centre. Lark Lane is Liverpool’s leafy hidden gem, bustling with bohemian bars and quirky independent bars and restaurants.
Without an ounce of pretence, it’s a far-cry from the hipster streets of London and corporate coffee spots, Lark Lane is effortlessly alluring – the charm lies in the fact that it doesn’t really need to try.
So whether you’re a local yet to explore the best bars on Lark Lane or you’re visiting Liverpool for an atmospheric night out, join us as take a walk along the lane…
Keith’s Wine Bar
Affectionately known as just ‘Keith’s’ to locals, Keith’s Wine Bar is an integral piece of the Lark Lane community, and one for the top of your list while having a wander.
Charmingly rustic with an intimate feel, Keith’s is renowned as one of the best bars on Lark Lane, and there are few places with more character or atmosphere.
A night at Keith’s is good for the soul. Whether it’s a cosy evening of jazz or a dynamic Saturday night, you’ll find yourself feeling right at home with a cheap and cheerful glass of wine and a spot of tasty comfort food.
Not forgetting, you’re more than likely to meet some charismatic characters upon stepping inside. So if you’d like to get a feel of what Scouse charm is all about, pay a visit to Keith’s and we’re sure you’ll hear a story or two!
Que Pasa Cantina
Arguably serving the best ale on the lane, South American bar Que Pasa Catina is one bar you won’t want to miss while drinking on Lark Lane.
With stylish decor and a scenic outdoor garden, there are few better spots in Liverpool for enjoying a cold beer or soothing cocktail poured to perfection.
On the last Friday of the month, get ready to raise your glasses to the weekend with bluesy tunes from talented duo Louisiana, guaranteed to lift your spirits.
Atmospheric and warm with a sociable buzz, The Lodge is a favourite amongst Liverpool’s young professionals and their four legged friends.
Renowned for serving up a hearty Sunday roast and hosting quirky pub quizzes, The Lodge has quickly become a go-to spot in Liverpool.
The cosy beer garden is a must for warm evenings with a cask ale or lager in hand. Plus, choose from a range of fine wine and eclectic cocktails for an unforgettable night out.
Diamonds & Rust
A Lark Lane newbie, Diamonds & Rust is sure to make a lasting impression. When you’re not busy patting resident pooch Nelson, you can look forward to indulging in a selection of drinks served in style. With ingredients sourced from across the globe, visitors can enjoy a taste of Italy and beyond.
Owned by locals with a love for the community, this unique new spot takes inspiration from decades gone by. Get ready to soak up the 1940s atmosphere as you sit back, relax and enjoy the charms of vintage decor. Set to introduce a range of tasty nibbles, this is a must-visit spot for wining and dining.
Love & Rockets
Offering unrivalled outdoor views of the lane, sit back, relax and watch the people pass by from Love & Rockets’ urban beer garden.
Situated in the heart of Lark Lane, this is your go-to spot for doughy, Neapolitan-style pizza, tasty craft beer, a gin and tonic in a goblet or tequila that truly hits the spot.
Lively, loud and atmospheric, this Lark Lane gem is a favourite for catching the match in action, a weekend drink in the sun or even for open mic night on Wednesdays.
One of the latest neighbours to move onto the lane, Monkey Grinder is an ideal spot for starting off your night with light bites and tasty tapas plates.
Complement your meal with a refreshing glass of gin, delicious cocktail or glass of wine for an idyllic night out on Lark Lane.
With a relaxed yet warm feel, Monkey Grinder certainly fits right into Lark Lane’s unique and independent vibe, so it’s well worth heading down to see for yourself!
Owned and run by the Maranto family themselves, Maranto’s is a must for a mixture of quality food and refreshing wine.
Housed in a Grade-II listed building, it’s easy to see how Maranto’s has managed to wine and dine Lark Lane locals and visitors for over three decades.
With a fabulous balcony bar and bright restaurant space, the Italian-American spot offers a night out experience of its own, whether it’s a special occasion or a casual night with friends.
Truly one of a kind, The Albert has truly stood the test of time. One of the best bars on Lark Lane and newly refurbished, it’s easy to see why.
Back in the 1950s, the Albert was frequented by the Merchant Navy whilst home from sea, and it remains just as popular for lifting spirits today.
The Albert is warm and welcoming, which we would argue is the foundation of what makes the street so great.
Expect a buzz of conversation and characters from all walks of life to fill the side rooms, ideal for getting to know some Liverpool locals.
Open until midnight, stop off at Rhubarb for a delicious selection of homely dishes and award-winning wines, global beer and real ale.
With bohemian decor and a wide selection of comfy seating, Rhubarb achieves a casual yet stylish vibe, perfect for a catch up with friends.
You can expect a welcoming feel and sociable buzz from early until late, so whether you stop off for a quick drink or make yourself comfortable, Rhubarb is definitely one for your list.
Nonno’s Pizza & Plates
Wash down heavenly Italian goodness with a refreshing drink at Nonno’s Pizza & Plates. Their extensive drinks menu features something fulfilling for everyone.
You’ll find a range of local beers to choose from, including the Toxteth IPA, Love Lane and Penny Lane Pale. And if you’re a gin drinker, you’ll be in your element with everything from Liverpool Gin to Edinburgh Rhubarb & Ginger.
A sophisticated tribute to traditional Italian dishes, Nonno’s serves up a range of delicious wood-fired pizzas, antipasti dishes, small and large plates, salads and sides.
In the warmer months, enjoy wining and dining al fresco as you catch some rays from the patio. The spacious spot is illuminated by the twinkling strings of outdoor lights for a charming finish.
Elif Turkish BBQ Restaurant
If you’re after authentic Turkish cuisine, Elif has got it covered. The Turkish BBQ restaurant is a firm favourite for enjoying a bottle of wine over heavenly dishes.
Catering a wide range of choice for both meat eaters and vegetarians, you can look forward to tucking in to everything from classic Middle Eastern hummus to crispy Sigara Boregi and sublime Izgara Kofte.
Elif’s extensive menu ranges from cold and hot mezes to charcoal specials and hearty main courses. You’ll find yourself spoilt for choice as you treat yourself to something truly special.
And last but definitely not least, Bistro Noir is your go-to spot for flavoursome international dishes and a tasty drink or two.
Ideal for an evening out with a group of mates, choose from jugs of Sangria, Pimms, or Tequila Sunset for the ultimate weekend treat.
Between Wednesday and Saturday you can also indulge in 2 delicious courses for the set price of £12.95.
With modern, rustic interior with a cosy and comfortable finish, you’ll find yourself right at home in no time.
So if you’re visiting Liverpool, it’s well worth setting some time aside to head out of the city centre and off to Lark Lane for a brilliantly boozy adventure.
Moments from Liverpool’s stunning Sefton Park, why not take an evening stroll through the greenery and top it all off with a well earned pint?
We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide to a night out on Lark Lane. We’ll see you there!