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A Guide to a Night Out on Lark Lane in Liverpool

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 top notch food and drink.

Lark Lane is Liverpool’s leafy hidden gem, bustling every day of the week with bohemian bars and quirky independent bars and restaurants.

Bicycles are dotted outside family run shops and artsy hideouts, cobbled side streets weave from its centre, without an ounce of pretence.

A far-cry from the hipster streets of London and corporate coffee spots, Lark Lane is effortlessly cool; the charm of the lane lies in the fact 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, take a browse of our Lark Lane guide for an atmospheric night out that you won’t forget.

Keith’s Wine Bar

Keiths Lark Lane

Affectionately known as ‘Keith’s’ to locals, Keith’s Wine Bar is an iconic piece of the Lark Lane community, and one for the top of your list while wandering the lane.

Rustic with an intimate yet buzzing atmosphere, Keith’s is renowned as one of the best bars on Lark Lane, and there are few places with more character.

In fact, you’re likely to meet a fair few charismatic characters inside! Usually equipped with a story or two to share.

Whether it’s a cosy evening or a dynamic Saturday night, you’ll find yourself feeling right at home with a cheap and cheerful glass of wine or tasty comfort food that’s good for the soul.

Que Pasa Cantina

 

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Arguably serving the best ale on Lark Lane, South American bar Que Pasa Catina is one bar not to miss while drinking on the 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, raise your glasses to the weekend with live, bluesy tunes from talented duo Louisiana, guaranteed to lift your spirits.

The Lodge

The Lodge Lark Lane

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 bar in Liverpool.

Relax in the cosy beer garden, swig on cask ales and lager or choose from fine wine and eclectic cocktails for an unforgettable night out.

Writer’s Block

Lark Lane Writers Block

A Lark Lane newbie, Writer’s Block has certainly made a lasting impression on the lane and quickly become one of the best bars on Lark Lane.

Somewhere between a cafe, restaurant and a bar, the chic and cosy dog friendly spot is a combination of all things great in life. And they even have their own resident pooch!

Perfect for evening drinks in the sun, a candle lit catch up or delicious date night drinks, it’s well worth paying Writer’s Block a visit.

Love & Rockets

Lark Lane

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.

Monkey Grinder

Monkey Grinder Lark Lane

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 and giving it a try.

Maranto’s

Best Bars on Lark Lane

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, allowing you to choose how casual or fancy the occasion will be.

The Albert

Best Bars on Lark Lane

Truly one of a kind, The Albert has truly stood the test of time. One of the best bars on Lark Lane, 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, the foundation of Lark Lane and 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.

Rhubarb

Best Bars on Lark Lane
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Open until midnight, stop off at Rhubarb for a delicious selection of homely dishes and award winning wines or a global beer or real ale.

With bohemian decor and a wide selection of comfortable seating, Rhubarb achieves a casual yet stylish night out vibe, ideal if you don’t fancy staying out all night.

You can expect welcoming, friendly staff and plenty of atmosphere whether you visit for a few evening drinks or a late night catch up with friends.

Esteban Mediterranean Tapas

Best Bars on Lark Lane

Wash down heavenly tapas bites with a refreshing drink from the bar at Esteban. Their drinks menu is impressively extensive, serving up something for everyone.

Those who love a glass of red, white or rose will find themselves in their element with a range of European and New World varieties to choose from.

Alternatively, pick from Spanish favourites such as Estrella and Mahou or add a touch of sophistication o your night with classic cocktails including Aperol Spritz and Strawberry Daiquiri for a refreshing beverage.

In the warmer months, you can enjoy wining and dining al fresco as you catch catch some rays from the airy and bright patio space, illuminated by strings of outdoor lights for some extra sparkle.

Bistro Noir

Best Bars on Lark Lane

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 perfect weekend treat.

Between Wednesday – Saturday you can 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!

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Jessica is an English and History graduate with a passion for writing about Liverpool's top venues and events.

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