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How to Spend a Summer Night Out in Liverpool

Looking forward to a summer night out in Liverpool? If you’re not sure where to go, look no further than our summer night out in Liverpool guide.

This summer, make the most of the heat and discover everything from tropical cocktails to refreshing gin goblets, all served to the sounds of fantastic music.

Spend a sun-kissed night out in in the heart of the city, with just the right balance of balmy outdoor bars, sunny rooftop venues and relaxing garden spaces.

Late afternoon

Baltic Market

Where: Cains Brewery, Liverpool

Baltic Market is Independent Liverpool’s latest exciting venture, offering independent, local traders the chance to showcase their creations all in one place.

Already a huge success, this is a go-to spot to line the stomach with tasty light bites (or slightly bigger ones!) and summery cocktails to kick off your evening as you mean to go on.

You’ll find an array of sweet and savoury treats, ranging from deep fried halloumi fries, popcorn mussels, wood-fired pizzas and mouthwatering doughnut fries finished off with a swirl of Nutella!

Botanical Gin Garden

Where: New Bird St, Liverpool

One of the best bars in Liverpool, Botanical Gin Garden is a must whilst seeking out summer spots in the city.

Whether you fancy relaxing in the sun or finding a more shaded spot, the garden is one of Liverpool’s favourite hideaways, with a homely backyard feel that simply can’t be found elsewhere.

For the ultimate summer night out in Liverpool, pay Botanical Gin Garden a visit for an array of eclectic Gins with an atmospheric, urban backdrop.

The Clubhouse

Where: Liverpool ONE

As the evening draws closer, head back from Botanical Gin Garden to Liverpool ONE, where you’ll find this unique summer haven awaiting.

Inspired by the classic aesthetic of American holiday destination the Hamptons, The Club House brings a taste of seaside, New England bliss to Liverpool city centre.

With acoustic live music and stylish decor echoing that of a contemporary summer beach house, you’ll soon find yourself sitting back, relaxing and ready to let your hair down.

Early Evening

Carpathia Champagne Bar Rooftop

Where: 30 James Street Hotel, Liverpool

For a truly unique experience of Liverpool’s maritime history, don’t miss out on a visit to 30 James Street Hotel, the former headquarters of Titanic’s owner, The White Star Line.

Make the most of the first rooftop bar in Liverpool, offering hotel and restaurant guests the opportunity to see the city from a whole new angle.

Admire the best of Liverpool as you sip champagne, cocktails or even stop for a bite to eat from Carpathia’s special rooftop menu, serving a variety of tasty small plates to share with friends.

Matou

Where: Pier Head, Liverpool

If you’re visiting Liverpool, why not admire the most famous landmarks in Liverpool with a fabulous cocktail in hand?

Favoured by locals for a reason, Matou showcases the most beautiful buildings in Liverpool from one side while the sun glistens upon the River Mersey on the other.

Poured to perfection by the talented team at Matou, you can expect nothing less than the best. Sip on a fruity Strawberry Daiquiri as you catch the sunset with the most exquisite backdrop.

Later on

Kazimier Garden

Where: Seel Street, Liverpool

Whether you jump a quick cab or enjoy a summer stroll back up towards Seel Street, don’t miss out on a trip to Kazimier Garden on your travels.

This cosy wonderland is one of Liverpool’s first and best loved hidden gems, favoured by Liverpudlian locals looking for somewhere a little bit different.

Fondly known as ‘The Kaz”, it’s well-worth paying a visit to this alternative hideout for a hybrid of nature and technology, tucked away behind the most urban streets of Liverpool.

The Merchant

Where: Parr Street, Liverpool

Capturing the essence of a chic and rustic Copenhagen bar, there are few better spots to stop off for a tasty gin goblet or cold craft beer.

Oh, and don’t forget to grab a slice of heavenly pizza from Nightcrawler pizza bar, located within The Merchant itself.

We recommend heading outside into the spacious garden area, equipped with plenty of sociable seating space and just the right amount of cosy spots for intimate catch ups.

And to really get the night started, make sure you take your talents to the dance floor. The Merchant plays host to Chibuku and Circus resident DJs, igniting a fantastic atmosphere every single weekend.

Heebie Jeebies

Where: Seel Street, Liverpool

Renowned for its bustling courtyard and three floors of music, there are few bars with better spaces to mingle with locals than Heebie Jeebies.

Heebie Jeebies is a right of passage for Liverpudlians for good reason. With a multitude of lively bar areas and dynamic dance floors, you’re almost guaranteed to leave with a couple of new best mates, even if you met them in the loo.

Expect eclectic DJ nights and live music attracting a diverse crowd of people, from fresh-faced students to working professionals looking to relax.

And of course, you’ll find those most dedicated to Liverpool’s thriving indie scene at Heebies any day of the week, always happy to lend you their lighter in the courtyard!

Late night

Aloha

Where: Colquitt Street, Liverpool

Find yourself transported to a tropical paradise at Aloha, Liverpool’s one and only island-themed basement bar.

Leave your worries at the door and head downstairs to an exotic oasis. Aloha’s roots are firmly in Hawaiian and Polynesian culture, so what better spot to spend a summer night out in Liverpool?

Dance the night away to rock ‘n’ roll and reggae sounds whilst sipping on a range of colourful concoctions, from coconuts and cocktails to a sharing treasure chest or tequila conch.

Alma de Cuba

Where: Seel Street, Liverpool

Infusing Cuban culture into Liverpool’s nightlife scene, it wouldn’t be a night out in Liverpool without a visit to Alma de Cuba.

The insides of the former church are illuminated by ethereal candles and dazzling chandeliers, with the stunning alter still in tact today.

Renowned for its delicious cocktails, you can expect everything from shimmying Salsa dancers to mesmerising petal shows and vibrant entertainment from Alma’s resident DJ.

Red Door

Where: Berry Street, Liverpool

Situated just around the corner on Berry Street, continue up to Berry Street and you’ll find an infamous red door.

It may look more like a bar than a club from the outside, but once you’re in you’ll feel the vibrant atmosphere and find yourself up on the dance floor under the neon red lights.

Head outside to the courtyard and up the staircase to Red Door’s Tiki Bar on the terrace, with an exciting cocktail menu Appleton Estate, with 50p from every cocktail going to charity until the end of September.

With a brand new menu launching this month, it’s the perfect time to get down there and try out their flavoursome summer treats before everyone else.

And of course,  don’t miss out on a drunken snap in the photo booth before the night comes to an end. You may need it to rejig your memory in the morning!

We’d love to know where you’ll be heading for your summer night out in Liverpool. You can let us know in the comments below!

About Jessica

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

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