Many of us spend our days waiting for the bank holiday and, when it finally arrives, we want to make the most of it. So, to help you have one amazing bank holiday, we have created the ultimate bar crawl in Liverpool.
Whatever time you finish work on a Friday, there will be only one thing on your mind: the long weekend in front of you. You’ll want to celebrate this thought, which is why we recommend you start off small with a chilled out cocktail with your friends or work colleagues.
Visit The Alchemist
One place serving up impressive cocktails is The Alchemist on Brunswick Street, which is one of the newest and best bars to have hit the city in a long time. Not only does this incredible bar offer atmosphere and style, but their mixologists are mixing up some scientific cocktails that certainly have the wow factor.
Enjoy a Dollar Shake at Santa Maluco
Jump from one brand new venue to the other, because Santa Maluco on Castle Street is officially open and is serving up dollar shakes and crafty cocktails. It’s also the perfect spot to visit after a hard day of work, because they are a Rodizio pizzeria, which means you can mix up your slices.
Grab 2 for £10 on Cocktails
It’s not just Mathew Street offering a tonne of atmosphere, as Bar Signature on Stanley Street offers great music, atmosphere and 2 for £10 on all cocktails. Located just around the corner from the famous street, you’ll find this stylish bar, which is famous across the city in its own right. It’s the perfect place to unwind, relax and party during the bank holiday weekend.
Step Inside Man’s Ruin
There are more new bars in Liverpool than you can shake Ken Dodd’s feather duster at. One bar that stands out from the crowd has to be Man’s Ruin on Stanley Street. Why? Because it’s a pirate-themed bar, that’s why! If you fancy drinking some rum inside a giant barrel, this place is most certainly for you. The ideal bar to start the bank holiday weekend.
Saturday has to be one of the most social days of the week, which is why you just have to grab all your friends to experience a night out in Liverpool on bank holiday weekend. The whole city seems to turn out on a Saturday to experience the electricity of the city’s nightlife.
Look Into My Pies at The Merchant
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Have you visited The Merchant on Slater Street yet? This brand new bar has had plenty of tongues wagging since its opening in April – and we’re not surprised. You’ll find a dedicated gin parlour on the ground floor, which stocks over 40 brands. Beer lovers also won’t be left out, because there’s a wide craft beer selection to choose from.
Well, this bank holiday, The Merchant are hosting a pie and cider festival on 27th and 28th August. You can take your pick from over 40 different sweet and savoury pies from across the UK, and there will also be 20 varieties of cider. If that’s not a reason to go on a bar crawl, we don’t know what is!
The Famous Petal Showers at Alma de Cuba
Just around the corner from The Merchant is Alma de Cuba on Seel Street. A bank holiday weekend in Liverpool doesn’t offer your average Saturday or Sunday – and Alma de Cuba will prove it to you. All the fun, colour and excitement of the weekend will be personified with their famous petal shower, and there will also be samba dancers and DJs. You won’t want the weekend to end.
Movie Cocktails at Arthouse Bar & Pizzeria
Have you seen the cocktails at Arthouse Bar & Pizzeria yet? You need to try these amazing drinks, which have been carefully created by skilled mixologists. Each drink has been inspired by a movie icon, as you can enjoy a Charlie ChapGin, Cherry Grant and Ginger & Cello Rodgers. The bar & pizzeria also takes inspiration from the flicks, offering a movie-themed design that’s unlike anywhere else in the city.
Have a Boozy Treat at Moloko
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You’re bound to be a little excited for Moloko on St Peter’s Square. This American retro diner offers so much more than stateside staples, because it is offering absolutely epic boozy milkshakes. You can order the milkshakes without booze, if you would like, which means there are options for the hardcore drinkers and the designated drivers to enjoy. It’s not just great food and milkshakes you will love, but their DJs will offer the soundtrack to your bank holiday weekend.
Bank Holiday Monday Garden Party at Constellations
Constellations don’t do anything by halves, which is why you can expect great things from their free Liverpool Disco Festival X Hustle: The Garden Party. It’s the perfect way to end – or start – the bank holiday weekend festivities, because you can expect a disco, boogie, funk and soul soundtrack.
Sundays are all about relaxing and unwinding, aren’t they? Well, maybe not on the bank holiday weekend. That’s what bank holiday Mondays are made for, after all. So, if you plan on hitting town this bank holiday Sunday, here’s just some of the bars you can crawl…
Celebrate the Fab Four at International Beatleweek
Make your way to Mathew Street to experience International Beatleweek this bank holiday. So many pubs will be recreating the sights and sounds of The Beatles, setting the musical tone for the week ahead. Favourites include The Cavern Club, of course, and The Grapes.
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Once you’ve warmed up at International Beatleweek, it’s time to have a night to remember at Kingdom. Their DJs will provide a superb set, offering a superb mix of funk, soul, house, disco and jazz. Team that up with a first class service and entertainment, and this is one bank holiday you won’t be forgetting in a hurry!
Lovers of Liverpool nightlife must visit GraFFiti on Victoria Street. You’re bound to be impressed by the nightclub’s cool design, offering works from two of the country’s leading graffiti artist. GraFFiti can also serve up some pretty tasty cocktails, with is flagship concoction called ‘Banksy’.
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Mansion might offer the city’s biggest Saturday night, but you can guarantee this amazing venue will offer one amazing experience this bank holiday. Let’s face it, Sundays become Saturdays when we have a three day weekend, right? Offering a basement bar and an upstairs terrace VIP section and booths, it’s the perfect way to spend your long weekend.
Become a Member of Noctua
There’s nothing quite like ending an enjoyable night at Noctua on Stanley Street. Whilst other bars in the city will welcome the public, members of this private bar will have exclusive access to one of the most stylish, safest elite bars in the city.
Toast to a successful bank holiday weekend with their eclectic menu of champagnes, cocktails and spirits, whilst enjoying a luxurious atmosphere that’s available for a select few.
Whether you’re out from Friday to Sunday or just want to enjoy one amazing night to celebrate the bank holiday, the above venues are an excellent way to start. So, you can relax from an excellent weekend on the Monday and won’t have to worry about having to drag yourself off to work.
If you simply want to enjoy a more relaxed weekend with your partner this bank holiday weekend, click here for our romantic guide.