Liverpool is one of the liveliest cities in the UK and indeed the world, widely known for its friendly atmosphere, football passion and of course The Beatles. Whenever you get around to staying in Liverpool, and you definitely should, there are a ton of things to do in and around the bustling City Centre which is home to bars, restaurants and attractions on par with London and New York when considering the museums and healthy theatre district.
The classic architecture of the city makes it a living museum which has recently given the city a breath of life as a Hollywood backdrop in movies filmed there such as Captain America: The First Avenger and more recently the upcoming film The Batman. While there is an absurd amount of things to do and places to see, Liverpool also has some very quirky lounges littered around the central area, including the world-famous Albert Dock, one of the most exclusive parts of the city.
There are many excellent venues in Liverpool, but some of the best include:
- The Alchemist
More than just cocktails, The Alchemist puts on a show with its dramatic blending of drinks while Jam is one of the most dazzling places you will ever visit and Modo is a Liverpool legend and has been around for more than 20 years.
If you’re looking for something a little different than the standard cocktail bar, then The Alchemist located on the famous Cavern Quarter won’t disappoint. With all the fizz, bubbles and dry ice you could ever want, you can see mixology in action on a scientific yet dramatic level and they’re even presented in chemistry equipment such as alembics and beakers.
The Alchemist, not surprisingly, gets fully booked and rammed pretty quickly, especially at the weekend with a crowd you’re unlikely to see this side of an FA Cup final between The Reds or The Toffees and the Red Devils.
Perhaps a product of its time, Jam Restaurant and Bar is a dazzling and glittery venue that looks like Liberace was commissioned to decorate with unicorn paint. The interior design of the place is a sensory overload, with glitter, glitz and velvet all over the place, however, once you get past the girls’ night out theme, there is an amazing restaurant underneath.
Jam’s classic menu of British and French favourites is a delightful afternoon out with the girls and the bar does cater more for the females and is a known shower venue for blushing brides and mothers to be from all over Liverpool.
Located in Concert Square, one of Liverpool’s most famous nightspots, Modo is a legendary bar. Weekends at Modo make the club easily one of the most packed in the city and the staff, given how much work they have to do, are always friendly, attentive and professional.
Although Modo does host weekend EDM in their basement, the upper lounge area provides a more chilled experience. Open every day, Modo caters to large groups in their large open-plan room and terrace while offering an outside bar and grill in the summer, which sees the square packed to maximum capacity and is an excellent meeting place before moving on to other venues or events in the city.