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Drinking in the Georgian Quarter

Best known for the rows of stunning terraces, the beautiful Georgian Quarter is also home to many of Liverpool’s best loved pubs. If you’re a fan of cosy chilled drinking sessions and a lover of real ales, then a trip to the Quarter will feed the soul. Whether you chose to wander down the cobbled paths to take in the fantastic properties or you want to indulge in a great pint and some local character, here’s a guide to some of the alehouses to pay a visit.

Peter Kavanagh’s

2-6 Egerton Street, Liverpool, L8 7LY

Serving up several real ales and décor with more character than a Walt Disney cast, Peter Kavanagh’s is one pub that you must visit on your stroll around the Georgian Quarter. From transistor radios to urns containing the ashes of lovers of the place hanging from the ceilings, if the venue had ears we can imagine some of the stories that have been told. The atmosphere is chilled with the lounge full of locals and the ale is great, a catch up with friends or maybe making new ones, PK’s should be top of your list.

Ye Cracke

13 Rice Street, Liverpool, L1 9BB

Best known for being a local social meet for The Beatles, Ye Cracke is full to the brim of history. Not only a stocker of good ales, the beautiful beer garden scores brownie points, especially on them warm summer evenings. The layout of the venue is quite curious, from the back room painted by one of John Lennon’s art school tutors (50 years ago) to the odd War Office snug forming a room within a room. Filled with locals, theatre attendees and students, join in and pull up a pew and soak in the atmosphere while sipping on a cool pint of guest ale.

The Belvedere Arms

5 Sugnall Street, Liverpool, L7 7EB

Perfect venue no matter the weather, the Belvedere Arms offers a wide range of ales from local breweries, bottled beers and a great selection of gins from around the country. The Grade II listed place has a small bar and lounge area, giving it that snug relaxed vibe for visitors to enjoy a nice cold beverage and some great conversations. Summer time see the Belvedere spilling out into the streets and the winter offers the homely open fire to gather around while socialising.

The Roscoe Head

24 Roscoe Street, Liverpool, L1 2SX

If quiz nights and assorted activities are your bag, then pop into one of the oldest pubs in the city, The Roscoe Head. Also one of the smaller alehouses on our list with two very compact cosy rooms, the venues reputation sells itself alone, being known as a provider of a great pint.  The Roscoe Head has been named in every edition of the Good Beer Guide since the early 1970’s, that alone should have you wanting to visit and see what the hype is all about.

The Caledonia

22 Caledonia Street, Liverpool, L7 DX

Previously seen as tired run-down boozer, the Landlady Laura King breathed new life into The Caledonia, turning the place into a hotspot for the community. The venue offers great new ales, tasty pub grub and some of Liverpool’s best upcoming bands on the music nights. Rescued from a nearby development plans, signed petitions saved “The Cali” which makes this pub a historic victory on the ale scene, which is worthy of raising a pint glass too.

The Grapes

60 Roscoe Street, Liverpool, L1 9DW

Bursting with atmosphere, this busy venue has a good range of beers and spirits to down. The Grapes, also one of the smaller alehouses on the list, is the one to visit if you’re looking at drinking till the early morn. The horse-shaped bar is always full of local characters and the hidden beer garden is one place to escape.

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