Cocktails aren’t just for sunny beaches abroad! Liverpool is bursting at the seams with an extensive range of many bars to visit and try something new. With cocktails offering a drink for every mood or occasion, the creative beverage suits whatever your style of drinking and socialising may be.
To help you on your quest for the best places to get your cocktail fix, EXPLORE have put together a list of some great cocktail bars to try out in the city.
41 Slater Street, Liverpool, L1 4BX
Known as the artisans of mixology and a dam right cool cocktail bar, Santa Chupitos is head and shoulders above on the ‘Cocktail bar crawl’ list.
Located along the cobble Ropewalks area of the city, the brick-laced venue is not only catchy on the eye, but delightful in the mouth when sipping on one of their many cocktails. Offering main classic cocktails, also expect Bubblegum Sourz (Gold Rum, Lemon, Bubblegum & Cream Soda), Aperol Spritz and Fiver Dollar Shakes, so what are you waiting for? Shimmy on down to Chupitos for social bliss.
Eden – Red Door
21-23 Berry Street, Liverpool, L1 9DF
Red Door located on Berry Street is not only the ultimate late-night cocktail destination, it is also now home to the beautiful rooftop terrace Eden.
The exclusive rooftop retreat allows guests to enjoy delicious cocktails and unrivalled service amongst sumptuous surroundings. With an incredible, bespoke cocktail menu consisting of expertly made creations, such as The Poison Apple – a ‘colour-changing’ mix of rhubarb and ginger gin, apple Manzana verde, cinnamon syrup, lemon juice, vanilla foam and a blue pea flower shot, Eden is a ‘must visit’ on your cocktail bar crawl in the city.
5 Brunswick Street, Liverpool. L2 0UU
Specialists in molecular mixology cocktails and drinks, The Alchemist bring you signature cocktails not only amazing to watch being created but also refreshing to taste.
Located in a beautiful Grade II listed building on Brunswick Street, the cocktail menu offers delights such as ‘Bubblebath’ made of Tanqueray Gin, Aperol, Chambord, Lemon, Apple and Fairy Liquid, or the ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ consisting of Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum, Wray & Nephew, Grand Marnier, Lime, Pineapple, Cranberry, Zombie mix and smoke, the cocktail list is endless of eye-catching cocktails to try out.
Also available are old school cocktail classics such as Pina Colada, Margarita, Mojito and Nergroni, The Alchemist offers non-alcohol options for all to enjoy.
The Florist Liverpool
24 Hardman Street, Liverpool, L1 9AX
The Florist not only welcomes you to a sensory world of vibrant fragrant delights, the cocktail menu is also a sight for sore eyes.
The simply stunning venue sees it cocktail menu inspired by floristry, bringing you enough sass in a glass to toast whatever your special social occasion maybe. With Gin Sharing Vases such as the ‘Secret Gin Vase’ consisting of Secret Gin and tonic, garnished with fresh grapefruit and rosemary, or the ‘Rhubarb in Bloom’ made of Portobello Road Gin, Rhubarb Liqueur, Raspberry and Rhubarb syrup, Rhubarb bitters, Lemon juice and Ginger beer garnished with English Garden foliage, these beautiful drinks are simply elegant.
West Tower, Brook Street, Liverpool, L3 9PJ
Drinking sumptuous cocktails while enjoying a 360 view of the city sound luscious right? Well Panoramic34 will be ticking all the boxes on your ultimate cocktail bars to visit list.
The venue offers an extensive cocktail list as impressive as the magnificent skyline views, with Panoramic Signature cocktails such as the ‘Black Raspberry Cosmopolitan’ made of Vodka, Cassis & Cointreau, Blackberries & Raspberries, Fresh Lime and Cranberry juice, or the ‘Frozen Watermelon Margarita’ consisting of El Jimador Reposado Tequila & Cointreau, Blended with Fresh Watermelon & Lime, your senses will be refreshed and chilled.
Also on the menu list are classics including Espresso Martini, Strawberry Bellini and Cosmopolitan, the tallest restaurant/cocktail bar in the city certainly doesn’t disappoint.
35 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3DA
This hidden gem located on School Lane, is one exclusive cocktail bar that needs to be added to your cocktail list. The Moroccan style décor gives off that European feel, adding to that oasis feeling which sipping on one of the many flavourful concoctions the place has to offer.
Brass Monkey offers an eccentric cocktail menu, from the venue’s signatures expect each drink to be intricately decorated with edible flowers and other garnishes, beauty in a glass and delicious on the lips.
15 Victoria Street, Liverpool, L2 5QS
If its glitz and glamour you want to surround yourself in while drinking alluring cocktails, then Dash is right up your street. The stunning high-end venue located on Victoria Street offers prestigious nifty cocktails to sip on while soaking up the cool ambience of the place.
With Dash favourites such as the ‘Zombie’ a tropical spirituous concoction of Gosling’s Demerara Rum, Bacardi Cuatro, Wray & Nephew, Velvet Falernum, Absinthe, Bitters, Lime, Grapefruit juice, Cinnamon, Grenadine and Pineapple, the presentation is second to none. Other cute cocktails include the ‘El Presidente’ this delicate red fruit rum infused cocktail is one to try.