So now it’s April and we are officially moving towards summer (Yay!) What better way to spend a sunny afternoon than in the greatest city in the world sipping cocktails! Well Property Lane have put together 10 of our favourite cocktail hot spots throughout the city! So be sure to give them a visit this summer and let us know what you think! (Please drink responsibly)
The home of the Five Dollar shake, Santa Chupitos isn’t for the faint-hearted. Billed as a ‘cocktail emporium’, this intimate candlelit venue is the home of some of the most talented mixologists in the business. Paired with an eclectic atmosphere and a small, but outstanding drinks menu, you’ll find plenty of rum, copious amounts of tequila and more fire than any other bar in the city. Situated off the beaten track on Slater Street, Santa Chupitos brings the pure enjoyment of drinking back to life and is one of the best cocktail bars Liverpool has to offer.
A testament to what a true speakeasy bar should be. Situated within the legendary Jenny’s Seafood Restaurant on Fenwick Street, this 1920s-inspired establishment is a dastardly den of debauchery reminiscent of Gatsby-era New York. Velvet curtains, palm leaf ceiling design, stained glass windows and eccentrically dressed barman make Jenny’s a surreal cross between a flapper’s hideout and a disco dive. And the drinks are as eclectic as the decor, with the menu changing every month, so you’ll never be sure what you’re getting when you enter.
Berry & Rye
Still one of the best-kept secrets in Liverpool, Berry & Rye takes you way back to prohibition days. Situated on Berry Street, this unique bar isn’t just another drinking hole – it’s an experience. Look out for an unmarked, black door subtly situated somewhere along the road and knock if you dare. Berry & Rye don’t do queues, so if there isn’t enough room for you, you’ll have to come back later. But once in, you’re seated and given a leather-clad menu where you’ll find an astonishing collection of whisky, old classics and intriguing concoctions you’ve never even heard of. Stepping back in time, the dark leather, exposed brick and rough wood all ensure you won’t leave here in a hurry. It’s one of our favourite cocktail bars Liverpool has to offer.
Alma De Cuba
Set within the former St. Peters Catholic Church, this bar and restaurant brings the spice of Latin America to Liverpool with fiery cocktails, samba-sounds and incredible Friday and Saturday night surprises. Head down before midnight to enjoy a carnival spectacular featuring authentic samba girls and a stunning petal drop, before the darkness moves in for Alma’s bewitching Voodoo late night club experience, complete with fire performers and dangerous dancers. Their expansive cocktail menu is split into themes such as Alma De Latino, El Clasico and Alma Creaciones to ensure you really are spoilt for choice.
You might struggle to find this cocktail bar – situated in an unknown location in the city centre, look out for a bright red telephone box somewhere in the business district for a chance of entering the secret establishment. Enter a unique telephone number and you’ll gain access to this top secret underground establishment. Once you’ve cracked the code and found the right phone box, you’re transported to a dimly lit speakeasy with an impressive cocktail list. Ex-Directory is all about performance, so enjoy ordering frivolous drinks such as the Catwalk Bellini (which comes in a stiletto), the Golden Kiss (a golden glittery mess) and Smoke in the City, which is served smouldering in front of your eyes.
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Liverpool’s favourite sunshine cocktail spot is this stunning rooftop terrace bar, which looks over the iconic Liver Building and Liverpool’s heritage waterfront. Open seasonally from March-October, this magical rooftop space is perfect for special occasions and celebratory drinks. The rooftop garden is situated on the 8th floor of West Africa House and has a whole host of tea and berry infused Liverpool Gins, as well as delightfully fruity cocktail concoctions. Of all the cocktail bars Liverpool has to offer, this one is a must-visit.
Famous for its molecular mixology, The Alchemist’s arrival in Liverpool was met with excitement from fans of eccentric cocktail creations. These sensational cocktails look incredible on your Instagram feed, with smoking teapots, colour changing concoctions and other mystical delights. Located within a stunning building that used to be an old bank, this aesthetically pleasing bar is a popular choice for evening drinks with Liverpool’s business district workers.
Salt Dog Slims
Renowned as being the greatest American style bar in Liverpool, Salt Dogs may be known for their Steins and Brines, but they also have a cracking cocktail menu. Cocktail lovers are encouraged to pay Sat Dog Slims a visit, and in particular summer cocktail lovers are encouraged to sample the St Tropez Sour. A blend of Finlandia Vodka raspberry and rhubarb liqueur, raspberry jam, cranberry juice, lemon juice and whites, it’s delicious. With quirky interiors including a bath, hot dogs on tap and a little suntrap beer garden, what more could you need?
Flirty, frivolous and utterly delightful. That’s the only way to describe the cocktail offers from Hardman Street’s latest establishment. Inspired by the three key styles of floristry, The Florist’s extensive drinks menu will take you on a sensory journey to charm the senses. Sit down amongst the hundreds of beautiful blooms that fill his historic old building, and enjoy delectable drinks such as Lavender Thistle, Rhubarb in Bloom and Hibiscus Margarita.
A gin garden located on New Bird Street in the Baltic Triangle area of the city, head to The Botanical Garden for your hit of Vitamin D and plenty of pickling from some delicious gin-based cocktails in one of the best outdoor cocktail bars Liverpool hosts. This outdoor establishment offers plenty of mixes with mother’s ruin, with past favourites including the New Bird Warmer (cherry-infused fin with hot ginger ale and all the fruit), plus the chance to taste some of Liverpool’s very own alcohols from local distilleries, such as Liverpool Gin and Turncoat.