Nightlife and Music

Liverpool has over 250 city centre bars, pubs and clubs so it’s no surprise that it came third in the TripAdvisor 2019 Travellers’ Choice Awards for the UK’s best destinations.

Due to the ever-changing nature of the situation we are currently in, please do check with restaurants, attractions and accommodation providers before visiting by calling ahead or checking their websites directly.


If you’re looking for student deals, well-loved tunes and a choice of different clubs, Concert Square is your best bet.

Popular student locations include Baa Bar, Level and Black Rabbit. Don’t forget Stanley Street for a range of LGBT+ bars and nightclubs!

Independent venues

Baltic Triangle is the place to be, with venues such as Camp and FurnaceHangar 34 and 24 Kitchen Street regularly hosting live DJs.

You can also visit Ghetto Golf for alternative golfing and a licensed bar.

Invisible Wind Factory on Regent Street also hosts events every weekend, including live music acts.

Cocktail bars

Whether you’ve got a special occasion, or just want to up the stakes, head to Seel Street or Berry Street.

If you’re feeling adventurous, find your way to secret venues such as 81 Ltd and Ex-Directory.


The 11,000 seat M&S Bank Arena on the world-famous waterfront is host to the world’s leading music artists. The O2 Academy, though smaller in size, regularly holds popular live events.

If you prefer an alternative sound, visit LEAF, The Shipping Forecast or The Arts Club to see artists play live in these unique venues.

Classical music fans should not miss the world renowned Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, led by the Chief Conductor and honorary Professor of the University of Liverpool, Vasily Petrenko.

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