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GigPig's Guide to Vibrant Multi-Venue Quarters: Liverpool

In this guide, we will be aiming to give you a quality night out with some of the finest establishments included, without having to stumble far between the watering holes.

Baltic Triangle

This trendy and bohemian sector is home to an abundance of fantastic, unique and independent venues. The hub has rapidly evolved into something so incredibly desirable which has created an electric buzz around the Baltic Triangle, which has therefore turned it into one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the country.

Arts Bar Baltic is always on top of the list for those who love music, art or tasty food, it constantly offers inclusive events and live music whilst championing local merchandisers and artists. It’s the perfect shindig for those looking for a relaxed and friendly environment.

Sub Rosa is the best-kept secret hidden bar hideout in Liverpool and it’s even better when the sun is beating down. The unique outdoor bar serves some impeccable cocktails, whilst you can bask in the sun, bev in hand and quality tunes are a recipe for success.

Hobo Kiosk has been mooted as if Narnia was down a flight of stairs. Once you sip on their locally selected beers and soak up great company and the quirky atmosphere, it will be hard to keep you out. Their small but perfectly-formed music events and secret gigs are not one to be missed out on either.


The Ropewalks is bursting with art, music and culture. Whether you’re seeking art galleries, cinemas, vintage shops or some impeccable independent grub and unrivalled nightlife, then the answers are held in the old rope-making district. This cultural event space has got everything from noon-night to keep any audience enticed.

Manolo has got all the grooves, music and background to transform you into the Caribbean. The speakeasy cocktail bar excels in the classic cocktails, with quirky twists on the favourites and perfectly curated original drinks.

The Merchant is a fantastic multi-purpose event space with stunning interiors and an absolute sun trap of a beer garden. Accompany that with a hearty menu, craft beer and weekly line-ups of DJs to get the place bouncing it’s one of the most impressive taprooms in the Ropewalks.

Berry and Rye specialises in great drinks which has a specific attention to detail within the prohibition-themed bar. Once you get past the unmarked nondescript black door, one of the best well-kept secrets awaits you with a relaxed and classy environment. Even if you can’t make it in, their cocktails are available to deliver to your address.

Cavern Quarter

Etched into Liverpool’s history is the legendary Beatles. Yet the Cavern Quarter boasts a bustling, lively and highly popular nightlife with an abundance of bars and eateries, and of course, the infamous Cavern Club, which lights this part of the city up. It truly is an unmissable part of Liverpool.

Mambo Club boasts some of the most unique interiors with bright pink walls and a ball bit, you really have to be there to experience it. Their clubbing experience is solely in recognition of the clubbing mecca Ibiza, bringing the summer party vibes all year round, with some top sets to get party-goers revelling in Mambo’s.

The Flanagan’s Apple is one of the top boozers within Merseyside, and from an establishment which has been on top of its game since the 1980s, that statement has never rung so true. They put on a wide array of live music throughout the week and they’re also home to the best Guinness in Liverpool, they’ve certainly got you covered.

Ex-Directory lies within a telephone box. Entered by calling the traditional rotary dial phone, you’ll be welcomed into an unorthodox cocktail bar, with aesthetic tipples and an intimate setting.