Liverpool is a great place to go out in, whether you're planning a quiet trip to the pub, or you're planning to go all and spend all day and night in the city. It is a city with many unique venues and things to do, so you won't be bored.

Breakfast at Spoons

It doesn't quite have the ring to it as the 1995 Deep Blue song "Breakfast at Tiffany's", but it always goes down a treat and never breaks the bank. There are several Whetherspoons pubs around Liverpool, with The Welkin and The Fall Well and several others right in the city centre.

If you want something that isn't quite Wetherspoons, there are plenty of other chains and independent pubs and cafes in the city, with Duke Street being a good place to look

Aintree Racecourse

Ok, so you'll have to plan ahead to make sure your day long partying coincides with a raceday, but it'll be worth it. Aintree Racecourse is one of the most famous tracks for horse racing in the UK and the world.

Of course the biggest event it holds is the Grand National, which usually takes place in early April and features 40 horses competing in the jump race. Although there are events that take place throughout the year so there's plenty of opportunity to join in the revelry.

Heading to Aintree is easy from the city centre, with Merseyrail trains leaving from Liverpool Central and Moorfields on the Northern Line. Aintree station is right outside the racecourse, so it couldn’t be simpler.


If you want to have a flutter but there are no events on at Aintree when you’re planning to hit the town, or horse racing just isn’t your thing, then your next best option is to head to one of Liverpool’s casinos.

There are several different options in the city centre, although some of the best are the Genting Casino in Queen Square and the Grosvenor Casino on Chaloner Street. You'll find plenty of table games and slot machines, but only the Grosvenor has a poker room.

Both also offer good food and drink options, with many options available 24 hours a day.

If you’re the competitive type, you may want to get up to speed with some of the games online beforehand to give you an edge over your friends. In which case you may wish to take advantage of a deposit bonus from an online casino like Coral.

Viva Brazil

Liverpool has many fantastic restaurants, catering for all different tastes and rustling up dishes from cuisines all over the world. A great venue for groups is Viva Brazil on Castle Street.

This authentic Brazilian restaurant serves many different cuts of rodizio style meat that’s carved by the staff right at your table. There’s also a selection of other Brazilian dishes available at the buffet, including feijoada, a traditional black bean and meat stew.

You’ll also find many classic Brazilian drinks to wash it down with, including the caipirinha, the national drink of Brazil.

Cavern Club

Liverpool’s most famous export is The Beatles, the band that took the world by storm for a large part of the 20th century. They famously played at Liverpool’s Cavern Club, which is still open today.

Today, tribute bands continue to play the famous Beatles songs with many more live acts playing most weeks.

Concert Square

For a lively place where you can party into the early hours, you need to head to Concert Square. You’ll find a mix of different bars and clubs, many of which are favourites of Scousers and guests alike.

This includes the Coyote Ugly Saloon, which is modeled on the first Coyote Ugly Saloon in New York which featured in the Hollywood blockbuster, Coyote Ugly. It’s a great place to go with a group of friends, with plenty of food and drink options, and karaoke every Sunday.

Other venues on Concert Square include Modo and Soho, which both allow you to order drinks to the outdoor seating area.

The Ship & Mitre

If you prefer things to be a bit more sedate, then head over to The Ship & Mitre on Dale Street. It has a traditional pub decor, with hardwood clad walls and ceilings and stained glass windows.

It also serves up traditional pub food like fish and chips and burgers, as well as bowls of Scouse, the legendary Liverpool stew.


Everyone likes a bit of cheese now and then, and there’s no better place for that than Popworld. This late night bar blasts out tunes from the 1990s until 4am every night of the week.

Unlike some venues, Popworld is busy every night of the week thanks to its great drinks menu and cheesy music.

Bongo’s Bingo

Bongo’s Bingo is a unique night out that combines bingo with raving. Featuring circus acts, live music, dance offs, and other crazy entertainment. There is no way to completely explain Bongo’s Bingo, instead it is best to be experienced.

Its own website describes it as “quite simply, there’s nothing else like it”, and that seems like a fair representation.

Prizes vary, but winners regularly receive karaoke machines, massive pink unicorns, Henry Hoovers and even mobility scooters. With its long communal benches, it feels like Octoberfest and bingo mixed together.

Ghetto Golf

Mixing crazy golf with a bar is another concept that makes for an interesting night out. Ghetto Golf at Cains Brewery on Stanhope Street is a psychedelic experience with its multi-coloured decor and UV lights. The venue has a strong “underground” feel to it since it is inside a former industrial building with lots of corrugated metal and graffiti around.

You can show off your putting skills to your friends while enjoying one of the many drinks on the menu. There’s also a bar area for when you’re not channelling your inner Tiger Woods.

Whatever your tastes, Liverpool has something for you. With endless restaurants, pubs, and bars, as well as a very broad range of entertainment, you really can stay out all day and night and still not run out of things to do.