It’s certainly no secret that the home of John Lennon and Liverpool FC is one of the best places in the country for live music, sports bars and great prices. Though with so much to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start.
But never fear, with our expert pub crawl guide you’ll be exploring the city's best pubs in no time. The route starts at the trendy The Baltic Fleet, in the heart of the Baltic Triangle, before heading to the world-famous Cavern Club, the birthplace of The Beatles. Then, head just around the corner to Thomas Rigby’s, where the friendly locals will show you how to party in style. For the final stop, head to The Vines, a pub renowned for having one of the biggest and best beer selections in the city. To find out more about what Liverpool has to offer, visit The Highlights.
The Baltic Fleet
The Baltic Fleet is a traditional pub in the heart of Liverpool. It’s famous for being haunted and has 3 ghosts and even has 2 secret tunnels leading from the cellar (spookey) - one goes to the docklands, the other to the old red light district, meaning The Baltic Fleet could serve crews with their two real needs, beer and ladies of the night. It’s in the heart of the Baltic Triangle, just 7 minutes’ from Dale Street.
The Cavern Club
Obviously, no guide to Liverpool could be complete without mentioning The Beatles. Cavern Club is the legendary cellar bar that hosted The Beatles for their first ever performance. It plays host to all sorts of live music now, and is even a featured venue for the annual music festival. Soak up the history, enjoy a pint of great beer and afterwards, make sure to head down Mathew Street to get a pic with the famous statue of John Lennon.
With great food, 40+ great beers, and live sports, Thomas Rigby’s has it all. It’s popular with locals and tourists alike and, when the sun goes down, is renowned for having one of the friendliest atmospheres in the city. It shares a huge beer garden with the pub next door and is located on the ever-popular Dale Street. So, if you’re in a big group and on the hunt for some great beer in a traditional pub, this is the place for you.
This grade ii listed traditional pub is one of the oldest and most popular in the city. Affectionately known as the the big ‘ouse due to its massive size, it’s got a massive selection of live music, real ale and craft beers. It’s on Lime Street, just seconds from the station and in the heart of the city centre.