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Liverpool has an abundance of incredible bars and pubs but 10 have been voted the best in the city.

Popular review site Tripadvisor compiles scores and feedback from users to rank restaurants, bars, hotels, activities and more.

Among the favourites listed as the best in the city is a mini golf spot, gin venues and a place that helped revolutionise the music industry.

At the time of writing, the top 10 bars and pubs in Liverpool are as follows:

10. Kelly’s Dispensary

The legendary Smithdown Road pub caused sadness when it closed before ultimately reopening with new owners.

It remains a Liverpool institution and for many people, it’s a must-stop spot to complete any proper pub crawl.

For more information about Kelly’s Dispensary click here.

154-158 Smithdown Road, L15 3JR

9. Cavern Pub

The Cavern’s third venue is the Cavern Pub, on Mathew Street. It’s opposite The Cavern Club so perfect for a drink before or after a visit there.

The Cavern Pub is open daily from 11am. There’s live music every night and admission is free. There’s also with a wide range of Cavern and rock memorabilia on display.

See the full list of live music events at the Cavern Pub here.

10 Mathew Street, OPPOSITE THE CAVERN CLUB, Liverpool L2 6RE

8. Ma Egerton’s Stage Door

This award-winning pub has a stellar reputation and boasts National Pub and Bar Awards recognition.

It’s a preserved Victorian pub with a famous theatrical heritage. It sells celeb-themed pizzas and often puts on live events.

See Ma Egerton’s menu here.

9 Pudsey Street, L1 1JA

7. Ghetto Golf

Based at the former Cains Brewery building, Ghetto Golf is a fun, vibrant venue which allows visitors to play mini golf while being served drinks en-route round the indoor course.

The venue sells a wide range of cocktails and food and is nestled in the thriving Baltic Triangle.

It first opened in 2016 and quickly established itself as a fun, quirky venue with graffiti art, “abandoned” vans and buses, and even a gravestone for The S*n with a shovel resting against it. There’s plenty of photo opportunities around the space and it’s often busy with large groups of friends.

Ghetto Golf Liverpool number – 0151 676 0065

You can book your slot at Ghetto Golf here.

Cains Brewery, Stanhope Street, L8 5XJ

6. Berry and Rye

Tucked away on Berry Street, this little bar boasts a dedicated fan base. Reminiscent of old-fashioned speakeasies, guests have to knock on the darkened door and hope there’ll be enough room inside to visit.

Jazz music plays while the extensive cocktail menu is hidden in vintage books to add to the illusion of secrecy.

Berry & Rye Liverpool opening times: Open seven days a week, Monday to Tuesday 7pm till late and Wednesday to Sunday 5pm till late.

No bookings, walk ins only.

48 Berry Street, L1 4JQ

5. Be At One Liverpool

This city centre spot has been designed with a pop-art decor and funky neon lights, making it as popular for its aesthetics as it is for its extensive cocktail menu. The favoured cocktail bar also offers classic pub beverages like beers and lagers to cater to all tastes.

Outside, there’s a large garden to relax in with a few drinks.

You can see Be At One’s cocktail menu and prices here.

13-21 Seel Street, L1 4AU

4. Jenever Gin Bar

This Hope Street venue offers a contemporary setting and more than 160 types of gin, including speciality Jenevers – which the bar states is gin’s “delicious predecessor”, as well as a cocktail menu and beers.

It also holds specially selected gin and vodka tastings on Thursdays and Sundays, which is currently £17.50 per person.

29a Hope Street, L1 9BQ

3. The Oracle Bar

A small and compact bar with a twist, The Oracle boasts close up magicians who make their way around the space to entertain visitors with magic and mystery.

It serves classic and contemporary cocktails in a quirky, intimate setting.

92 Duke Street, L1 5AG

2. Liverpool Arts Bar

Relatively new to the city, having first opened in 2019, Liverpool Arts Bar has quickly established itself as a firm favourite among tourists and locals alike.

Based on Hope Street, it’s found between the two iconic cathedrals and offers patrons a creative, laid back atmosphere despite often being packed with people, as well as live music, cocktails and more.

22 Hope Street, L1 9BY

1. The Cavern Club

The Cavern Club is an integral part of Liverpool’s rich music history and it was the venue where The Beatles first made their mark before going on to dominate the music industry.

Today, though it’s not the original site, it remains a popular, thriving music destination, made up of three spots – the Cavern Club, Cavern Live Lounge and the Cavern Pub.

Its brick vaulted cellars are kitted out with 1960s memorabilia and often host live tribute acts.

Each Cavern destination aims to showcase and highlight the legacy of the Fab Four, as well as providing a space for established bands to play, and for new bands to cut their teeth.

For more information and the latest events click here.

Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, L2 6RE

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