If you’ve booked a stay at The Shankly Hotel this bank holiday weekend, you’ll need to start planning which bars and restaurants to visit.
You lucky people have struck gold with this stunning hotel, not only will you be sleeping in the utmost luxury, you are also at the heart of the cities favourite nightlife district.
Here’s our guide on where to go around Victoria Street and Mathew Street over this bank holiday weekend in Liverpool.
A perfect venue for brunch, afternoon tea, an evening meal or a few cocktails, Jam Restaurant is a pretty little independent eatery and bar that fuses casual dining and gourmet classics served in contemporary surroundings.
It specialises in tea and offers lucky diners a choice of over 25 different varieties.
Their delicious brunch menu is served all the way until 6pm when a sumptuous a la carte evening menu takes centre stage; they also offer gluten free options.
This wonderfully charming restaurant is a brilliant place to relax with a cup of tea and cake.
The Bastion Bar and Restaurant
Guests at The Shankly Hotel are treated to the amazing Bastion Bar & Restaurant, it’s one of the best places to visit during the bank holiday weekend.
Inspired by the life and legacy of Bill Shankly, this unique bar offers delicious dishes created by a team of talented chefs, using only fresh, seasonal produce and an amazing private collection of unseen Bill Shankly memorabilia, kindly donated from the Shankly family.
Gain a unique insight into the legendary football manager’s life, viewing his personal typewriter, reading letters to and from his fans and take a look at his OBE, whilst you tuck into to some tasty food and cocktails.
The Bastion also screens the football from various TV’s situated around the bar and is renowned for its electric match day atmosphere.
If you love Caribbean food, Turtle Bay is one of the best places to sample this tasty cuisine.
This vibrant restaurant is famous for its brilliant cocktail choice and happy hour prices, exotic hearty food and rum shack style party atmosphere.
The menu features cuisine that really brings out the soul of Caribbean culture with an eclectic choice influenced by a rich tapestry of ethnicities, from Creole to South Asian.
The aromatic dish of jerk chicken has become a firm favourite with diners. The meat is marinated for 24 hours and slowly grilled over the jerk pit with sour orange chutney and coconut shavings.
It’s a great place to go with a large group, but it might be best to book ahead.
The Hatch is a basement bar situated in the Cavern Quarter and is a popular live music venue and sports bar.
They screen all SKY and BT Live football matches and it’s a great place to chill out with a couple of beers over a game of pool.
Drinks at the Hatch include draft beers, wine and a wide selection of cocktails.
The first Sugar Hut to open outside of Brentwood, Essex, where the original venue shot to fame after appearing in The Only Way Is Essex, the bar is a popular destination for celebrities on a night out in the city.
The venue features a luxurious bar and restaurant with a cocktail lounge and two clubs.
There are 34 booth tables, make-up and powder rooms for the selfie lovers and even phone charging facilities. The restaurant offers something for everyone with dishes such as steak, lobster and burgers.
Stylish inside with golden lights, flower-filled dark wooden tables and elegant navy and red chairs, the Sugar Hut is a favourite with local celebrities and footballers. It’s the place to be seen and is sure to be buzzing this weekend.
The Lisbon is a basement bar, set in a stunning Grade II listed building, that serves tasty pub style food every day.
Famed for its beautifully ornate ceiling and swinging chandeliers, The Lisbon offers a relaxed atmosphere throughout the day or the perfect place for a late night tipple.
With regular DJs and cabaret nights, the bar has a lively variety of events. There is also a kitchen serving a whole range of hearty dishes, including a belly-busting breakfast until 5pm.
The Lisbon’s friendly staff and weekend DJs alaways make sure that everyone has a night to remember.
Built all the way back in 1800s, the Grapes is an institution that has truly stood the test of time.
Though night clubs and shops now surround the historic pub, the Grapes certainly hasn’t been forgotten.
It was the only pub on Mathew Street during the 1960s and has a very important claim to fame in that it was frequented by the Beatles.
For Beatles fans and those looking for a taste of nightlife history in Liverpool, a visit to the Grapes is one to add to the top of your Liverpool pub crawl.
Wall of Fame Bar and Kitchen
A strong contender for the best burger in Liverpool, Wall of Fame is a trendy music-themed bar and restaurant located in front of the Cavern Club.
A tribute to all of the bands that played at the original Cavern, this bar is a fun and fresh take on the legends who have passed through Liverpool.
The restaurant serves classic American food such as burgers, bacon fries, waffles and pizzas and is open till late.
Guitars, pianos and even a drum kit are dotted around inside, plus plenty of pictures and paintings of The Beatles and other stars from the 60’s and beyond.
The Cavern Club
Perhaps one of the most iconic venues on Mathew Street, the world famous Cavern Club is the crowning jewel of the nightlife in this area.
Fridays and Saturdays at the Cavern bring back Beatle mania with their very own resident Beatles band to entertain you.
So if you’re a Beatles fanatic and love a good sing a long to some of the fab four’s classic tunes, this is the number one destination for you.
Another fantastic spot on Mathew Street for Beatles fans, Lennon’s Bar is a must if you’re in search of live music in Liverpool, a refreshing pint (that won’t break the bank) and a lively atmosphere.
In the midst of a Beatles mad street, Lennon’s is a fantastic little tribute bar.
Whether you’re in a small group of friends or celebrating a stag do or hen do in Liverpool, Lennon’s Bar has got you covered.
With quality Guinness, live music every night and three floors of fun, you can expect nothing less than a craicing time at Flanagan’s.
Live music and handpicked craft beers make this spot a must-try for your list of bars in Liverpool.
And the next morning, we suspect you may be in need of a hearty Flanagan’s Apple breakfast!
One of the most unique nightclubs in Liverpool, Heaven is an after-hours venue with a vibrant drag alumni. The club has hosted international drag stars, including American icon RuPaul’s UK ambassador, The Vivienne.
You’ll definitely want to end the night at Heaven and with their doors not closing until the early hours of the morning, you can party until the sun comes up.
Expect a mix of LGBTQ and straight, and mingle with the varied crowd, there are loads of drinks on offer including a big selection of shooters, cocktails and beers.
If you’re looking for something a bit more private why not try out L1KTV, for an exclusive karaoke night.
The club has nine VIP karaoke rooms, that come with a private bathroom and have full waitress/waiter service at the touch of a button.
Fitted with the latest high end technology and equipment from Asia, and a server constantly uploading new songs 24hrs a day, L1KTV can cater to everyone’s taste with thousands of songs to choose from.
And there you have it, all the best places to have an unforgettable bank holiday weekend in Liverpool and all of them near Victoria and Mathew Street.
We hope you have a great bank holiday weekend in Liverpool. See you soon.