It’s usually much easier to find something fun to do during the day than it is at night, but if you know your town well enough, you’ll never be bored when the sun goes down.
Liverpool has plenty of options available for locals and tourists, from restaurants to comedy clubs to sites that honor a certain legendary band. Read on to find out about the top things to do in Liverpool at night.
Boat rides are sometimes the best form of transportation in big cities, especially if you want to take your time and get some good views of the area’s attractions along the way. Cruises along the Mersey River are the answer for tourists and locals in Liverpool, as you will be able to see the the UNESCO World Heritage waterfront at night, and even catch the sun as it sets over the Mersey River.
Listen to the live music as you slowly cruise along the river.
Cruise on The Mersey
Duration: 2 hours, starts at 7.40 pm
Note: Cruises are subjected to availability.
2. Comedy Shows
If looking for a laugh is your main goal for the night, Liverpool provides plenty of options. Laughterhouse Comedy provides a small but intimate environment for the audience, and Liverpool Comedy Central treats you with both established and up-and-coming comedians from all parts of the world. Both establishments provide meals and are known for providing lots of laughs. Hot Water Comedy Club is also among the city’s more popular spots for laughs, and it recently moved to a new venue on Seel Street.
Address: 13-15 Fenwick St, Liverpool L2 7LS, UK
Contact: +44 1512275946
Website: Laughterhouse Comedy
Liverpool Comedy Central
Address: 24 Edward Pavilion, Liverpool L3 4AF, UK
Contact: +44 1517025834
Website: Liverpool Comedy Central
Hot Water Comedy Club
Address: 13-15 Seel St, Liverpool L1 4AU, UK
Contact: +44 7772112344
Website: Hot Water Comedy Club
It’d almost be a sin for Beatles fans not to visit The Beatles Story. The visitor attraction will let you know everything you need to know about the legendary band and what they’ve done for music. It’s gotten so popular over the years that two locations had to be built for it, the first being at the Albert Dock and the second down the river at Pier Head.
John Lennon’s sister provides a narration for the tour at the Albert Dock, which spans from when the group started out to their glory days. The Fab 4D experience near the Pier Head site combines a ride and 3D film while Beatles music plays, and access to memorabilia is available at the British Invasion exhibit.
The Beatles Story
Address: Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD, UK
Opening Hours: Subject to change based on season. Please check their website for the opening hours to avoid being disappointed.
Contact: +44 1517091963
Website: The Beatles Story
Why wait? Grab your tickets now.
4. The Slaughterhouse
The Slaughterhouse is perfect for anyone looking for great beer, food and comedy all at once. The club is centered in the basement of the Slaughter House Pub, and visitors will be treated to a variety of ales, one of the country’s best pints of Guinness and a double bar. TVs are included for anyone looking for a good sports game to enjoy with friends. Visitors are also treated to three comedians per night instead of only one. Some of the best names that have performed at the club include John Bishop, Stewart Lee, Dara O’Briain, Tommy Tiernan and Jason Manford.
Address: 13-15 Fenwick St, Liverpool L2 7LS, UK
Opening Hours: 9 am to 12 am
Contact: +44 1512275946
Website: The Slaughterhouse
5. Echo Arena Liverpool
If a huge arena is the location of your night out, you’ll want to make sure that it hosts a variety of events to make sure you have plenty of options. The Echo Arena is the best pick for Liverpool, having hosted concerts for the likes of Beyoncé as well as classic music via the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. The arena was also the setting of The MOBO Awards and Davis Cup tennis, and those looking for comedy acts, plays, dancing and even boxing and mixed martial arts fights can find what they’re looking for right here. Not bad for an arena that’s been around for barely 10 years.
Address: Kings Dock, Kings Parade, Liverpool L3 4FP, UK
Contact: +44 8448000400
Website: Echo Arena
6. The Dead Crafty Beer Company
Looking for a nice, cold beer may be your only plan for the night, and The Dead Crafty Beer Company will provide plenty of choices. There are 20 rotating taps and over 150 bottles, so visitors won’t run out of options. Beers are sourced from around the world, so those looking for the rarest options will certainly love this place.
As a family run bar, the establishment is a huge supporter of local bars and businesses, and the atmosphere is very relaxed thanks to original wooden flooring and exposed brickwork. It also holds events such as Brewer and Tap Takeovers. If that’s not enough convincing, it was recently named Liverpool’s favorite bar at the Liverpool Food and Drinks Awards.
The Dead Crafty Beer Company
Address: Westminster Chambers, 92 Dale Street, Liverpool L2 5TF, UK
Contact: +44 7977228918
Website: The Dead Crafty Beer Company
7. The Everyman Theater
Sometimes a play is all you need for an entertaining night, and the Everyman Theater is a great option. Having been around since the ‘60s, the establishment is home to plenty of legends who started out their careers in the field, including Pete Postlethwaite, Alison Steadman and Julie Walters. The theater continues to put out new plays and shows and opened a new spot in March 2014, winning that year’s RIBA Stirling Prize for Architecture. It also comes with a bistro in the basement, a pavement café, rehearsal and workshop facilities and a workplace for writers, giving off a creative vibe.
The Everyman Theater
Address: 5-11 Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BH, UK
Contact: +44 1517083700
Website: The Everyman Theater
8. Bar options
Liverpool comes with plenty of options for those looking to get their drink on, whether it’s just for a couple of pints or a night-long bar crawl. Choices range from Ye Hole In Ye Wall, which also treats you with live music and old photos, to The Lion Tavern, which comes with seasonal offers to keep options open.
The Pilgrim is perfect for students looking for good food and ales, and Cavern Pub provides memorabilia for classic pop artists, which should attract longtime fans and treats you with free, live bands in a small, underground atmosphere. It’s a great setting for anyone looking to have a drink in a history-focused pub.
Ye Hole In Ye Wall
Address: 4 Hackins Hey, Liverpool L2 2AW, UK
Contact: +44 1512273809
Address: 67 Moorfields, Liverpool L2 2BP, UK
Contact: +44 1512361734
Address: 34 Pilgrim St, Liverpool L1 9HB, UK
Contact: +44 1517092302
Address: 10 Mathew St, Liverpool L2 6RE, UK
Contact: +44 1512369091
Considering Liverpool's options
Being a popular big city requires having plenty of choices for a good time, especially at night. Sometimes you want to look for a place that gives you different things to do for fun, but some locations are great if you want to keep your night simple. The Mersey cruises will be great for anyone looking for a nice, history-focused boat ride, and the Beatles Story should be a requirement for any music fan. There are plenty of bars that also provide music and comedy, and the Echo Arena will be great for anyone who needs a live event to get the blood pumping. No matter your tastes, Liverpool is sure to treat you.
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