One of the newest Irish pubs in Liverpool City Centre, Molly Malones has everything you would expect from a good Irish bar – hearty pub grub, a great range of beers, a good atmosphere, live music and a pool table to do battle with your mates. An authentic interior just helps to create a welcoming ambience in Molly Malones, with the bar also being a good spot to catch up on all the latest live sporting events.
A popular city centre bar for students and tourists, O’Briens has been providing the famous ‘Scouse Irish’ hospitality for over 25 years, but only recently changed the name of the bar to O’Briens (it was previously known as The Marlborough but took on the O’Brien family name in 2008). This traditional family run pub is all that is great about the Irish pub and ensures that a warm welcome, great pints and hearty pub grub await you. With regular drinks promos across the week, you’ll always find a good crowd in O’Briens.
Located in the city centre, about a 5-minute walk from Matthew Street, Shenanigans is an independently owned Irish pub in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. The pub dates back to the 1840s, while Shenanigans itself has been serving pints in Liverpool since 1997, and claims to serve the best pint of Guinness in the city, but we’ll let you be the judge of that. A great venue for watching sporting events, especially the latest GAA games, you’ll be sure of a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere in Shenanigans.
If you hail from Kilkenny or have survived a weekend there, you will no doubt be familiar with the Lanigan’s name. A sister bar to the famous Kilkenny bar, Lanigan’s on Ranelagh Street is a popular sports bar that has been finished with high-quality mahogany interiors. With music 7-days a week and a late bar, Lanigan’s is the perfect venue to call in for a few drinks or to stay the night. A popular spot for stag and hen parties, you’ll find mainly Irish people working in the bar, so take time and have a chat with the guys, and let them share their insider tips for getting the most out of your break to Liverpool.
Pogue Mahone on Seel Street is a popular bar with the Irish community in Liverpool, with the open mic night, in particular drawing a crowd. When it comes to the weekend, the bar is busy from Friday to Sunday, with locals and visitors to the city coming along to enjoy the famous Pogue Mahone atmosphere. A truly authentic Irish pub, whether you call in for one, or stay for a few, you’ll leave with a story to tell. ‘Pogues’, as many of the locals like to call it, is also a great venue for catching up with all the latest GAA coverage, if you’re visiting Liverpool during Championship season.
Taking its name from the River Liffey, the Liffey Bar, located on Renshaw Street was previously called Renshaws, but the recent change of name has injected a new lease of life into the bar. The Liffey evokes everything great about Irish pubs both outside and in, with a traditional decor that has stood the test of time. With a great selection of beers, friendly staff, and regular Irish music sessions, you’re guaranteed a great days craic at The Liffey.
O’Neill’s on Hanover Street has been the Irish pub of choice for visitors to Liverpool over the years, and it’s easy to see why. With a great selection of Irish drinks available, regular entertainment, live sport and great pub grub, O’Neill’s is a thriving Liverpool pub, especially during the weekend. When it comes to St Patrick’s Day, very few in Liverpool throw a party like O’Neill’s.
McCooleys is an Irish sports bar which opened in 2016 and located in the vibrant Concert Square area of Liverpool. If you’re visiting the city with a large group, then this is the place to be. McCooleys beer garden is busy all year round, while the pool and football tables provide an area in which you can relax with your drinks. With a great selection of beer, cider and cocktails, sport on the big screen TV’s and entertainment on every night, you could very quickly spend an entire day getting to know the good guys at McCooleys a little better. Open from 8am, McCooleys also serves up a great selection of Irish breakfasts.
Situated on the famous Matthews Street, Flanagan’s Apple is a popular stopping point for many visitors to the city who are taking in the famous Beatles inspired sights of Liverpool. The building was previously a Beatles museum but now lays claim to being one of the best Irish pubs in Liverpool. With regular live music every night and great beer served over 3 floors, be sure to call into Flanagan’s Apple as you navigate your way through Matthews Street and Liverpool City Centre.
Located a short walk from Liverpool Central and Lime Street Station, the Blarney Stone is a popular choice for many when it comes to their first pub on a weekend break to Liverpool. Live music and regular karaoke nights make it a popular spot for visitors to Liverpool.