If you love a vibrant atmosphere and being surrounded by bars, restaurants, nightclubs, live music and students, you can’t do much better than Liverpool! Giving London a run for its money, Liverpool is a paradise for students with multiple universities and language schools. From chill bars with open mic nights to bars that turn into wild nightclubs after the sun goes down, there are endless options for nightlife! Check out our list of the best student bars in Liverpool, all conveniently located less than a 10-minute walk from the Liverpool School of English so you can head off to happy hour after class!
This Hawaiian-themed bar is perfect for going out with a group of friends. The drinks menu features classics like piña coladas and mai tais, plus giant shareable drinks like the “Deadman’s Chest”, the biggest of which contains a full bottle of rum and a full bottle of prosecco (plus tropical juices, of course), and the Mauna Loa, made with absinthe and served erupting!
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2. Baa Bar
This 2-level bar and club on Fleet Street is famous for its mouth-watering shots, like apple and cherry pie shots, the birthday cake shot and the chocolate orange shot. Their cocktails are equally as creative and tasty! After drinks, you can head to the dance floor as there’s always a DJ keeping you dancing until closing time.
3. Bar CaVa
Is tequila your drink? Then this is the bar for you. On the menu you’ll find tequila infused with every flavour under the sun: mango, mint, dark chocolate and gingerbread to name just a few. The best part? The shots will only set you back £1, so it’s easy to see why it’s one of the best student bars in Liverpool!
4. Hannah’s Bar
If you’re looking for somewhere a little more laid-back, Hannah’s Bar is the perfect choice. With a stage for live music, a terrace and TVs for big sports events, there are all sorts of events to choose from. Sip on a cider or a creative cocktail like a blackberry apple caipiroska or a twisty orange! Prices are also student-friendly, with super cheap shots and beers.
5. Heebie Jeebies
No list of the best student bars in Liverpool would be complete without mentioning Heebie Jeebies. You can dance all night long to a rotating list of DJs or check out events like quiz nights and courtyard chill out Sundays with great drink specials like 2-for-1 cocktails and £2 pints!
This club is the place to be if you’re looking to go out dancing. Its three floors each boast a different style of music: electronic, pop and hip-hop and R&B. Sign up on their online guest list so you can skip the line – it gets famously long!
7. Red Door
When you’re searching for somewhere that feels a bit more upscale, Red Door is the place to be. Cocktails feature offbeat elements like fortune cookie garnishes and smoke that makes your drink look like a magical potion. As this is a fancier bar, make sure to take advantage of happy hour Monday-Thursday before 10 p.m. to get some great drink deals!
If you’re looking for fantastic happy hour specials with scrumptious cocktails, this is the place! Every night except Saturday from 5-7 p.m., you can get 2-for-1 cocktails with options like the “tulip julep”, the “cereal thriller” and the “Miami mama” – drink up!
9. The Font
Craft beer aficionados will find their happy place here! This popular student hangout has some amazing student deals, like three cocktails for £5 (incredible but true!) and happy hours from 5-8 p.m. This is a great place to watch the big sports games and grab a cheap bite to eat as well with your fellow students.
10. The Shipping Forecast
This cosy Liverpool pub makes for a great place to hang out. You’ll find lots of students on Tuesdays when you can get two burgers for the price of one! Keep an eye on who’s deejaying so you can hit the dance floor after dinner.