Liverpool Beer Guide

Liverpool is a city famed for its history in music, theatre and art and was crowned European Capital of Culture in 2008. But amongst the galleries and museums an incredible beer scene is flourishing. Here are some of our favourites for the best in Liverpool beer!

This chilled out bar boasts 20 taps that constantly rotate to bring you the best beers from around the globe. These guys have a big focus on being dog friendly, so it’s the perfect place to take your four legged pal. They have over 150 bottles and are confident that they can find the right beer for anyone! They also host regular Meet The Brewer events and beer launches, perfect for getting your hands on the freshest stuff before anyone else in the Liverpool beer scene!

We’re all familiar with BrewDog and each has its own charm. This one which has become a key part on the Liverpool beer scene serves up a juicy burger menu alongside an impressive 30 beer taps. There’s also a great bottle/can menu, and of course they offer growler fills, perfect for those take away beers. And if you’ve got a competitive side there are some vintage arcade games to keep you busy.

This old pub was once a carriage house, and some of the original features still remain. Now, the interior resembles an old ship. The pub has a range of around 200 beers both draft and bottle, so there’s plenty to go at. And if you’re stopping by on a Wednesday you can get a free bowl of famous Scouse after 5pm. They have also expanded to open a bottle shop which is becoming a firm favourite on the Liverpool beer scene!

After the success of The Ship & Mitre, the company expanded to create this exceptional bottle shop with a vast range of beers from all corners of the globe. They also sell branded gift packs from various Liverpool beer legends and breweries, perfect if you need to pick up something for the beer lover in your life!

Black Lodge is a fast moving, small batch brewery based in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle. Agile and experimental, their passionate brewers and creative beer servers are all integral in brewing incredible one off and small batch beers that are influenced by the people and environment around it.
They have a 12 line taproom within the brewery that is open every Thursday – Sunday serving their beers, and also have a great selection of guest bottles & cans. They serve a beautiful selection of charcuterie and cheeses, both local and from around the world which heavily compliment the beers on offer. Additionally, they host seasonal pop up restaurants offering numerous small plates.
The kits are all within the bar / brewery area so you can enjoy your drinks whilst seeing the next batch of experimental beers fermenting ready for keg, cask, bottle and can.

This pub is a true piece of Liverpool beer history. There are two tunnels underneath this mid 1800’s build, one leading to the docks and the other leading to the old red light district! Pub grub is served all day and there’s a great range of cask beer, always well conditioned. Be sure to ask the staff for tales of the pub, from scandal to sea shanty’s, there are stories to keep you chatting all evening!

This charming old pub is well worth a visit, especially for cask lovers. Food portions are generous and well priced, and there’s a large patio shared with sister pub The Lady of Mann. They also show sports here, so if you’re combining a match with a good Liverpool beer session, look no further!

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Anja M
ANJA M Small human with a penchant for all things beer. Can usually be found in a taproom or sweating off a hangover at Bikram Yoga.

Fan of aviation, motorbikes, climbing, music and eating. Professional dog botherer.


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