8 Best Student Bars In Liverpool For A Boozy One

Do you love going out for a boozy one after a busy day of uni? Well, you have to check out our recommendations for the 8 best student bars in Liverpool.

There’s an option to suit everyone’s preferences in this Northwest city, so keep reading to find out where you can call your local whilst living here as a student!

G’wed, let’s get started.


1. Kazmier Garden

The Kazmier Garden is an outdoor beer garden located on Liverpool’s famous Seel Street, just a few minutes’ walk from the nightlife scene of Concert Square.

Although, this quirky venue is hidden away and offers a chilled vibe to sit and chat with your pals.

It’s the ideal bar to go to as a student during the summer months to relish in the hot weather, or you can go during the colder months (let’s face it, they’re coming) and sit in their wooden huts and get toasty with their coal fires.

You can sip on a mix of craft and big named beers or try some of their yummy food whilst having a catch up with your flatmates.

They even have live bands, club nights and a weekly quiz on a Tuesday and it’s not one to be missed – trust us!



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Address: 32 Seel St, Liverpool L1 4BE 

2. The Font

The Font are certainly experienced when It comes to serving up a good time, having been a favourite for students and locals since 2001.

You’ll find this independent bar on Arrad Street nearby to both the University Of Liverpool and John Moore’s University city campuses.

This iconic bar is known for its cheap and cheerful approach, being home to a 3-for-7.50 cocktails deal as well as affordable scran like burgers, loaded fries and burritos to name a few. If you’re after a night out with your new pals, then this is the place!

They have live sports showings, game consoles with the likes of Mario Kart to play, as well as their quiz night every Thursday during the academic year.

So, you have tons to look forward to and a great atmosphere to soak up here.



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Address: The Font, 1 Arrad St, Liverpool L7 7JE 

3. The Pilgrim

The Pilgrim is a quaint student bar located in Liverpool’s historic Georgian Quarter, on yep you guessed it, Pilgrim Street.

This fun and friendly boozer has been a staple of student life in the city since the 1980’s and it’s still a favourite for modern students, with their £1.50 bottled beers, Vodka Slushes and cheap house spirits!

Whilst the décor is quite dated, this vintage pub offers a great place to chill on the weekdays after being at uni all day, whether its sitting on the wooden booths or meeting people within the beer garden, there’s a variety of places to have an intimate drink with your mates.

They even have jukeboxes so you can insert some coins or pay by card and download the app to control the tunes from your phone!



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Address: 34 Pilgrim St, Liverpool L1 9HB 

4. The Merchant

Situated on Slater Street is the award-winning student bar and events space, The Merchant.

If you’re in the city centre, then head to the Ropewalks area for a nice bevvy at The Merchant. It’s an ultimate favourite for students and locals and we’re sure you’ll feel the same after visiting.

From their spacious beer garden to their cool inside décor to their DJ sets to their peng pizza and street food to their weekly pub quiz, they really do have so much on offer that it would be silly not to try this one out!

There are tons to choose from on their drinks menus from cocktails to craft beer to spirits, and they even have a buy one get one for £1 deal on their gins, so if you’re a gin lover, you’re in luck.

Go join the rest of the student population and see what this stylish bar is all about for yourself this semester.



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Address: 40 Slater St, Liverpool L1 4BX 

5. Motel Bar

Motel is one of Liverpool’s best bars for students studying in the city. Despite being smaller than your average joe (or bar), it’s for sure a must for a boozy one.

You’ll find this gaff on Fleet Street which is handily located to the buzzing nightlife scene so if you want to go out and about after a few drinks, you’re only a stroll away.

However, the party is still active at Motel with their range of cocktails, American beers, comfort food options, karaoke nights and DJ sets to enjoy.

Let’s not forget, they also have happy hour deals until midnight every night of the week, so you can go out with your pals and not spend a fortune.

They even have photobooths so you can capture some cute pictures with your besties.

It’s for sure the place to be for eclectic music and an exciting vibe!



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Address: 5-7 Fleet St, Liverpool L1 4AR 

6. Metrocola

New to the scene in town is Metrocola which combines a beer hall, diner and rooftop bar all under one roof, you’ll LOVE it!

No matter what day of the week it is, you can rely on this place for a good time with their vast array of classic and speciality cocktails as well as yummy food like chicken wings, Detroit style pizza and smash burgers.

The bar specialises in draught beer, with 24 ales and casks on tap so if you’re a beer drinker, you’re sorted!

If you’re keen for a late night boozy one, they have DJs on every night of the week as well as funky neon signs to take pics next to, as well as gigs and sports showings to watch.

When the weathers cracking the flags, their greenhouse room is a must with its retractable roof.

Go see what all the fuss is about for yourself!



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Address: 2 Leece St, Liverpool L1 2TR

7. Liverpool Arts Bar

The Liverpool Arts Bar is one of the best student bars there is, in Liverpool, of course!

Situated on the iconic Hope Street, this creative hub is a big part of the city’s creative scene and is not only a place for like-minded people to meet but also for students to have a fun night.

They offer a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks like international beers, wines, spirits, cocktails, soft drinks and coffees. So, if you don’t feel like drinking then you can still join in on the fun.

They host a variety of different events like arts society events to live music events to comedy nights to plays, its worth going down and having a look at their programme to see whats on!

If you’re looking for a place to go for a good time with your flatmates, you’ve gotta add this to your list!


Address: 22 Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BY

8. The Shipping Forecast

When it comes to student bars in Liverpool, The Shipping Forecast just has to be on your list of go to’s whether you’re keen to party into the early hours or just sit and chill.

Situated on Slater Street in the heart of Liverpool’s Ropewalks, this place combines food, drink and live music to give the best place to go with friends. They showcase tons of live music events, DJ sets, pub quizzes and offer yummy grub like sourdough pizzas to gourmet burgers to tapas.

Not to mention, their drinks are unreal too with the likes of house cocktails, spirits, beers, ciders and fizz.

The vibe in here is spot on, go see experience a night here for yourself!


Address: 15 Slater St, Liverpool L1 4BW

That’s it fellas, the end of our post on the best student bars and venues for you to visit this academic year, we hope you’ve found some inspiration of where to spend your student nights from our great selection!

Have a fantastic time if you do end up visiting these, because why wouldn’t you?!

We’ve put together a list of 10 of the best bands from Liverpool right now, check out our post here.

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