Built on the site of an old tavern, the Grapes has been around since 1804 – making it one of Liverpool’s oldest surviving pubs. It may be known for its dizzying selection of rums, but there are plenty of beers and gins on offer, too. The Grapes hosts regular music nights, with a slant towards jazz, while a beer garden makes for a thoroughly pleasant drink outdoors come summer.
For all the changes to the city in recent years, Liverpool still has the sense to know a good thing when it comes to pubs. While other cities are filling up with ultra-modern drinking venues, Liverpool is notable for the number of its tremendous traditional pubs still standing intact.
It’s testament to Liverpool’s character, history and fondness for community that the good ol’ boozer remains at the heart of the city’s sense of self. Many of these brilliant Liverpool pubs retain their traditional look of dark wood, stained glass above the bar, and warm and welcoming fireplaces. Perfect to spend a relaxing evening in, or as a reward after a hard day looking around Liverpool’s many magical museums, attractions and things to do.