"It's the place to be seen and is a hotspot for local stars - Newz Bar"
Looking for: Yesteryear charm
Head to: The Philharmonic Dining Rooms
Affectionately known locally as 'The Phil', this is regarded as one of the UK's most impressive and ornate pubs. A Grade II listed building, the Philharmonic Dining Rooms were designed in 1900 to cater for the popular Philharmonic Hall nearby. Today, you can still enjoy the majesty of its tiled floors, Corinthian pillars, mosaic bars and stained glass windows over a pint of real ale. It's even said that John Lennon once lamented that the biggest drawback of his fame was not being able to enjoy 'a drink at the Phil'.
Looking for: Starry action
Head to: The Newz Bar
If you're looking for a glam night out with plenty of celebrity-spotting opportunities, head to The Newz Bar at the heart of the city centre on Water Street. One of Liverpool's glitziest offerings, it's the place to be seen and is a hotspot for local stars, from WAGS to the Hollyoaks cast. With one of the longest bars in Europe, you shouldn't have to wait too long for your champers, either.
Looking for: Ale and atmosphere
Head to: The Grapes
A favourite haunt of The Beatles in the early days (since, back then, The Cavern Club didn't serve alcohol), The Grapes on Matthew Street is a proper pub with buckets of atmosphere. With a mini-shrine to the Fab Four in the back room - including a photo of the boys drinking in the very same room - and loads of memorabilia, it's a must-visit for any fan.
Looking for: Some serious dancing
Head to: Cream at Nation
Since its inception in 1992, Cream has grown from a regular Liverpudlian club night to worldwide brand, with a record label, festival and Ibiza club nights to its name. The Cream events still take place at Nation nightclub on Wolstenholme Square several times a year and are still the city's best bet for an all-nighter on the dancefloor. Expect your ears to ring.
Looking for: Cocktails in style
Head to: Alma de Cuba
Exuding Latin American charm, Alma de Cuba is situated in a former Catholic church on Seel Street. Boasting gorgeous interiors and more atmosphere than you can shake your hips at, this is a party night like no other in Liverpool. Cocktails flow freely, and with regular carnival-themed nights every Friday and Saturday (complete with costumed dancers and petal showers) this is the place to head for a decadent evening.