Ah, wine. Perfect for any affair. Whether you’re a red drinker, a lover of rosé or more of the fizzy persuasion, there’s no other beverage that can suit any occasion quite like a glass of wine. As the city is known for its vibrant nightlife and vast selection of restaurants and watering holes, there’s certainly no shortage when it comes to snazzy wine bars in Liverpool.
These days, it feels like there’s a new drinking spot opening up in the city every other day. Sure, we’re certainly not mad about it, but it does make things a little more difficult when on the hunt for the perfect place to sip on a glass of wine or two. That’s why we’ve come up with our favourite wine bars in Liverpool that are sure to ignite the senses and get the taste buds tingling. Once the clock strikes five, it’s time to move on from the civilised afternoon tea or boujee rooftop bar and head over to one of these fabulous bars serving up the finest wines in the city.
1. BoBo, City Centre
BoBo is an Iberian wine bar and café that doesn’t take itself too seriously in the best way possible. Loaded with top-notch wines at a reasonable price, BoBo promises to satisfy wine connoisseurs as well as the everyday wine fan without any airs or graces. Needless to say, it wouldn’t feel right to visit this stylish spot without chowing down on one or two traditional tapas dishes while you’re there. Try their delightfully sloppy tortilla or vinegary boquerones while chatting for hours over a bottle of Rioja or ice-cold jug of sangria with your nearest and dearest.
🍷 46 Castle St, Liverpool L2 7LA
2. Bunch Wine Bar, Ropewalks
With a warm feel and friendly vibe, Bunch Wine Bar makes an extra effort to welcome its visitors with open arms and a bottle of wine in hand. From dry whites to full-bodied reds, their eclectic wine selection promises something for everyone and the staff really know what they’re talking about when it comes to sourcing the most authentic wines from all over Europe. Whether you fancy a Merlot or Sauvignon Blanc, the average price of a bottle of wine ranges between £25-£30, so you can share the good stuff with friends or guzzle a bottle down all by yourself without having to break the bank.
🍷 50 Berry St, Liverpool L1 4JQ
3. The Art School Cellars, Georgian Quarter
Hidden beneath its sister restaurant, The Art School Cellars is the perfect place for those looking for an early evening aperitif or a cheeky nightcap. Their selection of innovative cocktails is superb and the bar’s wine menu is certainly nothing to scoff at either. Moscato, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Syrah and many more options are on offer here. Most of their wines hail from Italy, France and England and the champers selection is impressive to say the least. Their cheapest bottle of sparkling champagne starts at £78 and goes all the way up to £624. Fancy getting the first round in?
🍷2A Myrtle St, Liverpool L7 7DP
4. Ropes and Twines, Ropewalks
Ropes and Twines is a lovely little sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of Bold Street. Wine wise, you can expect all the classics here, but they also have a few high-end numbers that you can try by the glass to save you from having to splurge on a pricey bottle. If you’re into your art, then be sure to take a look at their Lightbox photography exhibition space. Set up by local creatives, the small gallery showcases photographs developed using traditional film and darkroom techniques that you’re welcome to appreciate with a glass of Malbec or Chardonnay in hand.
🍷70 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4HR
5. City Wine Bar + Kitchen, City Centre
Located in a Grade II listed building, City Wine Bar + Kitchen is an independently owned bar and restaurant that takes pride in only using first-rate produce from local suppliers. Their menu comes with specific details on each individual wine based on acidity, body, fruitiness and dryness, so don’t fear if you’re new to the wine-drinking game and don’t know where to begin. For £30 per person, you can try out their super popular wine tasting sessions that allow visitors to savour the flavours and aromas of five fine wines while snacking on a mouth-watering cheese and charcuterie board. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or you’ve never sipped on the stuff before, you’ll be introduced to interesting new tastes and learn all there is to know about wine.
🍷21 Old Hall St, Liverpool L3 9BS
6. The Penny Lane Wine Bar, Mossley Hill
The Penny Lane Wine Bar attracts both locals and wishful-thinking tourists hoping to get a snap of Paul McCartney visiting his old GP surgery on the lane. We’d be lying if we said there’s no Beatles memorabilia hung on the walls, but tourist trap this place is not. The no-frills wine bar offers up every wine under the sun including fizzy bottles of prosecco and Cava at a reasonable price. They also dish out trusty pub grub including classic fish & chips and top-class bangers and mash for just £13 each. On the odd occasion that the sun shines through the clouds, their charming beer garden is the perfect spot to enjoy a refreshing glass of Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio with a group of mates or a romantic date for two.
🍷116 Penny Ln, Liverpool L18 1DQ