Two Liverpool rooftop bars have been named among the world’s best

The two venues are ranked above bars in New York and Barcelona.

Two of Liverpool’s rooftop bars have been named among the best in the world in a new study.

Ranking rooftop bars across the world, based on customer experience, Instagram shares and wine prices, Mandoe have released their top 200 list.

At the top spot is AkaAza Bar at Amara Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok.

Amongst the luxury venues are two Liverpool locations, Five and Liberte, ranked at 23 and 24, respectively.

Three other UK venues also made the list, including Manchester’s 20 Stories, which made it into the top ten.

Five, located on Seel Street, ranked the highest of the UK bars for customer experience, with 82.14% rating the stunning bar as ‘excellent’ on TripAdvisor.

Liberte was ranked the most affordable out of the UK venues, with a bottle of wine averaging at £19.69.

With a heatwave this weekend we’ve created a list of our favourite rooftop bars in Liverpool, perfect for a pint in the sun.

12 of the best rooftop bars and terraces in Liverpool

Liberté Roof Top Bar & Restaurant

We start with Liberté Rooftop, which also topped Missguided’s rankings of the bars with the best views in the UK. It offers sweeping panoramic vistas of the waterfront and is ‘the perfect sun trap’. Food and drinks are available but bookings are recommended, which you can do on the Liberte website.

Find it: 50 Brunswick St, Liverpool L2 0PL (Google map)

Image: liberteliv/instagram

The Roof at PINS Social Club

Drinks, food, music, bowling lanes, table games and now a rooftop bar - PINS has it all. The Roof has made a few changes for this year and has gone ‘Summercamp’ themed until September. You cna book a table, but it also operates a walk-in basis.

Find it: 45 - 61 Duke St, Liverpool L1 5AP (Google map)

Goodness Gracious at Oh Me Oh My

Set on the eighth floor above the Oh Me Oh My restaurant and cafe the Goodness Gracious open-air terrace offers some great views of Liverpool - including close-ups of the Royal Liver Building and panoramic vistas of the city sky line. There are no reservations for drinks on the roof garden, it’s walk-ins only.

Find it: West Africa House, 25 Water St, Liverpool L2 0RG (Google map)

Zenn Liverpool

Zenn offers the city’s newest roof terrace as part of an all-new restaurant and bar on Victoria Street. By day you will be able to enjoy Asian-inspired food, coffee, cocktails, or a selection of refreshments on the roof, in the restaurant, or the garden. And by night, dinner is served with a musical accompaniment of Balearic beats, a DJ sunset show on the roof, late night drinks at the bar and private table service.

Find it: 49a Victoria St, Liverpool, L1 6BL (Google map)

FIVE Liverpool

FIVE sits atop the Seel Street Hotel and provides a cocktail service in ‘an intimate setting offering views of city’. A joint venture by Mason’s and Epic, the roof-top venue also features a range of DJs and musicians. Described on the FIVE website as unique and exclusive reservations are required.

Find it: 42 Seel St, Liverpool L1 4AU (Google map)

Tempest on Tithbarne

Taking over the location of Hus, the street-level bar at Tempest on Tithbarne also has a roof terrace for drinks and sunshine, which offers views from the business district down towards the river. Focusing on local produce they have a herb garden and use their own honey food and cocktails.

Find it: 12 Tithebarn St, Liverpool L2 2DT (Google map)

Matou

Matou Pan Asian Restaurant and Bar on the waterfront also offers a spacious rooftop terrace with views over the River Mersey and back across the city. Alongside the food, a variety of drinks are available, including gin, cocktails, champagne and a long wine list.

Find it: Pier Head, Liverpool, Building L3 1BY (Google map)

Eden Terrace at Red Door Liverpool

Red Door on Berry Street focuses on cocktails and music but also features the Eden Terrace rooftop bar - ‘offering a sumptuous, paradisal atmosphere complete with table service’. Decorated with whitewashed brickwork, plush cushions, foliage and distressed furniture more information can be found on the Red Door website.

Find it: 21-23 Berry St, Liverpool L1 9DF (Google map)

14 Bar & Grill

Fourteen floors up Daniel House in Bootle, 14 Bar & Grill offers incredible views over Liverpool and beyond. Specialising in small plates and sushi boxes, diners can sit in the comfortable chairs on the roof terrace surrounded by glass as they sip drinks and relax. Booking is required.

Find it: 14th Floor, Daniel House, Bootle L20 3TB (Google map)

Roxy Ballroom Hanover Street

The Roxy Ballroom franchise specialises in ‘booze and ball games’ and inside you can play ping pong, beer pong, pool and much more. But Liverpool’s Hanover Street venue also offers a roof terrace. Fairly basic in decor, it does offer a spot to soak up the sun and sip a beer or cocktail the centre of the city. 

Find it: 26 College Ln, Liverpool L1 3DS (Goole map)

Garden of Eden at The Shankly Hotel

The roof of The Shankly Hotel offers a very spacious terrace where you can have an “ice cold beer, or a cocktail made by one of our talented bartenders, while lounging comfortably under the open sky”. With views of Liverpool Cathedral and down to the waterfront it is often booked out for events but when it isn’t it is open to the public.

Find it: 60 Victoria St, Liverpool, L1 6JD (Goole map)

Image: @shanklyhotel/instagram

Crazy Pedro’s Liverpool

If a cold beer, frozen margarita and a slice of pizza are your thing then Crazy Pedro’s is the place. Order and take your a place on the terrace. It’s not the highest for views across Liverpool, but it is laid back, casual and perfect to catch the last rays of the day… and then stay until 4am.

Find it: 25 Parr St, Liverpool L1 4JN (Google map)

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