As well as being one of the UK’s biggest and busiest cities with a booming population, Liverpool is also the fifth most visited city in the UK. People flock here to explore the historic architecture, soak up the vibrant arts and culture scene, or perhaps just pilgrimage to the home of the Beatles.
Where we humans go, our pooches often come too, so whether you and the pup are local or on a staycation, there are plenty of friendly venues to “pup” into, including these 15 dog-friendly pubs in Liverpool.
The Phil is perhaps one of the most famous pubs in Liverpool, as well as “the most ornate pub in England”. It’s also got its own links to various members of The Beatles, since Paul McCartney played there and John Lennon once complained the price of fame was “not being able to go to The Phil for a drink”.
Despite its grand appearance, this is a Nicholson’s pub so the homecooked meals and refreshing pints are reasonably priced, and the atmosphere is very laid back. Plus, paws are welcome!
Address: 36 Hope Street, L1 9BX
Opening Times: Mon-Thu: 12:00-23:00 / Fri-Sat: 12:00-23:30 / Sun: 12:00-22:30
The Ship And Mitre is a lovely dog-friendly pub in Liverpool where you might wander in for one drink, and end up there all day! They’re famous for their comfort food, including a munch box of deep-fried goodies, and bowls of hearty scouse sure to warm your cockles.
There’s a wide range of drinks too so there’s something for everyone, including water for the pup, who’ll also get a cuddle and treats off the staff.
Address: 133 Dale Street, L2 2JH
Opening Times: Sun-Thu: 11:00-22:00 / Fri-Sat: 11:00-23:00
Love Lane is right in the heart of the Baltic Triangle and like most of the venues in the area, it just oozes cool. The industrial decor and street food menu attract a broad mix of people, especially come Sundays when roasts and whole roasted lamb shoulders are on the menu.
If you can ditch the dog for a while you can enjoy a brewery tour, but even if your pup is in tow the pair of you can chill out and wet your whistles you can sup on the beer and gin brewed onsite, and the pooch will have their own water bowl.
Address: 62 Bridgewater Street, L1 0AY
Opening Times: Mon-Tue: Closed / Wed-Sat: 12:00-23:00 / Sun: 12:00-21:00
Liverpool is home to many quirky independent eateries and bars, and the Dead Crafty Beer Company is one of the best of them. As you might guess from the name, they specialise in craft beer and stock more cans and bottles than you could shake a well-fetched stick at.
It’s casual, cosy, and the staff are some of the loveliest in the city, and they’re always ready to fuss a new furry friend and fetch them some water. They might introduce you to their very own pub dog too.
Address: 92 Dale Street, L2 5TF
Opening Times: Mon-Thu: 15:00-23:00 / Fri-Sat: 12:00-00:00 / Sun: 12:00-23:00
Nestled between Penny Lane and the Millenium Gardens is Dovedale Towers. Not only is this pub on one of Liverpool’s most famous streets, but its unique appearance is also sure to stay in your memory.
The inside is just as historic and handsome, with plenty of room for you and the pooch to kick back and relax in this lovely gastropub and enjoy sampling their stylish takes on pub classics.
Address: 60 Penny Lane, L18 1DG
Opening Times: Mon-Thu: 12:00-23:00 / Fri: 12:00-00:00 / Sat: 11:00-00:00 / Sun: 11:00-23:00
The Baltic Fleet is in prime position by the waterfront and an ideal place to pause and refresh yourself after visiting the Royal Albert Dock. Given how handsome this historic pub is and how often it’s soaked in sunlight, you might be happier to sit outside and watch the harbour, but you and the pup are welcome inside too.
Come colder evenings, you can head in to warm up by the fire and warm your belly with a scrummy bowl of scouse. (Which the dog will probably beg to try!)
Address: 33A Wapping, L1 8DQ
Opening Times: Mon-Thu: 16:00-23:00 / Fri-Sun: 12:00-23:00
If you’re ever mooching around the Georgian Quarter with the mutt, make sure to “pup” into The Caledonia. It’s a firm favourite dog-friendly pub in Liverpool and its popularity has skyrocketed since becoming a vegan venue, offering veggie junk food to die for.
There’s a great selection of craft ales too, and dogs are offered plenty of doggy treats. Few can fault this amazing pub, so you’ll have to see what all the hype is about for yourself!
Address: 22 Caledonia Street, L7 7DX
Opening Times: Sun-Thu: 12:00-00:00 / Fri-Sat: 12:00-01:00
If you’re looking for a no-nonsense, laid back boozer then head down to The Lodge. Pups are welcome inside and out of this friendly pub, and no pooch can come through those doors without a big cuddle from the staff.
Meanwhile, we humans are probably more enticed by the hearty pub grub, including one of the best roasts in Liverpool. It’s also down the road from another dog-friendly fave, the Milo Lounge.
Address: 33 Lark Lane, L17 8UW
Opening Times: Sun-Thu: 10:30-00:00 / Fri-Sat: 10:30-01:00
The Dog House is just off of Penny Lane and worth sniffing out to enjoy a bite to eat with the pooch. Its walk-ins only and waggy tails are always welcome, with furry patrons being given extra fuss from the super friendly staff.
The varied menu boasts plenty of British staples and sumptuous soul food, and it’s all homecooked using the best fresh, local produce. As far as dog-friendly pubs in Liverpool go, this might be the best one to eat in!
Address: 15-17 Church Road, L15 9EA
Opening Times: Mon – Thurs: 15:00-23:00 / Fri: 15:00-00:00 / Sat: 12:00-00:00 / Sun: 12:00-23:00
Salt Dog Slims provides itself on supplying “steins, brines & good times” from their chic bar. Whether you’re scoffing a hot dog or quaffing your way through the cocktails and craft beer, which might come with a free shot alongside your first drink, you’re sure to love the casual vibe in Slims.
There’s also a prohibition-style speakeasy upstairs if you can find time to wander down without the dog one night.
Address: 79 Seel Street, L1 4BB
Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 15:00-02:00 / Sat-Sun: 13:00-02:00
A hidden gem of a pub, The Storrsdale somehow feels like a little local rather than a city boozer. There’s a traditional air to this watering hole, and you and the pooch can amble down to Allerton to enjoy a pint and a game of darts, some live music, or a proper pub quiz.
The pups are especially well kept here, as they’ll be given their own water bowl and treats on the house.
Address: 43-47 Storrsdale Road, L18 7JY
Opening Times: Various - Check their Facebook
The Milo Lounge cafe/bar is ideal for a pit-stop after walkies around Sefton Park, and the friendly staff will make you feel right at home whether you and the pooch come inside to settle down or take your dining al fresco in the garden.
The food is divine, and the range on the menu suits any sort of snack or mealtime. (I’m partial to a cinnamon bun, myself.) The dogs don’t have to go hungry either, as there’s always a supply of special treats being handed out by the servers.
Address: 90 Lark Lane, L17 8UU
Opening Times: Every day: 09:00-23:00
Peter Kavanagh’s is the quintessential British boozer, oozing charm and character throughout its many rooms, all adorned with all sorts of bric a brac.
It feels like stepping into a forgotten time, and you’ll agree it is potentially the most atmospheric pint in the city. There’s only road parking available, but that’s just a good excuse to take the pooch for walkies before a pint.
Address: 2-6 Egerton Street, L8 7LY
Opening Times: Sun-Thu: 12:00-00:00 / Fri-Sat: 12:00-01:00
The Hope & Anchor is an informal affair in the student quarter, providing a stylish hangout for any time of day.
There’s room to relax in this modern, airy space and your dog is welcome to sprawl at your feet as you scoff street food and play through board games with your mates. Speaking of food, there’s mad deals most nights like endless wings, so be ready to fill your belly!
Address: Maryland Street, L1 9DE
Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 12:00-00:00 / Sat-Sun: 11:00-00:00
Shenanigans is the best Irish bar in the city, and as you should expect, they boast a brilliant pint of Guinness!
There’s no friendlier welcome whether you’re on two legs or four, and the staff are more than happy to stop and fuss over your four-legged friend at this dog-friendly pub in Liverpool. As well as homely food, there’s live music all weekend including an Irish band on Sundays. Sláinte!