The Magnet is 54 this year and has an illustrious and iconic place in Liverpool?s musical history. Originally, the street level bar was called the ?Rumblin? Tum? and the basement the ?Sink Club?. It was one of the city?s first black music venues and entry was by way of a numbered sink plug on a short length of chain which proved membership. As the City?s other iconic clubs have come and gone The Magnet has been sitting quietly up on Hardman Street at the forefront of the Liverpool live music scene all the time.
Above one of the booths you?ll see a photograph (shown below) which was taken in the bar in the early 60?s. The picture is fantastic and you should go out of your way to see it.