Liverpool is one of the best cities in the UK and there are a few universities dotted around. Chances are that if you're reading this, you're a fresher and want to learn all about your new surroundings. Well, have no fear as here we've put together a guide to the very best places that you should try out whilst you're here in one of England's cultural centres.
It is student central in this city, so there will be no shortage of people for you to meet. There are so many things to do here if you're a fan of football, The Beatles, galleries and museums, Liverpool has it all. Freshers week is always a time to look forward to here and these venues will be eager to let you in.
Here are the best places in Liverpool to dance and drink, click on the links for more information...
Location: 34 Greenland Street, Liverpool, L1 0BS
Hangar 34 is one of the latest venues to be introduced to Liverpool. Making use of the full space found in a converted warehouse, you can find Hangar 34 in the middle of the Baltic Triangle.
In terms of clubbing events, they've got a lot of events coming up that will be taking full usage of this venues space with DJs such as Ben Nicky taking to the stage. There's no doubt that full capacity events here are going to be absolutely massive and the raves will go long into the early hours of the morning.
You can find tickets for events at Hangar 34 here.
Location: 16 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4AQ
Electrik Warehouse, formerly known as The Krazyhouse is a four-room nightclub that has a huge student following. Which is no surprise given the events that it holds throughout the week. Take the Thursday night where they're taken over by Shit Indie Disco on one floor, giving you tunes by The Arctic Monkeys and other such indie heroes.
The Thursday also gives you Throwback Thursday's which is full of 00's nostalgia and Disco Inferno gives you dance classics from the funk, soul and disco eras so expect to hear 'September' by Earth, Wind and Fire at least once. This is an absolute haven for students and expect it to be packed out for the whole of Freshers week.
You can find tickets for events at Electrik Warehouse here.
Invisible Wind Factory
Location: 3 Regent Road, Liverpool, L3 7DS
Invisible Wind Factory is one of the best multi-purpose event spaces in Liverpool and is perfect for all kinds of musical events. Here you'll see bands tearing up the stage, DJ's delivering euphoric sets and the most memorable club nights.
They've always got some huge names coming up in their calendar, especially DJ names who are known across the world. They bring the very best over to Liverpool in this incredibly boisterous venue and deliver some truly unforgettable nights.
You can find tickets for events at Invisible Wind Factory here.
24 Kitchen Street
Location: 24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool, L1 0AN
24 Kitchen Street is one of the most eclectic venues in Liverpool. Welcoming all sorts of arts and entertainment from spoken word poetry to art exhibitions and club nights. It's a place where there's always something happening.
It's got a special place in the hearts of all those who are creative and it prides itself on the fact that it can cater to pretty much anyone. When you're not engaging in a mosh pit, you'll be throwing your hands up in the air to all the greatest club classics both new and old.
Find tickets for events at 24 Kitchen Street here.
Location: 90 Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BH
Arts Club is one of Liverpool’s cultural hubs that is situated inside a building that in the 1800s was the Royal Institute of Arts & Science. Which makes it quite the unique place to put on some brilliant live music.
You can catch some of the best upcoming alternative artists here, who may one day be dominating festival headline slots. If you're up for a potentially sweaty night, dancing away with complete strangers then Arts Club is the place for you.
Find tickets for events at Arts Club here.
Camp and Furnace
Location: 67 Greenland Street, Liverpool, L1 0BY
Camp and Furnace is located right at the heart of Liverpool's Baltic Triangle and consists of a range of warehouse and studio spaces, making it ideal for multi-purpose usage. Here you'll find gigs, club nights, food festivals and much more.
It perfectly mixes the industrial and the rustic, making it one of Liverpool's more unique venues. It's already put on some huge names and with a capacity that ranges from 500-200- you'll find nights with some of your favourite DJs and smaller, more intimate club nights.
Find tickets for events at Camp and Furnace here.
Location: 61 Jordan Street, Liverpool, L1 0BW
Another venue found in the Baltic Triangle, what District brings is the most intimate feeling. With a capacity of 275, the club nights here can almost feel like an invitation to a private club and makes for a great atmosphere.
They put on all kinds of night from dedicated Taylor Swift events to huge techno lineups and even the odd 90's throwback event. There's usually an event that can be found to suit your taste. You can even combine a club night with a gig beforehand as they fit all sorts of great events into District.
You can find tickets for events at District here.
Blackstone Street Warehouse
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Location: Blackstone Street, Liverpool, L5 9TL
Blackstone Street Warehouse is absolutely huge with a capacity of 10,000 but don’t be intimidated by the size of it. This venue is still capable of delivering the very best clubbing experiences and it’s a place reserved for those truly iconic names.
These are events that are very much solidifying Liverpool on the map, they have a huge calendar of events coming up that you won't want to miss out on.
You can find tickets for events at Blackstone Street Warehouse here.
Location: Dickson Street, Liverpool, L3 7EB
Meraki is an intimate music, arts and wellbeing space. With two distinct areas, the garden located at the back of the club can hold up to 500 people and the club itself indoors which holds a more intimate crowd of 300.
This means that a range of events can take place at Meraki, outdoors there can be summer parties amidst an oasis of plants and a lovely green space. The venue used to be a taxi garage and that's where you'll find the converted club room, which is centred around a DIY ethos and encourages you to be fully immersed in sound.
You can find tickets for events at Meraki here.
Are you looking for more night out inspiration? Check out our Clubs page. If gigs are more your thing then see what's coming up on our Live page.