Liverpool likes to party late, particularly in the run-up to Christmas but where in the city can you find a great pint? Tony Naylor rounds up 10 of the best places to hail the ale
Grove’s sleek, minimalist darkwood interior, broken up by some eye-catching digital-print art and a bed of plants growing above the bar, may feel Scandinavian, but its emphasis is firmly on US craft beers. Up to 13 keg lines showcase many beers rarely seen on draught in the UK, from Anchor, Brooklyn and Flying Dog (try its remarkably complex, Easy IPA), as well as Liverpool Craft Brewing Co’s excellent, unfiltered pale ale, Love Lane, or that unusually tasty German pils, Rothaus Tannenzapfle. A bottled list goes deeper on the same US breweries, as well as throwing a few other great beers into the mix: various Goose Island, Sierra Nevada pale ale, Paulaner hefeweizen. The choices may seem “obvious” to hardcore craft geeks, but you could easily fritter away a pleasurable evening here. Incidentally, should you wish to visit it, you will find the Liverpool branch of Brewdog at other end of Seel Street.
• Pint from £4.20. Concert Steps, off Seel Street, 0151 709 7393; Facebook page