Berry and Rye
48 Berry Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Berry and Rye Liverpool Reviews
A Hidden Gem Mar 21, 2014
Having heard so much about ‘secret bars’ within the city of Liverpool we set out to find if they actually did exist. Imagine the delight when a friend announced that she had actually been taken here a week earlier by her partner and she was not going to attempt to retrace her steps to enable us to finally experience a ‘secret bar’.
I obviously can’t give the exact location out as it would no longer be a ‘secret bar’ but after heading up towards the bombed out church and taking a right turn and walking a little further down the road, my friend stopped outside what I can only describe as a shut down shop front – not exactly inviting, so much so my other friend voiced her concern as to whether this was definitely a secret bar and not some hovel. To add an air of mystery of gaining admittance you have to knock on the closed door – if it’s opened you’re allowed in – if not – there is no room and you have to try your luck another time.
Luckily the door was opened and we walked in to a dimly lit room – we were immediately transported back to the prohibition era of the 1920’s. Chandeliers hang from the ceiling along with bare light bulbs, small wooden tables and chairs dotted around the bar area. The whole bar probably seats no more than 25-30 people. We were seated immediately and handed an old fashioned book which secretly had the drinks menus listed inside. We were also given a complimentary bottle of water on arrival.
There is an array of cocktails to try and all very reasonably priced. If there is nothing suitable on the menu, the barman will ask you what preferences you have and they’ll make something up for you on the spot. (This was evident on a return visit with different friends - one friend ended up having an amaretto sour specially made up which she was completely amazed by)
If you end up stumbling across Berry & Rye you will not be disappointed. Just remember where it is as you will want to keep on going back.
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