Jimmy’s Liverpool, 130 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4JA – Visit Now
Jimmy’s in Manchester’s Northern Quarter earned itself a reputation as one of the best live music clubs in the country, so when they announced the launch of a new sister venue down the other end of the M62, Liverpool was punching the sky.
Renowned for late night music, live gigs and DJ sets, as well as their own range of beer and a decent line-up on the restaurant side too, Jimmy’s sounded like it might just fill the indie shoes left behind by Liverpool’s long-lost and legendary Korova Bar.
With Jimmy’s Liverpool, George and Jimmy Craig (formerly of the band One Night Only) have scored a rock and roll ten – and then cranked it up to eleven – bringing the best up and coming bands and music legends to the basement on Bold Street. Since opening in 2019, they’ve hosted gigs by the Coral, Ten Tonnes, My Life Story, Babybird, Red Rum Club, Space and Dreadzone.
As well as hosting the best bands and afterparties, it’s worth a visit just for the spectacle. Lighting up the junction with a lava lamp wall that allegedly holds the world record for the most lava lamps on a wall, Jimmy’s Liverpool reaches out to Chinatown on one side and down to the hip and happening Ropewalks on the other. From the outside, it looks a bit like that bar from Dusk to Dawn. Inside, a pink neon sign politely requests, “Please be naked”.
This isn’t a spit and sawdust joint; the restaurant upstairs boasts an enchanting view of Liverpool’s iconic Bombed Out Church alongside a classy BBQ influenced fusion menu. Choose from a sharing tray of Korean beef short rib, beer can chicken or seitan bbq ribs, or a sizzling steak special cooked on the Big Green Egg.
They also host a Bottomless Brunch menu every Saturday with unlimited Pornstar Martinis, Prosecco, pints and G&Ts, alongside epic brunch dishes, from pork benedict with poached eggs and hollandaise to a vegan full English, or waffles and pancakes. And if you like the sound of a bottomless roast dinner with cocktails, accompanied by a nun belting out rock and roll tunes on the piano, then don’t miss their version of ‘Sunday Mass’. It’s what weekends were made for.