Peter Kavanagh's


BarChick can only imagine the kinda heavy drinking that’s gone down in this Irish pub over the years. Peter Kavanagh gave the place its eccentric refit in 1929 and it’s barely changed since. The stained glass windows cast an eerie mood over the pub and photographs of dead punters of the pub’s past kinda give us the heebie-jeebies. The decor here is inspired by old ships: there's intricately carved woodwork in English oak and if you look closely you’ll see Peter’s face at the end of each armrest - this guy had a sense of humour.

The walls display murals of more ex-punters and were painted by an artist who couldn’t afford to pay his tab. Musical instruments hang from the ceiling in the Music Room and there’s all manner of paraphernalia behind the bar, landlady Rita even has her own broomstick with a sign hanging from it saying “Ritas Stretch-Limo”, cool.

Check out the tables here, Peter designed them himself and the only other place you’ll find one is at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on the Lucitania. They’re bolted to the ground and ridges catch any liquid spilt, while the ridge below holds onto your bag, there’s also a built in ash-tray. BarChick wants one at home. They host an insult-laden late night quiz on a Thursday and music on Tuesdays and Saturdays. It goes without saying that you’ll be drinking Guinness here, we started at 11am, so settle in and get comfy, just don’t sit in Billy’s Corner, he's been dead for years but they still leave him a drink there on his birthday. Yeh it's creepy, but it's also a little nice.

By Hannah Grace Lodge


2-6 Egerton St, Liverpool L8 7LY, UK Tel: +44 151 709 3443


Sunday 12:00 - 00:00
Monday 12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 00:00
Thursday 12:00 - 00:00
Friday 12:00 - 01:00
Saturday 12:00 - 01:00



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