Top 50 Cocktail Bars

Berry & Rye

Liverpool, Merseyside

Liverpool cocktail bar Berry & Rye is a prohibition-themed Scouse bar put together with great attention to detail.

It is comfortable, relaxed, stylish and plush, so perfect for a special celebration, a quiet drink or a catch up.

The bartenders dress smart, are knowledgeable and have an envious stash of cocktail recipes stored in their minds.

It’s quite easy to walk past Berry & Rye, which is hidden on Berry Street in Liverpool, but once you find it, you’ll discover a bar filled with jazz, blues and more gin cocktails than you can shake a stick at.

To get in, knock on the door – which is unnamed – and you’ll be shown through by a doorperson. There’s a restriction on the number of people allowed in, so don’t be too disheartened if you get turned away or are asked to wait. The bar, however, doesn’t take bookings, so it might be a good idea to turn up earlier than planned.

Inside, you’ll find a dim, yet classy, environment waiting in the bar area.

In the past, the menu has been split into seven parts, including Bright & Floral, Herbal & Savoury and Sparkling Cocktails.

Drinks included the El Senador, made using Gran Patron Burdeos, Cocchi Americano, Grand Marnier 1880, Cuvee, grenadine and orange bitters.

Also, a Luchador’s Inferno from the Spicy selection which is made using habanero-infused Sombra Mezcal, Drambuie and house orange bitters.

Currently the venue is operating a takeout menu, featuring some of its most popular and better-at-travelling recipes, such as Bloody Mary, made with vodka, Supasawa, Fino Sherry, Lea & Perrins, Tabasco and seasoning; the Dirty Martini, made using Gin Mare, Martini Extra Dry and olive brine; and an Elder Gin Punch, which is made with Brokers London Dry Gin, St Germain, chamomile tea, Supasawa and sugar.

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