Top 10 music venues in Liverpool

The sounds of Liverpool are as varied as its clubs and gig venues. The editor of local music magazine Bido Lito! picks the best places for rock, house DJs or something laid-back and acoustic

Seel Street’s granddaddy of live music has always been the squat structure that is three-quarters of the way up the hill, known by various generations as the Barfly, the Masque, and now East Village Arts Club. The spiritual home of [DJ] Yousef’s evergreen club night Circus (and its little brother Chibuku), Evac was given a new lease of life when it was refurbished and reopened in 2013. The venue’s banked and red-draped main room (the Theatre) hosts the majority of its live shows and when it’s swarming with bodies it is arguably the best room in Liverpool for watching live music.
90 Seel Street, 0151 559 3773, Open (bar/restaurant) Mon-Wed 5pm-11pm, Thurs-Sun midday-1am

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