Avoid the hustle and bustle of Manchester and Liverpool’s nightlife scene by keeping it local across Warrington’s cool bars and excellent pubs.
Nightlife in Warrington
If you’ve been out in Warrington’s Cultural Quarter, or you’re looking for somewhere for a drink before or after a show at Parr Hall, we recommend The Palmyra. A fun and lively bar, the cocktails are the star of the show. From the bar skills that can involve Bunsen Burners to the quirky drinks that use classic 80s sweets as ingredients, they’ll keep you entertained long into the evening.
Located in Culcheth, a small town several miles to the north of Warrington, Savannah 19 is another highly recommended cocktail bar that also puts on live music every Friday and Saturday night. Also in Culcheth, Liberty’s Gin Bar has over 160 different gins from across the world. With a cool American diner feel, the bar covers a lot of bases including live music and sport, an excellent pub grub menu and a strong cocktail menu.
If you’re after a big-tasting red or a clean-cut white, Corks Out in Stockton Heath is one of the best wine bars in the region. With a large courtyard, it’s a popular bar during the summer and is also a wine shop, meaning you can take a few of your favourite bottles home with you.
Nearby on Walton Road, you’ll find Costello’s Bar, a real ale venue that serves up local beer and craft ales. With a quiet, relaxed atmosphere, it’s a great place to drink in the sunshine in the summer or relax by the mock fireplace during the winter.
There’s also a buzzing nightlife scene in nearby Manchester, just 20 miles from Warrington. To find out more, read our guide to things to do in Manchester.
The White Hart
Located in the heart of Warrington and a short walk from our Central North hotel you’ll find the 9 Gallon and the White Hart pubs. The 9 Gallon is a real beer-lovers haven with eight real ales, seven craft beers, two draft beers and several ciders on tap. They also have a decent range of cocktails and occasional live music, making this a real town-centre hotspot. The White Hart meanwhile is a traditional pub that prides itself on its food and drink – grab the hot stone steak and one of their cocktails and you can’t go far wrong.
Further out of town, the Pickering Arms in Thelwall dates back to the 16th century and is a rustic, traditional pub that serves a wide range of cask ales, wines, spirits and traditional pub grub. There’s a large garden terrace, which is perfect for warm evenings and sunny days, while the low beams and open fires inside make it a cosy winter bolthole.
A mile to the south of Warrington town centre, The Stag at Walton is a traditional pub with a difference – they have a microbrewery in the basement while it backs onto a bowling green, with bowls and gentle pointers available from the bar. Add in a traditional pub food menu, outdoor seating, free Wi-Fi, baby changing facilities and traditional pub games and you have a real all-rounder.
A short drive from our Warrington North East hotel is The Horse Shoe Inn in Croft, a community pub that’s been dishing out beer and fresh food for over a century. Make an evening of it and head down for their popular set menu, or unwind in their large beer garden and work your way through their impressive cask ale selection.