Two Liverpool bars make top 50 list

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Studio 2 on Parr Street

Studio 2 on Parr Street

Two Liverpool bars, Studio 2 and Bar Four, have been ranked on The Independent’s Top 50 UK venues.

Bar Four was ranked 35th while Studio 2 came 38th in the list. Situated at the top of Parr Street, Studio 2 is the latest addition to Liverpool’s Ropewalks while Bar Four is situated in the Hard Day’s Night Hotel.

The Smiths, Black Sabbath, The Spice Girls and many more artists have all recorded in Studio 2 and the bar hopes to add to its musical history by providing live jazz, blues and soul music.

Studio 2 opened in September with a live performance from Kyla Brox, daughter of famous blues singer Victor Brox.

The Independent said: “Coldplay, Barry Manilow, Take That, and Diana Ross have all recorded at this studio, which has been deftly converted into a unique late-night lounging spot. Part museum, part gallery, part working studio, this is a must for music fans.”

Bar Four continues the Beatles theme of the Hard Days Night Hotel with specially created drinks influenced by the famous Liverpudlians.

The Independent described Bar Four as: “Continuing the musical theme, no visitor to Liverpool can avoid acknowledging that it’s the home of the Beatles. This dedicated bar, found in the Hard Days Night Hotel, is a stylish tribute to the Fab Four that is sure to be appreciated by hardcore fans and casual admirers alike.”

The popular venue was also a finalist for Theme Magazine’s “Best Bar Design” and gained recognition as bar of the month in Esquire and BBC Good Food Guide’s Olive magazine.

About Harriet Midgley, JMU Journalism