Hard Day's Night Hotel, Central Buildings, Liverpool , L2 6RR, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)151 236 1964
Website: View bar's website
Style: Hotel bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: High-end
For all the blatant cashing in on anything to do with the Beatles that's on show at all manner of shops, museums and tours around Liverpool, the Hard Day's Night Hotel is a relatively restrained and tasteful tribute to the Fab Four. It's high-end too, which helps prevent that spiral into tackiness, so thankfully you've no need to worry about bus-loads of fans (let's not forget 'fans' is an abbreviation of 'fanatics') pulling up outside.
Bar Four is a wood-panelled, contemporary styled space with an underlit marble bar and the Beatles' presence made known through some brightly coloured abstract canvases and some photos that cleverly meld into the interior. Sit yourself in one of the plush leather seats and peruse the menu - a list of cocktail names awash with puns and plays on Beatles tracks are priced at around £8.50. That's good value, especially for a hotel - but watch out for the £500 Fab Four cocktail which is plonked in the middle of the selection. It contains four shots of Louis XIII and a bottle of Cristal. Well-executed cocktails and presented with luxury hotel finesse.