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The Famous Grapes Pub

Open Now: 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Open today: 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
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A good laugh with the karaoke providing the entertainment, unfortunately there was a poor selection... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
David G
Widnes, United Kingdom
The Grapes is amazing at weekends....

9 of us visited last Saturday night & had a realllly great time All staff were very pleasant... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Liz W
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This was a favorite hang-out for the Beatles and many other rock bands, which also served as a safe haven from their screaming teenage fans.
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25 Mathew Street, Liverpool L2 6RE, England
Central Liverpool
+44 151 255 1525
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this pub to be very disappointing. Sad as years ago it had a good reputation, but it’s slipped down the list in my view. I went there with a friend on a hot afternoon in August. The music was loud and the bar...More

Thank kevinjames
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, so it has history, but it's a fine line between historic and being a filthy dirty kip. So the Beatles may have sat in a corner, that's why we came. But, the place is filthy. Cobwebs outside and inside. The toilets are disgusting. The...More

Thank Blair1Down
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

9 of us visited last Saturday night & had a realllly great time All staff were very pleasant especially the young tall guy had a karaoke then a singer with guitar both were brill though 3 of us vistied on the Monday & came across...More

Thank Liz W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ade famous by being directly opposite the Cavern Club entrance (a power sub station stands in its place). Once had wonderful beer and lunchtime pub food, now it’s just a busy pub, with only its history to look upon. Full of tourist, and why not,...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the grapes last Friday night with my wife and stepson. I cant understand why theres bad reviews on here about it. All the staff including the doorman were friendly and polite. Karaoke was good and we had a good laugh with the three old...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

The place is rather worn and not very clean. But it sure I've with high priced drinks off The Beatles . John Lennon,Paul McCartney,Ringo Start and George Harrison memories. Well worth a stop.

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Reviewed 17 August 2018

When we entered The Grapes we immediately got the feeling that nothing much had changed in the last 50 years. Yes it's a little shabby and neglected with a distinct whiff of 'Eau de Toilet' but the staff were friendly and the Lager was good....More

Thank chrisandalan2018
Reviewed 15 August 2018

A good laugh with the karaoke providing the entertainment, unfortunately there was a poor selection of draft lager just the Fosters on tap. Reasonably priced and one of the few pubs I'd bother with in Mathew St.

Thank David G
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

What has happened to the place that gave me so many happy memories in my early twenties? It has only just re-opened and still looks pretty much as it did, never ever any frills, just a solid down to earth boozer in the middle of...More

2  Thank annandstu
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Lively, loud & nice atmosphere one to visit if you want to have fun it's all here on Mathews street karaoke & live music all night long.

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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
Normal UK Licencing Rules are over 16 can go in but cannot buy Alcoholic drinks but can have beer or Cider if accompanied by over 18 and having a meal. Under 16's may be allowed in but it depends on specific conditions for... More