We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Friendy Pub

Called in here for a quick drink as it was a hot day and ended up staying a couple of hours because... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Oxford, United Kingdom
Not just a pub or a club, but part of the Movement

Come here for the beer, for the friendly service, for the chat and you will have a good time; but... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Read all 36 reviews
All photos (5)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average2%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hope street”(5 reviews)
“union bar”(2 reviews)
“great history”(2 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
29 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BQ, England
+44 151 709 2148
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Liverpool
from USD 20.90
More Info
from USD 26.20
More Info
from USD 21.60
More Info
from USD 22.19
More Info
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Just a good atmosphere, always someone to talk to! Excellent place for Guinness!!! Sometimes there's even a play on out the back!

3  Thank janeya
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 March 2015

I love the background to this place, but for goodness sake, it's a hole! Attended here to watch a drama in the small performance space at the back. The drama was excellent, but although the place reeked of history, it also reeked of stale beer...More

Reviews (36)
Filter reviews
35 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews hope street union bar great history dockers ales pub music
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 35 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely rude young bar staff. Think about your actions before acting upon them and their effect on the customer. I won’t be returning again.

1  Thank Kyllllee
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Called in here for a quick drink as it was a hot day and ended up staying a couple of hours because the staff and regulars were so welcoming and friendly. The food looked good and tasted even better. A good find.

Thank Paula110
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Come here for the beer, for the friendly service, for the chat and you will have a good time; but come here for the history and the values and to do your bit to change the world and it is unbeatable. This place should be...More

1  Thank Janeinplymouth
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Fabulous service from the 2 Barmen. Great night. Dj was brilliant with karaoke too. Would recommend this function room

1  Thank Jenny R
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful converted Georgian building Sympathetic conversion giving a superb interior Great history to the building and it's role in Liverpool life Magnificent location on Hope Street between the two cathedrals Only downside is no real ale, otherwise it would be top marks for this place

2  Thank DamianLiverpool
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Our party of 6 called in for a drink on a Saturday teatime. It was very busy but we were lucky enough to get a table. The atmosphere inside is very convivial and we really enjoyed our visit. Definitely a nice place to enjoy a...More

1  Thank Noel W
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The union bar has no real ales, but does goose ipa in bottles & has Guinness & wine. Good music TV showing. Casa name in tiles behind bar & left hand side of door & central post. Supports unions, dockers, miners’ strike etc. Lots memorial...More

Thank sportybirmingham
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Called in here after a show at a nearby theatre. Lovely friendly pub. Drinks were a good price. Managed to get a seat at 10pm on a Friday night !! Toilets clean. Tidy little place. Definitely will go again

2  Thank Chris W
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We went here last weekend for a 60th B/day celebration. The place is just what the Dr' ordered. What a tonic. I could not fault the place. The manager (shaun) was most gracious and welcoming. The entertainment was world class and the house ales were...More

Thank gerry h h
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Great bar/pub well served ales, check out the history behind the place and be amazed at what it represents.

1  Thank david r
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 98 nearby hotels
Hope Street Hotel
2,336 reviews
.13 km away
Hallmark Inn Liverpool
840 reviews
.20 km away
Roscoe House
346 reviews
.20 km away
Aachen Hotel
303 reviews
.28 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,979 nearby restaurants
1,171 reviews
.12 km away
769 reviews
.08 km away
Free State Kitchen
508 reviews
.04 km away
Ego Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar, Liverpool
845 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 675 nearby attractions
Everyman Theatre
117 reviews
.10 km away
Unity Theatre
47 reviews
.19 km away
Jenever Gin Bar
228 reviews
.01 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Sheila S
17 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from peter i l |