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The Grapes, Liverpool

25 Mathew Street
L2 6RE
Phone: 01512551525

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Star Pubs & Bars (Heineken)

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Brainy Pool left this review about The Grapes

The Grapes has been given a swanky new makeover, apparently, so I finally popped in to check it out. The pub was again the quietest place on an incredibly rowdy Mathew Street and has noticeably lost much of its character in the refurb. it was previously a tired pub just about worth visiting for its history, not anymore i’m afraid and it’s pretty sad to see it as dead as this. Doom Bar is available but the price I was charged gave some clue as to why it’s struggling next to bargain basements like Rubber Soul.

On 6th July 2019 - rating: 4
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Toby Jug left this review about The Grapes

If you ignore the hen/stag party crowd at the weekend, this is a lively pub for a weekend drink in the city, Saturday afternoon Karaoke is one of the best,not just the "semi pro" singers showing off but plenty of non singers, so entertaining, you may have to stand though , as seats fill quickly.

On 1st March 2015 - rating: 6
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Al Bundy left this review about The Grapes

Usually has a mediocre singer/karaoke on. As always its way too loud.

On 25th January 2015 - rating: 5
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Peter Rydings left this review about The Grapes

VERY busy as always you have got to get here early doors to look round

On 8th August 2013 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Grapes

Can get very busy here with the Beatle tourists, so if you want a good look round I recommend an early doors visit. Two handpumps, only one in operation on this visit, dispensing Flying Scotsman.

On 18th June 2013 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Grapes

Part of the tourist trail in the Cavern Quarter, I was expecting to find the place full of Japanese Beatles fans. However, I actually found a mostly older clientele listening to rap music... Traditional furniture and decor. Two handpumps, offering Directors and Caledonian Flying Scotsman (£1.05, half) when I stopped by briefly.

On 2nd March 2012 - rating: 6
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Old Boots left this review about The Grapes

A pub with many Beatles associations as it's so near the site of the Cavern Club, the back room is a mini shrine to the Fab Four. Entering through either the main door or one of the french doors you are in a wide room with the bar counter set back to the left, there is more of this room behind also served by the bar counter and the Beatles memorial room beyond that. To the left is another long room. All the rooms are similar in style, traditional furnishings with panelling or tongue and groove, topped with cream walls decorated with lots of photos and prints of old Liverpool etc. There are nice open fires in a couple of the rooms. The usual screens and machines typical of a city centre pub, with one of those mysterious abbreviations - ITYIYBMAP - on one of the few wooden beams between rooms. A choice of Greene King IPA or Courage Directors on the handpumps plus Mann's Chestnut, Fosters, 1664, Guinness, John Smith Smooth and Strongbow keg drinks. Not nearly as unpleasant as some pubs and bars in this part of Liverpool, the professional staff get to serve a wide range of customers from all parts of Merseyside and the rest of the world.

On 21st February 2010 - no rating submitted
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Susan Bristow left this review about The Grapes

Traditional pub with friendly staff offering a great day or night out to all ages with live entertainment every night. Open until 2am weekdays and 3am Friday Saturday & Sunday Hot & cold food or snacks. Smoking solution at the rear of the pub, go and see for yourself how the old fashioned art of conversation has been revived. Nice & simple bench style seating area within this heated shelter so you can enjoy your drinks and smoke in private rather than standing on display at the front door

On 11th March 2008 - rating: 10
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