It stands to reason that one of the most famous streets in the world should have a decent bar – and the Penny Lane Wine Bar is a favourite with students, locals and tourists alike. Don’t be put off by the name if you’re fearing a tourist trap, what we have here is an honest no-frills wine bar – barring some token Beatles memorabilia on the walls.
The Wine Bar is big enough but frequently cramped due to its continuing popularity; there’s a decent-sized beer garden to the rear too and a smoking area at the front if the bar area is too crowded.
The Wine Bar isn’t really known for its food – salad, burgers, baguettes and nachos mainly – but it’s fairly cheap and reliable. There’s a good choice of roast dinners on a Sunday too, with cooked breakfasts available in the morning. Real ale drinkers will be disappointed too, but the Penny Lane Wine Bar offers a decent range of plonk and offers a relaxed suburban hang-out that seems destined to forever attract clientele under the belief that they were the famed ‘fifth Beatle’.
There’s a popular and long-running Monday night quiz and TVs showing sport, but mainly the Penny Lane Wine Bar is about offering a place to hang out with friends while giving enough of a nod to the past to make it enticing to Beatles nuts, tourists and regulars alike.
If you’re in the former category make sure you get your picture taken with the famous street name outside. Keep your eyes peeled for some recognisable Liverpool musos enjoying a beer in the Wine Bar. They’re probably not a Beatle, but there’s a good chance you’ll recognise their music. We’d like to say the Wine Bar is open eight days a week but you’ll have to settle for seven.
Penny Lane Wine Bar116-118 Penny Lane