Cheap drink, regular club nights, lots of space for dancing and a good location, away from the madness of the city centre proper, mean that Bumper is the discerning choice for a cheerful late-night bar.

Bumper is open seven days a week until at least 5am and, as such, provides a reliable small hours hangout for Liverpool’s musicians, DJs, artists, students and other carousers. Band nights are held every Thursday and feature some of the best new talent in Liverpool, while there are regular film nights too, usually featuring kitsch retro movies.

There are regular DJs on throughout the night, while earlier spots see open mic nights and live music. Two large bar areas mean that large crowds can be found in Bumper, especially at weekends. Entry is generally free and the bar should present a hassle-free place to dance, talk and booze.