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Hard Times and Misery

Closed Now: 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Open today: 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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Great little find

Love this place! Small and hidden away, but great music, gin and beer! Reasonably priced too. We... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
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Tiny diamond...

We were here again yesterday. It's a tiny diamond of a place, with lovely bar staff also. A shame... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
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  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
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“tiny bar”(3 reviews)
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L1 2B Maryland Street, Liverpool L1 9DE, England
+44 151 345 6841
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Love this place! Small and hidden away, but great music, gin and beer! Reasonably priced too. We arrived early afternoon and it was empty, but by the time we left, it was pretty full. Great atmosphere

Thank Harry_Paul
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Having been here a couple of times before, I feel that each time is not as good as the last. Previously, I have felt welcomed and really enjoyed perusing the gin menu but this time was rather chaotic. I understand that there was an issue...More

Thank ClaireGQ
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We were here again yesterday. It's a tiny diamond of a place, with lovely bar staff also. A shame there's no room for more outside seating but that's a tiny quibble in a bar as Fab as this one. Worth searching out (but check the...More

Thank SGM67
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Sometimes you come across a place. That you know that if you lived closer you'd just about live here. Excellent beer and a very welcoming host.

Thank joseph850
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Tiny bar with a number of cask beers and great range of gin. Opted for G&Ts - each gin had an individual garnish. Some fab micro-batch gins - loves the Crosby Elixir bathtub style gin. Friendly barman and clientele.

Thank E14_foodie
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Having agreed to meet a friend here, the challenge was finding it. However having succeeded it was really nice. Being a micro brewery the selection isn't huge, but it is very nice, however I would not want to spend the whole evening here, but I...More

Thank ar2000d
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Great little place but have to say the last two times I have visited we’ve been made to feel more of a inconvenience to staff .we found on our visit that the staff where more interested in talking to friends at the bar than serving...More

Thank maxilad
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

This quirky tiny bar is pretty hard to find, but well worth seeking out. Excellent selection of beer both cask and keg, interesting beers in bottles, and lots of gin! Well worth a visit!

Thank Jennifer p
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Love this tiny bar. Called in on Saturday afternoon. Beer fab as always. Chatty clientele mainly due to the size of the place, it would be rude not to! Recommended.

1  Thank SGM67
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

A really well hidden little micro pub, worth finding, terrific atmosphere, great beer, very friendly bar man a great way to start or end an evening out.

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