The Magnet information

The Magnet is a well know venue that has been around for more than 50 years. Located in the Cultural Quarter, The Magnet hosts regular live music and DJs throughout the week.

"Purveyors of fine music since 1964....

The Magnet is back! After nearly 2 years away and under new management - a Liverpool institution returns. Currently open Friday and Saturday nights with a full program of entertainment 7 nights a week coming in September. Expect live music from up and coming as well as established acts and the city's best DJ's to keep you moving until the small hours of the night.

In keeping with the venue's origins as Liverpool's roots music Mecca expect a soundtrack of Northern Soul, Disco and Funk with a modern twist. Our favorite drinking hole, second home and all round social hub of the city is closed no more, so come on down and take your place at the bar.

Magnet is a bar, venue and nightclub with the emphasis on music, serving good liquor and entertainment until as late as is no good for you!

Opening Times:

Friday 10pm til 5am
Saturday 10pm till 6am

Additionally, The Magnet is a great place for a party and can be available for private use. Ring for more information.

Having played host to legends such as Gregory Isaacs, Horace Andy, Gilles Peterson, The James Taylor Quartet, Grand Master Melle Mel, Mr. Scruff, The Fun Loving Criminals and Nightmares on Wax to name but a few, the Magnet is set for a well and truly a fantastic future and you can be part of it.


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Opening Hours
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22:00 - 05:00


22:00 - 06:00



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The Magnet reviews

By John G.

I had the unfortunate experience of patronising this place recently when I visited some friends in Liverpool for the weekend. Initially it seemed like a decent place, albeit a bit dingy, until I was accosted by their door staff whilst using the toilet. Fair enough- they need to take a tough stance on drugs but when I attempted to explain that I was "only using the toilet for it's intended purpose" the bouncer (who at this point was very much in my most personal space) repeated the phrase "and what" whilst gesticulating aggressively. I think he seemed a bit frustrated that I didn't have anything for him to confiscate and that I wasn't intimidated by him. After this experience, which I put down as a one off and tried not to let it ruin the night, I spent a bit of time with my friends before inevitably requiring the use of the toilet again. Cue the same routine, but this time with 2 bouncers. Totally over the top and I ended up leaving with my friends. If you are looking for a night free of violence and thuggery, then it's probably wise to avoid establishments like this where bouncers think an SIA licence grants them the right to act like common thugs with impunity.

By Natalie P.

If you like your bars to have retro style, a friendly atmosphere and individuality along with live music and great prices then look no further than Liverpool’s trendy Magnet bar.

The Venue
The Magnet is at the top of Hardman Street, a five-minute walk from Bold Street's popular clubs and barsand Liverpool Central train station.

It's relatively tucked away and its red decor and equally snazzy, lengthy bar surrounded by deep reds and mood lighting creates a chilled-out 70s vibe.

Live bands play near enough every night, along with DJs mixing indie, funk, soul, hip hop and classic rock until the early hours. And it attracts some top names such as Norman Jay, Louie Vega and Mr Scruff.

The People
The Magnet is popular with students and young professionals. It's been going for 50 years and despite its trendy reputation everyone is welcome. In fact the bar staff are not only welcoming but they also make you laugh rather than just serving you a pint.

Doormen are usually a problem for many people but at The Magnet they are equally as pleasant as the bar staff. The mood is relaxed with a hint of individual, indie chic.

The Drink
The bar is fully stocked, and beer extends from Corona to Budweiser to Polish beer. Both bottles and draught are available.

A pint costs around £1.50 and bottles £1.80. The wine list includes Pinot Grigio Trentino at £10.90 and Barocco 2001 Rosso del Salento at £10.75 as well as the old favourites such as Blossom Hill.

There are also special nights promoting Jagerbombs at just £1 each, very popular with the students.

The Last Word
For some bohemian bar lounging, away from Liverpool's typical nightscene, head to The Magnet which is filled with good people and good sounds.

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