In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool – Jimmy’s, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

On the weekend, I was back up in one of my favourite UK cities, with the Monochrome Set playing a show at Jimmy’s in Liverpool. Here’s some photos from my brief visit:

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

Street art.

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

A handy tip.

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

Situated opposite Liverpool’s bombed out church, Jimmy’s has a basement for live music. a ground floor bar and a stylish dining area o the first floor.

It’s laid back and friendly, and the staff were super friendly.

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

Inside the bar’s mini-grand piano.

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

My snare drum for the night was this curious Arbiter ‘auto-tune’ number which just one extra-beefy central lug for tuning.

It looked great but – to be honest – sounded pretty ordinary.

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

A luvverly Rickenbacker.

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

Monochrome Set sound check.

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

Passing the Motel Bar in Fleet Street.

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

We were staying in the Hanover Hotel, which has McCartneys Bar on the ground floor.

At 4pm it was jam packed with people watching the Liverpool game (they won, obviously). The noise was fearsome in my hotel room above, but the bar closes at 1.30am and all was really quiet after that.

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

It’s always crazy-busy in the outdoor drinking area in Concert Street.

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

The Beatles play a huge part in Liverpool’s identity.

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

Heading into the basement area of Jimmy’s.

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

Support band, The Harveys finish their set.

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

Ready to play.

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

St Luke’s Church, more commonly known by locals as the bombed-out church, is a former Anglican parish church in Liverpool, England. It stands on the corner of Berry Street and Leece Street, at the top of Bold Street.

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

Heading out for a post-gig beer.

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

The Grapes in Roscoe Street.

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

We stopped off for chips in this fabulously chaotic fast food pitstop. People were falling over tables and dropping change all over the place, but the vibes were super friendly.

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

Passing Concert Street.

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

I loved the Motel Bar. Well, they played Bowie for starters, and the crowd was up for a bloody good time, all the time. Beers aren’t so cheap, but what the hell – it was free entry¬† and there’s plenty of entertainment going on inside.

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

Err, OK.

In photos: A drinking night out in Liverpool - Jimmy's, The Grapes and the Motel Bar

Last view before heading home.

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