the jacaranda, or the jac as its more commonly known, is another one of those rarities in Liverpool. a pub with character and soul.
putting aside that its most well known claim to fame is the place where the beatles played one of their first gigs, the jac has so much more to its name.
It is one of those places where a quick drink after work, or before a night out, can more often than not last the whole night.
This is because of the wide array of characters that turn up and chat or tell you a yarn or two.
also, the jukebox is one of the best ive come across. offering everthing from the beach boys, duran duran, to metallica and the ramones.
The jac appeals to everyone, young and old alike.
even if you dont drink, go for the atmosphere and the history. on the ground floor, all along the walls by the bar, are photos charting the beatles fame and success through the decades.
The Jacaranda is the perfect pub as far as I'm concerned and it embodies Liverpool! Unfortunately it is flanked by a couple of less attractive bars, but don't let that put you off!
The combination of a quality jukebox, cheap drinks, quiz machine and atmosphere make this a must-visit Liverpool pub. The walls are lined with musical memorobilia and you can imagine John, Paul, Ringo and George banging out a few tunes downstairs in the cave-like bar! In fact, The Beatles are said to have played the Jacaranda cellar bar on a number of occasions back in the 60s. What a sight it must have been to see them there!
In terms of regulars, there's a healthy mix of locals and students who happily mix and chat away. The best nights are usually wednesday and thursday but you're pretty much guaranteed a lively night whatever day you choose!
You HAVE to experience the Jac!
The jacaranda, what a real shame Liverpool Lost this bar. Despite the fact it is still there in name, it has lost everything that was great about it. The Decor, the random juke box, the cheap drink, the randomness and friendly attitude of visitors and most importantly the atmosphere. The Jacaranda has tried to be turned into another dark, overpriced souless bar.
Its trying to be a Heebie jeebies, when infact we already have one and the shipping forcast and peacocks and numbers of other places if you want to be pretentious. This was once a great little bar however alas its been lost and no surpirise its nowhere as busy as prior to its depressing makeover. Somewhere in town a lucky bar will stumble across the same combination the real Jac use to have and will reep the benefits. RIP The Jac!
Perfect for a boozy weekend. This student filled place offers all sorts of fun. From cheap beer and shots to quiz and open mic nights. Its no frills decor and local feel make it a favourite hang out in the centre of town
The Jacaranda is a great place to go to experience real Liverpool night life, instead of going to these horrible chain bars which are the same everywhere! The drinks ear cheap (especially midweek) and they have a jukebox which usually plays old indie rock from the 60s onwards, including a bit of the beatles of course. The 'caves' downstairs are a great place to sit with a bunch of friends and you always end up chatting to someone new and everyone's really friendly!
The Jac is a great pub for students with cheap drinks and a good selection. There's always someone to talk to and it's a great night out to take a bunch of friends and go and sit in the little booths downstairs.
Nice pub to visit, especially if you're not familiar with the city. Get all walks of life in there from students right up to pensioners.
Gets full most nights of the week, and during the day too. Drinks are fairly priced and there's a decent selection. Music is normally good playing a variety of different genres.
This pub is great for students and those not wishing to hang about in places like Yates! The music is great, with sounds from many decades and a jukebox that you can use to select your favedrinks are cheap and the staff a friendlier than other pubs. There is no pretentious people here, and if you want some privacy, you could try and nab yourself a seat in the tunnel spaces at the back!!!
A great pub for students(especially the ones who don't like cheesey dance and pop music!). Cheap drinks and nice selection of shots. Open mic nights which get a good range of local talent. And the Beatles were picked up from there to go on their first tour of Germany!
Top pub with quite a bit of history, in relation to a few local lads who started a band & apparently played here. Nice upbeat vibe with array of student types due 2 well priced drinks. Always a good starting point 2 my night round town & nice selection of tunes on the old jacbox. I always seem 2 strike up conversation with random or 2 which contributes 2 the Jac's friendly atmosphere.
I was a regular at the Jac, it was a great place but not anymore. The Thursday night open mike with Colin and Mike was great with everyone doing their little turn on the stage, locals and people from all over, seen some great performances over the years, but that's all gone now since it came under new management. One of the doormen is very aggressive and violent, I've witness people dragged and threw to the pavement because they didn't move fast enough at the end. They have the fantastic Joey Shields and the Wheels on of a Friday night downstairs so I thought all is not lost but the atmosphere was spoilt because they have the DJ upstairs blasting out at the same time so there's only a few people down there now, sabotage???? I think so. I got barred on Friday because as I was going in the doorman said I didn't leave straight away weeks ago (I'd just moved and told a friend that I'd see him outside). They have taken our Jacaranda from us, they didn't respect those who've frequented the place for decades and have done their best to get rid of us. People from all over the world would go there because of its Beatles connection and they'd be greeted with a lovely friendly atmosphere but that's all over now. It angers me that the likes of that bully on the door represent me as a Scouser. Seems to me that they want to turn it into a mini Heebie Jeebies for those who can't get into HJ because they've got no ID on them. Know this management; Scousers are known for their fighting spirit and sense of fair play and I'll be voicing my opinion about our Jacaranda wherever possible.
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