It’s no secret that the scouse host a cracking night out. In Liverpool, you can expect to find a good night out pretty much every day of the week. It’s one of the city’s many blessings and what makes it a great student city. Naturally, the vibrant nightlife means Liverpool is a hotspot for students looking for a good time. But if you’re feeling overwhelmed at all the clubbing choices on the cobbled streets, don’t fret. Here’s what you should wear to each club in Liverpool (well, all the main ones anyway).
First up on our list of what you should wear to each club in Liverpool in Baa Bar. A Liverpool legacy, it’s hard to miss Baa Bar, as students tend to flock there to bookend their night out with their classic club tunes. Feel free to whip pout your apple bottom jeans and boots with the fur here, as the dress code is smart casual.
If you’re brave enough to go to Black Rabbit, you’ll be pleased to know they have a mixed dress code so you can show up pretty much however you want. Whether you want to go all out in a minidress and heels, or you’d rather save your feet the trouble and go in a t-shirt and jeans, you should have no trouble getting in. Be warned though: there will be several blokes wearing dangerously low-cut V-neck shirts to show off their (2 week) gains from the gym, so be sure to mentally prepare yourself for the carnage.
Next up on our list of what to wear to each club in Liverpool is a Scouse staple, LA’GO. The dress code is pretty casual here, so you can leave your high heels at home for this one (unless you’re built different and are strong enough to stomach a night out on the cobbled streets in them-we all envy you). For the guys a t shirt and jeans will definitely pass the vibe check here.
If the prospect of dressing appropriately for Heebie Jeebies is giving you the heebie jeebies, we got you. T shirts and trainers are okay here, but if you want to go a bit dressier you’ll always find a few rogue ones wearing a flannel buttoned to the top of the collar to make you feel like less of an odd ball. Our advice? Wear pretty much whatever you want-people will be too busy scouting for a Jagger-bomb clad server to be paying attention to what you’re wearing anyway.
Like all the greats, this club has its lovers and its haters. But as far as we’re concerned, Liverpool’s PopWorld is undoubtedly God tier. Wearing heart-shaped sunglasses in a room so full of dry ice you think you’ve died and gone to heaven? Why not! Expect to see illuminous leis, vinyl visor caps and plenty of ‘bride to be’ sashes during your time on the LED dance floor. Whether you want to wear flats, smart shoes or heels, be sure to exercise extreme caution on the dance pole. You’ll thank us later.
Although Level states it’s dress code is smart casual, it’s probably one of the dressier clubs in Liverpool. This is especially the case on their ‘Love Wednesday’ night, which is often frequented by AU teams who go all out. If you get stuck, just channel your inner yah and dress like you’re out spending your trust fund to really feel right at home.
Ah, where to begin with The Raz? One of Liverpool’s oldest clubs, the mixed bag dress code means you can spend more time pre-ing and less worrying what to wear. Here, just about anything goes. And we mean anything. We recommend wearing your most trampy trainers you don’t mind getting wrecked. Trust us, you’ll want to be comfy when Mr Brightside plays for the fourth time in one night. If you really want to pledge your allegiance to the club Scousers love to hate, make sure you buy a Raz cap. Will you look a bit feral? Yes. But will you have a great night? Yes.
No bonus points for guessing the dress code for this one. Go as retro as you dare! Also, be prepared to screech the sacred tunes of ABBA as loud as your lungs can stand. Failing that, just aim for smart casual and you should have no problems getting in. The bouncers will likely be too busy trying to control the Hen and Stag parties to be too fussed on what you’re wearing anyways!
Calling all edgy teens! If you’re a fan of bucket hats, fanny packs and your Amber Leaf rollies, you’ll love the (not-so) Shit Indie Disco. Don your most obnoxiously printed shirt and head to Seel Street for a mid-week boogie. May the chaos commence.
And… the golden rule for any club newbie in Liverpool
No Hugo Boss! How this became a thing is something we will probably never know. But save yourself the trouble from getting knocked back on your night out and leave your Hugo Boss at home!
If you’re not sure where you’re heading on your night out, your best bet is to make sure your outfit fits with a smart/smart-casual dress code. For the lads, stick to trousers, smart jeans, shirt, t shirt (not the one with holes in) and clean shoes. For the girls it’s pretty simple! Just aim to look scrubbed up in a cute outfit and you’ll probably get in most places, no questions asked.