Bars and clubs come and go, but this is three floors of night time magic the city wouldn’t be the same without. With the latest crop of freshers hitting the city there’s no better time to remember why.
You’ve not really had a night out in Liverpool until you’ve had a night out in Heebie Jeebies, or Heebies to its friends. Talking of friends, you’ll never be short of any here – just don’t expect to spend the night with the ones you arrived with because Heebies has mysterious powers that spirit people away. You can vow to stay together as you sink the first shots at the middle bar, but when curiosity kicks in, a familiar face heads downstairs, or the lure of indie hits proves too much, minds and feet will wander. They say the only people who tell the truth are drunkards and children – sober minded or inebriated, local or tourist, revellers of the night will tell you Heebies if one of the best places to go in Liverpool.
But therein lies the joy of Heebies. There aren’t many places that offer nights like this. Nights that you choose the soundtrack to: Indie, RnB, House… whatever floats your mainstream boat, the good ship Heebies has it. Nights where you lose your mates upstairs but make new ones on the route to finding them. Nights that pass in the hazy blink of an eye but deliver endless 3am craic over a Botan’s mixed kebab. On Thursdays it’s a heaving swathe of student bodies but for the rest of the week the crowd is as mixed as the drinks. Which leads to a friendly vibe, random courtyard chats over a shared light, and a lack of pretence on the dance floor(s). Plus Heebies is actually more than just late night decadence. There’s Saturday acoustic sessions in the courtyard, outdoor space that’s great for sunny afternoon beers and a BBQ and it’s a great place to watch big matches.
And since the 200-year-old basement re-branded as EBGBs a couple of years ago, the indie underbelly of Heebies has gone from strength to strength with more live music, more quality sets, and, of course, more Liquidation – the city’s longest running indie night. Plus there’s the Lone Wolf Bar to chill out in when the Club Room gets too heavy. Heebies is the kind of place that dances to its own tune but it did inspire Miles Kane to write ‘The Meeting Place’ about his girlfriend who worked behind the bar. So take inspiration from Miles, grab your mates (and your photo ID) and sort your own meeting place – because who knows where Heebies is going to take you.
Don’t forget Independent Liverpool Cardholders can get a free shot when they buy a drink. Enjoy the sore head!
Address: 80-82 Seel St, Liverpool L1 4BH
Words by Angela Barlow