Arthouse Hotel’s 2017 Guide to Liverpool Freshers Week on Seel Street

It’s that time of year again where thousands of new students descend on the city to begin the next step in their educational career.

As well as settling into your new home in halls, getting to know your course mates and finding out how to get a week’s shop for less than £20, there is the most important event of the semester: Liverpool Freshers Week.

Thankfully, if you’ve chosen Liverpool as your city of choice to go to university, there is an endless amount of incredible nightlife and exclusive student events.

Seel Street is at the heart of the action, with Concert Square just minutes walk away and tonnes of great bars and clubs to choose from, it’s the ultimate destination for the madness of Freshers Week.

Liverpool Freshers Week Unmissable Events

Infinity at Empire

Liverpool freshers week

When: Saturday 16th September

As one of the newest and most exciting nightclubs in Liverpool, Empire is paving the way for great Fresher’s events.

On Saturday 16th, the venue invites all students to start their life in Liverpool right with a house music extravaganza that is set to include some big names and big tracks.

International Student Social at Mulholland

Liverpool freshers week

When: Tuesday 19th September

Arthouse Hotel’s very own boutique bar and restaurant will play host to this year’s International Society’s student social.

As a city with a diverse and multicultural society, we love to celebrate the diversity of everyone who lives, works and studies in our great city.

The International Student Social gives all students who are from overseas a relaxed and friendly environment to get to know each other and get settled in.

There are snacks, drinks offers, activities and ice breakers – as well as being a great opportunity to practice your English!

Medication at Arts Club

Liverpool freshers week

When: Friday 22nd September

After suffering from the loss of Cream last year, Medication came back bigger and better than ever in its new of at Arts club.

The first Medication of the year lands on Friday 22nd September and is set to be the best launch party yet.

Aptly named ‘Messy Fest’, the festival style party will treat you Freshers to three rooms of music, inflatable, confetti and mayhem.

Get your tickets now before it’s too late!

Block Party at Brooklyn Mixer

Liverpool Freshers Week

When: Monday 25th September

Brooklyn Mixer is great every day of the week, but their Fresher’s Week Block Party is set to be an unmissable event.

Dance the night away on three floors of the best hip-hop, R ‘n’ B and urban music.

There are great drink prices and a friendly atmosphere, it’s not unusual to go into the bar with one set of friends and leave with some brand new ones!

Blazin Squad at Circo

liverpool freshers week

When: Sunday 29th September

That’s right, the boy band sensation is back in Liverpool for one night only to perform exclusively at Circo on Seel Street.

Go back in time and reminisce on the noughties superstars and get a glimpse of the icons in the flesh.

The event is set to be a sell out so make sure you get your tickets asap!

Seel Street Staple Stops

Don’t worry if you’ve missed out on tickets to any of the incredible events on our must-visit list. Seel Street is home to some of the best bars and clubs in town.

Take a look at some of the places you HAVE to visit if you’re venturing down Seel Street this Liverpool Freshers Week.

Voodoo at Alma de Cuba

Liverpool freshers week

The famously Cuban bar and restaurant takes on a dark atmosphere when the clock hits 12.01am.

Take a walk on the wild side and with the iconic venue’s hottest club experience. Expect a striking Witch Doctor, spooky Samba dancers, atospheric Katumba drummers and mind-boggling performances from contortionists.

It’s not to be missed out on, especially when the black petals are released from the ceiling, drowning revellers in a sea of flowers.

Monday Nights at The Raz

Liverpool freshers week

You know you’re a student in Liverpool when the prospect of going to The Raz both excites and disgusts you.

Head to Blue Angel at the very top of Seel Street on Monday night for an experience like no other. Treat yourself to a Fat Frog and your life will never be the same again.

Salt Dog Slims

Liverpool Freshers Week

The street’s resident dive bar is home to a beautiful blend of German and American culture. Bringing you steins and signature cocktails that will last you late into the night.

There’s even a secret speakeasy upstairs, but you’ll need the elusive, daily changing code to get access – or be extra nice to a bartender!


Liverpool freshers week

Lays and grass skirts at the ready, Aloha is Liverpool’s iconic Tiki Bar, with a stunningly decorated interior that screams tropical tenacity.

The Liverpool club has teased a Freshers Full Moon Party, but the details are kept under tight wraps for the ultimate reveal. Keep an eye on their Facebook for more information.

Heebie Jeebies

Liverpool freshers Week

Known to regular party-goers as simply ‘Heebies’, the bar-cum-club is a staple of any night out, not only on Seel Street but in Liverpool as a whole.

The venue has developed a cult-like status that has fierce fans, look out for the glowing neon signa t the top of Seel Street – it’s usually looking down a massive queue thanks to the popularity of Heebies

Treat Yourself at Arthouse Hotel

If being a student gets too much and the rooms in halls start to overwhelm you, get your new found friends together for a stay at Arthouse Hotel.

As the premier provider of group accommodation in Liverpool Arthouse Hotel has amazing rooms, designed for party people who want a luxurious stay.

What’s even better is the movie-themed edge to each of our individually styled rooms. Go down the Yellow Brick Road in our Wizard of Oz Suite, or multiply your chills in Grease.

Take a look at all of our room options and be the envy of all your student friends with a stay at Arthouse Hotel this Liverpool Freshers Week.

The Best Bars on Seel Street for those Warm Summer Nights

Summer is well and truly upon us, with longer and sunnier days there’s an air of positivity and warmth in the air as the height of summer approaches. The balmy afternoons and evenings are the perfect excuse to get out and get a refreshing drink in hand.

Seel Street has developed its nightlife scene massively and is now home to some of the best outdoor spaces and unique bars in the city.

So grab your sunglasses, slap on the suncream and get yourself down to one of Seel Street’s fantastic bars.


Summer bars Seel Street

The trendy, innovative bar has recently opened its incredible and spacious outdoor beer garden. With rustic benches and a community feel, the new space promises summer vibes and signature cocktails from the mixologists.

Moloko opens its doors early afternoon and carries on the party until midnight with great music, DJs and plenty of enthusiasm.


Arthouse’s very own Mulholland Bar has an exciting new menu with a range of newly styled and expertly crafted cocktails. The range of beers and wines are also a fab choice for those lazy summer nights, but don’t get too comfy, there’s a whole host of events and special nights taking place over the summer. Keep an eye on our Facebook for the latest news.


summer bars Seel Street

Peacock sits at the top of Seel Street and is the perfect destination for an afternoon tipple. Their relaxed outdoor seating space gets sun for most of the day and there’s even pizza and other snacks available from early afternoon.

As the night draws in, the bar turns into a full-fledged club with DJs and a dancefloor to die for. Make sure you get there early to avoid missing out!

Alma de Cuba

summer bars Seel Street

Signature Living’s Alma de Cuba has been transformed into one of the hottest venues in Liverpool. The Carribbean-Latin American themed restaurant and bar is the ultimate idyllic escape this summer. With live Samba dancers and a Sunday Gospel Choir, you’ll feel like you’ve been whisked away to an exotic paradise.

The beer garden is amazing too, with rustic, bare wood benches and tasteful graffiti. Grab a special cocktail or an ice cold beer and soak up the sun in style.

Salt Dog Slim’s

summer bars Seel Street

Seel Street’s resident dive bar may not be known for its outside area, but the bar has taken to offering deck chairs for summer drinkers to take in the Seel Street sights. Be a part of an exclusive street party and grab one of the seats before they’re gone!

When the afternoon draws to a close, end the night with one of their incredible bespoke hot dogs, beautifully crafted and mouth-wateringly tasty.

Blind Tiger

summer bars seel street

The beer garden at Blind Tiger is a hidden gem in Liverpool, nestled away in a dainty courtyard, the zen gardens offers a quiet, reflective space in the heart of Liverpool.

With beautiful Far East artwork and a garden of exotic greenery, your summer nights can have a taste of the Orient at Blind Tiger.

Heebie Jeebies

summer bars seel street

Heebie Jeebies isn’t just for late night partying, their courtyard has been transformed into a beautiful garden paradise.

Heebie Jeebies courtyard serves up tasty drinks in style, with classic outdoor furniture and plant sculptures. There’s room for everyone and the venue’s sun trap is frequently at full capacity from the early afternoon onwards – especially on sunny days!

Kazimier Garden

summer bars seel street

Kazimier Garden has earned itself a solid reputation as the ultimate place to visit on those sunny afternoons and warm evenings. The rustic, botanical haven is a unique experience of mismatched furniture and outdoor décor that makes the perfect place to catch up and soak up the sun.

Be at One

summer bars Seel Street

The cocktail bar superchain opened its doors in Liverpool last year and has earned itself a respectable cult following. Loved for their extensive range of cocktails and bubbly and friendly staff, there’s nowhere quite like Be at One to get your Happy Hour Fix.

For those summer nights on Seel Street, their intimate and decked out outside areas offers quirky chairs, dainty lights and plenty of atmosphere.

After an afternoon in the sun and an evening enjoying the warm weather, you’re going to want the best place in Liverpool to rest your head. The Arthouse Hotel is ideally situated for accommodation following a Seel Street experience and with luxury group stays and fantastically themed rooms, there’s no better place for your summer night out in Liverpool.

Call 0151 601 8801 or email to book your stay at The Arthouse Hotel.