‘Oh show me the way to the next whiskey bar…’ – so sang Jim Morrison on the classic Doors track Alabama Song, and if the Lizard King was drinking in central Liverpool, the next whisky bar would be Mackenzies on Rodney Street in the Ropewalks. This is the brainchild of Arran Bailey and Brian Mohan, the management team, and they are bringing British food together with amber liquors from around the world. They offer snacks to go with the Scotch, breads with the bourbons and cheeses with the cocktails, but don’t just take our word for it: reserve your table now, rope in your mates and set a course for the corner of Rodney Street and Hardman Street – close to Liverpool John Moores University – for a night out with no little style.
Nice venue and atmosphere, staff very friendly, welcoming and accomodating. The food was delicious and fabulous value for money we would definitely recommend and will be returning soon.
food and service were fantastic. we had a Sunday lunch which was perfect. Mackenszies was spotless, and the barman was extremely helpful and knew what he was talking about regarding whisky and gin, many thanks for a lovely, lazy Sunday
Was really nice meal, good portions and the roast was lovely. The staff were friendly as well and new a lot about the whiskies. Unbelievable amount of whiskies from all over the world and at a very reasonable price.
Would go back again for the Sunday lunch lovely atmosphere and staff excellent.Only thing really we could not cut the beef with knives provided and asked for steak knives they said the dont really have steak knives but came back with knives they had and that was fine but what knife would they give you when ordering a steak.Ended the evening in the court yard very nice.
This was my first meal at McKenzies and i was a bit apprehensive thinking this was going to be pub grub, but the food was delicious, cooked really well, fresh vegetables cooked perfectly, the beef I had was cooked just as I like it a bit red in the centre. I also had the sticky toffee pudding for desert...it was lovely. So all in all for £11.95 for two courses excellent value and we were well looked after by Peter.
Mackenzies is bright and airy venue with more friendly staff. It has a relaxed atmophere and background music conjusive to conversation. Highly recommend this place!
Very nice bar, usually not too busy compared to the likes of the Fly & Loaf and especially good for a drink after work if you don't fancy being somewhere too noisy.
We liked this place very quirky indeed We thought food was served at all times but not the case Nice pub tho
The food was dreadful,- The guy who served me at the bar was quite rude and unhelpful. Wouldn't recommend for vegan or vegetarian as no options. Won't be going back