Little Hardware takes its name from the not-so-little Rapid Hardware store that used to take up a sizeable chunk of Renshaw Street.
Head round the back to Cropper Street, look for the rusty wheelbarrow, and you’re in.
Inside it feels snug and cosy – a proper little speakeasy bar – but Little Hardware’s origins are everywhere with DIY bits and bobs on the wall and bare bricks used to build the bar.
The theme carries on throughout the bar but it doesn’t seem twee or overdone. Rather, it’s a nice testament to the family business that once sold rawl plugs and screws to the folks of Liverpool.
Soft lighting, candles and warm brick tones take the hard edge off the hardware and make it an inviting, and even quite a romantic place to be.
Cocktails look good and taste even better but you’ll also find skin contact wines, beer and spirits.
Don’t miss the live music sessions. This basement speakeasy makes a great little venue.