The Vines Hotel, next door to the Adelphi, is a sister pub to the splendid Philharmonic Hotel on Hope Street, designed by the architect Walter Thomas. It’s a little later than the Phil, opened in 1907, so its mahogany, copper, glass and plaster interior has a distinctly Art Nouveau feel.
Alcohol has been served here since 1823, and the present building takes its name from its late-Victorian licensee, Albert B Vines, who came to the site in 1867.
Because of its location at the end of Lime Street the Vines has traditionally been noisier than the Phil. Indeed, one reviewer [http://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/the-vines-liverpool] comments,–
The Vines will usually give you a fairly rockin’ Friday, Saturday and indeed Sunday evening provided what rocks you are karaoke and somebody’s grandmother pinching your arse.
Architectural-history enthusiasts may choose to visit for breakfast.
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