New pirate-inspired rum bar to open in Liverpool

Man's Ruin Liverpool

A new pirate-inspired rum bar is to be opened in Liverpool by the team behind the city’s new club Void and Graffiti Lounge & Bar.

Specialising in rum and cocktails, Man’s Ruin will have “the look and feel of a pirate ship” (pictured), housed within the same Stanley Street building as Void which is due to open late August.

Joe McMahon, Adam Ramsey and Dan Friend, whose other Liverpool ventures include restaurant and bar Wall of Fame and Graffiti in Victoria Street, are developing the two new venues out of the former site of Wonderland nightclub.

In a statement, they said: “The concept for Man’s Ruin was inspired by a venue that we visited in America as we wanted to introduce something a little more edgy and ‘out there’ to this end of town.

“While the original idea was to create a tiki bar, we decided to expand on this and instead base it around the look and feel of a pirate ship, focusing on rum and things associated with pirates such as women, tattoos, gambling and drinks, aka ‘man’s ruin’.”

It is due to open on August 25, creating 15 new jobs ranging from security to bar and hosting staff. It will operate Thursdays to Sundays from 7pm until late.

Featuring an authentic dark wood interior synonymous with traditional pirate ships, the lower-ground-floor rum bar will have barrel booths, a luxury “Captain’s Quarter” and focal points such as quirky lighting and artwork.

The directors added: “We hope that Man’s Ruin will become a firm favourite with local residents, students, corporates and those travelling from further afield for occasions such as hen and stag parties.

“Given our proven track record for providing a night out to remember, we are very much looking forward to adding a novel new dimension to the city’s world-famous nightlife.

“Man’s Ruin is not just about having a drink in a bar – it’s about experiencing an on-deck atmosphere like no other. Our motto is ‘Work like a captain and play like a pirate’!”

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