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Ex Directory

cunliffe street, Liverpool , United Kingdom, L2 2ay
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Opening Information

Monday CLOSED
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 5pm - 1am
Thursday 5pm - 1am
Friday 5pm - 3am
Saturday 2pm - 3am
Sunday 3pm - 1am

Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Age Restricted in Bar
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Bar
  • No Disabled Access
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Event Space

About Ex Directory

Tipped as one of Liverpools best kept secrets. Ex-Directory is an exclusive bar like no other, offering an array of cocktails unlike anything you've tasted before.

You have to see it to believe it.

You’ll be given VIP treatment from start to finish with luxury table service and a cocktail menu to die for.

For a unique night of new experiences all you need to do is find us.

But shhhhh don’t tell anyone we’re Ex-Directory.

For reservations over 5 please contact us directly or email us at [email protected]

* Bar Only - No food served *

Cuisine: Cocktails
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

Fantastic drinks - highly recommend

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

Lovely cocktails just part of my birthday treat

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

I enjoyed our visit, nice cocktails, atmosphere was lacking a little as the bar was very quiet. The one thing that I felt let the bar down was the toilets, far too dark and not clean, the toilet roll was on the floor and not in the holder, with bits of toilet paper on the floor too.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

Gorgeous cocktails, £10 per drink. Service is quite hit and miss, it was locked when we arrived for our reservation, girl opened door and then carried on her phone conversation whilst ignoring us and returned to her desk. Was quiet but still had to go and ask for more drinks as waitresses stayed in booth at end.

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Visited On Friday, 04 May 2018

Our table wasn't made for 5 guests. Felt to squashed in that's why we only stayed for 1 drink. Staff where polite and welcoming.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

We arrived and were shown to table the cocktail we really wanted you didn’t have, there were quite a few groups in and a group cocktail making which staff were more interested in than our group of 4, they bought out candles an a little cake for other tables even thou we were there and I booked it for my friends 50th. Staff weren’t to friendly and we seemed to get forgotten. Good idea but need to treat small groups the same as large groups.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

Great time!

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Visited On Friday, 27 April 2018

Lovely place

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Visited On Saturday, 21 April 2018

Will not be going again and I have been going since it opened. Frosty welcome, no water and popcorn as previously always welcomed with. Only two other tables in, no personality at all from the server, thrown a few menus, order taken without a smile, drinks served. Decided not to stop on the basis of being made feel unwelcome. Service charge of 4.30 already added to the bill I noticed! I decided not pay as there was no service. Ypu really need to up your game, the novelty has worn off and your staff attitude is shocking!

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Visited On Saturday, 21 April 2018

What an amazing place loved every minute !!!

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Visited On Friday, 20 April 2018

Unfortunately we didn’t stay as the venue smelled very badly of damp so we decided it wouldn’t be nice to drink there. The bar was also almost virtually empty at 11.15pm and the welcome we had received by the two female staff was very lack lustre and didn’t encourage us to stay. Not sure what all the fuss is about really.

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Visited On Friday, 06 April 2018

Amazing place - loved the experience

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Visited On Saturday, 07 April 2018

Great place,Great music,Nikki made my booking very easy and all the staff fantastic. I would have loved a pint of real ale but that's just me or my age :-) my better half loved the cocktails and the refreshing ice cold water and popcorn brought to us soon as we sat down whilst waiting to order. Fantastic!!!!!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 April 2018

An excellent evening. Thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 06 April 2018

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Visited On Sunday, 01 April 2018

A fantastic idea! I managed to surprise a friend for their Birthday by leading them to the phone box, tricking him into picking up the receiver. Once inside, the cocktails were fantastic and the staff very friendly and helpful. It was a little tricky to find, even using iPhone maps, but I guess that’s the point and all part of the experience. As it was my first time, a little bit more information on how it all worked may have been helpful in my reservation booking, such as what to say on the phone, etc. But overall, a definite spot for a great surprise drink on any special occasion!

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Visited On Saturday, 31 March 2018

After booking a table here a few weeks in advance and paying for a drinks order, we were told on arrival that the bar had ran out of some ingredients which meant that there were 3-4 drinks unavailable to us (one of which was the drink I had pre-ordered). I feel, on a bank holiday weekend, having adequate ingredients for the drinks we visited especially to taste is a fairly basic requirement. Two of my friends ordered two peach Bellini's but they had to be sent back as the prosecco was flat. The waiter was extremely apologetic however we had gone here as a treat and had brought friends who were visiting Liverpool so to be honest it was a huge let down. The atmosphere wasn't great and there were only two other couples in the bar with us so the place felt 'dead'. We literally just drank our drinks and left.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 March 2018

Party of ladies in very noisy

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Visited On Saturday, 24 March 2018

We got stop at the door leaving and advise we didn’t pay the bill when all drink were paid via deposit and my order 2 month before the event ... I found this very unprofessional and the staff we rude to my friend advise he was bar man didn’t deal with the moment owed

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Visited On Saturday, 24 March 2018

If I'm honest i was a little disappointed. After researching and youtubing, i was expecting something a little more secretive and intriguing. Entrance via phone box magical but again no intrigue (got buzzed in very quickly). Music a bit too loud. Service was good but having already prepaid our drinks order we were informed we owed extra (infact we didnt).

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Visited On Saturday, 24 March 2018

Unfortunately my Margarita wasn't made correctly. There was very little Tequila and I couldn't taste the lime. The 'slice' of lime in the drink was very dry and shrivelled and there was no salt on the outside of the Margarita glass (this is the traditional way of serving it). The drink was also served in a tumbler rather than a proper Margarita cocktail glass

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Visited On Friday, 23 March 2018

The dancing bar staff were amazing

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Visited On Friday, 16 March 2018

I visited ex directory about a year ago. It was a Friday and it was excellent. There was a bouncer on the door who let us in after we picked up the telephone and gave our name - it felt really special. The lady who was serving us asked us all about our taste preferences - did we like sweet, fruity, tart etc. She then chose cocktails for us based on our flavour profiles and she got it spot on. The bar man was also wonderful - he really engaged with us and was keen for us to try new ingredients he was trying out. It was a really memorable experience. This time was nowhere near as special. Staff were lovely but didn’t really seem to want to be there - they were mostly chilling out behind the reception desk, chatting and playing on their phones. It just didn’t feel the same, it actually felt as though we were a bit of an inconvenience. For a Friday, it was really quiet too - 2 other tables apart from ours. There was no bouncer and no one at the other end of the phone in the telephone box. We just ended up pushing the door open and making our way down. It made the novelty of the bar’s entrance slightly pointless. There’s something lacking but it could be a really impressive bar with just a few small changes. Wouldn’t return based on last experience but may do at some point due to our first experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 March 2018

Best cocktail bar in Liverpool quirky and unique

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Visited On Friday, 09 March 2018

Amazing little place. Cocktails were amazing, our favourite was the pink fluffy clouds. Having visited here by the recommendation of friends we were not disappointed. Thanks again for a lovely evening

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