Leading Liverpool bar and pub group prepares for launch on city’s most iconic street
After opening its doors in Harrington Street in July 2022, Scruffy Murphy’s Irish/American-themed bar has proved to be a huge hit with both locals and visitors from outside of the city region.
A year on, the team behind the venue, Harrison’s Bar Group, are preparing to launch Scruffy Murphy’s 2 on the city’s culturally noted Mathew Street, right in the heart of Liverpool’s bustling city centre, and its leisure and entertainment scene.
This new launch will reflect all of the elements of the original Scruffy Murphy’s which have made it such a success. With a warm and enveloping welcome, guests can enjoy great value food and an extensive drinks menu. Entertainment comes in the form of Scruffy Murphy’s love of live music, which certainly fits in with the Mathew Street vibe.
The musical theme is carried through to the venue’s exciting Karaoke and Open Mic nights, which always draw in the crowds. Sports fans will be able to watch major events on the new venue’s big 18 live screens, and can take a break playing pool. Events are rostered during each week to attract a wide demographic, working in major current experiences, from football, to boxing to rugby.
Harrison’s Bar Group have ensured that Scruffy Murphy’s 2 has attracted the same investment as well as the original bar, and alongside its other venues Abbey Road and Dwntwn, meaning that guests can enjoy premium quality sound and visual systems, stylish and comfortable decor, and highly-trained staff who will be well trained to deliver the Scruffy Murphy’s welcome. The team have installed a Bose sound system in the new venue which means the very best quality audio experience, which is especially important for live music events.
Nicola Halton Business Development Manager for Harrison’s Bar Group explains:
“The success of the first Scruffy Murphy’s has really exceeded even our high expectations, and so as a team we are absolutely delighted to be opening Scruffy Murphy’s 2 in the city’s renowned Mathew Street.
With the success of the rest of the Harrison’s Bar Group which also includes Abbey Road and Dwntwn, Scruffy Murphy’s Mathew Street promises to deliver what you would expect from us, with live music, sports, pool tables and a wide range of draught beer and drinks. We’re really excited to welcome everyone in a few months’ time and to see our brand grow.
It has already been a busy season for us across our bar group as the city recently enjoyed half a million people visiting Liverpool for Eurovision 2023, and we know this upcoming summer season will be a hugely busy one for us.
We have really earned a reputation for delivering great quality and service for our guests across our group, and the new Scruffy Murphy’s 2 will be a part of that. We are also delighted to be providing more employment opportunities, too. This new location is very special as it is on possibly the most iconic music-based street on the planet, and we feel honoured to be a part of that legacy.”
The original Scruffy Murphy’s is based at 25 Harrington Street Liverpool L2 9QA
Thursday – Sunday: 12pm – 11pm
Friday – Saturday: 12pm – 3am
Scruffy Murphy’s 2 Mathew Street will be launching in Summer 2023.