The Cavern Pub
Opened in August 1994, The Cavern Pub is opposite the Cavern Club and is also
owned and operated by Cavern City Tours. The Pub has been designed to
highlight the fact that between 1957 and 1973 most of the all-time greats of Rock, Pop, Soul, R&B and Jazz descended the stairs of the Cavern Club to play on the most famous stage in the world. Most people would know of the Club’s proud association with The Beatles and Mersey Beat, but few would realise that artistes such as Chuck Berry, Eric
Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Status Quo, Judas Priest, Joe Cocker, The Who, The Kinks, Gary Glitter, Rod Stewart, Queen, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin’ Wolf, Elton John, Edwin Starr, Gene Vincent, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix all played at the Cavern between 1957 and 1973.
If you look around the walls of the Pub you will see brass plaques with dates on them. These are the dates that each particular artiste performed at the Cavern Club.
It is hoped that eventually the framed posters will be replaced by original memorabilia associated with each band or performer. Our tribute to The Beatles encompasses a display of instruments associated with the band — Rickenbacker (John), Hofner Bass (Paul), Ludwig
(Ringo) and Gretsch (George), together with a Vox amplifier. On 16th January 1997 to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Cavern Gerry
Marsden, of Gerry and the Pacemakers, unveiled the Cavern Wall of Fame which displays the names of 1801 bands and artistes who performed at The Cavern between 1957 and 1973. On the same day Billy J Kramer unveiled a statue of his old friend John Lennon. If you have a particular favourite band that played the Cavern, please ask at the bar and the friendly bar staff will try to play your favourite song.
Don't forget to see the Hofner bass which Paul signed when he played The
Cavern on 14th December 1999.