We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alexander's Live

) #109 of 391 Restaurants in Chester €€ - €€€ , British, American
Northgate Street | Rufus Court, Chester CH1 2JW, England
+44 1244 401402
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“soup” (4 reviews)
“comedy night” (17 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, American, Contemporary
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Northgate Street | Rufus Court, Chester CH1 2JW, England
Write a Review
Reviews (159)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 159 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had been meaning to go to this place for some time, it was worth the wait. 3 comedians on, the compare for me was excellent and stole the show for me, very funny guy. Drinks where ok priced, didn't like that you couldn't get a...More

Thank Madcatdad1
caroline n, Owner at Alexander's Live, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the review and so glad you enjoyed your evening. You are correct about booking as we do get very busy. Hope you visit us again either for comedy or live music. Thanks again. Caroline.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great night out! Great comedy on a Friday night and bands throughout the week. Never disappoints!!!!

Thank Naomi M
caroline n, Owner at Alexander's Live, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your review. We do try very hard to bring the best in comedy and live music for our customers pleasure and so very glad you enjoy your visits to us. Caroline

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unusual thing for us to do but an excellent night out, and well worth it if you are in Chester on one of the Fridays when this place has its comedy night. Alexander's is tucked away so you'll need to find it but once...More

Thank russellhp
caroline n, Owner at Alexander's Live, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So happy to read your review and hear that you a lovely evening with us. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Caroline

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place letdown by expensive food and disappointing food. £8 for a ploughmans with 3 tiny bits of cheese. Tiny bowl of salad and cheapest of cheap white sliced bread. Menu promised freshly baked bread!!!!! Couldn't even offer a brown bread alternative. My suggestion....have a...More

Thank Adam R
caroline n, Owner at Alexander's Live, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So sorry you were not happy with your ploughmans. Firstly I can assure you that our bread is bought daily from our local bakers and not sliced. Most importantly I would like to know if you mentioned that you were not happy to any of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for a drink after a meal elsewhere (Alexanders was fully booked). Lovely atmosphere and good, relaxed jazz. We will be back.

Thank Planehome
caroline n, Owner at Alexander's Live, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed the live jazz and thanks for your comments. Do come and see us again soon. Caroline

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here to quench our thirsts. Rhubarb and Strawberry Cider was my tipple and it hit the spot. Will be back to sample meals and live entertainment

Thank TartanPimpernel2014
caroline n, Owner at Alexander's Live, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. The Rhubarb and Strawberry Cider is becoming very popular and I'm glad you enjoyed it. Do visit again especially when we have live music on. Checkout our web site to find entertainment to suit. Thanks again.

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this place and paid £10 each to go back later for the 80s night with Dance Inc playing live. Nice place inside with good friendly bar staff who gave us tips on other places to visit. The group were good and we...More

Thank Mark S
caroline n, Owner at Alexander's Live, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review and we are very glad you enjoyed your evening. Hope you will come and see us again if visiting the city. Our toilets are cleaned every morning and again at 6pm. Sorry to say that...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Saturday night out with my top girlfriends,was just a blast with the help of a fantastic meal,service,great value for money,sea bass,was stunning followed,well done that Chef!Followed by soul band The Funky Doctors,made it a rocking night out.Book them again please! Will be back soon!Thank-you!Tania.x

Thank Timothy103
caroline n, Owner at Alexander's Live, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for writing a review we do appreciate you taking the time. We will endeavour to book them again but they are very popular so it may be awhile before they are free. Glad you had such a brilliant evening.

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Went with eldest son and had a really good laugh. Three acts and funny compere too. All three were different stand-ups but very funny.

Thank Hibbertx2
caroline n, Owner at Alexander's Live, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi. I agree that the comedy was particularly good on the evening of your visit and think you will find that the caliber of comedians we are getting at the moment is excellent. I appreciate you taking the time to right a review, thank you.

Reviewed 3 April 2017

Seems like yesterday I saw Welsh Band "Man" but it was in fact 13 years ago! Alexander's is a small but well laid out gig venue which serves good food and drinks. We went on Mothers day which was a warm spring day and we...More

Thank Nick E
caroline n, Owner at Alexander's Live, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thank you for your review and welcome back. We bought Alexanders at the end of 2015 and since then we have had such pleasure listening to a variety of wonderful live music and getting to know local bands. We too were at the venue on...More

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Ginger Wine Bar and Delicatessen
265 reviews
.01 km away
Veeno Italian Wine Cafe
94 reviews
.08 km away
The Pied Bull
448 reviews
.12 km away
The Coach House
274 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Chester Cathedral
3,415 reviews
.12 km away
Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens
286 reviews
.13 km away
Chester Rows
826 reviews
.20 km away
Booth Mansion
64 reviews
.23 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
neil w
Hi I'm going the comedy night on Friday but working late. Just wondering what time the first act comes on?
15 March 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Jamie N | Property representative |
It'll all kick off at 8:30pm! Hope you can make it
0
Votes
Sioned J
Friends have suggested we go to the Rock of Ages evening here. Before I agree I would like to know how loud the music can be considering it's a rock evening, this could make or break the evening for me! Thanks.
23 January 2017|
Answer
Response from caroline n | Property representative |
Hi Sioned, Rock of Ages are new to the venue so I can't say for sure how loud they are however bands do tend to be on the loud side. We would hate for you to come and not enjoy your evening so can I recommend that you visit... More
1
Vote
Sarina J
Are children allowed?
21 July 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from caroline n | Property representative |
Hi. Children under 16 years are welcome in the venue, courtyard or garden from 11am until 9pm if accompanied by an adult. However we do ask them not to sit or stand near the bar, youngsters between 16 & 18 similarly, however... More
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
Cuisine
Bar, British, American, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Northgate Street | Rufus Court, Chester CH1 2JW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 401402
  • E-mail
Description
WELCOME TO ALEXANDER’S

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR FULL LISTINGS OF LIVE MUSIC EVENTS, OPEN MIC, COMEDY GIGS, POPUPS, MENUS AND BOOKINGS.
ALSO HEAR OUR GIG GUIDE ON DEE RADIO EVERY DAY.

Here we are; in the heart of the city alongside the stunning Roman walls near the Cathedral. We’re open all week with a fabulous bar, live music and an imaginative menu.

OUR OFFER
**BAR**COURTYARD**GARDEN**ALFRESCO DINING**
**TICKETED EVENTS**LIVE MUSIC **COMEDY NIGHTS**
**COFFEES**TEAS**CAKES**DAILY LUNCHTIME AND EVENING MENUS**
**SATURDAY AFTERNOON TEAS AND SUNDAY ROASTS WITH FREE LIVE MUSIC**
**POPUP EVENTS**VEGAN MENU**GIN/WINE/BEER TASTING
**WEDDINGS**PRIVATE HIRE**
**GARDEN FESTIVALS**COURTYARD GIGS**

A huge range of music from every genre with a professionally run sound and lighting system ensuring you get the best possible experience. We are proud to promote local talent and work closely with local music groups.

We host Chester’s longest running Comedy night and Open Mic night as well as theatre, burlesque, poetry, 20s dance and more… we seriously want you to have fun …
Join us during the day for lunches snacks cakes Jaunty Goat coffee, teas and a selection of food from the daytime menu. If you need a quick lunch or working lunch please let us know.

SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS DAYTIME
We offer live music from our resident acts alongside food from our menu including a Saturday afternoon tea and Sunday roast.
POPUP EVENTS
Events include: vegan/vegetarian menu evenings with music, specialist wine, gin, whisky and beer tasting evenings and much more.

WEDDINGS
Why not come to us for all your requirements including the main marriage ceremony in the stunning courtyard or inside the venue.

FESTIVALS
The festivals include live music, food and outside bar running from noon till midnight. The format for these varies and typically involves; the big outdoor stage, the intimate indoor stage and the courtyard stage with many acts over the day.

COURTYARD GIGS
Running throughout the year, there is live music and food alongside the usual indoor bar.

PRIVATE HIRE
Let us know what your needs are as we can offer a wide range of options both inside and outside for both private and business events.

OPENING TIMES:
Mon – Sat: 12am till Late. Sunday: 12 noon till 8pm*


Parking is available nearby at the new Delamere St carpark (no entry after 9pm but can exit), at St Anne’s St (24hr) or Garden Lane (24hr) – charges may apply
*Opening times vary, depending on gigs, festivals and private hire.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing