For all you hard-core Beatles fans out there it’s probably not news, but this year the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles, and in Liverpool the whole year will be packed with events to pay tribute to this band. Obviously, The Beatles have played a huge role as inspiration for many musical artists, but they have also had an influence on many other things, from baby names to travel destinations. We thought we would share some really cool places around the world that have taken their Beatles-influences to the next level…
Beatles Inspired Hotels.
Hard Days Night.
Located at the heart of Liverpool’s “Beatles Quarter” – the Hard Days Night hotel claims they were the world’s first (but no longer the only) Beatles inspired hotel, with furnishings, paintings and artwork all inspired by the Beatles. The location and the atmosphere of the hotel couldn’t be a better way to relive the 60’s – or for us younger people, to experience it for the first time.
We All Live In A Yellow Submarine
A brand new addition to all Beatles themed places, this floating old narrowboat has been renovated into a fully functioning 3-bedroom hotel in the looks of a Beatles-inspired yellow submarine! Located in Liverpool’s Albert Dock, this psychedelic Beatles hotel is full of memorabilia (plus a motorbike from the 1970’s movie Quadrophenia), and serves as a good introduction to the Beatles hometown.
Beatles Inspired Clubs
The Beatles Revolution Lounge at Mirage in Las Vegas is a trippy place inspired by the Beatles and designed by Cirque du Soleil, very psychedelic but cool.
The Beatles Quarter in Liverpool has a number of bars that play Beatles songs a few nights a week, but no bar is as closely related to the band as The Cavern Bar, which in the 60’s became the most publicized music venue in the world, and where Beatles popularity exploded. The area is pretty rowdy at night, so once you’re done partying and singing along to the Beatles cover bands it’s better to stay the night at Jury’s hotel in Liverpool slightly away from the noise.
Another bar, inspired by Beatles and even by the Cavern Bar, is Beatles Club “Cavern Club” in Tbilsi in Georgia.
Beatles Inspired Restaurants
RockFish Boardwalk Bar and Seagrill on Virginia Beach plays exclusively Beatles songs 24/7, the walls are full of Beatles photos, instruments and records.
Unlike many other Beatles themed restaurants, like the Rigby pub and Grill in Madison, is not completely inspired by Beatles songs, but you can still get an “all you need is love” catch of the day or “it’s all too much” seafood platter, and wash it down with a “Yellow submarine”.
What is your favorite music themed place around the world?