Going Out Guide: What fun can be had this weekend in Liverpool?
It’s weekend o’clock people and if you are up for getting dolled up and heading into town then this is the article for you.
Not only do we have the biggest club classics festival in the UK happening in the form of Reminisce this Saturday, but there is also a feast of incredible food, cocktails and full on parties happening across the city too. Whatever you fancy doing there really is something for everyone, so get the dancing shoes, get the rollers in and get planning.
We have only one event to shout about this weekend and that is Reminisce. Back bigger and better for 2017 with more classic dance acts and DJ’s than you’ll find on a Now CD album. The party starts at 12pm Saturday in Sherdley Park, St Helens and you’ll be raving to the likes of Technotronic, Snap!, Eve Gallagher, Livin’ Joy, Love Inc, Tall Paul, Judge Jules, Lee Butler & Anton Powers. This year the all new Quadrant Park Arena will be unveiled as will the new Gin Garden & Prosecco Garden too.
The last remaining tickets are available at reminiscefestival.com but you need to be quick! After parties happening across the city too in the likes of Hangar 34 and Brickworks on Eberle Street.
Love Thy Neighbour, Bold Street
The team at this Bold Street favourite believe in making you feel good. From healthy smoothies to Big Buddah Bowls their menu is tailored to be tasty yet nutritional. The restaurant has just had a full kitchen upgrade and launched a delicious new menu, perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner with the likes of Marinated Paravian Style Chicken to their Vegetarian Pandang Red Curry. Go try!
Baltic Market, Baltic Triangle
The team at Baltic Market continue their reign of the Baltic Triangle with their selection of local independent pop up food stalls. The halloumi fries from Octopus have taken Liverpool Insta stories by storm and this weekend it’s not just food on the agenda as the Hobo Bazaar Market is there on Sunday from 11am.
London Carriageworks, Hope Street
Fancy treating yourself or your other half to a classy night out on Hope Street? London Carriageworks serves up delicious British classics all locally sourced. OK so prices are a bit steeper than other venues we might shout about, but trust us now it is worth every single penny. Stunning surroundings, superb service and truly delicious food. For starters you could try the Chorizo & Squid Risotto and for the main course how about Chateaubriand for two served up with grilled baby tomatoes, buttered broccoli, triple cooked chips. Get glammed up and get booking.
Maray, Allerton Road/ Bold Street
If you still haven’t tried Maray then you simply need to get it sorted. Now two locations to choose from, the original venue at the top of Bold Street or the newer and larger unit on Allerton Road. Small plates of some the freshest and tastiest food you’ll find on Merseyside, mixed up with hand crafted cocktails perfect for your weekend. We’d defo advise on going for the cauliflower with flaked almonds & pomegranate, the scallops with salt cod & almonds and you’ll never have lamb kofta like it. Finish it off with the raspberry & white chocolate bread & butter pudding and you are sorted!
Gino’s, Castle Street
The latest addition to the Liverpool food scene has been brought to us by everyone’s favourite Italian Chef, Gino D’Campo. The decor is incredible and the atmosphere is perfect for the weekend. You can sip cocktails or prosecco in the Belini Bar before tucking into some of the finest and freshest Italian cuisine in the city.
NYL, Aloft Hotel, North John Street
Probably one of the most stunning venues in the city and the cocktails served up aren’t too bad either! NYL sits directly underneath Aloft Hotel and has recently launched it’s brand new Liverpool Collection cocktail menu where Liverpool, Gin, Vodka, Rum and more are mixed up to create some real Scouse favourite’s. Live music at weekend’s and a delicious dinner menu too.
Santa Chupitos, Ropewalks
This is one of our favourite Liverpool cocktail haunts, tucked away on the cobbles of the Ropewalks, just off Seel Street, Santa Chupitos has been famous for its incredible cocktail menu and brilliant intimate atmosphere for years now and they just keep getting better. Check out the full menu below.
Red Door Liverpool, Berry Street
From its stunning all year round rooftop, to the much more intimate Study and of course its main bar and booth area, Red Door has got your covered no matter what the occasion or what type of night out you fancy. Music is always on point as is its drinks menu. Book your booth and let the staff do the work for you. You can now order the ever popular Ciroc vodka in a range of flavours too.
All Around The World, Bierkeller, Liverpool ONE
The Bierkeller complex really does have something for everyone. Live sporting action at Shooters Bar, Oompah bands throughout the weekend, a food menu fit for a Bavarian king, and one of the biggest drinks & cocktail menus in the city. All Around The World brings you beers and spirits from across the globe and is the perfect destination for your weekend.
Other Bits to do…
Liverpool Wedding Show, Exhibition Centre
Planning your dream day? Get down to Exhibition Centre Liverpool this weekend for the regions ultimate and largest wedding show featuring more than 150 leading and local wedding companies. From catering to venues and the all important white gown, you’ll find everything you need, plus bags of inspiration all under one roof. Oh, and Bride of Groom goes free too! Click here for tickets and opening times.
Great Baltic Triangle Water fight
Postponed from last Sunday when the heavens opened and spoiled our fun, the Great Baltic Triangle Water Fight returns this Sunday at 3pm. The concept is simple. There will be tonnes of water troughs dotted around the street plus 1000 water balloons on hand to dowse your enemy/mates/nan, whatever. Bring your own water pistol and let the games begin! More info here.
The Royal, Royal Court Theatre
The old Royal Hospital is due for demolition but with one ward and it’s bonkers staff holding on to nostalgia, will they avoid the wrecking ball and make it into the shiny new hospital? Hilarious comedy ‘The Royal’ is on at The Royal Court until 23rd September and is guaranteed to have you in stitches! Tickets here.
Cilla, Liverpool Empire Theatre
If you love Cilla, you simply cant miss the premier run of this debut stage production at our very own Empire Theatre. Cilla the Musical opened this week and runs until the 16th of September only. With a brilliant cast including scouse actor, Andrew Lancel playing the legendary, Brian Epstein, the story of Cilla’s rise to fame is a who’s who of Merseyside talent, beginning to end. Tickets here.
IT at ODEON, Liverpool One
If you needed another reason to be petrified of Clowns, get yourself down to the Odeon, Liverpool One and watch IT. Pennywise is brought out for another terrifying episode of murderous rampage in the formerly quiet town of Derry and its not gonna end well. Get into the Halloween spirit and click here to scare the crap out of yourself….we mean book tickets.
Tonnes to get involved in this weekend in the greatest city in the world, keep up to date on what we are up to at Reminisce via our Twitter feed @TheGuideLpool.
Whatever you are up to enjoy and ride that hangover storm!