Last sunny weekend in Liverpool: Guide to the best beer gardens
It seems Summer has come back for one weekend only. Temperatures reach 19 Celsius tomorrow and the sunshine is staying with us until Monday at least. So our advice – go and chill in one of the city’s many beer gardens or terraces and enjoy what seems to be the last, maybe even the only, bit of sunshine Summer 2015 will bring.
Here is our favourite 5 places to drink in the beautiful outdoors of Liverpool.
The Kazimier Garden
This is one of the city’s hidden gems in our opinion. The word ‘quirky’ is over used nowadays but that word sums up the The Kaz Gardens perfectly. With it’s relaxed atmosphere and unique food & drink menu this is the perfect place to chill in the sunshine. From ice cream floats to cask ales, frozen cocktails and Vietnamese coffees, you simply won’t find another bar menu like it in Liverpool. Add to that the charcoal grill, live music and hipster regulars this is one of the coolest spots in town.
32 Seel St, Liverpool L1 4BE
Red Door Liverpool, Rooftop
Red Door Liverpool is not even 12 months old, yet it has firmly cemented itself in the ‘must go’ places on a night out in the city. Friendly and lively bar staff, a stunning cocktail menu and live music this bar has added the cool factor to Berry Street. The rooftop terrace is perfect on a sunny day, spacious, chilled and comfortable. The BBQ nights have proven a huge success over the summer and we can’t wait for their return in Summer 2016 – but for now go and check out one of our favourite rooftop bars and treat yourself to one of the many swanky cocktails on the menu.
21-23 Berry Street, Liverpool L1 9DF
Describing itself as ‘an independently minded new Baltic adventure’ Constellations is booming with atmosphere and there is no where quite like it in the city. It’s love of art and culture is felt as soon as you enter, already hosting some of the biggest festivals and events in 2015 including the utterly brilliant Threshold, to us it is another one of Liverpool’s hidden gems and w eexpect even bigger things for this urban wonderland in 2016.
37-39 Greenland St, Liverpool L1 0BS
The Mersey Planet (or the Big Red Boat as we like to call it)
We first visited the famous big red boat about a month ago, only to realise it’s actually been open and running as a bar for nearly 8 years. What a place though to chill in the sunshine, overlooking the stunning Albert Dock. Full bar menu and great service and banter form the staff. ‘The Planet or LV23 Light Vessel as it was know on it’s station in the English channel, was the Last Manned Light Ship on the Mersey Bar and the last Manned Light Vessel on the English Channel. Now it is a Museum, Cafe Bar and beacon to the Merseyside Maritime Heritage.’ Definitely on the ‘must do’ list, sunny or not – you will love it.
Canning Street, The Strand, Liverpool, L3 4AN
Carpathia, 30, James Street
Again one of the city’s newest ventures, but already feels like The 30 James Street Hotel has been with us forever. The bar/ restaurant on the top floor is one of the most stunning restaurants in the city. The outside terrace is probably the best location in Merseyside for outside drinks. Over looking our beautiful Liver Birds and in fact across to The Wirral and further. The views are electric and the service is second to none. There are two outside balconies to choose from and a champagne menu as long as the Strand. Treat yourself and make an occasion of it. For us it is one of the most stunning venues in the city.
Albion House, 30 James St, Liverpool L2 7PQ