Street Life: Your Guide to Hanover Street
Liverpool has changed so much, in many ways it is a different city to what it was 15 years ago. It’s fantastic to see almost every street in the city centre bustling with great bars, shops and eateries. So much so it’s a difficult task to keep up with what is going on where. In this regular column, The Guide Liverpool looks at different streets in Liverpool and tells you a little about where to go, hidden gems to look out for and some history. This time, we look at HANOVER STREET.
Running up from the dock road and the Liverpool One Bus Station, Hanover street draws a line between ‘Liverpool’s Carnaby Street’- Bold Street and the shopping mecca that is Liverpool One. It finishes around Central Station where it turns into Ranelagh Street. Architecturally, there is much to admire on Hanover Street at the bottom end as it joins to Duke Street there is the wondrous red brick with yellow patterned facade of Church House, which is worth stopping and admiring as you run for your bus. Further up, there is the Epstein Theatre, formerly the Neptune and before that Crane’s Music Hall which was built over 100 years old.
For a bevie?
No doubt capitalising on shoppers wanting a post-Liverpool One refreshment, watering holes around Hanover Street have thrived in recent years. The Abbey is a large bar which offers a full food menu as well as great drinks deals and cocktails. It’s also a superb place to watch the match with numerous screens for fantastic viewing. The RopeWalks Food And Drinks Lounge is a new venue which opened before Christmas. They have a delicious food offer as well as live music on a Friday, perfect for the post-work drink. New boozer Roxy Ballroom has it all with ping pong, pool and a host of other pub games to choose from as well as great eats and drinks.
A bite to eat?
The Hanover Street Social is a favourite of The Guide – relaxed environment, reasonably priced offers and an incredible menu which mixes the traditional with contemporary cuisin. For the meat eaters, Reds True Barbeque and Bem Brasil offer a tasty selection of carnivorous treats. Salt House Tapas is one of the best restaurants of it’s kind in the city and you’re never let down at Bistro Francs. The foodie is spoilt for choice on Hanover Street!
Just a little off Hanover Street on Gradwell Street (near to Wolstenholme Square) is a cosy place called Epicured. Whether you are looking for brunch, lunch, dinner or cocktails and craft beer of an evening, Epicured is a super stylish treat with only the best food and drink hand picked/prepared with love and consideration, and changes are afoot so keep up to date with what is happening on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/epicuredl1
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