EDITOR’S PICKS: What’s on this weekend in Liverpool?

The city has been looking amazing this week and we’ve had some incredible pictures of Liverpool sent in this week. Keep them coming on our Twitter or Facebook pages. I do wish the Beast would do one back to the East though, it’s FREEZING!

It’s been a big week for everyone here at The Guide Liverpool as we launched our new Guide Live studio, meaning we can shout louder about all that’s good about the city. Thanks for your support with the features, please keep watching and sharing. Lots more up our sleeves, and we really do hope we are bringing you something new for our great city.

This weekend then, loads going on, whether you’re looking for somewhere cosy to take solace from the evil Beast , or you want to get out there and meet it’s chilling face, head on.

For Breakfast…

Lucha Libre, Wood Street

How’s about brunch Mexican style? Lucha Libre, Wood Street have a huge breakfast/ brunch menu which is served from 9:30-2pm. You can devour breakfast burritos loaded with a full Mexican brekkie or the pastor benedict, coated in delicious hollandaise. Don’t forget to order a margarita or freshly squeezed juice to wash it down with.

Menus and more here. 

For Lunch…

Yard and Coop, Liverpool ONE

In the week that KFC ran out of it’s finger lickin’ chicken I ventured down to Yard & Coop to get my fix and wasn’t disappointed. It literally is chicken paradise; everything is fresh, non-greasy and super tasty. The guys behind the concept travelled around the States until they found the perfect recipe for the chicken. You can indulge in wraps, burgers, kebabs and more as well as the “chooser” menu, where you pick your chicken, sauce and then you pimp up your fries. Who needs the Colonel?

More info, full menu and bookings this way.

For Dinner…

Heritage, Castle Street

Castle Street’s newest restaurant and bar opened just three weeks ago and already reviews are looking fantastic. The best thing about this place is that it’s run by two Liverpool sisters and their hubbies. They’ve started from scratch and deserve all the success that I’m sure is coming their way. Food is all locally sourced, breakfast is served until 2pm, lunch deals, dinner until late, a bar that’s open until midnight and a Mother’s Day menu perfect for any of our Liverpool Mums next weekend. Go and support local people doing good at Heritage.

Full menu and booking info here.

For a Friday night disco…

Liverpool Disco Festival Party, Alma De Cuba

You can warm yourself up this weekend with a little boogie Liverpool Disco Fest style at Alma De Cuba on Friday night. It’s the launch party for the third instalment of the festival which is back at Camp and Furnace on 31st March. Expect Afro and Latin infused disco vibes and soulful house classics.

Tickets and table bookings available via Skiddle here.

For a Saturday night party…

Garlands is back!

One of the city’s most iconic and most colourful clubs is back. It was a sad day when Garlands closed its doors in 2016, and the good news is that it has returned to the place where it all began on Eberle Street. Expect all the normal craziness, a super friendly atmosphere and more glitter and glam than ever before. Weekly events will include Saturday’s regular night, ‘Garlands Made Me Do it’ which launches on Saturday 3rdMarch, with an ‘Alternative Disco’ night on Saturday 31stMarch and a special Easter bank holiday club night ‘Bunnies of the Garlands Mansion’ on Saturday 1st April.

More info and ticket details here.

For a giggle…

Council Depot Blues, Royal Court

How’s about a good old bit of Scouse humour to warm up your cockles this weekend? Council Depot Blues is back at our Royal Court, once again the RC cast do what they do best – completely take the piss out of all that is humorous about our city! Every character is completely relatable, we all know the stoned up pot-ed, the lad who dreams of bigger and greater things, and the girl up the street who likes  a few tinnies and a flirt. All of the cast are superb and all bring something different to the show, the plot centres around Stan and his last day at work at the Corpy, with all the usual chaos a Dave Kirby comedy brings.

Book your tickets here.

For some culture…

Explore our Great Hall

St. George’s Hall has got to be my favourite building in the city. One of the most grand and iconic structures in Liverpool is waiting to be explored. You can do just that every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday with a full Guided Tour, and during the weekend you can get access yourself, and take in views of the stunning Great Hall from the mezzanine above. Perfect Instagram fodder. You get access from the Heritage entrance on North John Street and start your journey in the Hall’s cafe and gift shop, where you’ll defo find your Mum something for Mother’s Day.

More info and full events listings here.

For your Ma…

Mothers Day Gift Market, Baltic Market

The regular Sunday Markets at Baltic Market have proved a big hit and this weekend the venue will be filled with local, independent stall holders and businesses all ready to shower your Mum with the perfect selection of Liverpool produced Mother’s Day gifts. From Cards 4 Scousers to the Chocolate Cellar, Deewood Jewellery to Liverpool Cheese and plenty more, there really will be something for any Scouse Mum. Check it out Sunday 11-3pm at Cains Brewery Village.

More info on the Facebook page here.

For some music…

All We Are, North Shore Troubadour

It’s great to see a band made in Liverpool doing so well. I first met the guys from All We Are a few years ago and since then they have gone from strength to strength, played gigs and festivals all over the world and are two albums in. The three-piece all studied at LIPA and bring the music home this Saturday to North Dock Side venue, North Shore Troubadour.

Tickets available here.

To get booking…

Liv Sync Battle, Friday 9th March, Camp and Furnace

Next Friday, 9th March Liv Sync Battle returns to Camp and Furnace, this time round supporting homeless people on Wirral, through Wirral Ark. Last year’s debut event was hilarious and one of my favourites to host in 2017. I’m back on stage this time, along with ten very brave contestants who will be bringing the likes of Spice Girls, Dua Lipa, Tina Turner and Ru Paul to life with their flamboyant lip sync routines. The bar is open, the raffle is waiting and the pop stars are ready for your vote. Get supporting, either by booking your ticket now or paying on the door on the night. You won’t be disappointed.

More info and ticket bookings this way.

I hope the Beast from the East doesn’t ruin your weekend, and let’s prey he does one back to his Russian home very soon. Keep up to date on what we are up to over the next few days via our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages and you can email me direct Jay@theguideliverpool.com with your suggestions on things we should be shouting about on The Guide Liverpool.

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