EFC V LFC: Your Guide to Merseyside Derby Day
The reds are preparing to “stay clear, stay fair, stay aggressive” while the blues eye a home win on Merseyside derby day.
For a city united in so many ways, only the Merseyside derby could split us all right down the middle so fiercely. The 233rd (we think, why does no one agree on this?) meeting of Everton and Liverpool takes place at Goodison Park at 4:15pm on Sunday 3rd March 2019, meaning its basically a day long event.
As the reds continue their Premier League title quest, the blues are hoping for a home win after a disappointing start to 2019. The Merseyside Derby is known for getting messy and ranks top of the most red cards shown in the top flight, so while we wait for the inevitable drama to unfold on the pitch, this is where we’ll be on derby day……
Where to Eat
Let’s cut to chase, it’s going to be a long day so you’re best off lining your stomach ahead of the game and the ‘few pints’ down the pub. Here’s our belly busting favourites.
1 – McCooley’s Concert Square
Get a full English, or Irish brekkie down you for less than £6 at McCooley’s Concert Sq or Mathew Street. Menus here.
2 – Crazy Pedro’s, Parr Street
Pizza on the go is the name of the game at Crazy Pedro’s Parr Street. Slices £3, 16″ pizzas £16. Gotta love a bit of Mac Daddy before the game. Menus here.
3 – Grand Central Food Bazaar
Can’t decide what you fancy? Grand Central Food Bazaar has more than 10 different options from pulled pork to burgers, pizzas and more. New tequila bar too! More here.
4 – Red Dog Saloon, Bold Street
Settle your pre-match nerves with meat sweats and a good fill at Red Dog Saloon. Tuck into Philly cheesesteak sandwiches and Sam Adams Boston larger and loads more authentic Austin BBQ dishes. Menu’s here.
5 – Ma Boyle’s Alehouse & Eatery, The Strand
Just because the Merseyside derby is on at 4:15 doesn’t mean you have to miss your roast! Get down to Ma Boyle’s on The Strand for a Sunday Roast fondue with all the amazing gravy. Book here.
Where to Watch the Game
If you can’t get a spec at your local boozer, these places are showing the game on the big screen with drinks and dining deals too. Match days with benefits!
1 – CIRCO, Seel Street
There’s free entry into The Dugout at Circo on Sunday and you get a free hot dog with every pint too. Info here.
2 – The Tank Room, Cain’s Brewery Village
The Tank Room, Cain’s Brewery Village is showing the game on the big screen with the freshest pulled pint in the city. More here.
3 – Camp & Furnace, Baltic
From 3pm on Sunday Camp & Furnace is offering the Mersey’s worth of ale, Street Food, the biggest screen in the city and of course, bragging rights at the exit! Info here.
4 – The Old Bank, James Street
Have you been inside the revamped Old Bank James St? It’s the perfect spot to watch the game in the heart of the city. Free entry. Details here.
5 – The Hatch Bar, Matthew St
The Hatch Bar, Mathew St is showing the match live and offering up pizza and a pint for £6, 4 pint pitchers of Fosters for £10 and 6 bottles for £15. More here.
Where to Celebrate
Whether you’re painting the town red or blue after the game, here’s our top picks of the best Sunday night bars in Liverpool.
1 – Matty Lamb live, Peaky Blinders Bar
There’s live music from Matty Lamb down at the Peaky Blinders Bar and Food Court from 6pm. Info here.
2 – Eric’s Mathew Street
Eric’s will kick off its Sunday live music spot from 10pm so if you’re defo not going into work on Monday, head here.
3 – Modo, Concert Square
Big beats on Concert Square will be courtesy of Modo on Sunday night after the game. Get a spec on the courtyard and party under the stars (or rain…who knows?). Info here.
4 – 53 Liverpool, Berry Street
Sunday Supper Club is on at 53 Liverpool, Berry St. With live DJ’s, amazing food and drinks deals, this is how you round off Merseyside Derby day in style. Info here.
5 – Shooters Bar, Liverpool ONE
Shooters is showing the match with drinks and food packages and there’s live music on afterwards too. More info here.