Your Guide Liverpool for the week ahead (5th – 11th June 2017)
Cancel the big shop and prepare for a sensory feast because this week’s Your Guide Liverpool is all about food and culture and there’s something for everyone!
Last week we saw the Sgt Pepper 50th Anniversary celebrations kick off with a phenomenal fireworks display that was heard for miles around. We’re continuing the Fab Four fun throughout the week listing further events and happenings based on the iconic album. Alongside that we’ve lined up a side order of delicious world cuisine and a few cheeky cocktails all set to a reggae soundtrack. Here’s Your Guide Liverpool for the week ahead (5th – 11th June 2017)…
Monday 5th June
Bacon and Shiraz, a match made on North John Street
42% of the population say the bacon sandwich is the greatest all-time breakfast creation, and we’re not ones to argue with science! Get yourself down to Shiraz, North John Street and order your bacon on with the confidence that it’s going to set you up for a great week! Menus and opening times here.
Getting Better? DJ Spooky explores Sgt Pepper at 50, Royal Philharmonic
We’re living in interesting times. But is it, as Paul McCartney sang, getting better all the time? That’s what Washington DC-born composer, artist and author Paul D Miller, aka DJ Spooky, sets out to answer in Getting Better? at the Philharmonic this Monday at 7:30pm. Intrigued? Get your tickets here.
Monday treats at The Club House, Liverpool One
Whatever the weather you can banish the back to work blues at The Club House, Liverpool One. Our summer menu faves look equally as good inside the stylish restaurant and bar, you could almost be in Morocco with a taste of their famous hanging kebabs. Dinner, sorted. Menus and more here.
Tuesday 6th June
A taste of Catalonia at Neon Jamon, Berry Street
Lunch at Neon Jamon reminds us of lazy afternoons on holiday. Treat yourself to a bit of sunshine food this week with 2 tapas for £10 between 12-5, Monday to Friday. Our top choices are the manchego and spinach croquetas and Iberico pork ribs….no wait the chorizo rolls….or maybe the Galician clams?! Choose for yourself here.
Take a stroll and Fix a Hole at Stanley Dock
If the weather plays ball this week, how about taking in a bit of culture with a stroll through the city’s historic docklands to check out the Sgt Pepper 50th anniversary art work, ‘Fixing A Hole’ created by American artist, Judy Chicago? Standing tall right next to Titanic Hotel, this technicolour masterpiece is a site to behold. More info here.
Wednesday 7th June
Mid-week mega burger at Almost Famous, Parr Street
To be fair looking at the size of that burger, its unlikely you’d need to eat again until your roast on Sunday! But if you’re hankering for a punch in the tastebuds, head to Almost Famous, Parr Street for the best in old school burgers, fries and boozy milkshakes. Menus and more here.
It’s all about the base at Buyers Club, Hardman Street
After sharing the decks at Baltic Weekender 2017, PAUSE have taken a tumble into the pinball machine of parties this Wednesday at Buyers Club, Hardman Street. Expect a soundclash of 16-bit proportions, as GHOST go up against PAUSE for the first time ever. More event info here.
Wednesday Date Night at Hot Water Comedy, Seel Street
Liverpool’s ONLY purpose built comedy club is open 7 nights a week and this Wednesday night is dedicated to the hottest talent off the telly box! The show will feature a recognisable TV name closing every show with an extended 30 minute set. Check out the line-up and get tickets here.
Thursday 8th June
Finger lickin’ chicken wings at Red Dog Saloon, Bold Street
Following it’s launch just a few weeks ago, Red Dog Saloon has already amassed a huge legion of fans thanks to their divine chicken wings in particular. Bold Street’s newest resident has brought an authentic taste of America to the heart of Liverpool, and we cant get enough. Menus here.
Being 64 aint so bad at Pier Head
Taking centre stage on our iconic waterfront (and being broadcast live on BBC Radio Merseyside) is ‘When I’m 64’ a mass participation event to celebrate the boyhood track penned by Paul McCartney as part of the #SgtPepper50 anniversary. 64 choirs (of all ages) from across the city will join together to perform the track which has inspired this project. Find out more here.
Three Piggies get the ale in on Allerton Road
Who doesn’t enjoy a little Thursday night tipple? Three Piggies, Allerton Road has brand new beers to try out including Madhatter’s Te Punga sour – perfect for muggy days. They’re also stocking new cans from Brewgooder (support water charities whilst enjoying a beer!) and old favourites from Ilkley and Tapped. Find out more here.
Friday 9th June
Positive Vibrations at the Baltic Triangle
Liverpool’s award-winning celebration of reggae music and Jamaican heritage returns for two days this week, with a jam-packed weekend of cultural appreciation and positivity. Headlining this year’s festival will be legendary 2-Tone band The Selecter and King of the sound system, Jah Shaka. Find out more here.
An Indian Banquette fit for Kings Dock at EastZEast
If there’s a tastier Indian banquette for just £19.95 a head anywhere in the North West, we’re yet to discover it! EastZEast, Kings Dock serves up a delicious 4 course banquette plus a mouth watering a la carte menu featuring the very best of Kashmiri cooking. Check out the menus and book your table here.
Absolutely Fabulous Gin Festival, Croxteth Hall
Our love of gin knows no boundaries and what better way to show our appreciation than by sampling some of the best Gin’s served with a variety of Fever Tree Tonics and Garnish with Live entertainment in the stunning venue that is Croxteth Country Hall? Tickets and more info here.
Dreamboys at the Empire Theatre
For one night only a band of incredible stripping hunks strut their stuff at the Liverpool Empire, and what an action packed 2 hour show this is! Adding to the super hot line up and performing live on the night is X Factor star Jake Quickenden. Get your tickets here.
Saturday 10th June
A Debut Summer Pop Up event launches at Red Door, Berry Street
In its first ever pop-up event, Red Door, Berry Street invites you to nail your summer wardrobe with a vintage fair from 2-6pm. As if clothing from the likes of Cow Liverpool, Lonestar Boutique and Valerys Vintage, wasn’t enough, there’s a 2 for 1 cocktail card for all attendees too! More info here.
Positive Vibration continues with more Reggae festival fun
Kids are welcome at the Saturday reggae festival, taking place at the Baltic Triangle. Get your little ones started early with their appreciation of a great beat with workshops in craft, poetry, soft play and more. Adults can continue the Friday night fun with an amazing line up of live music, exhibitions and a Q&A. More info here.
Sgt Pepper at 50: Lovely Rita, Hope Street
One of the most hotly-anticipated events of the Sgt Pepper 50th Anniversary celebrations, this procession represents the Lovely Rita track (written about trying to avoid a parking ticket) and is likely to be a memorable one. Liverpool’s own traffic wardens are the inspiration behind this inventive performance that will start at the Metropolitan Catherdral and end in St James’ Gardens at the Anglican Cathedral. All the info here.
Summer has arrived at Stanley’s Bar & Grill, Titanic Hotel
Stanley’s Bar & Grill at the Titanic Hotel is putting modern British classics centre stage this summer. Expect slow cooked ppo An open kitchen at the restaurant has always provided a spectacle for diners and with the added bonus of the stunning outdoor terrace, where better to enjoy a taste of summer. Menus and booking here.
Sunday 11th June
Electro Legends come to the Phil, Hope Street
This is a unique chance to immersive yourself in an iconic band’s 3-D multimedia concert experience. Electro pioneers Kraftwerk perform their critically acclaimed live show this Sunday night, bringing together music and performance art, Kraftwerk 3-D concerts are a true Gesamtkunstwerk! (a total work of art). More info here.
Sunday Roast Hotspot: Owens Restaurant, Childwall Fiveways
Our mouths were watering just reading the Sunday roast menu at Owens Restaurant at Childwall Fiveways. Choose from 2 or 3 courses including starters of duck terrine or ham hock croquettes followed by more than 8 main courses. Menus and booking info here.
Cocktails on the terrace at The Vincent, Exchange Flags
What better way to end a busy week, or start a fresh one than with a round of cool cocktails in one of the city’s host stylish establishments? Get glammed up and head to The Vincent Café and Cocktail Bar and sample a range of unique blends that are guaranteed to make your Instagram look sexy! More here.
One for the Kids
Get Messy at Crafternoon, Museum of Liverpool
A free, drop-in Museum Crafternoon takes place on Saturday 10th June from 1pm-4pm and you and your little ones are invited to get messy creating your very own art work inspired by the museum collections. No covering your hands in glue just to peel it off now! More info here.
British Style Collective Presented by The Clothes Show
Are you ready for 3 days of non-stop action across the city from 7-9 July, featuring trend-led catwalks, pop-up stores, exclusive Q&As, panel discussions and music performances hosted by some of the nation’s favourite celebrities, designers, bloggers, vloggers and fashion industry folk? Tickets are now on sale for this unmissable shopping and celeb-spotting opportunity, plus inspiring presentations and an insight into the hottest looks on the high-street this summer. Click here to get yours.