The Shipping Forecast


One of the most interesting restaurant bars in Liverpool, The Shipping Forecast doesn't only boast a myriad of spaces - there's craft beer, boss food, live music and sports to boot.

A beaming venue of industrial interiors, bare-brick walls, low hanging steel lamps and re-purposed vintage signage, The Shipping Forecast certainly isn't shipping themed, but it does have a raw and rustic edge. Adding to the main floor that it has, The Shipping Forecast also has a mezzanine 'Top Deck' level which is regularly hired out for private functions, art exhibitions, corporate events and a wide variety of TV screenings as well as a basement space, 'The Hold', for live music, club-nights, private events and more.

Get your regular host of craft beer and draught favourites at The Shipping Forecast alongside a selection of belter burgers - of which come in at 2-4-1 on Tuesdays - and fried chicken, a large range of vegan and vegetarian choices plus creative twists on classic pub meals. Roasts have also made a glorious return each Sunday - book in early to ensure you get a table - and there are lunch and drink offers aplenty throughout the week.

What's on

Steve's Speed Quiz
Quizzers Assemble! Steve is back with his speed quiz! £30 voucher to the winning team!! PLUS a bonus question for a chance to win the rollover…

Every Thursday

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Live Music Fridays
In the heart of Liverpool’s Ropewalks, The Shipping Forecast stands taller than the rest by effortlessly combining food, drink and live…

Friday 31st March 2023 and 38 other Fridays

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  • Dance floor
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • None
  • No hoodies, No sportswear
  • 18 For Alcohol


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 23:00
Tuesday 12:00 23:00
Wednesday 12:00 23:00
Thursday 12:00 23:00
Friday 12:00 2:00
Saturday 12:00 2:00
Sunday 12:00 20:00



The Shipping Forecast, 15, Slater Street, L1 4BW




  • Cuisines

    This venue serves British, International, American, Pub Food, European, Bar Snacks, Burgers and Vegetarian Friendly food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Hold Basement Space 50 180 - - -

The Hold is a basement private space within The Shipping Forecast that can be utilised for live gigs, club-nights, private functions, theatre shows, performances and more. There is a bar, DJ booth, stage and toilets situated in the basement and fold out chairs are available to be used for any event which may require them. 

The total capacity whilst using the stage is 150, without which it's 180.

For prices, availability and more information please make an enquiry.

Top Deck Private Room 75 250 - - -

Top Deck is a mezzanine first-floor level available as private hire for celebrations, exhibitions, fairs, events and more. There is a fully functioning extensive bar, toilets and internal sound system situated on Top Deck.

Please make an enquiry for prices and further information.

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Customer Reviews (8)

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Have We Found The Best Burgers In Liverpool?

If you’re familiar with Liverpool, you’ll likely know The Shipping Forecast as one or all of the following: the place where Jonny Bongo (brains behind Bongo’s Bingo) rose to fame; the bar and subterranean music venue responsible for your hellish hangovers; or home of the most Instagrammed toilet…

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