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.

Fancy something a little different? 🎯 Introducing Arrowsmith’s, now at The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool! Step up to the mark and get ready for a night of digital darts, the Arrowsmith’s way.

Math stressing you out? Fear not – our electronic boards have it covered. Secure your booking today and let the games commence! Whether it's a midweek blow-out with colleagues, a weekend gathering with friends, or something in between, grab those arrows, take aim, and you might hit a double bull straight away! Your host will welcome you, guide you to your playing area, and there, your pre-ordered drinks and tasty dart-friendly food will be waiting. Set up your profile, choose a game, and jump into the excitement – and don't forget to refuel with our tempting food and drink options!


Just a quick reminder – this experience is for those aged 18 and above. Ready for a night of bullseye moments, scrumptious bites, and good times? Book your spot now! 🎯🍔🍻

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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  • 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 23:00



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.

Arrowsmith's Private Room 0 0 - - -

Elevate your events to new heights with Arrowsmith’s' versatile venue hire options, tailored to suit corporate events, team-building endeavors, or private parties. Whether it's a midweek corporate gathering, a team-building session with a competitive twist, or a private celebration, Arrowsmith’s offers the ideal setting. Our in-house team is dedicated to ensuring your event is not only seamless but also memorable. From conceptualization to execution, we're here to assist you every step of the way. Discover the perfect blend of entertainment and camaraderie at Arrowsmith’s—where your events come to life. Enquire now to kickstart the planning process and turn your vision into a reality.

* 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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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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