We already know that Liverpool is bursting with cool spots, but there’s one part of the city we just can’t stop thinking about - Cains Brewery Village. Chock-full with mouthwatering street food, unique bars and fun activities, this pocket of the Baltic Triangle is somewhere you could easily spend a day exploring. Whether you’re looking for a date, group hangout or solo venture, let our guide to Cains Brewery Village see you through.
Where To Eat
This quirky corner of Liverpool is home to some of the city’s most exciting places to eat. Lu Ban is serving up a menu of Tianjin-inspired Chinese cuisine in a sleek setting, while Tusk blends Asian fusion flavours to create its plant-based bites. If you’re after something a little more alfresco? Check out one of the marketplaces; Downtown will have you dancing in your seat to live DJs, while the legendary Baltic Market houses some of the city's best street food.
Where To Drink
When all of that feasting has left you craving a couple of drinks, you’ve got plenty of bars to choose from. For those craving craft beer, there’s the achingly cool collection of Craft Minded, The Brewery Tap and The Tank Room. Adding a dash of Spanish style to things, Alhambra will have you sipping wine while grazing on droolworthy sharing platters. There’s also Black Pearl which showcases the best in underground live music, Punch Tarmey's which claims to be Liverpool's largest Irish pub and Dockleaf, a must for rooftop tipples and tanning sessions.
Where To Have Fun
Switch things up a little with a trip to one of these venues, all of which offer some kind of quirky activity. One of Europe’s biggest gaming arcades, Arcains is offering hours of old school gaming, and there's neon-lit crazy golfing from Ghetto Golf if you fancy carrying the competitive spirit onto another venue. As for live tunes? There's the tropical garden bar Birdies, the buzzing Content bar and the oh-so Instagrammable Hippie Chic. Of course, creatives will not want to miss out on the chance to explore one of the many galleries this area houses too.
Where To Keep It Quirky
No trip to Cains Brewery Village would be complete without dabbling in some of it’s more unusual offerings. From the minds that bought raucous bingo nights across the country, Bongo's Bungalow is a fun-fuelled space with banging beats and drinks to match, If you’re a sucker for a theme, you can’t miss out on the chance to drink like the Shelbys at Peaky Blinders or groove at the very aptly Beatles-inspired Yellow Submarine Bar.
Where To Shop
It goes without saying that the shops at Cains Brewery Village are among the best in Liverpool. Whether you're looking to splash out on a new old party 'fit from Bijou & Vintage or while away the hours at, Red Brick Market. Doubling-up as a café and bike repair shop, Ryde is a jack-of-all trades, while Vintage Barn is sure to have you coming home with a new piece of furniture you never knew you needed. If you want a souvenir you’ll really remember? There's always Citadel Tattoo...
Looking for more fun things to do around the Baltic Triangle? Discover the area’s best bars here.