Regularly hailed as the fastest growing area of Liverpool, the historic Baltic Triangle has seen an influx of new, interesting venues in the past few years. From multi-purpose arts and event spaces, to wacky activity centres and cool cocktail bars and brunch spots, it's a hub of creative activity. Read our picks for just a few of the best places to go in the Baltic Triangle.
For brunch go to… Constellations
Multi-purpose arts venue Constellations runs its weekend brunch club every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Their Full English comes in meaty, vegetarian and vegan varieties, all of which come with their house stewed baked beans. There’s also the classic eggs benedict, avocado toast and pancakes on offer, along with some more interesting twists on your classic brunch dishes.
For dinner go to… The Baltic Market
Eschew cutlery and china plates for a more casual but no less delectable dinner option. Open from 5pm – 11pm from Thursday to Sunday, the Baltic Market is the perfect place for a bite to eat of an evening. Based inside the Cains Brewery, the market is composed of some of Liverpool’s best independent food traders. From burritos to halloumi fries to Cuban street food, try and little, or a lot, of what the market has on offer.
For cocktails go to… Dockleaf
Inside one of the big airy halls of the Cains Brewery, Dock Leaf is a rustic bar and restaurant serving up the best in international beers, craft brews and cocktails. They organise their cocktail menu on a seasonal basis – think gin, Aperol and fruity pale ale cocktails for the summer months, moving into nettle and blackberry Old Fashioneds as the weather changes, with said nettles and blackberries foraged locally. Try their Disco Sour while you still can, containing Pisco, melon liqueur, cherry bitters and a sprinkle of pink peppercorn.
For date night go to… Kiosk
Sister venue to Dockleaf, this little watering puddle has a capacity of just 20, but if you and your date can get through the door it’s well worth it. During the summer months Kiosk transformed into an Italian terrace, serving vermouth and tonics, and big charcuterie-filled sandwiches, but the concept behind Kiosk changes seasonally so you can never be sure what shape you’ll find it in. One thing that won’t change is the size, and this tiny box bar can ensure you and that special someone are kept at very close quarters.
For live music go to… Camp and Furnace
To be quite honest, the answer to this could be everywhere. Pretty much every venue in the Baltic triangle has a multi-purpose function – bar/restaurant, restaurant/club, café/bike repair shop – and most feature live music. But if there’s one place worth checking out it’s Camp and Furnace. With one of the most eclectic calendars in the city, they've played host to everyone from The Staves to Mogwai to ABBA tribute acts, as well as DJ sets from Zed Bias, Horse Meat Disco and Portishead’s Andy Smith.
For a group night out go to… Ghetto Golf
Combining street art, cocktails, BBQ foods and crazy golf, Ghetto Golf is the ultimate group night out in the Baltic Triangle. With a heated outdoor bar area and regular sets from local DJs, the Day-Glo, street-art covered course is just the tip of the iceberg. At just £10 per person for the 18-hole course, get the gang together for a evening away from the usual pub and club scene.
For a quiet one, go to… The Baltic Fleet
This historic Liverpool pub was named one of 2017’s LocAle pubs of the year for its great selection of locally sourced brews. The pub is a haven for locals and is a nice low-key spot for a quiet pint and some grub. That being said, its proximity to the Echo Arena means it can fill up considerably on gig nights, so check beforehand or you may be waiting on that pint for a while.
For afternoon tea go to… The Baltic Social
There’s only one place for afternoon tea in the Baltic Triangle, and it’s the Baltic Social’s punk afternoon tea. There’s not a scone or a finger sandwich in sight, instead you’ll find teapot cocktails and chicken wings. For herbivores there’s a separate Veggie Punk Tea option featuring caprese skewers and sticky honey and sesame halloumi.