It looks like we’re in for some sunny weather over the next few months, with UK temperatures set to soar to 33C this summer. Well, we want to help you make the most of the spring/summer season, which is why we’ve selected the 12 best beer gardens in Liverpool to soak up the sun.
The enchanting Kazimier Garden is still alive and kicking – so there’s no better way to celebrate the sun than with a trip to this amazing venue. Not only can you experience live music in the laid-back beer garden, but you can often enjoy summer barbecues, wood fires and can catch a cinema show on the mezzanine. You also won’t have to worry about the venue being overcrowded, because Kazimier Garden offers a strict one-in-one-out policy – so it maintains its chilled atmosphere at all times.
Free State Kitchen
Hidden behind Hope Street is Free State Kitchen. Not only can you sink your teeth into one of the best burgers in the city, but you can enjoy a beer or a cocktail in their secret garden, which offers plenty of greenery, benches and buzz. Located on Maryland Street, you can enjoy a variety of food classics, such as deli sandwiches and the best buffalo wings in town, whilst you take your pick from a selection of tasty craft beers.
Carpathia Champagne Bar & Restaurant
How does a day on a rooftop bar, enjoying fantastic food, chilled champagne and colourful cocktails sound? Pretty amazing, we bet. Well, add to that the beautiful Liverpool Waterfront, superb service and a historic setting, and you will want to spend every day of the sunny weather at the Carpathia Champagne Bar & Restaurant, which is located within 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic.
Red Door’s rooftop terrace is filled with twinkling fairy lights, colourful flowers and an outdoor bar – so you don’t have to miss out on a moment of the sun to order a round of beers or cocktails. You can also chill out on the soft lounge seating area, and you can even head to one of the many barbecues during the warmer months. The fun doesn’t have to stop once the sun goes in, either, because Red Door doesn’t close until 4am from Friday to Sunday – and you can even stay until 2am in the week.
There’s nothing quite like the Liverpool Waterfront on a sunny day – which is why Matou is bound to be a top pick when you want to visit a beer garden down by the Pier Head. Sip on epically large strawberry margaritas or an ice cold beer, trying the delicious Pan Asian cuisine as you enjoy views of the Liver Building and Albert Dock.
Watch the whole world and her husband go by as you sit at out in The Peacock’s small courtyard. You can enjoy all the buzz of Seel Street with a well-deserved pint and a stone baked pizza, which are served until 2am. You will also never have a reason to leave your seat, because they’ll bring out the outdoor heaters once day turns into night.
For a laidback, friendly atmosphere in the sun, grab your sunglasses and SPF and head to The Grapes on Roscoe Street. You can guarantee the atmosphere will be simply electric at this historic pub, and you can also take your pick from 9 ales, 15 speciality gins and 35 rums, as you catch a tan at the hidden beer garden.
Goodness Gracious at Oh Me Oh My
Goodness Gracious is a secret rooftop garden located on the top of Oh Me Oh My. You will have a VIP view of the Liver Building, as you can sit back and breathe in the beauty of this historic landmark on the rooftop terrace. View the Liverpool Waterfront, watching the iconic Mersey Ferries travelling along the water. Utter bliss.
Offering beautiful hanging baskets and floral blossoms, you will want to spend a relaxed summer day in The Monro, which is located on Duke Street. Look longingly into your partner’s eyes in the romantic garden or just bring all your pals along to spend a day of fun in the gastro pub’s beer garden. However, instead of just turning up and hoping for the best, you can reserve your own table to guarantee a seat.
There are so many outdoor spaces and beer gardens for you to choose from, but Constellations has to be up there with some of the best. Not only is it a great place to relax with a beer, but Constellations also regularly offers some brilliant food and drink events, gigs and arts markets. You will definitely be impressed by the venue’s incredible carpentry, but what’s more amazing is that it can accommodate more than 2,000 guests. Sheesh!
Thomas Rigby’s/Lady of Mann
Thomas Rigby’s is one of the oldest pubs in Liverpool – and certainly one of the best. So, if you’re looking for plenty of hearty food, cask ales and 40 world beers in the sunshine, take yourself along to their beer garden, which is shared with The Lady of Mann next door. You’ll feel a world away from the bustling city centre.
The Club House
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The Club House has quickly become one of the most popular destinations to head to on a sunny day in Liverpool. Offering outdoor seating and a first floor terrace, you can take your pick from the many seats at one of the city’s newest restaurants. The smells from the outdoor kitchen will draw you in alone, but you’ll most definitely stay for the cocktails in the sun.
If you’re looking for more ways to have fun in the sun, check out 18 ways to enjoy the sun in Liverpool.