Liverpool is a city bursting with creativity, culture and has a thriving independent scene. Hence, why the Baltic Triangle is, at the moment, the most popular place in Liverpool to eat, drink and play.
Abandoned warehouses have been replaced by busy bars, deserted factories are now home to delicious restaurants – and the whole area is absolutely buzzing. The regenerated space has seen a monumental renaissance over the past few years, with new and exciting places popping up everywhere you look.
Here’s our guide to the best places to eat, drink and even play some golf in the Baltic Triangle: The jewel in Liverpool’s independent crown.
Nestled deep within the heart of the Baltic Triangle, Red Brick Market is a blossoming cultural hub – thanks to their devoted owners and attentive staff. From the moment you step foot into this treasure trove of vintage splendour, you’ll find yourself immersed in a jungle of unique curiosities.
Red Brick Market is a hidden gem that you need to explore – it’s as simple as that.
Sparking the regeneration of the Baltic Triangle, it’d be rude not to begin with the Baltic Market. This indoor market has been an absolute sensation since it opened in July 2017, bringing in over 100,000 visitors a week.
You can choose from any of their 11 interchanging independent traders to eat from, including Sutikku, Picnic, The Yog Bar and, our favourite, The Midnight Delivery – which serves the most desirable desserts in Liverpool.
Located in a large former warehouse, The Baltic Market is a unique venue in the heart of the Baltic Triangle.
Situated in a large warehouse on Greenland Street, Camp & Furnace is a lively venue with a rustic aesthetic in the middle of the Baltic Triangle. Acting as a restaurant, bar, music venue and even an indoor festival site, this local favourite was voted the 2nd ‘coolest restaurant in Britain’ by The Times newspaper.
Their menu includes amazing burgers, panko bread crumbed fish and their legendary halloumi fries. However, their Sunday roasts are where it’s at. Organic chickens, joints of sirloin, lamb or pork are served on a bed of Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and a mixture of seasonal greens.
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Opened back in 2013 by friends Jeni and Natalie, Siren is a restaurant, bar and event space in the heart of the creative quarter.
Open 7 days a week Serving brunch, breakfast, lunch and cocktails with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal produce, Siren is a world away from the hectic bars and restaurants located in the centre of town.
Specialising in homemade cakes and sweets, Siren is not to be missed when exploring the Baltic Triangle.
Ryde is an intimate cycle cafe and bike shop located in Cains Brewery – opposite the Baltic Market.
Ryde provides something truly special for the city’s cyclists.
A great place to re-fuel after a long and strenuous bike ride, this rustic cafe serves delicious food and mouth-watering drinks in addition to clothing, tyres and other important bike parts.
A unique cafe with a twist, Ryde won’t ever tell you to get on your bike – not until you’ve had your belly filled that is.
Named in celebration of the area in which it sits, the Baltic Social is a relaxed industrial space featuring leather seats and a cosy wooden interior.
In addition to amazing food, the venue also hosts regular music events and intimate live performances.
From salt and pepper chicken fries to topped sandwiches and buddha bowls, the Baltic Social is the perfect place to eat and listen to some sensual tunes in the Baltic Triangle.
Inspired by Scandinavian, casual dining culture, Skaus is an independent catering company based in the Baltic Triangle.
Set up in January 2017 by two local lads (weirdly enough) Skaus aims to provide stupendous food and stellar service in a relaxed environment.
Their food, sauces and spices are completely homemade, their produce is ethically and locally sourced, their projects run with minimal wastage – while their restaurant is an absolutely fabulous place to eat.
The final restaurant on our list is Tusk, a food and drink sanctuary like no other. This elephant-themed restaurant is completely vegan – so don’t panic, there’s no elephant meat on the menu.
Their vegan led menu is packed with flavour while their log burner is the ideal companion for when the sun goes down.
Make Tusk your sanctuary the next time you escape to the Baltic Triangle.
A regenerated recycling yard, Constellations is home to absolutely everything from live music to art installations.
Perfect for when the sun is shining, Constellations, with its overhanging disco balls and festoon lights, is the ideal place to catch up with friends, soak up the warm weather or simply have a peaceful drink on your own.
And as day turns to night, Constellations comes alive and is illuminated with events, music and smiling people.
Just on the cusp of the Baltic Triangle is this traditional pub – a particular favourite amongst locals, the Baltic Fleet is bursting with history.
Hosting a pub quiz every Wednesday at 8 o’clock, the Baltic Fleet is popular amongst both older and younger generations.
No visit to the Baltic Triangle would be complete without a trip to Birdies Bar and BBQ, a palm tree sheltered paradise in the centre of the city.
This idyllic cocktail bar serves the finest cocktails, beers and wines in a tropical setting just behind the Baltic Market. So, enjoy a drink and a bite to eat in Birdies Bar and BBQ, you won’t regret it.
Love Lane Brewery is an actual working brewery with an on-site bar, tasting room and restaurant – what more could you ask for.
Enjoy a drink at the bar as rows and rows of beer barrels hang gorgeously over your head or book one of their ‘gin experiences.’
One thing is for sure, you’ll be certainly spoilt for choice at Love Lane Brewery in the Baltic Triangle.
Since December 2017, “this place has been under new management, by order of the Peaky Blinders.”
The Peaky Blinders Bar has proven to be a huge success, so much so that a visit to the Baltic Triangle seems incomplete without a trip to this famous venue.
Paying homage to the hit TV series, of which many scenes were filmed in Liverpool, The Peaky Blinders Bar is fit for Tommy Shelby himself.
Hobo Kiosk is tucked away so much so that you can easily miss it. Once you go in, however, you’ll never miss it again.
Described as one of Liverpool’s ‘strangest pubs,’ Hobo Kiosk is welcoming, quirky and, above all, a great place to hang out. Once a curiosity shop that sold unique decorative pieces, today, Hobo Kiosk is a warm and intimate place to enjoy a drink or two.
Plans have been revealed for the Baltic Triangle to welcome Europe’s largest retro arcade.
ArCains Arcade is set to feature a huge selection of games, from 70s classics like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong to the newest releases – along with pool tables, air hockey and an entire floor dedicated to virtual reality.
The project will see a further £3m invested into the Baltic Triangle.
Ghetto Golf is an 18 hole golf course with a wacky twist. Order yourself a cocktail, grab your putter and get your golf on in the Baltic Triangle.
Combining theatre, music and crazy golf, this 18 hole course is full of twists, turns and unexpected obstacles. The fun doesn’t just stop there however; there’s a cosy outdoor bar and they have Apocalypse Cow serving the most succulent BBQ treats around.
The spiritual home of the street art movement in Liverpool is the Baltic Triangle, also known as the creative district. The superb bars and restaurants that have made our list are surrounded by some incredible pieces of art.
From notable selfie spot ‘For all Liverpool’s Liver Birds’ by Paul Curtis to the inspiring portrait of Stephen Hawking by Akse on Parliament Street, Liverpool – and the Baltic Triangle in particular – is home to some of the best street art in the UK.
Based in a disused corner of New Bird street is New Bird Skatepark, a DIY skatepark built by local skaters that has taken on a life of its own.
New Bird Skatepark is central to the Liverpool skate scene and features bowled corners, big bumps, and grind bars. So, if you fancy yourself as the next Tony Hawk, head down to New Bird Skatepark and get practicing.
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And, if you don’t fancy exploring the Baltic Triangle, make sure to check out our expert guide to Allerton Road here.
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