Summer’s winding down but we’ve still got a few more weeks, maybe months, of semi-balmy weather so it’s worth looking at the best places to drink outside in Liverpool.
What better place for a socially-distanced drink than the classic British beer garden? Outdoor drinking has been deemed safer than being indoors so it’s time to pick out the Liverpool venues with the best beer gardens and outdoor drinking areas.
Some of our favourite drinking haunts haven’t been able to reopen, sadly, but plenty of pubs and bars in Liverpool either have a quality, spacious beer garden or have hit the location jackpot and discovered an outdoor space that can be repurposed for casual outdoor drinks.
If the Gods of Merseyside Weather smile on us this could pan out better than we dared imagine
Heat lamps and umbrellas will help to battle the worst excesses of the unpredictable UK weather, but really, we’re hoping the weather is as sunny and warm for as long as possible so we can obey distancing restrictions while enjoying a good time with pals.
It’s not ideal, we know, but it’s not a million miles away from the real thing and if the Gods of Merseyside Weather smile on us this could pan out better than we dared imagine back in March. If you’re looking for an outside drink this summer (and autumn too) then the pubs listed below come with a perfect outside drinking spot. Don’t dilly dally though, the best seats are going to get nabbed quicksmart. Grab a notepad and pen (or use your Notes app) and use our guide to discover the best places to drink outside in Liverpool.
Here are our picks
Bombed Out Church Garden Bar, Leece St, Liverpool, L1 2TR - Visit now
The beautiful Bombed Out Church has opened up its grounds to accommodate a new drinking area known as the Garden Bar. Fully seated, with huge umbrellas that cover the whole table (great for sudden downpours), it’s a stunning location to sit in and enjoy a drink.
Black Lodge Brewery, 4 Kitchen St., Liverpool, L1 0AN - Visit now
This micro-brewery, tap house, and charcuterie in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle has a great outside space, perfect for getting together with your gang of mates – remember, no more than six or the risk that the virus will smite you down mercilessly, increases.
The Grapes Liverpool, 60 Roscoe St, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 9DW - Visit now
One of Liverpool’s oldest pubs and one of the most-loved to boot. There’s a beer garden out back, perfect for these outside drinking days. It’s rumoured to be reopening on Thursday 27th August so make sure you’re first in line.