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Top 10 Must-Visit Beer Gardens and Outdoor Spaces

Updated: May 1

With the months getting warmer and the days getting longer, we've put together our top 10 Liverpool beer gardens! We might be a bit biased, but trust us, these places are absolute winners! Enjoy the sun whilst you can within these fab settings.

1.     St Luke’s Bombed Out Church Garden Bar and Café


Set within the historic St Luke's 'Bombed Out' Church and in the very heart of the city centre, this unique family-friendly outdoor bar offers quality drinks amidst a beautiful setting. Currently open from Friday to Sunday, it's an ideal spot for relaxation with family, friends, and the bar is very dog friendly too. The bar boasts an impressive selection of spirits and gins, including a huge range from locally based Turncoat Distillery and brand new distillery, Lancaster Spirits Co. For the beer lovers, there’s always something to find either in the fridges or on tap. Vocational Brewery are ever present, with their ‘Crush Hour’ hazy pale proving a very popular summer tipple. There's really no better place to catch some rays and soak up the atmosphere of this remarkable local landmark.


2.     Botanical Garden

Inspired by travels around the world, Botanical Garden offers a relaxed atmosphere and exceptional gin drinks on New Bird Street. Set in the yard of an old ice cream factory in Liverpool's trendy district, it's a must-visit for gin enthusiasts and those seeking a unique outdoor experience.


3.     The Pen Factory

Located below Hope Street's Annexe building, The Pen Factory offers a unique bar-restaurant experience. Its secret garden, surrounded by lush greenery, provides a tranquil escape from the city hustle.


4.     Dovedale Towers

Nestled on Penny Lane, Dovedale Towers is a gastro pub steeped in rock and roll history, with ties to iconic bands like The Beatles and Queen. Its stunning beer garden is a favourite spot for locals and visitors alike to enjoy great food and drinks.


5.     Kazimier Garden

Affectionately known as "The Kaz," this hidden gem offers a relaxed atmosphere and a fantastic selection of European and craft beers in the heart of Liverpool.

6.     Ye Cracke

With ties to The Beatles, Ye Cracke offers a hidden oasis where guests can enjoy a drink in John Lennon's favorite watering hole. A quant casual pub on Rice Street, just a seven minute walk from Bombed Out Church.


7.     The Old School House

Housed in a former 19th-century school, The Old School House on Lark Lane offers a delightful pub-restaurant experience, it's a culinary delight in a charming outdoor setting.


8.     Pins Social Club

Since its grand opening in June 2022, Pins Social Club located on Duke Street, has become a hot destination with its retro decor and vibrant atmosphere. From rooftop bars to karaoke and bowling lanes, there's endless entertainment.

9.     The Merchant

Combining tavern charm with a party atmosphere, The Merchant is renowned for its DJs and craft beers. Located on Slater Street, its vibrant beer garden, complete with greenery and cosy booths, is a go-to destination for catching the rays.


10.  The Brookhouse

Situated on Smithdown Road, The Brookhouse boasts a great outdoor space, perfect for soaking up the sun. Popular among students for its pub quizzes and TV sport, it's an ideal spot for a casual hangout with friends.


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