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Baltic Triangle named 11th coolest neighbourhood to live in the world according to Time Out

5 months ago

By Chris Grundy

Baltic Triangle named 11th coolest neighbourhood to live in the world according to Time Out
Baltic Triangle

The Baltic Triangle is hands down one of the coolest areas in Liverpool… sorry, not just Liverpool… THE WORLD!

The Baltic Triangle is consistently being ranked as one of the trendiest places to live, and with everything that they have in the area, it’s not hard to see why. 

Time Out – the global media and hospitality brand which inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city – today releases its sixth annual list of trending areas of global cities which features the most exciting neighbourhoods in the world – the full list can be found here

Baltic Triangle in Liverpool is the UK’s highest-ranking neighbourhood at number 11, followed by Leith in Edinburgh at 16, West End in Glasgow at 20 and King’s Cross in London 24th on the list.

Each year Time Out asks its international audience to nominate the areas of cities which have the best mix of cutting-edge culture, affordable great food and drink, street life, nightlife and community.

This year, Time Out asked more than 12,000 people about the coolest neighbourhoods in their city. The selection is then narrowed down with the insight and expertise of Time Out’s global network of city editors and local experts who know their hometowns better than anybody else. To create and rank the final list, Time Out editors considered factors including community and social ventures, access to open and green space, and thriving street life.

With everything from great bars and restaurants, to vibrant street art and phenomenal performances spaces, the Baltic Triangle has so much to offer locals and tourists.

Check out these ten reasons why we LOVE the Baltic so much…

Botanical Gin Garden 

Baltic Triangle

A cool friendly outdoor bar that opens for 6 months of the year. It is the perfect place to relax in the sun and get yourself some great drinks. They sell other things other than gin but they do love fresh tasting juniper filled drinks, whether its in a slush or a tin can. 

They always have great small food vendors making fast beautiful and fresh food, they try to change it up but always have someone around!

For more info click here

Bongos Bingo 

Credit: Bongo’s Bingo

Bongo’s isn’t your typical night out. They’ve come such a long way from a humble idea to revamp a nan-tastic game of luck. Now they’re entertaining the masses around the globe, but don’t forget… it all started here in Liverpool!

The guy who made it all happen, the master of ceremonies, Johnny Bongo has become one of the city’s best loved characters. You’ll laugh til you cry at some of the most random moments that happen weekly at Bongo’s Bingo. From the dancers terrorising a false call to fellas dancing with 10ft rubber ducks. Prepare to have sore ribs the next day.

For more info click here

Street Art

Credit: Liverpool Street Art

Liverpool is overflowing with street art and culture, and the Baltic Triangle has become a hub for just that. From Paul Curtis’ iconic “For All The Liver Birds”, and his Abbey Road Crossing outside Cain’s Brewery Village, to Akse’s mural of LFC manager Jurgen Klopp. 

You can also check out Akse’s mural of Stephen Hawking with the iconic quote “However difficult life may seem there is always something you can do and succeed at”. The art is inspiring to see how much talent this city has and attracts to it. 

Camp & Furnace 

It might be one of Liverpool’s best loved night-time venues. Camp and Furnace has now opened its doors for a fantastic array of daytime offerings, becoming the new hang out for Baltic workers and visitors to the area. Think great food, chilled vibes, and the best music. 

For more info click here

Baltic Creative

Baltic Creative is a social enterprise and community interest company. It was established to support and promote the creative and digital sectors in the city, specifically within the Baltic Triangle area, which has become a hub for creative and digital businesses.

They provide a range of workspace solutions for creative and digital businesses, including studios, offices, and workshops.

Don’t forget to stop in for a drink at 92º Coffee while you’re there as well.

Find out more about them here

Cains Brewery 

Credit: Cains Brewery

Did you know that Robert Cain became one of Liverpool’s most successful businessmen? His company, Robert Cain and Sons, owned more than 200 pubs in Liverpool, and Cain expanded the brewery several times, between 1900–1902 when the landmark redbrick part of the brewery was constructed.  

Now reopened and relaunched, there are four bars set across three floors right where the original ale was brewed. There’s a huge glass wall so people can see the famous beer being created and, as well as Cains, there’s a selection of craft ales curated by its manager and head brewer, along with a menu of cocktails – or hoptails!

Depending on how many pints you can sink in an hour-and-a-half, you can now raise a glass or two (or three) to one of Liverpool’s oldest and best-loved breweries now that Cains do a Bottomless Brewery Tour at its Stanhope Street base. 

For more info click here

Baltic Market  

Baltic Triangle
Credit: Baltic Market

The Baltic Market is a permanent space for independent city businesses to set up shop and sell their wares. It’s not just about street food either, with a whole programme of social events from cult film nights to flea markets, live music and farmers markets, there’s a bite, a drink, a jam and a knick knack for every taste. 

The brainchild of Independent Liverpool, Baltic Market has become the hottest destination for socialising in Liverpool, the queues outside during the weekends is testament to that! 

For more info click here


Credit: Manifest

Manifest restaurant in the Baltic Triangle has had an incredible reaction from diners and critics since it opened in March 2022. Owners and partners Paul Durand and his wife Charlotte have set about creating somewhere very special, that makes the most of a Michelin-star background in a way that never feels intimidating.

Paul and Charlotte wanted to use all the things they’ve learned over the years working in high-end restaurants but put them in an informal relaxed setting. They really want anyone and everyone to feel they can come and enjoy themselves. The food might be fine dining quality, but the atmosphere is very casual – there’s no dress code, no airs and graces.

For more info click here

The Baltic Hotel 

Baltic Triangle
Credit: The Baltic Hotel

The first hotel ever in Liverpool’s thriving Baltic Triangle. It’s a place where punk art meets urban chic and traditional hip joins synonymously with effortless cool. 

Every one of the 58 rooms will deliver an eccentric, unique feel with music memorabilia adorning the walls and luxurious lounge areas. Peloton bikes have also been installed in some spaces while others boast stellar views over the city and River Mersey.

They do a banging roast on Sunday’s too. On the sharing platter you can choose two cuts of meat (ribeye beef joint, spatchcock chicken, roast lamb leg, or for veggies a nut roast Wellington) and get all the trimmings like roasties, carrot and swede mash, cabbage, stuffing, gravy, and MORE!

For more info click here

Sonic Yootha at 24 Kitchen Street

Pic Credit. His Kind

Sonic Yootha is a well-known LGBTQ+ inclusive club night at 24 Kitchen Street. It has gained popularity for its eclectic mix of music, inclusive atmosphere, and vibrant, colourful parties.

One of the defining features of Sonic Yootha is its strong commitment to inclusivity. The event is known for its diverse and open-minded approach, where people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and backgrounds are welcomed and celebrated.

It has helped create a safe and welcoming space for the LGBTQ+ community in Liverpool.

For more info check out their Instagram here

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