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15 things for your weekend in Liverpool


Weekends are best in Liverpool, and as it’s payday for many it’s time to get out and finally start saying goodbye to the longest month in history.

This weekend in Liverpool is full of things to do. Of course we celebrate Chinese New Year in the city, turn the volume up at our bars and clubs, enjoy the final weekend of January dining deals, and in the footie; Liverpool are away to Shewsbury Town at 5pm on Sunday, and Everton are away to Watford with kick off on Saturday at 3pm.

Here are a few things you can be doing this weekend in, and around Liverpool.

For Breakfast...

Cafe Tabac, Bold Street

Tabac is a Liverpool favourite and has been serving delicious breakfasts, 7 days a week, 12 hours a day since 1974. From the famous Rita’s Big Breakfast to pancake stacks, vegan choices and more – your weekend will certainly start the right way at Tabac.

Check out the full menu here.

For Brunch...

Brasco Lounge, Mann Island

How about eating brunch dock side this weekend? Brasco Lounge at Mann Island is open 7 days a week and is the big sister of Lark Lane’s Milo Lounge. The brunch menu is packed with tasty dishes to start your day and, interesting fact, on the wall behind the bar at Brasco is a Liver bird shield that was salvaged from the Liver Building itself.

Book your table here.

For Lunch...

Slim's, Bold Street

Slim’s on Bold Street could soon be home to the best burger in the UK! Its signature double cheeseburger is on the shortlist at the National Burger Awards 2020 so it really is the perfect place for your lunch this weekend.

There’s plenty more choice on the menu too with a range of burgers, sandwiches and salads.

See the full menu here.

For Italian...

Justino's, Aigburth Road

New year, new name – Justino’s has taken over the former Est Est restaurant on Aigburth Road and has brought a brand new Italian culinary experience to South Liverpool. There’s an extensive food menu catering for all taste buds and the wine list is rather impressive too.

Get salivating at the menu here.

For catching up with mates...

Baltic Market, Cains Brewery Village

If we were to choose anywhere in the city to meet mates, it would be Baltic Market. Whether you want to tuck into its amazing food offering, where you can still blag 15% off for the rest of January. Or if it’s just for cocktails and catch ups, then this is the place. Current food traders include Lunya, Chop! Chop! and Midnight Delivery.

Head to the website here.

For a 90's kick off...

Oasis vs Blur, Camp and Furnace - Saturday

Are you team Oasis, or team Blur? This Saturday Camp and Furnace will be playing the tunes that defined the 90’s Brit Pop era, with their live band and DJ delving into the back catalogues of two of the UK’s finest bands. What’s your favourite Oasis or Blur tune?

Fun starts at 9pm and there’s more info here.


For the beer lovers...

Dead Crafty Beer, Dale Street

Dead Crafty Beer on Dale Street is the place for beer lovers in Liverpool. With an ever-changing set of 20 barrels behind the bar and the perfect laid back atmosphere for your weekend, Dead Crafty is perfect for bidding farewell to those January blues.

Check our their Facebook page here.

For a rave in a cave...

Anton Powers Rave Cave, The Asylum - Saturday

Liverpool’s legendary DJ and producer Anton Powers presents the hottest house music ’til 4am this Saturday with the Rave Cave at The Asylum on Henry Street. The guest-list on the decks includes Tom Buck, Liam Hinks, Kieran Gulfyle, Carl William, Harriet Campbell and of course Mr Powers himself!

Buy tickets here

For a posh tea, Chinese New Year style...

Lu Ban, Cains Brewery Village

Lu Ban takes you on an exciting foodie journey from Tianjin to Liverpool seven days a week. But this weekend really is a special one as the team pull out all of the stops for Chinese New Year. Executive Head Chef, Dave Critchley has lined up an incredible set menu which is set to wow your taste buds and get you in the mood for the new Lunar Year.

Some availability – but book quick here!

For Chinese New Year...

CNY Liverpool - China Town - Sunday

This weekend China welcomes the ‘Year of the Rat’ and of course Liverpool will be celebrating in style. Get yourself to China Town between 11.30 and 4.30pm on Sunday and you will be wowed by incredible street parades and entertainment. The annual Lion Dance, Dragon Parade and Firecracker Displays will light up the city centre, and you will find lots for the kids and an array of food, drink and gift stalls too.

Your ultimate guide to Chinese New Year is here.

Plus head to the Bombed out Church Artisan Chinese New Year Market too between 12-6pm. Info on that here.

For some culture...

Walker Art Gallery

This week we got to visit Walker Art Gallery which is home to one of the largest art collections in the UK. Trust us when we say you really will be overwhelmed by not only the incredible pieces on display, but also the beautiful building itself. Just watch our video above to see what we mean.

You can currently explore ‘An English Lady’s Wardrobe’ with over 70 outfits on display which belonged to shopaholic Mrs Emily Margaret Tinne from 1886-1966.

Plan your visit and see what’s on here.

For a theatre showstopper...

Once, Liverpool Empire

Love is most definitely in the air this weekend as this Broadway and West End hit comes to Liverpool telling the sentimental story of a part-time Dublin busker who falls in love with a Czech musician. A must-see for anyone who ever fell in love or plans to. We gave it a 5/5 and we think you will too!

Book tickets here

For Burns Night...

Beer, Haggis, Whisky, Brew Dog -Saturday

This weekend the annual Scottish celebration of poet Robert Burns takes place with celebrations happening across the city. Brew Dog is joining in by giving away a free pint of Punk IPA for anyone who turns up in a kilt, and they will be serving up a range of Scottish guest beer and haggis burgers!

Head to their Twitter page for more info.

For the kids...

Imagine That, Wavertree Tech Park

Let the kids imagination run wild at Imagine That. They bring science to life with unique craft sessions. Whether you have got a budding young builder or artist, there is something to keep all kids engaged and entertained.

Had to the website for more info.

For a winter walk...

Heswall Dales

Peace, quiet and panoramic views are to be found when you head to Heswall and escape into acres of wild countryside. One of Wirral’s highest points, look out to the mountains of North Wales, seek shelter in woodland valleys, and reward yourself with a warm-up back in cosy Heswall village.

Head for the Heswall Dales here.

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