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Your Guide to the early May Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool


May is finally here and along with it a bonus Bank Holiday weekend.

We love an opportunity to fill out weekends with club nights, film screenings, dining out at the newest city hot spots and of course, treating the family to a day out too, and what better time to indulge than when we’ve got an extra day off work?! We’ve broken down your four day weekend into where to dine, drink, party and chill with the family so you can plan your best bank holiday with ease.

This is your guide to what’s on this Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool…

Friday 4th May

Where to Dine

Liberty Tavern, Woolton

Take a trip back in time to old America at Liberty Tavern, serving up some of the best steaks in the city and the best chicken and gravy around. While you’re there grab a bevie at The Elephant next door and wave goodbye to the working week! Liberty Tavern menu here.  

Yard & Coop, Hanover Street

The kings of buttermilk, fried chicken, Yard & Coop invite you to choose your favourite cut, a succulent side and don’t forget to pimp up your fries! Start your bank holiday weekend in the coop! Menus here. 

Where to Drink

Cabin Bar, Berry Street

Reserve your booth or table at Cabin Bar, Berry Street and say cheers to a large G&T for just £4, we’ll drink to that!

NYL, North John Street

Start your weekend in style with Liverpool Collection cocktails at NYL Bar at Aloft on North John Street. Try the one with the lolly ice, you wont regret it!

Where to Party

Smithdown Road Festival

Over 180 bands, across 16 stages, Smithdown Road Festival gets bigger and better every year and this bank holiday weekend in Liverpool there’s free entry into every gig plus loads of additional entertainment including wrestling, pop up cinema and more. All the info here. 

Medication, Arts Club

Hey students, this ones for you! Give yourself a dissertation break and have it large as Medication returns to Arts Club for another heavy session. Go on, treat yo-self! Tickets and info here. 

Dirty Dancing & Grease, Hilton Liverpool

If the one that you want is a double, classic film screening in seriously stylish surroundings, then book your tickets for Dirty Dancing and Grease at Hilton Liverpool on Friday night and make sure you don’t end up in a corner! Book here. 

Where to take the Family

Storybarn Treasure Island, Liverpool ONE

Liverpool ONE has become a living storybook this Spring as Storybarn presents Treasure Island, an interactive story time session you can pre-book for a little treat while you’re out shopping. Find out more here.

Icestone Gelato, Queen Square

Whether the sun shines or not this bank holiday weekend in Liverpool, take the kids to Icestone Gelato, Queen Square and choose from more than 20 different flavours of freshly made gelato – mums and dads can tuck into old school puddings with lashings of custard too! Menus and more here. 

Saturday 5th May

Where to Dine

Five Guys, Queens Square

Big up your burger at Five Guys, Queen Square where your pattie is made fresh, from scratch and come with a huge variety of drinks and shakes that will sort your mid-shop hunger pains, right out. See what’s on the menu here. 

East Z East, King Dock

Why not treat yourself to an Indian Feast this weekend and head to East Z East on Kings Dock, right by the Echo Arena? The home of Kashmiri cooking, a banquet for two followed by a stroll under the twinkly lights at Albert Dock sounds like a fab Saturday night. Menus and more here. 

Where to Drink

Botanical Garden, New Bird Street

When the weathers fine, weekend bevs have to be enjoyed outside and Botanical Garden is the place to be, especially with Sound City in full swing just up the road. Pint anyone?

Revolution, Albert Dock

The entire bank holiday weekend is devoted to gin at Revolution, Albert Dock with a 80’s soundtrack that just never gets old. What do you mix yours with?

Where to Party


Sound city

Sound City 2018 is GO! Returning to it’s former home, this two day festival of phenomenal musical talent (look at the line up!) takes over multiple venues at the Baltic Triangle and there’s still some tickets available, so get involved here. 

Gold Digger, Camp & Furnace

Camp & Furnace is taking it back with hip hop & RNB rhymes that will get your booty shaking like its 1999! Gold Digger is a celebration of all things 50 Cent, Nelly, Eminem, The Game and so much more. Throw your rollies in the sky and click here for tickets. 

Where to take the Family

Adventure Dock

Liverpool’s newest family attraction launches this weekend and you’re invited to make a splash! Adventure Dock is a 92 metre long inflatable aqua park that’s bringing tonnes of bouncy fun to Albert Dock, all summer long. Be one of the first to conquer it and get your tickets here. 

Puffle Waffle, Albert Dock

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You’ve no doubt worked up a bit of an appetite after all that bouncing around! If you’re at Albert Dock this weekend, treat the kids to a Puffle Waffle, straight from the streets of Hong Kong, these fluffy sweet or savoury creations are a fab treat for all the family. More here. 

Sunday 6th May

Where to Dine

Maray, Allerton Road

Get your mates together for a post-night out gossip over brunch at Maray, Allerton Road and feast on the tastiest veggie and vegan dishes around, including Shakshuka, salt cod scrambled eggs and more. Menus and booking info here. 

The Florist, Hardman Street

We’re heading to The Florist on Hardman Street for a blooming delicious Sunday Roast dinner. Choose from roast pork belly, rotisserie chicken, moreish veggie options and mouth-watering sides before trying to decide which dessert to devour! Check out the menus and book here. 

Where to Drink

Be At One, Seel Street

Be At One, Seel Street is throwing a Garden Party to celebrate bank holiday and with more than 50 cocktails on offer, you’d be daft to offer up a place on the outdoor terrace.

Clockworks, Wolstenholme Square

We can’t get enough of the Americana-feel at Clockworks, Wolstenholme Square. The soundtrack is so chilled, the staff are awesome and the booths are big enough to fit all your mates in for the weekend. Plus there’s also a boss sun-trap beer garden too! Who’s round is it?

Where to Party

Nostalgic Events, Garlands

Wait, are you seeing all those amazing club nights and memories on one promo poster there? Oh yes, Garlands is hosting the lot this weekend for a Bank Holiday back to the best club night that can’t be missed. Tickets and info here. 

Vintage presents DUKE, Alma De Cuba

Alma de Cuba, we’re ‘So In Love With You’ especially when Vintage Presents:Duke is live at the altar with a full gospel choir to entertain us on bank holiday Sunday in Liverpool. Get your tickets here and do not miss this!

Sin Sundays Ibiza Warm Up, CIRCO

Ibiza days ae closer than you think and what better way to get into the party spirit than with Sin Sundays at CIRCO with Anton Powers on the decks! Get your tickets here.

Where to take the Family

Museum of Liverpool

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Have you done the Liver Bird Trail at Museum of Liverpool? First up, entry into the museum is free so you can wander about, but if download a trail sheet before your visit, you’ll see there’s way more than meets the eye when it comes to our famous, feathered friends.

The British Music Experience, Cunard

Did you know that you and the kids can get hands on with decades of music at the BME, Cunard Building? Grab an instrument, warm up your vocal chords for the recording studio and burn off some energy having a dance with the interactive exhibits. More info and tickets here. 

Monday 7th May

Where to Dine

Vincenzo’s, Woolton Road

Now, chances are if you’ve had a big weekend you may be in need of a little comfort food by this point, so why not head to Vincenzo’s, Woolton Road and treat yourself to an Italian feast that will see you through til Tuesday? Menus and more here. 

HOST, Hope Street

Finish off your bank holiday weekend in Liverpool with a taste of Asia at HOST in the heart of the Georgian Quarter. The pork belly bao is a must and who can resist a warming Thai green coconut curry? Drool on the menu here. 

Where to Drink

Birdies Bar, Cain’s Brewery Village

As if we didn’t love Birdies Bar enough anyway, it’s recently had a revamp so bank holiday weekend can be spent enjoying the sun, live music and plenty of cocktails. Plus the night time heaters mean the party goes on and on!

McGuffies, Castle Street

Soak up the rays with a pint on the pavement or go elbow to elbow with friends and well, new friends at McGuffie’s this bank holiday Monday. The music is always chill, the atmosphere warm and its so easy to grab a cab on Castle Street after last orders!

Where to Party

Nickelback, Echo Arena

Ready to rock out? Nicelback bring their European, Feed The Machine Tour to Liverpool for one night only this bank holiday weekend. Expect new tracks from their 9th studio album and ‘One hell of a party’ according to Chad Kroeger! Tickets here. 

Havana Good Monday, Revolucion De Cuba, Albert Dock

Raise a toast to a spectacular weekend and the fact it’s only a four day week at work at Revolucion De Cuba, Albert Dock, Pints of Mahon are just £3, there’s live music from 6:30pm and the sunshine on the terrace is free!

Where to take the Family

Kickerz Glow, South Liverpool

Have you checked out Liverpool’s first ever UV Glow football concept in Toxteth? Don’t let rain spoil your play this bank holiday weekend in Liverpool, get your winning 5-a-side team together and light it up! More info available here. 

Air Unlimited, Speke 

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If footy isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of bouncy fun to be had at Air Unlimited Trampoline Park, Speke including a brand new attraction. BIG Air is the North’s first ever reverse bungee that catapults you from 0-6- in less than 3 seconds! Feeling brave? More info here. 

How are you spending the early May bank holiday weekend? Are you staging an event and want to share the details? Drop us a line on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and we’ll do the rest. Happy Bank Holiday Liverpool!



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