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Liverpool's Secret Gardens- 10 Cool Places to Drink This Summer

Grab the sun-cream and dust off your sunnies ladies and gents, it's that time of year again. The sunshine is back, and if the weather's anything like last year (an unbearable heatwave for months on end) we better get used to it.

 What's kept us going through that long, bleak winter? The thought of outdoor drinking of course! So,with that in mind, I've put together a list of  10 super cool city-centre gardens where al fresco drinks and dining are the order of the day.  In no particular order...

1. Birdies Bar and BBQ

Location:  29-31 Parliament St, Liverpool, L8 5RN 
Vibe: A huge, astro-turf paradise in the heart of the Cains Brewery District. Three different food vendors, live music and plastic palm-trees, it's just like you're in the Bahamas, I swear
More info here
2.  Goodness Gracious Roof Garden
Location: 8th Floor West Africa House, 25 Water Street, L2 ORG
Vibe: Pretty as a picture. Roof Garden on the top floor of a grand Grade II listed building with incredible views of the Mersey and The Three Graces from all angles. Make sure you take the lift.  

More info here

3. Buyers Club 
Location: 24 Hardman Street, Liverpool. L1 9AX
Vibe: Part-time events space with a flourishing herby garden that smells as good as it looks. Craft ales, wine and cocktails alongside a brilliant (and exciting) bar menu. 
More info here

4. Free State Kitchen
Location: 1 Maryland Street, L1 9DE
Vibe: The Garden of Eden out the back of a burger restaurant. Fortunately, they're the best burgers going so it's a win-win. 
More info here.
5.  The Kazimier Garden
Location: 32 Seel Street, L1 4BE
Vibe: Old but gold, the Kazimier Garden is creative, eclectic and really good fun. 
More info here

6. Crazy Pedros
Location: 25 Parr Street, Ropewalks, L4 4JN
Vibe:  Concrete, cocktails, ridiculous pizzas and nachos in bin lids. Not for the faint-hearted. 
More info here
7. The Pen Factory
Location: 13 Hope Street, L1 9BQ
Vibe: Hope Street hideaway with divine seasonal, home-grown small plates recommended by BBC Good Food (and me).
More info here.

8. The Merchant
Location: 40 Slater Street, L1 4BX aka The Parr Street Riviera
Vibe: Dead cool, award-winning pub. DJ's, drinks and Nightcrawler Pizza.
More info here.
9.  Constellations
Location: 35-39 Greenland Street, Liverpool, L1 0BS
Vibe: A cool-artsy space used for a multitude of different events as well as frequent summer BBQ's which are free and open to everybody.
More info here

10. Botanical Garden
Location: 5 New Bird Street, Liverpool, L1 0DN- Look for the colourful doors!
Vibe: One for the gin-lovers. A colourful, urban sun-trap home to an enormous drinks collection as well as resident food trader Knead Pizza
More info here

Happy Drinking!
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