Basement has a bar feel with a TV and a few small tables while the upstairs is more or a restaurant feel. Bartender knew the beers pretty well. A nice selection of Black Lodge taps. Food was quite good. Prices were a touch high with a bit of but overall a great spot for beers and food.
This was easily the best place I went to in Liverpool. Very friendly service. The ground floor has a ’restauranty’ vibe. 16 kegs and serving thirds. Flights also available. I was in a rush so I quickly had a flight but there were at least 10 new beers I could have tried. I think my flight was £4.50, which I think is reasonable although I’m used to London prices.
Downstairs looked closed when I was here so I wasn’t able to check out the bottle selection unfortunately. If I had been able to, I may have scored this place even higher.
I only hung out in the downstairs part whilst I was here (called 23 Club), which is a pretty decent craft beer bar and bottle shop, The place is quite small and relaxed. Service was good and the lady behind the bar seemed to know the beers. Think they serve food upstairs but did not try any. You can get a flight of three thirds of a pint for 4.50 for beers with ABV of 6.0 or less, there is a surcharge for more alcoholic beers. Tap selection was good. Definitely worth a visit.
Cracking place just up from The Philharmonic, on the other side of Hope Street. Doesn’t look much like a pub from the outside and until your eyes adjust to the light, in the inside too. The bar is towards the rear of the building, there are 3 Hand Pumps, 2 in use on our visit, plus a host of keg lines. You can get a flight of thirds, which will help with the prices if you need to get through a few beers, quite a few of the London Craft Brewers wares were available. There is a bottle shop downstairs in The 23 Club with an extensive range, really worth a look, not sure what the relationship with the 23 Club is as they have a different menu but the keg beers are the same. The outside terrace area is delightful whilst drinking your beers. I don’t give many 90’s but this was worth it and pipped The Ship & Mitre for me over this weekend.
We’d not been in here before, but really enjoyed our visit. The staff and other customers were very friendly. They had a good range of beers on sale, to suit many different tastes. It was a little expensive, but that is probably due to it’s location and the overheads which need to be covered. Why not take a little walk down the side of the Philarmonic to find this place.
Really liked this place. Good selection of craft on keg and decent bottle selection. Prices were a little higher than other places but they are offering something a little different. As they had finished serving food when we arrived, we were able to sit on the ground floor, but apparently there is a much more bar like place downstairs. One for next time.