5 Chilled Evening Spots In Liverpool

5 Chilled Evening Spots In Liverpool

At a loose end this Friday night? Do you want an evening out with friends but you’re in need of a more chilled alternative to the “scene”?

WELL we have just the spots for you! Our Mel has rounded up 5 queer-friendly Liverpool hang outs that are open all evening. So go on, go enjoy a chilled glass of vino or a tasty coffee while catching up with your mates. You deserve it.

Sugar and Dice Board Game Cafe

This quirky, cozy cafe based on Cornhill close to the Baltic Triangle is a favourite spot for quieter queers. Open until 10pm, it’s the perfect spot to catch up and have a little friendly competition over the cafe’s huge collection of new and retro board games. Flying solo? They also host a monthly LGBTQ+ evening called Rainbow Gamers so keep an eye on their facebook page for updates.

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The Pen Factory

In the heart of Hope Street and a favourite spot of mine, The Pen Factory serves a yummy (and vegan-friendly) menu of small plates, tapas style. They often have live music adding to the relaxing, creative environment. With large, long tables it has a very sociable feel, making it a great place to take visiting friends and family for a bite to eat before a night at one of the nearby theatres. In warmer weather, check out their lovely secret garden area.

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Picturehouse Bar at FACT

A warm welcome is always received at FACT; one of the reasons why the Liverpool Queer Collective team uses the space for our weekly meetings, (give us a wave if you spot us!) so we’re regularly queering it up! The whole building has a queer feel to it and they are constantly working to connect and collaborate with the LGBTQ+ community in Liverpool. Film with Pride is currently hosting a series of films called “Dirty Thoughts” in the cinema. The bar offers a great space for when you’re after a fancy a drink or you for when you need a central spot (and fast, free WiFi) to work for an hour between meetings.

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Tusk Food & Drink

We stumbled upon this beauty during the Homotopia 2018 launch party - what a great place!

The food is tasty, vegan and veggie friendly and a great price. Being in the Northern Lights building, sandwiched between the Royal Standard Gallery and Hinterlands, Tusk attracts a mixed, young and creative crowd which adds to the atmosphere. This spot in the heart of Cains Brewery Village is the perfect place for a chilled night out. And they are dog-friendly too!

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Frederiks Bar

A night time visit to Hope Street wouldn’t be the same without a visit to Frederiks. Expect a very tasty food menu and very good cocktails all served up in a Brooklyn style bar, often with to a soundtrack of jazz - that’s some NYC realness! For live music, head there on Tuesdays and Sundays when the bar welcomes the Hope Street Jazz Collective. You can also hire the back room ‘The Pillbox’ and the space has often hosted LGBTQ+ events and fringe theatre.

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P.S. As well as being queer-friendly, all of these venues have level access and most of them have accessible toilets too.

Missed your favourite spot? Tell us the other queer-friendly spaces we should be hanging at. Send us a message on hello@liverpoolqueercollective.co.uk.

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