I spoke about dating a little bit in my last post. Despite my 2019 being about as date filled as a blank calendar (that’s trying to be funny talk for non-existent), I thought I’d round up some boss date spots in Liverpool, whether you’re a local or you just fancy a trip here one time!
Pen Factory, Hope Street
Fun fact: I actually had my first ever date here. Considering I was the least in-the-know person about where to take a boy (and, honestly, I still am!), when we arranged it, I just said to “pick somewhere by my uni campus” because I knew from walking round there all the time that we’d find somewhere nice enough.
So, even though neither of us had been there, we settled on Pen Factory. Nestled in Hope Street, the bar serves a tapas style menu as well as bespoke cocktails, specially selected ales, continental beers and an extensive wine selection.
There’s plenty of indoor seating, plus outdoor seating if you’re brave enough (apparently, there’s blankets for anyone who goes outside so that’d be perfect for cosying up to your date!). Not to mention there’s also a selection of board games plus dogs are allowed, so you really should add here to your date night list.For more info, or to book, visit https://www.pen-factory.co.uk
The Baltic Market, Stanhope Street
Again, this was another of places I was taken to on a date so (really) I’m biased. Honestly, though, a date night at Baltic Market is so worth it. In Cain’s Brewery is the Baltic Market, a haven of the best food and drink Liverpool has to offer.
The Baltic Market has various traders offering food and drink, so there’s plenty to eat and drink whilst you’re there. Plus, there’s almost always a singer on so the atmosphere is incredibly relaxed to relieve some of the first (and beyond) date nerves!
Plus, The Baltic Market puts on all kinds of events during special occasions so that’d be perfect if you fancy a date night with a difference.
For more info, visit https://www.balticmarket.co.uk
Lane 7, Clayton Square
If you’re looking to bowl someone over (hah) on a date, Lane 7 is the perfect place. The venue opened this year and it’s perfect for you if you want a date that isn’t your standard sit-and-talk-and-stare-at-each other- until-you’re-bored.
You can curl up with an alcoholic shake, cocktails or craft beer then, when the lovey-dovey bits over, you can beat them fair and square!
Lane 7 isn’t just a place for bowling, either. You can enjoy bowling, ping pong, arcade games and their crazy golf course.
For more info, or to book, go to https://lane7.co.uk/liverpool/
Ghetto Golf, Stanhope Street
Luckily (considering I golf like Happy Gilmore without the skill and probably more swearing, even if it is in my head!), I’ve not been here with anyone I’ve wanted to find me attractive. That being said, Ghetto Golf is the perfect venue if you’re looking for something fun to do on a date.
First you can kick back in the outside bar, which serves a selection of delicious cocktails (because, let’s face it, if you need a bit of Dutch courage before you play golf – or make a move on your date – you might as well get something nice).
Then you can play on the 18 hole mini-golf course, with plenty of fun themes at each hole and the perfect opportunity to snap some pictures for the ‘gram (come on, we’ve all done it!).
For more info, visit https://www.ghettogolf.co.uk/liverpool/booking/
Panoramic 34, Brook Street
If you’re wanting to pull out all the stops or, alternatively, things are going great and you’re celebrating a milestone Panoramic 34 is the perfect place.
It’s Britain’s tallest restaurant (so, if he really is 6 foot like his Tinder profile says, you’ll figure it out here!) and it offers a 360 degree of the city.
It also boasts an impressive fine dining menu and a cocktail menu that is also pretty impressive.
For more info, and to book, visit https://www.panoramic34.com
Where are your favourite date spots in Liverpool?