Liverpool is a city where it’s easy to get sidetracked by shops, bars, restaurants and the exploits of a certain football team. But did you know that Liverpool is also a hot bed of trendy places to hang out? If your date is a bit of a hipster you’ll want to think outside of the box when it comes to your dating location. Here are a few places where you can blend in with the ‘Livercool’ set.
Liverpool dating for: creative types
88 Wood Street, Liverpool L1 4DQ
FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) is Liverpool’s one stop shop for film, art and new media. It’s also one of the main art house cinemas in Liverpool, showing some great independently produced films alongside the usual Hollywood blockbusters. There’s nothing a hipster likes better than a spot of ‘new media’ so bringing your date along to an exhibition here should put a smile on their face.
Liverpool dating for: hipsters
65 – 67 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4EZ
Straddling the post modern divide between tea shop, music venue gallery and general ‘space’ for all things arty, Leaf works with ‘foodies, creatives, academics and musos’ to produce a hangout that will make hipster dates go weak at the knees. Vintage markets are also held here amongst the hundreds of varieties of tea leaves available to taste. Brunch offers wholesome food such as eggs Florentine or porridge with strawberry jam for those with carefully styled ‘just got out of bed’ hair to munch on.
Liverpool dating for: fashion fanatics
Mathew Street, Liverpool L2 6RE
A stroll through this boutique arcade should leave trendier dates suitably impressed by your knowledge of Liverpudlian hotspots. Situated in the city’s historic cavern quarter, you’ll find a mix of designer boutiques, vintage stores and independent shops as well as two cosy cafes to hang out in and discuss fashion over a cup of chai.
Liverpool dating for: music lovers
4-5 Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool L1 4JJ
Describing its gigs with phrases such as ‘more projections than you can shake a stick at’, this quirky jazz venue is worth seeing for its circus style interiors alone. Don’t be fooled by its infuriatingly minimal website; this is a venue with plenty on offer in terms of live music and ambience. Jump from dating websites to live music, and you’re bound to spark a connection!
Liverpool dating for: Retro lovers
The Cavern Club
10 Mathew Street, Liverpool L2 6RE
Whilst not strictly a hipster hangout, this is among the most famous clubs in the world due to its association with the Beatles, perhaps the coolest band of all time. The arches at the front stage will seem very familiar; this is because these were the backdrop for some of the Beatles most iconic images in the early 1960s. These days the club does regular ticketed gigs as well as the Beatles Tours which have become a hugely popular attraction and will go down well with any retro loving dates.