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Our picks for the best beer gardens in Liverpool this summer

On a sunny day, there’s nothing better than getting together with some friends and heading out to a beer garden. 

With summer just around the corner, we’re so excited that we’ve decided to put together a list of the best beer gardens in Liverpool. With this checklist, you’ll be more than ready to get on it once exam season is over.

1. PINS Social Club

This place is so much more than just a beer garden - there’s not a chance you’ll get bored!

It boasts a bar, a casual dining area, a bowling alley and multiple games rooms.

The enormous Rooftop space features picnic benches where you can have a picnic or a few drinks or even have a BBQ. The roof terrace offers a large selection of drinks to enjoy while taking in views of the city.

2. The Pump House

One of the best beer gardens in Liverpool is undoubtedly the super popular Pump House. It offers a drink with a view, from here you can take in vistas of the Albert Dock, Pier Head, and Liverpool ONE.

It’s so good it was recently named among the top 10 beer gardens in England.

3. Dovetale Towers 

Dovetale Towers, situated on the iconic Penny Lane, is always one of the best beer gardens in Liverpool when a football match is on.

An outdoor area is sectioned off with lots of tables so there’s always space for everyone. 

The pub has a fascinating history and was even briefly home to Freddie Mercury in 1969. 

4. The Courtyard

The Courtyard by Punch Tarmey’s is a great place to catch some live sport or you can even listen to live music throughout the week.

The Courtyard has a Guinness booth and is open 7 days a week 12pm - 11pm.

5. Free State Kitchen

Situated on Maryland Street, the beer garden here has a real garden feel with real grass and trees, and is the perfect setting to enjoy food and drink with friends.

The menu offers American grub like hot wings, coleslaw and burger patties. Its super chilled atmosphere makes it one of the best beer gardens in Liverpool.

6. The Botanical Garden

This hip hangout, located in the Baltic Triangle, gained massively in popularity during the lockdown due to its frozen cocktail delivery service.

Now that they’re open for business once again, you can enjoy drinks in this pretty graffiti-adorned sun trap, soaking up a chilled ambience with relaxing tunes, surrounded by beautiful plants.

Gin is a big favourite here, but there are plenty of other alcoholic beverages available here too, such as their signature cocktails.

7. The Merchant

The Merchant, although located on Slater Street, has seating on the pavement of Parr Street and its beer garden tucked away at the back of the venue.

There’s a large outdoor area, and usually lots of atmosphere to enjoy on the sunnier days.

8. Matou

Pier Head’s Matou is a super glamorous, upmarket beer garden situated on the waterfront (although technically it’s a roof terrace but we love it!)

The Three Graces stand majestically by its side, and the breathtaking views make it well worth a visit. Grab the chance to take some selfies with the Liver Birds and have a glass of Pimms.

Here you can also find a Pan Asian restaurant nearby on the second floor of the Mersey Ferry Terminal Building.

9. Kazimier Garden

Located on Seel Street in the city centre, it really is one of the best bars in Liverpool and is one of the city’s hidden gems.

There’s a strict one in, one out policy that ensures that this is the ideal place to get away from the crowds and enjoy a quirky, chilled atmosphere.

There are ‘gastro pods’ which are cosy wooden huts which are heated inside. You can take refuge in these and hang out if the weather gets a bit chilly in the outdoor space (the pods hold up to six people).

Here you can also attend special events, listen to live music and gorge yourself at summer barbecues.

10. The Baltic Fleet

The Baltic Fleet, set in the city centre of Liverpool, has been renovated post-pandemic and now boasts a larger outdoor area. 

There are lots of picnic benches surrounding the building on Wapping to blend in with the 19th century traditional pub vibe. 

As the weather can be a bit temperamental up here in the north of the UK, the pub has opted to have wind shelters and parasols at every bench. Better safe than sorry!

As you can see, in Liverpool there’s no shortage of places to get out and soak up the sun with a pint in hand. Even if the weather takes a turn for the worse, the amazing summer atmosphere in Liverpool will make up for it. The positive summer vibes will be more than enough to entice you out of your Yugo Ablett House student accommodation just a stone’s throw from all the action!