A new cocktail bar is to be opened on Liverpool’s waterfront with a roof terrace offering panoramic views of the city.
Due to open in early 2018, it will be on the Strand in the old Bentley Building in Brunswick Street above Tom Hall’s Tavern. The new bar will cover 2,000 square feet on the third floor.
Although it currently has no name, it is taking inspiration from bars in New York City and London. It will have graffiti-covered walls and an “urban feel meet cocktail chic”.
The rooftop terrace, with a view of the city’s Three Graces of the Royal Liver Building, The Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building (pictured), will hold over 100 people.
A spokesperson for the venue said: “The Lower East Side in NYC has been a big influence on the design and feel of the venue. We wanted to create a space that really comes into its own and provides truly unique surroundings for those looking for something a bit different from an evening out.
“Entering the bar via a lift entrance, customers can sit and sip cocktails and look out at the fantastic views.
“With an extensive list of cocktails we are aiming to cater for that middle market which we feel is under-served in the city right now: those who want a great night out but not locally but at the same time not all out clubbing.
“The crown in the jewel will be the city’s biggest roof terrace and we are already in talks now with promoters over some fantastic events.”
As well as Tom Hall’s Tavern, the Bentley Building is home to the popular Meet Argentinean restaurant which opened over 12 years ago. The Bentley Lounge, which opened this summer, offers two separate rooms: the Port of Liverpool, with a stage for live events, and the waterfront-facing Cunard which is ideal for weddings.