“Its warehouses are home to some of the North West’s coolest bars, restaurants and cultural spaces.”
It has consistently been ranked as one of the trendiest places to live; Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, located on the edge of the city centre, is full of bars, street art and creative businesses.
In October 2022, Time Out named the area one of the 12 coolest boroughs in the UK. The publication noted: “Its warehouses are home to some of the North West’s coolest bars, restaurants and cultural spaces.” We should agree with that.
Whether you’re brand new to the city and all it has to offer, or just want a refresher, we’ve got the scoop on where to eat, drink and be merry in the Baltic Triangle.
You can’t help but notice the street art in the area. Although it may change, a few have now become synonymous with the Baltic Sea, and perhaps the best known and most popular is Paul Curtis’ Liverbird wings mural on Jamaica Street. It’s almost a right of passage to take a photo with his ‘For All Liverpool’s Liver Birds’ artwork.
If there’s one thing we’re known for in this town, it’s how we have fun. The Baltic Sea’s nightlife might be the city’s worst-kept secret. 24 Kitchen Street organizes a whole series of events with music of all genres. The content is home to Bongo’s Bingo – the event that started life in this area has now become a worldwide sensation.
There are plenty of cafes, bakeries and breweries to keep you going if you want something a little more low-key. In summer, the sun trap that is the Botanic Gardens has to be the best place to enjoy a G&T with its sister site Sub Rosa.
One of the fastest growing areas in the city, Baltic is home to dozens of tech businesses and Community Interest Companies (CICs), Baltic Creative is at the heart of the district. CIC say they are tired of seeing creative businesses and artists move into areas for their cheap rents and then be forced out. So instead, they have developed and supported premises where digital, creative, arts and independent industries can thrive.
Although this place has a strong industrial feel, you might be surprised to hear that it has its own farm. Farm Urban operates its commercial premises underground in Victorian tunnels, using hydroponic and aquaponic systems to grow greenery.
As a testament to the growing popularity of the area, a new station is to open on the local Merseyrail network. There are plans for Liverpool Baltic to open in 2025 on the site of a former railway station which was closed during the First World War. It is expected to be the third busiest station in Merseyside within six months of operation.
The Baltic Triangle, which has undergone a real renaissance in recent years, is now a thriving place to live, work and play.