Tier three lockdown continues across Liverpool City Region in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus, but there’s no doubt people are craving getting back to their favourite places.
With bars and pubs which cannot operate as restaurants closed, we’ve been left dreaming of what we’ll do the moment they reopen.
Liverpool has no shortage of incredible places to visit, and we’ve got a whole list of where we’d like to go once the government lifts Merseyside’s lockdown restrictions .
There’s so much to see and do in Liverpool, but we’ve picked the places we need to visit as soon as they reopen their doors.
Maray, Bold Street
City centre restaurant Maray closed its doors for the foreseeable future last week “with a heavy heart”.
The restaurant said that due to “many factors”, which include decreased footfall, loss of drinks sales, restrictions and the size of the venue, “the losses are too great” to remain open.
The restaurant is known for its Middle Eastern-inspired menu serving a diverse selection of vegetarian, vegan and meat and fish small plates.
Maray’s restaurants on Allerton Road and the Royal Albert Dock remain open and bookings can be made online.
GBar, Eberle Street
Much-loved Liverpool city centre club GBar closed its doors for the foreseeable future earlier this month.
The Eberle Street club made the “difficult decision” to close temporarily “until this 10pm curfew is lifted”.
While there’s been no change to the rules just yet, we’re excited to see the doors reopen soon.
The Roscoe Head, Roscoe Street
The Roscoe Head on Roscoe Street was barely back open before it closed its doors once again when the new rules were introduced last week.
The small pub, which features only two small rooms, a tiny snug and a bar, will surely be a must-visit when Liverpool’s tier three status is reduced.
The Hope & Anchor, Maryland Street
Maryland Street favourite Hope & Anchor confirmed it would close until further notice this week and thanked visitors for their continued support throughout the pandemic.
The bar is usually a go-to for many watching football or having a few drinks after uni, and we’re sure it’ll be back at it soon.
Dwntwn, Harrington Street
Dwntwn was open less than a week when new restrictions were put in place across Merseyside, so we’re very much looking forward to seeing what the future holds for this bar.
The high-end cocktail opened beneath its sister venue Abbey Road Bar & Kitchen and was aimed at the 9pm - 2am crowd, meaning it would only be able to open an hour before the Government enforced curfew of 10pm.
When it reopens, Dwntwn will offer a range of signature cocktails, along with reimagined classics and spritzes, which visitors can order directly to spacious chesterfield booths.
Ma Boyle’s Alehouse and Eatery, Tower Gardens
One of Liverpool’s longest standing pubs, Ma Boyle’s closed its doors earlier this month after the new tier three rules made it difficult to remain open.
But, the team has confirmed it will be back “very soon” and is still encouraging people to book ahead for its popular bottomless brunches and three-course Christmas roast dinners.
We’re looking forward to seeing the doors open again soon.
Alma de Cuba, Seel Street
Seel Street bar Alma de Cuba based inside the former St Peter’s Church has closed its doors for a while in response to the new restrictions.
The bar said “the situation relating to the virus is continually evolving” and that, due to the local lockdown, it has made the decision to close “for now”, though the team looks forward to welcoming people back “in true Alma style”.
The Cavern Club, pub and restaurant
The Cavern Club, pub and restaurant on Mathew Street closed their doors this month after the new lockdown rules made it "impossible" to stay open.
The famous venues are sure to be high on many peoples’ must-visit lists when they finally reopen.
Rocksalt, So Salsa and The Tree House, Crosby
Owners of Rocksalt, So Salsa and The Tree House confirmed the three venues would close their doors earlier this month - but are working on reopening plans for the coming weeks.
The Crosby restaurants are much-loved throughout the city and we’re sure it’ll be no time before they’re back and better than ever.
The Rose of Mossley, Rose Lane
South Liverpool pub The Rose of Mossley took to its Facebook page to let its customers know it would be closed, but only for the time being and said it was looking forward to reopening when it is "safe and viable" to do so.
The pub, which is based on Rose Lane, reassured customers it was "not a goodbye" but instead a "see you later".
The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, Hope Street
Much-loved Hope Street pub has closed its doors for the foreseeable future.
The Grade I listed building is a must in the city and we’re sure visitors will be gracing the pub as soon as possible once doors reopen.
The Baltic Fleet, Wapping
One of Liverpool’s most famous and best-loved pubs, The Baltic Fleet announced last week saying it was “unsure” of when the doors would reopen.
In the meantime, the team says it will “be cracking on with odd jobs” and that they “can not wait to be back open when it is safe to do so”.
The Ship and Mitre, Dale Street
Dale Street favourite The Ship and Mitre has closed temporarily due to the new restrictions - but is still offering a delivery service featuring a range of beers.
While we can’t wait for the doors to open, we’ll certainly be making the most of the delivery option.
Ye Cracke, Rice Street
A tiny pub tucked away off Hope Street, Ye Cracke has been loved by many - including Beatle John Lennon - since it opened many moons ago.
The pub closed its doors earlier this month and has been selling everything from Ye Cracke t-shirts, artwork and postcards in the meantime.
We’re looking forward to seeing the doors open once again, even if it means sitting in the beer garden in the cold.
Leaf, Bold Street
Leaf owner Natalie Haywood has closed her Bold Street venue for the foreseeable future due to the latest coronavirus lockdown rules imposed on the region.
Natalie told Liverpool City Council that the decision to close the city centre shop, while those in Smithdown and West Kirby remain open, is due to the dwindling number of visitors in the area due to the tier three restrictions and that if it closed, staff “were at least guaranteed two thirds of their wage”.
We’re looking forward to the day the doors reopen and we’re able to get our favourite teas once again.
The Lion Tavern, Moorfields
The city centre ale house named Liverpool Pub of the Year for 2020 by Liverpool and District CAMRA closed its doors for the foreseeable future as it does not serve a ‘substantial meal’.
Anyone who hasn’t had the chance to visit Liverpool’s pub of the year yet is surely excited to see the doors open again.
The Grapes, Mathew Street
The legendary pub, known for its Beatles connections, announced “with a heavy heart” that it would close for a while.
The team has confirmed the Mathew Street pub will be “back open as again as soon as we can”.
O’Neill's, Hanover Street
Irish bar O’Neill's has closed its door again for the foreseeable future, adding that it is “not goodbye, it’s see you soon”.
The team has been sharing posts on Facebook telling customers how much they miss being open, so we’re sure it won’t be long until O’Neill’s tables are filled once again.
The Shipping Forecast, Slater Street
Slater Street favourite The Shipping Forecast closed its doors again last week, with its team saying they were “absolutely gutted”.
However, the team added that people could “rest assured we will be back”, and we can’t wait for the day.