Castle Street is probably my favourite part of Liverpool City Centre to visit. It just seems to have everything that you could ask for, food and drink wise, all in one place. Whether you’re looking to have a gin-making experience at the Liverpool Gin Distillery, treat yourself to a wood-fired pizza from Rudy’s Neapolitan Pizza or explore incredible Italian-style tapas dishes at Salthouse Bacaro, Castle Street has it all. If there’s one venue that sums up Castle Street then it has to be Castle Street Townhouse.
25-27 Castle St, Liverpool, L2 4TA
Going off the title alone, it isn’t exactly clear what Castle Street Townhouse could be. A restaurant? Bar? An actual house? It could be anything. But, if you know me, you know that I love a) a prosecco, gin or wine (just a great drink in general will do really) and b) amazing food. Put the two together and you have Castle Street Townhouse. Located on Castle Street in Liverpool, they offer food, drinks and live music throughout the week. Their weekly events include Wine Wednesday, Fizz Friday and a Sunday Roast with live music. Now, I have to admit I am yet to try the food, but it has become somewhat of a local drinking spot for me in Liverpool City Centre.
Castle Street Townhouse, Liverpool: The Venue
One of my favourite things about the venue has to be the decor. Around the bar area are large, floor-to-ceiling beams with circular tables around them. Which is a design feature that I absolutely love. It adds a slightly casual vibe to the space and is ideal if you don’t want to sit at the bar or have a table for dining. Plus, it reminds me of something that you’d find in a classic Spanish tapas bar. The bar itself is a pretty spectacular standout feature as well. The fact that it’s fully stocked with all of my favourite gins is just a bonus.
What’s my go to order?
Well, as I said, Castle Street Townhouse is very much a drinks-only venue for me. Although I love great food, I’m not big on dining out. So, whilst I’ve heard that the food there is absolutely incredible, it isn’t the reason why it’s one of my favourite Liverpool venues. For me, it’s all about the drinks and the vibes. What do I order when I’m there you ask? It’s got to be a classic Hendricks Gin and Fever Tree Tonic. And man do Castle Street Townhouse serve a great G&T.
I have a bit of theory that you can tell a lot about a venue from the way that they serve a G&T. From the range of gins they have in stock, to the glass it comes in to the final touch of the garnish they choose to pair it with. It really does say a lot about a venue. So when Hendricks is in stock, the drink is served in a balloon glass and it’s garnished with ribbons of cucumber…you’re onto a winner. Castle Street Townhouse absolutely nail it.
Have you visited Castle Street Townhouse before? What did you think of it? If you’re planning a trip to the city centre anytime soon then I’d definitely recommend you give it a visit yourself.
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