5 Hope Street
(0151) 708 9545.
Mon-Sat 12-midnight (1am Thu, 2am Fri/Sat), Sun Closed
Down the stairs in the basement of this theatre there are two inter-connected rooms - one for drinking and one for eating (though you find a seat where you can).
The tiled floor reminiscent of a factory floor and low ceiling make it cosy inside. Though the visible building supports (pillars) can be disconcerting.
The bar is wooden and not that large, but there are usually 3 guest beers on (Cains Bitter, Wadworth's 6X and one other on this occasion).
The food service area is usually busy at meal times - lunch and evenings - as this is a popular place to eat (closed Sunday). Food is well priced and looks very interesting. There are plenty of veggie choices that are imaginative and well presented. Puddings come in the school variety and are tasty and well remembered.
At 9pm the lights go down so you can talk more intimately. It gets very busy before a show and just after and the acoustics means you have to shout a lot.
Visited in winter this was a rather cold and draughty basement very near the cathedral.
Worth a visit for food as well as beer.
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The Gladstone Hotel
Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool, L3 5QB
(0151) 709 7050
from S: £45, D: £55.