One step into the garden and it feels as if you’ve stumbled upon some sort of secret paradise.
Seel Street – home to the revellers of the night and the kind of place where you’ll find your new best friend in the toilet. Along the stretch you’ve got Salt Dog Slim’s, The Raz, Heebies, La’go and more. A real jumbo bucket of life where all walks of life come together for a night of dancing, drinking and debauchery. Stumble down the road and you’ll come across a pretty unassuming space. Not a sign in sight, just the flickering of fairy lights through the gap of the door and a bouncer outside. Kazimier Garden were doing secret before it was cool and not only is it one of the best places for a drink in the city, it bleeds independent and reminds us of the non-conformity and DIY attitude that The Kazimier story has become so synonymous with.
The unavowed space is a refurbished car park and you could quite easily blink and miss it. That, in a sense, is what makes it so special. The Garden is a special kind of place and offers something for everyone. The natural light during the summer brings this place alive but it is underestimated during the winter months. Tom Jones said it best but on the nights it is cold outside there are cauldrons full of homemade mulled wines and ciders that will either warm you up or make you forget you’re cold. The whole space is covered in colourful fairy lights and the darker it gets, the more romantic the scene. They’re well known for their beer selection but what you might not know is that they have an incredible wine selection, handpicked from local wine merchant R&H Fine Wines. Grab a bottle of red and take it up to the fire in the balcony and bask in your awesomeness.
The Kazimier is one of the most popular independents in Liverpool for its community of like-minded people interested in the arts and has developed a cult following over the years. Sadly, when hundreds flocked to say their goodbyes to The Kazimier on Wolstenhome Square, many thought the garden went with it. It didn’t. In fact, they recently signed a new 15 year lease to secure their future in the heart of Liverpool and whilst you can bulldoze bricks and mortar, you can’t run over The Kaz’s spirit. Their new home Invisible Wind Factory in The North Docks is unsurprisingly inspired, did and unapologetically outrageous at times. Well, it is The Kaz.
Last year they opened a new part of the garden called “Cosmic Lodge”. It looks like part of set from Game Of Thrones and is beautifully crafted. It is closed for the time being for refurbishment but once it’s open expect lots of amazing one-off events to happen. The Garden is open Thursday-Sunday but they’ll be open most days during the summer with some amazing vintage fairs, Mardi Gras style parties and more. It’s the perfect place for a pub session, a date and to remind you of the independent sparkle in Liverpool’s eye. We are incredibly proud to welcome them to our independent family that is over 100 indies strong. They’re offering 2-4-1 on mulled drinks and two cocktails for £10. Deals will change seasonally, giving you more reason to go back and drink their wares. Not that you needed one.