This is Brick Street, the eagerly anticipated funk and soul joint in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.

Hidden off Jamaica Street, Brick Street promises to bring the halcyon days of partying to funk and soul back to the city. Three rooms, including a bar stocked with the world’s finest rum, have been formed from a former mechanic’s workshop and scrapyard.

Brick Street will be the creative quarter’s latest vibrant bar and music venue, taking inspiration from the glory days of New York loft parties, raw soul power nights and brain-tickling funk shows. The team behind Brick Street have created the venue to make a mark on the city, to spread the word of a dedicated funk and soul bar across the UK and to be of cultural importance to Liverpool and the Baltic Triangle.

A spokesperson for Brick Street said: “This city’s music scene is so vibrant, from house to to disco to techno.

“There are some incredible nights and events on every week of the year. It’s time to bring funk and soul deeper into the fold. Those genres have always been the soundtrack to the purest and friendliest parties since it was first heard in Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia, Memphis, New Orleans and spread across the world. Everybody working to bring Brick Street to life loves different kinds of music and excitement is building, thanks to social media. We will not discriminate against any genre. The venue has been created to be a place to have fun and hear new and old music. Our DJs will create good vibes and we hope Brick Street will be one of the most important bars and music venues in the city and the UK.”

Residents DJs veteran Pooky, who will take up a residency every Friday, Kole, who is riding high after supporting Chic at their sell out Echo Arena gig last year, John Dean of The Magnet’s lamented superior soul, funk and dub night Gold in the Shade, and No Fakin’. Brick Street will also host DJ pioneers and new talent and we will be making more announcements about the growth and transformation of the venue soon.

Brick Street is located off Jamaica Street behind the Liver Bird Wings. The venue first opened on Thursday 8th March at 8pm and will be open Friday and Saturday from 8pm until 2am. From Thursday 15th March the venue will be open from 5pm until 2am, Thursday to Saturday. Follow Brick Street on Facebook and Instagram @BalticBrickStreet