A city not short of American diners – but this, this isn’t like the others.
Located between the cathedrals on Liverpool’s iconic Hope Street, Frederik’s has been a hub of the Georgian Quarter since 2013. The Brooklyn-style bar offers a wide range of craft beers, as well as gin and Prosecco serves and also enjoys an unmatched reputation for some of the best cocktails in town. Food is served daily from lunch into evening, with a traditional roast every Sunday. Proving Sundays are for roasting – not resting.
Not sure about you, but we wander through life being painfully conscious about every breath we make and every step we take – as if Sting himself was watching us. So, in the past, when somebody’s suggested a dance, nothing has really felt less appealing. Maybe it’s the cosy fireside sofa, maybe it’s the Aperol Spritz or maybe it’s the DJ slightly hidden at the top pumping out disco – but Frederiks is a place you lose yourself and a place where your hips become looser. There’s been numerous times we’ve even shocked ourselves with some of our moves (and subsequently woke up sore in places we never knew we had).
The last year has seen the venue focus its music attention towards Jazz, hosting many diverse and energetic nights, which have showcased aspects of the genre that music lovers may not necessarily be aware of, or have been exposed to. Brainchild of DJ and promoter John Dean, the newly branded Hope Street Jazz events see both solo and group performances, with musicians now making the pilgrimage to perform at Frederiks from across the UK, and even the continent. City-centre-based John is keen to fly the flag not only for international acts, but also for future emerging talent closer to home, and is currently working to establish links with local student talent. Frederiks currently run Hope Street Jazz events every Tuesday and Sunday evening, and the venue regularly sees fans dancing to the bands, completely taking over the bar.
If dancing isn’t your thing but eating is, fear not, Frederiks boast a whole menu with an array of crowd pleasers. Salt and pepper halloumi fries, brisket and jalapeño pizza, Belgium waffles – you can’t complain with any of that, can you? Now we all know you can’t beat your parents Sunday roast but, if for a treat you fancy leaving the dishes to someone else, we thoroughly recommend the Sunday roast. Choose between pork belly, chicken, roast beef, gluten free pies, vegan nut roasts or more. Plus, most excitingly, they do pigs in blankets all year round. What a novel idea to spread the magic of Christmas any Sunday of the year. Not all heroes wear capes.