££ Live Music Garden In Ropewalks
Written byCharlotte Davenport
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The Kazimier club was our favourite gig venue, anywhere, ever. Despite the iconic club shamefully being knocked down and sold for student flats, the beer garden that the Kaz team had opened and expanded on in the few years before it closed, has remained in place. Despite the building sites around it, the Kaz Garden has become a magical place in the centre of town.
The Kaz Garden is located down the bottom of Seel Street, just one street removed from the madness of Concert Square, and although it has its own party vibe, it is definitely on a different wavelength to absolutely everywhere else in Liverpool (as you would expect from the team behind the Kaz – and now Invisible Wind Factory). It feels a lot like those magical hidden bars you stumble upon when travelling in Eastern Europe, and many visitors have commented to TiL how it has felt a little like one of the ruin bars in Budapest. It is an unpretentious setting outside the Kaz Garden, without much signage to guide you in, a lonely bouncer stood outside.
Once you get through the small gated entrance, past the watchtower you’ll step into a magical otherworld that feels so out of step with the rest of the city centre. It is like you’ve slipped through the cracks of time and found yourself in some kind of utopia. The fairy lights that are found throughout, the upcycled materials that create the different nooks and crannies of the garden. The switch between the winter and the summer layouts, which brings out so many different uses and aesthetics between the seasons, the secluded area directly above the bar, and the live music, DJs, parties, and events that happen throughout the year in the garden itself, or watching concert movies in the Kazimier Stockroom, there is something for everyone. The Garden also has a kitchen, that runs through a succession of guest traders over the course of the year. The entire place looks like it’s a lot of fun to work in, and it is very much a creative space, fully inclusive, and likely to provide you with some of the more memorable moments you’ll ever have in Liverpool, just like the original Kazimier would have wanted!
The kitchen prices can vary depending on what type of food is being served, but in the past TiL has had a selection of great street food dishes for under a tenner. There is a wide selection of alcohol, and although it might be a little on the pricy side, you’re certainly never left short-changed from the venue itself.