New cocktail bar and hangout, The Long Shot, has now opened its doors at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and has enjoyed great success since opening with it being fully booked for tonight and Sunday’s Euros.
Located on the arena side of the Britannia Pavillion, The Long Shot is the place to go for live sporting events, innovative cocktails, craft beers and ‘monster’ sandwiches.
Founded by Simon Thompson, owner of Present Company bar on School Lane and previously at acclaimed cocktail bar, Callooh Callay in Shoreditch, the 200+ capacity venue is set over two levels, with a large feature staircase leading to an upper mezzanine floor, and outdoor space with 8 tables accommodating up to 48.
British racing green interiors and stylish wooden cladding run throughout, with a large LED-lit bar taking centre stage on the ground floor. Colourful artwork from a mixture of artists dress the walls, including a series of drawings from artist, Sean Ryan, who has made a name for himself with his much-loved series of Badly Drawn Models.
Visitors can watch all of the must-see sports games as they happen on 13 giant screens, or enjoy a game of pool upstairs where there’s also a pinball machine and juke box quiz machine for those who love to play as well as watch.
Simon and his team are serious about drinks, with the high standard of cocktails available at Present Company replicated at The Long Shot, offering signature cocktails, a variety of beers on tap, and lesser known craft beers. Cocktails range from their take on the classic Old Fashioned with Woodford Reserve, Jack Daniel’s Apple, maple syrup and bitters, to the bar’s signature The Long Shot cocktail; a refreshing mix of Jameson Black Barrel, apricot and black tea soda.
To go alongside the food, customers can enjoy a selection of hearty monster sandwiches, including the indulgent French Dip; a hot sandwich stuffed with thinly sliced roast beef, along with a variety of sides perfect for sharing.
The Long Shot adds an exciting nightlife venue to the growing mix of wet-led venues at the dock, which include amazing Liverpool independent, Turncoat Bar, Madre in the alfresco Anchor Courtyard, the ever popular Revolution and Revolucion de Cuba, along with Maray’s newly opened pub, The One O Clock Gun.