#PHOTOS – Visiting Liverpool’s Euro Café at The Peacock

The Eurovision Song Contest is always a busy affair for artists, press and even fans – whether it’s going in and out of soundchecks and rehearsals, press conferences and meet-and-greets or even just sightseeing in the host city and attending the events themselves, there’s a lot to fit in. No wonder sometimes we’re left feeling like we need a break!

Luckily this is where the Euro Café comes in real handy! Organised by the local branch of the OGAE, it’s space for Eurovision fans, media and even artists to kick back, relax and take a moment to savour being in a brand new city hosting the contest we all know and love. This year’s Euro Café is being hosted at The Peacock in Liverpool.

Opened in 2008, the venue styles itself as “the original destination for creative drinks, cool disco and memorable nights out… and the only bar you can think of with its own artisan pizza oven” – sounds great, doesn’t it? So before we are all United by Music, we sent our roving reporter James down to Seel Street to have a look…

Liverpudlian Superlambanana with a Ukrainian twist!
Outside The Peacock, with Euro Café signage
Stylish interior, complete with Eurovision score segments on screen!

The Peacock is an attractive bar with a slightly retro feel and eclectic decoration, which gives it a relaxing, friendly atmosphere. And of course, as the Euro Café is now in full swing, they’re playing Eurovision music on a constant loop – awesome! I walked in to Helena Paparizou’s My Number One playing, which has always been a favourite of mine!

Speaking to The Guide Liverpool, General Manager Maureen Bramwell told them to “expect Eurovision themed cocktails and pizza, as well as a chilled European vibe, where fans and artists can pull up a seat and relax ahead of the main events during the Eurovision Song Contest week.” – which brings us nicely on to drinks!

Plenty of liquid libation on offer!

As you can see, The Peacock has a well-stocked bar with plenty of options on offer. In addition to being famed for their gin list, they also runs cocktail making classes if you fancy a slightly different experience during your week at Eurovision. But if you’re not into alcohol, don’t worry – they also make a mean virgin mojito!

This was delicious!!

As well as its comfortable and vintage-feeling indoor spaces, The Peacock has a large patio space outside to enjoy and also a roof top terrace. It might have been quiet today, but I’m convinced once word gets around (and if the weather holds!) it’ll be filled with Eurovision fans from around the continent, all enjoying Liverpool and eagerly awaiting the the live shows and of course, the Grand Final and a brand new winner! Who knows? Maybe this is the place you’ll make brand new friends through your joint love of the Eurovision Song Contest ❤

By the end of the week, these terraces will be packed with Eurovision fans!
Don’t cry for me Argentina… oh wait, that wasn’t a Eurovision song…

Like what you see? If you want to pop along to the Euro Café yourself while you’re in Liverpool, you can find it at:

49, 51 Seel St
L1 4AZ

(Click on the address to go to Google Maps!)

The Peacock will be open from 12pm until late between 9th May and 12th May and also the night of the Eurovision Grand Final 2023!

If you want to find out more about the venue or contact them directly, you can do that HERE

Looking back up at the terrace from the ground

All that’s left to say is to enjoy your time in Liverpool and enjoy the Eurovision Song Contest 2023!

Author: James Scanlan
Source: Eurovision Ireland, theguideliverpool.com
Image Sources: Eurovision Ireland (James Scanlan)

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