While staying at Arthouse Hotel, you’ll find many of the best restaurants in Liverpool right on your doorstep.
Since you may find yourself spoilt for choice, we thought we’d narrow it down with our top recommendations.
Each of our choices is within walking distance from the hotel, so why not stop off for a bite to eat before exploring Liverpool nightlife?
Best Restaurants in Liverpool
Sitting moments away along dynamic Seel Street, the dazzling decor and delicious dishes of Blind Tiger await.
With a stylish speakeasy feel, this unique bar and restaurant offers full table service, live music and an extensive Dim Sum menu.
Blind Tiger is also renowned for hosting talented live musicians for an atmospheric dining experience.
Alma de Cuba
Alma de Cuba is one of Liverpool’s best-loved spots to wine and dine in the city centre. You’ll find the historic gem along Seel Street, within the spectacular walls of a former church.
Perfect for those with a cultured palette, Alma de Cuba boasts an eclectic menu, showcasing the fantastic flavours of South American cuisine.
By night, the ground floor of Alma offers a carnival-style experience, from sparkling Samba dancers to their famous petal shower.
Dia + Noche
You’ll find the twinkling lights of Dia + Noche amongst the row of independent gems on Bold Street. This charming restaurant is one of the newest additions to Liverpool’s dining scene, and it’s certainly made quite the impression.
Serving up delicious lunch by day, this stylish space transforms into a stylish tapas and cocktail bar by night. You can choose from a range of tasty nibbles and main courses as you soak up the atmosphere.
Chicha – Peruvian Street Kitchen
Chicha – Peruvian Street Kitchen is another of Bold Street’s independent favourites. Since opening its doors in 2016, the South American inspired spot has become a firm favourite for delicious food and drink.
Whether you opt for a refreshing plate from the Veggie Bar, browse the MeatFeast section or try a delectable dessert, Chicha’s colourful menu is bursting with flavour and choice.
Perfect if you’re feeling a little worse for wear after a big night out, NoLita Cantina doesn’t do anything by halves! Inspired by American Bistros with the feel of a New York deli, you can look forward to plenty of indulgence.
Treat yourself to a huge helping of meat with a hearty burger or sandwich overflowing with silky cheese. Veggies don’t have to worry as there’s also a great selection of vegetarian options guaranteed to hit the spot.
La Finca Eivissa
Capturing the essence of summertime bliss, La Finca Evissa will brighten up any day of the week with a taste of Ibiza. Serving a fusion of Spanish-Mediterranean tapas, this eclectic spot is perfect for enjoying a bite to eat before the party begins.
Look forward to the best Ibizan cocktails and enjoy a warm reminder of the White Isle. You’ll find La Finca right next to Arthouse Hotel.
Bringing Liverpool an authentic slice of Italy, don’t miss a visit to Villa Romana during your stay at Arthouse Hotel. Serving traditional Italian dishes in a charming, rustic setting, Villa Romana showcases the best of home-cooked Italian food.
Their extensive menu ranges from delicious Neapolitan pizza to fresh pasta, grilled and pan fried meat, fish dishes, antipasti and speciality breads and salads. What better way to start a night of wining and dining?
La Parrilla Bold Street
Serving up classic Mexican cuisine and char-grilled meats, look no further than La Parrilla for authentic food and drink served with a feel-good atmosphere.
Their mouthwatering menu features a huge range of Mexican favourites. And you’ll be pleased to know their portions are just as impressive.
Choose from flavoursome burritos, golden chimichangas, impressive sharing dishes and much more. Oh, and you’re more than likely to end up in a sombrero!
To enquire further about staying at Arthouse Hotel, you can reach our friendly team on 0151 601 8801. In the meantime, why not check out our latest offers?
Alfred Hitchcock is undeniably one of the world’s most famous and influential directors of all time. From Birds to Psycho to Vertigo, it is hard to find someone who hasn’t seen at least one of ‘The Master of Suspense’s films. As we approach the anniversary of the legendary director’s death, nearly 40 years ago on April 29th 1980, we take a look back on all things Alfred Hitchcock.
He was celebrated throughout the cinematic world for his distinctly recognisable directorial style, with shots framed to maximise the feeling of unease within his viewers, creating a sense of fear, dread or anxiety in his innovative forms of film editing.
It was this iconic style that earned him his ‘Master of Suspense’ title and paved the way for Hitchcock’s pioneering evolution of the thriller genre.
The Early Life of an Icon
Born to a William Hitchcock, a greengrocer in Leytonstone in 1899, Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was the second son and youngest of three children. Often found drawing and inventing games in his spare time, he was quiet and described as a bit of a loner – a trait that was mainly due to his size, which was large even as a child.
A story often told about Hitchcock’s upbringing, and the subsequent influence on his life and career is the story of Hitchcock’s time spent in prison.
When he was five years old, Hitchcock’s very strict, Catholic father punished the young boy for being naughty by sending him to the local police station with a note, asking the officers to lock him away for several minutes. This was Hitchcock’s only brush with the law, thanks to a deep-seated fear of authority because of this very moment.
After graduating from London County Council School of Engineering and Navigation, with fantastic draftsmanship skills under his belt, Hitchcock took a job at Henley Telegraph Company as an estimator for their manufacture of electric cable.
With a job he saw as mind-numbing, Hitchcock used his free time to attend the cinema (often by himself0, read cinema trade papers and take drawing classes at London University. This creative side shone through in Henley’s Social Club magazine, where his short stories with twist endings and caricatures were published. These published works got Hitchcock promoted to the advertising department, as a creative advertising illustrator.
The Birth of a Director
Hitchcock’s first endeavour into film was a job as a title card designer (the text in silent movies that explains actions or shows dialogue) for Famous Players-Lasky (which later became Paramount). He used this job to get his foot in the door for screenwriting, assistant director, set designer and all other aspects of filmmaking.
After a few failed attempts at directing while at Famous Players-Lasky, during which he met his future wife, Alma, Hitchcock scored a hit with The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog in 1927. The film was a major success in the United Kingdom and is regarded as the first ‘Hitchcockian’ film, heavily influenced by expressionist techniques that Hitchcock witnessed while directing The Pleasure Garden in Germany in 1926.
The 1930s saw Hitchcock make film after film, with many becoming a success both on home soil and across the Atlantic in America. His 1938 film The Lady Vanishes, won the New York Critics’ Award for Best Film, which helped catch the attention of American film producer and studio owner David O. Selznick, who extended a contract offer of three motion picture films. Hitchcock accepted and moved his now wife Alma, and ten-year-old daughter Patricia, to Hollywood.
Hitchcock was one of the first directors to which the ‘auteur theory was applied, a theory which stresses the artistic authority of the director in the filmmaking process. Such artistry is what contributed to so many of Hitchcock’s films being regarded with such icon status.
Perhaps the most well-known film from Hitchcock didn’t come until later in his career, Psycho, released in 1960, was the most shocking film of its time. With twists and disturbing themes that thrilled moviegoers across the world. The cheap budget ($800,000) gave Hitchcock motivation to be creative with his filming techniques, to such an extent that the now iconic shower scene, where the heroine is brutally murdered, is composed of more than 90 shots and 70 different angles. The scene is revered as one of the most thrilling pieces of work of all time.
Keeping with his later fashion of one-word titles and suspenseful thrillers, Hitchcock’s other most memorable films, which hold permanent places on the majority of ‘Top Films’ lists, includes Birds (1963), where a town is attacked by menacing flocks of birds, and Vertigo (1958), a story of obsession, manipulation and fear and a cycle of madness and lies.
The endless list of classics produced by the Master of Suspense is one of the many reasons he is considered to be one of, if not the, best directors of all time.
Not to be ignored are Hitchcock’s lesser known films, iconic in their own right, but often overshadowed by is creative giants. Early works such as Notorious (1946), Spellbound (1945) and The 39 Steps (1935) all have their place in film history for their technical ingenuity.
With more than 50 feature films under his belt throughout his career, there is a plethora of hidden and niche Hitchcock films that document his development to the style he was admired for.
Often cited as a pioneer and auteur, Hitchcock’s filming style is what places him in the director’s hall of fame, with signature filming techniques and styles that help identify any of his films as distinctly Hitchcockian.
He appears as a cameo in 39 of his films, often with no lines and as a brief background character in early scenes. The tradition began When filming his first major success, The Lodger (1927), when there weren’t enough extras to fill the newsroom in the opening scene.
Certain camera angles and techniques have become associated with the director’s feature films, as he creates a feel of voyeurism for the audience, with point of view shots and roving tracking to guide the audience to the subject at hand.
Hitchcock also gained a reputation for using ‘icy blondes’ as his chosen heroines, from Grace Kelly to Janet Leigh to Ingrid Bergman. He once said that blondes are thought to be innocent and glamorous – the perfect recipe for a victim. The icy attitude was for added suspense, and to confuse the audience with their lack of empathy for the poor femme fatale.
He was also noted for his rigorous planning of his productions, with every detail of every scene meticulously storyboarded, with every camera angle, sound effect and movement accounted for and unchanged throughout the filming process.
Hitchcock met his wife, Alma, while working at his first studio, Famous Players-Lasky. She worked on continuity and editing for several of his early works and the two were married in 1926 and she became his chief collaborator on all films. Alma took a backseat to the limelight as she did not want the public attention that came with her husband’s rise to fame.
The couple welcomed their first and only child, a girl named Patricia, in 1928, and the entire family moved to Hollywood when David O. Selznick offered Hitchcock a three-film contract in March 1939.
Awards, Honours and Death
Being one of the most well-noted directors in history comes with a string of awards and honours across a lifetime of hard work and dedication to the industry. Along with innumerable Oscar, Golden Globes and BAFTA nominations and awards, Hitchcock also received five lifetime achievement awards, eight Laurel Awards and has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Hitchcock became Sir Alfred Hitchcock after being knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in the 1980 New Year Honours.
In the first few months after his knighthood, Hitchcock worked on a script for a new spy thriller, The Short Night, but the project never came to fruition due to the director’s rapidly declining health. In April of 1980, he passed away in his home of renal failure at 80 years old.
The Hitchcock Floor at Arthouse Hotel
Arthouse Hotel, close to Liverpool’s city centre and just minutes walk to the vibrant and ever-growing nightlife, pay special homage to Hitchcock’s legacy and the impact he left on the cinematic world with an entire floor dedicated to his most iconic films.
Choose from eight Hitchcock themed rooms, sleeping between four and six guests, and indulge in the luxury of a bygone era of cinema.
Experience an elegant take on Bates Motel in Pyscho, or indulge in Notorious, there’s glamour in Suspicion and dark decadence in The Birds.
Be enchanted in Spellbound or experience life on the run in Stage Fright, there’s also the mystifying magnetism of Vertigo and a 1920s vibe in Easy Virtue.
There’s stylish accommodation for everyone whatever your favourite Hitchcock film, and with an amazing location in the heart of cultural Liverpool, there is no better place for group accommodation that the Arthouse Hotel.
One of the most famous and greatly loved musicals of all time, Grease is the story of the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950’s.
But no matter how many times you’ve seen it, there are still loads of interesting facts you probably didn’t know. Even the biggest Grease fans will tell you that they discover something new when they watch it for the umpteenth time.
Here at the Arthouse Hotel, Grease is one of our all time favourite films, which is why we’ve dedicated an entire suite to the classic high school flick.
We’ve done our research and found a staggering 66 undiscovered Grease film facts.
See how many you knew already!
Grease the movie is based on the 1971 Broadway musical of the same name.
The Broadway musical was written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.
Jacobs was an advertising copywriter and Warren Casey was a high-school art teacher. They met through an amateur theatre group in Chicago in the early 1960’s, at high school Jacobs had been a greaser and Casey had been bookish and studious.
The film is set in 1958, 20 years before the actual release date on 1st June 1978.
It was directed by Randal Kleiser and written by Bronte Woodard.
The wonderful Carrie Fisher was considered for the role of Sandy.
Both Marie Osmond and Susan Dey turned down the role of Sandy, Osmond apparently didn’t want her future children to see her in the film, especially the last scenes.
Before Olivia Newton-John was cast as Sandy, she insisted on having a screen test to make sure she would be the right fit for the character and to determine whether she had onscreen chemistry with Travolta.
Henry Winkler, a.k.a ‘The Fonz’ turned down playing Danny Zuko because the character was too similar to Fonzie, the tough guy with a heart of gold he was already playing on Happy Days.
The Guardian Angel
Elvis was asked to play the Guardian Angel role in the film, but he didn’t accept the role. It was taken by Frankie Avalon instead.
An Art Teacher
Andy Warhol nearly played the part of an art teacher, but various misunderstandings meant the role could never be decided on.
Held Back a Few Years?
None of the actors were anywhere near high school age, John Travolta was 23, Olivia Newton-John was 29, Jeff Conaway was 26 and Dennis Stewart aka ‘Crater face’ was 30.
Stockard Channing was the eldest of the teenage performers during the filming, she was 33.
The two closest to high school age were Lorenzo Lamas (Tom) and Dinah Manoff (Marty), they were both 19.
Beauty School Dropout
This scene nearly didn’t happen, Frankie Avalon had an intense fear of heights, so the slippery three-storey staircase didn’t seem so dreamy after all. To solve the problem they put mattresses alongside the steps.
The Dance Scenes
All of the background dancers were named, which doesn’t usually happen in films. Among them were Sauce, Bart, Bubba, Midge and Moose.
Most of the extras that featured in the dance scenes had won a nationwide contest to be in the film.
Dinah Manoff who played Marty couldn’t dance so she sat out every single dance scene.
The high school name Rydell High is a reference to Bobby Rydell, a teen idol known for his 1960’s pop and rock singles.
Rydell High is actually three different real Los Angeles high schools. The outside is Venice High School, the interior is Huntington Park High School and the school field was at John Marshall High School.
It took a week to shoot the dance contest scene and originally Sandy was not intended to dance, it was supposed to be just Danny and Cha Cha.
Jamie Donnelly (who played Jan) was already growing grey hair when she signed onto “Grease.” To play the part of a high schooler, she had to dye her hair dark brown.
Originally, Lorenzo Lamas who played Tom Chisum had black slicked back hair which made him look too much like a T-Bird, he was told to dye his hair a lighter colour, so he was sent to Rodeo Drive to dye his hair blonde.
Travolta wanted his hair dyed blue-black, inspired by Elvis.
Arguments and Illness
There was originally an extra fight scene between Kenickie and Rizzo to explain why she throws the milkshake at him in the diner, but producers decided it was too heavy for the movie, calling it the “Martin Scorsese scene.”
John Travolta argued with Randal Kleiser, the director, over the end of the song “Sandy”. He wanted a close-up of himself instead of the cartoon shot of a hot dog diving into a bun, Kleiser disagreed.
A number of cast members got ill whilst filming the drag race scene, the water was stagnant and dangerous.
The Rydell prom scene was shot during a heat wave in California and several of the extras had to be treated for heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses.
Grease is the Word
Grease may be the word, but it’s never actually said once in the entire script, only the word ‘greased’ is sung during the song ‘Greased Lightnin’.
Originally Kenickie was supposed to perform ‘Greased Lightnin’, but Travolta fought to sing the number himself and won.
Producers utilised Olivia Newton-John’s popularity by allowing her to keep her Australian accent and changing Sandy’s last name from American ‘Dumbrowski’ to Australian ‘Olsen’.
In the stage version the boy’s group is called the Burger Palace Boys, this was changed to the T-birds for the film.
‘You’re The One That I Want’
The song ‘You’re The One That I Want’ was filmed at a travelling carnival that was only in town for one day, close ups had to be recreated by the set department.
Olivia Newton-John’s leggings were so tight that the zip was broken, she had to be sewn into them.
Not everyone could handle the carnival rides, Eddie Deezen who played Eugene was on a spinning ride after a scene was ended and threw up.
The ‘You’re The One That I Want’ scene only took one afternoon to film.
The character of Danny could have been a busboy, the producer Allan Carr also imagined the greaser working at a gas station, singing a song called “Gas Pump Jockey.”
John Travolta started rehearsals for Grease just four days after completing filming for Saturday Night Fever.
It’s reported that the cast chewed their way through 100,000 pieces of bubblegum during the filming.
Originally, Grease was supposed to be an animated film, but the idea was scraped. To honour the idea they kept the opening credit animations.
The ‘Hickey’s from Kenickie’ that Rizzo tries to cover up were real, given by Jeff Conaway who played Kenickie, to make them look more authentic.
Jeff Conaway had a really big crush on Olivia Newton-John and was nervous around her on set, he ended up marrying her sister.
In Mexico and Venezuela, Grease in known as Vaselina.
Because Jeff Conaway was taller than John Travolta, Kenickie was often slouching when filming so that the lead actor of the movie seemed taller.
Cameos and Almost Camoes
When a coca-cola product placement deal fell through during post-production, multiple shots of coca cola products and advertisements had to be digitally removed or blurred out.
The Beach Boys almost made a guest appearance, Allan Carr originally imagined the surf rock quartet performing ‘Greased Lightnin’.
Danny’s blue windbreaker at the beginning of the film was intended as a nod to James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause.
John Travolta’s sister, Ellen Travolta, plays a diner waitress with a single line – ‘Oh, there’s Danny and Sandy’ while watching the dance on TV.
The gang that played the famous trio, Sonny, Putzie and Doody, wanted to honour the Three Stooges and so they asked the producers to pay a small tribute prior to the bonfire scene.
Terminator star Michael Biehn makes an appearance in Grease in the scene where Danny and Kenickie put the frog in Patty’s bag.
Two number one hit singles came from the Grease soundtrack, “Grease” and ” You’re The One That I Want”.
The title song ‘Grease’ was written by Barry Gibb, sang by Frankie Valli and Peter Frampton played the guitar.
Lots of songs were cut from the final film, however they can be heard in the background of certain shots.
The “Alma Mater/Parody” instrumental from the stage version of Grease can be heard in the office on the last day of school and during the carnival scenes.
Sandy’s solo “Hopelessly Devoted To You” almost didn’t make the cut and was only added after the film was made. The song was nominated for an Oscar.
Grease was the highest grossing film of 1978.
Olivia Newton-John attended the film premiere in a prom dress and then for the after party, she changed into her second look, a hot pink spandex.
The official premiere after-party was at the famous Studio 54.
Grease won every People’s Choice Award for which it was nominated – Favourite Motion Picture Actress (Olivia Newton-John), Favourite Motion Picture Supporting Actress (Stockard Channing), Favourite Musical Motion Picture, and Favourite Overall Motion Picture.
Sequels and The Musical
Producers originally wanted to create 3 movies and a TV series but when the first sequel, Grease 2, flopped with $15 million at the box office the other movies were cancelled.
There was a planned sequel called Summer School which was completely different from Grease 2.
Didi Conn was the only one of the Pink Ladies and T-Birds to make an appearance in Grease 2.
Grease the musical is still a successful show and you can still get tickets to see it.
Travolta and Newton-John reunited in 1983 for the romantic comedy Two of a Kind.
They also released a duet Christmas album in 2012, called This Christmas.
There is a crazy fan theory that suggests that the entire musical is actually Sandy’s journey to the afterlife, the story goes that she died when she drowned at the beach and the car is taking them to heaven at the end. Make of that what you will.
The Grease Room At The Arthouse
At the Arthouse Hotel we know that Grease is a classic that should be celebrated.
Our unique Grease-inspired room has been designed as a tribute to the hit 1978 musical, with Sandy and Danny immortalised on the ceiling.
Relax in style, as our Grease room features a large screen TV, kitchenette and a double Jacuzzi bath.
Sleeping up to 6 people, our stunning room is the perfect way to stay in Liverpool city centre, as we’re closely located to the city’s finest restaurants, bars, shops and attractions.
There’s nothing left for you to do but book a stay with us by calling our friendly booking team on 0151 541 9999.
Spending bank holiday weekend at Arthouse Hotel is always a great idea. Whether you’re tired of the same old nights out or simply in search of something special, you can guarantee a night at Arthouse will prove truly unforgettable.
We’re right in the heart of Liverpool nightlife, so you can come and go as you please. So, whether you’ll be hitting the town with a group of friends or keeping the party within the walls of your hotel room, we’ve got it covered.
A Unique Party Hotel in Liverpool
Following a glamorous movie theme, Arthouse Hotel offers guests a spectacular space to party, stay and spend quality time with friends or family. Each of our rooms is designed with luxury, style and comfort in mind.
We specialise in group accommodation, so our rooms can comfortably sleep groups of guests within the one room, without compromising on space or quality. Features in our rooms include our relaxing whirlpool baths and stylish kitchenettes.
Our themed rooms range from the charming Sound of Music room to dark and dazzling Chicago room. Favourites also include the tylish Marilyn Monroe room, inspired by Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Diptych.
The latest additions to Arthouse Hotel are Signature Living’s fabulous Skyline Suites. Offering the perfect backdrop to your Bank Holiday celebrations, the Skyline Suites offer rooftop views across the city centre. Plus, you can relax with friends on the picturesque outdoor terrace. What better spot to enjoy a glass of bubbly before you head out?
Facilities within the Skyline Suites include a huge whirlpool bath and private bar space, adding to the party atmosphere of this exquisite space.
Bank Holiday Liverpool Hotel Deal
The Unmissable Bank Holiday Weekender package is designed to bring you the most fantastic bank holiday experience. Incorporating all the best bits of what Arthouse has to offer, you can look forward to a bank holiday like no other as you spend a night in style.
3-night stay in luxury movie themed room from Fri-Sun
You’ll be greeted with welcome beers or Prosecco on arrival
One evening you can enjoy a delicious 2-course meal
One evening you’ll be invited to attend a cocktail masterclass
This deal includes a tasty breakfast each morning of your stay
This jam-packed deal is available on bank holiday weekend only – based on 4 or more sharing.
Liverpool Nightlife Near Arthouse Hotel
Arthouse Hotel is well and truly in the heart of Liverpool nightlife. Situated along dynamic Seel Street, you’ll find something for everyone dotted along this iconic area of the city.
From cheap and cheerful student favourites and quirky cocktail bars to the one and only Alma de Cuba, a night along Seel Street guarantees an incredible night out in Liverpool.
Alma is a local favourite, sitting just across the street from Arthouse Hotel and renowned for its sensational Samba dancers and utterly delicious cocktails.
The former church retains its most mesmerising features today. You can dance the night away beneath the stunning original altar and glistening stained glass windows.
And if you want to make your night all the more special, why not hire your very own booth at Alma? The cherry on top of the ultimate bank holiday weekend in Liverpool.
To enquire further or to book your stay at Arthouse Hotel, we’d love to hear from you today on 0151 601 8801.
Who needs Valentine’s Day when you can celebrate the perks of single life with Singles Awareness Day?
The fun-filled tradition is celebrated on the 14th or 15th February. But at Arthouse Hotel, we’re ready to celebrate all week long!
Singles Awareness Day in Liverpool
Arthouse Hotel is a leading party hotel in Liverpool. Our movie themed rooms offer a unique twist on luxury group accommodation.
Situated in the heart of the city centre, you can enjoy the best of Liverpool nightlife right on your doorstep. What better way to start the night?
Rooms at Arthouse mean you can enjoy a pre-night out pamper and get ready with your best girls. Each of our fabulous rooms is impressively spacious, so there’s no need to worry about feeling cramped.
Capturing the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, our themed rooms each offer something special. You can choose from an array of your favourite films and icons, from the Marilyn Monroe room to Chicago room.
Stay in Our Marilyn Monroe Room
Our Marilyn Monroe hotel room is truly one of a kind. Inspired by Andy Warhol’s silkscreen painting ‘Marilyn Diptych’, you’ll soon fall head over heels for this stunning space.
The photogenic venue is ideal for celebrating with your nearest and dearest as you toast to the night ahead. Fitted with bright and airy windows, our Marilyn room allows plenty of natural light to shine across your stay.
A fusion of red carpet red and iconic Marilyn prints ignites the most dazzling movie themed finish. Enhanced by fantastic facilities, guests will find everything they could need, including a double whirlpool bath and stylish kitchenette.
Hotel Offers in Liverpool
At Arthouse, we always have a range of special offers to pick from. ‘Here Come the Girls’ is particularly popular amongst our guests at the moment.
So, whether you’re celebrating Singles Awareness Day, a special birthday or even a hen party in Liverpool, you’ll find just what you’re after.
Ready to Hit the Town?
After some tasty cocktails from our ground floor bar, it’ll be time to hit the town and enjoy the best of Liverpool nightlife. From atmospheric cocktail bars to dynamic nightclubs, Liverpool boasts a wide range of bars and clubs to explore.
During your visit, you won’t want to miss out on a visit to Alma de Cuba, one of Liverpool’s best loved bars and restaurants. Famous for its eclectic blend of Cuban, Hispanic and Latin American influences, you can be certain of a mesmerising night out.
Formerly St. Peter’s Catholic Church, the historic venue is adorned by opulent decorations and retains many of its original features. You could enjoy a heavenly night dancing beneath the original altar and exquisite stained glass windows.
Whether you sit back and relax in your very own booth or dance beneath the glistening chandeliers, a night in Alma is always one to remember. The colourful cocktail menu includes everything from classic cocktails to Alma specials. You could embrace the best of being single as you dance the night away with a Victoria’s Secret cocktail in hand. All you’ll be missing is some wings!
To enquire further to book your stay at Arthouse Hotel, you can get in touch today on 0151 601 8801.
This Friday is officially National Pizza Day and what better way to celebrate than with a visit to Mulholland, Liverpool’s favourite pizza parlour.
Our amazing restaurant serves up a brilliant range of flavours that are sure to have mouths watering, from classics to some wacky twists on the traditional.
So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at some of our unique topping combinations and start planning your pizza-packed Friday.
Meatball and Spaghetti
One of the most popular pizzas on our menu, the Meatball and Spaghetti merges two Italian favourites to create a tasty pasta-pizza combination.
Enjoy perfectly cooked meatballs on a base of delicious pasta, creamy cheese sauce and a tomato base, sprinkled with basil.
It’s the ideal pizza to indulge in this National Pizza Day.
If you’d prefer something a little more simple, why not go for our Margherita?
Made from a classic base with a rich tomato sauce, lots of cheese and a good helping of black pepper and basil, you won’t be disappointed.
Chilli, Jalapeno, Spicy Beef, Cajun Chicken and Tabasco
Looking for a pizza with a spice explosion? Look no further than our Chill, Jalapeno, Spicy Beef, Cajun Chicken and Tabasco pizza.
Loaded with flavour and hot sauce, this appetising main dish is perfect for chilli lovers.
To cool your mouth down, try it with an ice cold bottled beer and really make the most of National Pizza Day.
Artichoke, Olive and Roasted Pepper
One of the veggies, our Artichoke, Olive and Roasted Pepper is a fresh and flavoursome pizza that is always a crowd-pleaser.
A delicious mix of Mediterranean toppings, mixed with traditional Italian flavours and a good helping of cheesy goodness, this pizza pie is the ideal treat.
If you’ve still got room for more …
Chocolate and Marshmallow Pizza
If you’re still not done stuffing your face with pizza, we also offer an amazing dessert pizza.
Yes, that’s right.
You can enjoy our stuffed marshmallows and chunks of dark and milk chocolate on top of a sweet pizza base.
A mouthwatering option that is sure to make your day.
National Pizza Day at Mulholland
Really make the most of National Pizza Day this year with a visit to Mulholland.
Set within the Arthouse Hotel, but with a whole identity of its own, this quirky venue transports visitors into a vintage Hollywood bar experience.
An American themed establishment, Mulholland is a distinctive bar and restaurant serving delicious food from brunch to pizza. Plus, a wide range of tasty drinks and cocktails all expertly mixed by talented mixologists.
Named after the street and road in the eastern Santa Monico Mountains of Southern California, Mulholland’s unique logo represents the star of Hollywood and the wheat used to brew beer.
The famous road has featured in numerous movies, songs and novels, making it the perfect name for a trendy bar that celebrates Hollywood and its culture.
Indulge in some of the most delicious pizzas in Liverpool this National Pizza Day.
To book a table, get in touch with our friendly team today and celebrate in style.
Fancy giving your uni nights out a twist? Join us at Arthouse Hotel to celebrate the end of January exams. Situated along Seel Street, we’re based in the heart of Liverpool nightlife. That’s one of the reasons we’re the go-to party hotel in Liverpool.
Specialising in group accommodation, each of our spaces is perfect for hosting groups of guests in search of the perfect night out.
Perfect for Liverpool Student Parties
Treat yourself after all that revision to an overnight stay at Arthouse. With an array of movie themed rooms to pick from, we have something for everyone. Fitted with contemporary decor and luxury facilities, each room is designed with style and comfort in mind.
Our room themes range from the charming Sound of Music room to glamorous Chicago and Marilyn Monroe. Each of our spaces is fitted with fantastic facilities to ensure that your group has everything you could need.
And worry not, at Arthouse we know a thing or two about throwing a party! Our most regular guests are celebrating hen and stag parties, birthdays and graduation. So when it comes to having a good time, we’re your go-to hotel.
Facilities in our rooms can include everything from kitchenettes to large whirlpool baths, offering you something special during your stay. So whether you fancy preparing some drinks before you head out or having a pre-night out pamper, our fabulous rooms have got it covered!
Our Luxury Skyline Suites
The latest addition to Arthouse Hotel, our Skyline Suites are ideal for celebrations with larger groups of guests. The Skyline Suites are perfect for a scenic stay in the city, offering a versatile space to celebrate.
Decorated with royal blues and lush velvet, these dazzling suites are designed for partying in style. The spacious rooms are divided into separate spaces but can be booked as an entire floor. Facilities include a giant bath, private bar and outdoor terrace. What more could you need for the ultimate student party in Liverpool?
Unmissable Hotel Offers Liverpool
At Arthouse Hotel, you can always find a fantastic range of deals to choose from, so you won’t have to break your student budget. Our Ultimate Girls Midweek Break is available for just £89 per person and includes a luxury overnight stay, 2-course meal, drinks masterclass and tasty breakfast in the morning.
This unmissable deal is available from Sunday-Thursday. So, why not make one of your midweek nights something special?
Liverpool Student Nightlife
Liverpool nightlife is famous for its dynamic student scene. Whether it’s a Monday night or the weekend, there’s always somewhere to go. Situated within the hotel you’ll find Mulholland Bar, one of the best Liverpool student bars in the city, serving up cheap and cheerful cocktails, steins, pizza and hot dogs.
Just across the street, head to Alma de Cuba, Heebie Jeebies and Brooklyn Mixer for an unbeatable night out in Liverpool. Seel Street’s diverse bars and clubs offer something for everyone, so whether you’re in search of cheesy pop or R&B, you’ll be spoilt for choice. And don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone if the night ends with fat frogs in The Raz!
To enquire further or to book your end of exams hotel stay in Liverpool, simply get in touch today on 0151 601 8801.
Beat those New Year blues by checking out some of the best events taking place in Liverpool in January 2018.
From live stadium shows to one of the most epic games of bingo, this month is packed full of fun things to do.
It’s time to start planning for the New Year!
Murder on the Orient Express Film Showing
When: Thursday 4th January
Where: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
The Philharmonic Hall are showing the brilliant new film, Murder on the Orient Express, to celebrate the adaptation of one of Agatha Christie’s classics.
The iconic 1934 detective mystery has rocketed to the top of the film charts, receiving rave reviews and praise for the all-star cast.
Join Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh and Johnny Depp as Poirot tries to figure out who killed a passenger on a train stranded by the snow.
The Jersey Boys
When: Wednesday 10th January – Saturday 20th January
Where: Liverpool Empire Theatre
The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, the Jersey Boys, is officially touring the UK and they’re coming to Liverpool’s Empire Theatre this January.
This hugely popular play has won 57 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical.
A true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks, the Jersey Boys follows their journey to inventing a new unique sound of music and selling 100 million records worldwide.
Featuring legendary hits including Beggin’, December 1963, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Walk Like A Man, Bye Bye Baby, Big Girls Don’t Cry and many more, Jersey Boys is a must see event in Liverpool in January.
The Late Wake Club: David Bowie
When: Saturday 13th January
Where: Camp and Furnace
Celebrating the life and times of one of the most influential icons in the music industry, the Late Wake Club are putting on a night of David Bowie appreciation this January.
Taking place in Camp and Furnace in the Baltic Triangle, this event will feature every iconic Bowie hit, his influences, influencers and collaborators from their resident DJ.
Get ready to become Bowie-fied in the makeover station, just choose your era and transform into the Starman himself.
Like with any wake there is of course the complimentary free finger food buffet and cup of tea.
Celebrating Sgt Pepper Live
When: Saturday 13th January
Where: Liverpool Echo Arena
Next in our list of events in Liverpool in January is a celebration of the Fab Four.
The award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the nation’s premier Beatles group, The Bootleg Beatles, are teaming up to perform the entirety of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to celebrate its half century.
Orchestrated by Nigel Osborne and hosted by the legendary Liverpool poet Roger McGough, this special concert is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience what Rolling Stone magazine proclaimed ‘the number one greatest album of all time’, complete with full-blown symphonic backing.
Incorporating many other hits from the heady days of 1967, including ‘Strawberry Fields’, ‘Penny Lane’ and ‘All You Need Is Love’, don’t miss this highlight of 2018.
Liverpool Lives Tour
When: Monday 15th January and Monday 29th January
Where: Museum of Liverpool
This January, the Museum of Liverpool are featuring a special exhibition celebrating the most influential people of Liverpool.
Starring those who made unprecedented positive changes to the city throughout the years. It’s an impressive view of the pioneers, innovators and entrepreneurs who made our city what it is today.
You will be shown round the exhibition by one of the museum’s hosts, free of charge.
Bongo’s Bingo featuring the Vengaboys
When: Tuesday 23rd January
Where: Camp and Furnace
The ever popular and infamous Bongo’s Bingo is back this January and this time they’re bringing pop legends The Vengaboys with them!
Get ready for eyes down and a night of impromptu raves, dance offs, hands in the air anthem singing and prizes so bad they’re good, it’s bingo like you’ve never known it before.
As always there are incredible prizes up for grabs, amazing music and even some surprises guests!
Without a doubt the craziest game of bingo you’ll ever play and one of the most amazing events in Liverpool in January.
Secret Psychedelic Party
When: Friday 26th January
Last but not least on our list of events in Liverpool in January is also one of the most secretive.
A mysterious and trippy experience is coming to Liverpool, with the venue yet to be announced.
They will be opening the doors to a never before used abandoned space and recreating an atmosphere similar to the illegal underground parties of the 90’s.
Expect a blend of House music, to garage, Disco and beyond, plus psychedelic lighting and fully immersive psychedelic decor.
The location of the event will be sent to ticket holders on the day!
Stay at Arthouse this January
If you’ll be visiting Liverpool this January or you’re planning on attending one of these fantastic events, why not enjoy an overnight stay at Arthouse?
Renowned as one of the city’s top group accommodation hotels, our vast rooms can sleep groups of friends and family without compromising on style or space.
With dazzling themed rooms, Arthouse is the perfect hotel to start your night out or bring the party back with you!
You’ll find Liverpool’s best loved nightclubs, bars and restaurants just around the corner, so you won’t have to worry about transport.
To enquire further about staying at Arthouse Hotel, you can give our team a call today on 0151 601 8801.
One of the most popular nights for office Christmas nights out and the last weekend before the festivities begin, we’ve put together a guide to Mad Friday on Seel Street in Liverpool.
This year, Mad Friday falls on Friday 22nd December, so it’s time to start planning where you’ll be spending one of the busiest nights of the year.
One of the coolest bars on Seel Street, Mulholland is the perfect destination for a boozy Mad Friday night out.
Designed with an American theme in mind, this vibrant club is known for its amazing cocktails, brilliant beer offers and cheap eats.
Set within the Arthouse Hotel, but with a whole identity of its own, this quirky new venue transports visitors into a vintage Hollywood bar experience.
Mulholland is one of a kind.
Be At One
A cocktail lovers heaven, set on Seel Street, Be At One is quirky bar perfect for anyone who’s into their mixology.
They offer pretty much every single type of cocktail you could ever imagine, that’s a staggering 150 different types of drink, from classic favourites, decadent ice cream concoctions and mocktails to suit every taste.
Inside it’s playful and bright, with colourful seats, faux grass hedges and neon signs that blend Liverpool’s musical heritage with pop art.
The ideal place to start your Mad Friday on Seel Street.
Kazimier Garden is a rustic, botanical haven filled with mismatched furniture and outdoor décor that makes the perfect place for a night out with a difference.
This cosy wonderland is one of Liverpool’s first and best loved hidden gems, it’s one of the most unique venues in the city.
On Mad Friday, you’ll be able to sip on their delicious range of mulled drinks and really get into the Christmas spirit.
The ideal destination for a late night tipple on Mad Friday on Seel Street, The Peacock features a large beer garden and various floors to enjoy a range of music genres.
Sure to be very busy, they offer offers cheap eats, delicious cocktails and amazing drinks deals that will have you dancing the night away until it closes.
Alma de Cuba
Recently voted Liverpool’s best bar, Alma de Cuba fuses electrifying Cuban, Hispanic and Latin American culture into Liverpool’s nightlife scene.
Renowned for its delicious cocktails, you can expect everything from shimmying Salsa dancers to mesmerising petal shows and vibrant entertainment from Alma’s resident DJ.
This stunning converted church is sure to be the highlight of any Mad Friday on Seel Street.
Beers galore, delightful cocktail concoctions and a superb mix of music across three floors, Brooklyn Mixer is one of the top destinations for Mad Friday on Seel Street.
Known for its ‘big beats’ and cheap drinks, this venue hosts regular DJ’s one the different floors, perfect for having a boogie.
The bar is stocked with Brooklyn beers, as well as an extensive cocktail menu and all the spirits you could dream of.
The new venture from the team behind Heebies, The Jacaranda and Jacaranda Records, EBGBs is set underneath the famous Heebies and prides itself on being both a bar and a club.
The perfect place to send an alternative Mad Friday on Seel Street, EBGBs has been designed as a chilled out biker inspired bar room with high quality drinks as well as the cheap and cheerful bottles.
With an electric atmosphere and good tunes, you’d be mad not to go.
Salt Dog Slims
A combination of German and American culture, this popular bar is the creation of the wizards behind Santa Chupitos and El Bandito.
Serving an amazing range of beers, ales, cocktails and spirit, this resident dive bar is a favourite in Liverpool.
You can also visit their secret cocktail bar upstairs for the ultimate Mad Friday on Seel Street.
Renowned for its bustling courtyard and three floors of music, there are few bars with better spaces to mingle with locals than Heebie Jeebies.
Expect eclectic DJ nights and live music with amazing drinks deals, this is one of the best places to visit on Mad Friday.
You’ll have to get in there early though, as the queue can usually go all the way around the block!
Stay in the Skyline Suites
If you’re looking for Mad Friday hotel rooms in Liverpool, then look no further than our magical Skyline Suites.
At Arthouse Hotel, we’re renowned for our dazzling party rooms and stylish group accommodation.
And what better way to celebrate this crazy night of the year than with a stay in the Skyline Suites?
Sleeping up to 12 people each, these stylish suites are interconnected, so larger groups can book the whole floor.
Fitted with everything you could wish for and luxurious features, you’ll be able to keep the drinks flowing with your own private bar.
You can also toast to the night ahead as you sink into your large whirlpool bath, perfect for pampering and partying before you head out.
They couldn’t be the Skyline Suites without a view of the Liverpool skyline, step out onto your terrace and look out across the city as you take in unrivalled views across the city centre.
To book your stay in the Skyline Suites or Arthouse Hotel for Mad Friday, get in touch with our friendly team today.