Thanks to lockdown this new bar opened and closed on the same day

Abbey Road Bar & Kitchen, in the commercial district of Liverpool City Centre on Harrington Street, opened their doors last weekend for only the second time. As the bar opened on Friday 20th March, the night all licensed premises were closed from midnight because of the coronavirus lockdown, it holds what could be a record (and a future quiz question) as the first bar to open and close on the same day.

2020 07 08 Abbey Road Kitchen
The new Harrington Street bar closed on the same day it opened.
2020 07 08 Abbey Road Kitchen Mural
Artwork by Liverpool artist Paul Curtis

Now over three months later, the team behind the venue was happy to be able to open their doors again on Saturday 4th July as pubs, bars and restaurants were officially allowed to open. 

The venue, which has several one-off paintings by Liverpool artist Paul Curtis, is a real sports bar with pool tables, TV’s on every wall and a huge selection of beers. Nestled between Castle Street and North John Street, it's an ideal spot for a pub lunch for the tens of thousands who usually work around the commercial area.

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Abbey Road Bar & Kitchen is a new sports bar

General Manager of the site Brendan Soprano said “ We are looking forward to opening/launching again this week and hopefully for longer than 7 hours. We have all the safety measures laid out by the government and LCC in place and we will be open until 11pm with all premier league matches being shown.”

The so called ‘Independents day’ also saw the sister venue to the site, Harrions on the corner of Victoria St and North John Street, reopen. As per Abbey Road no booking is needed but customers will be greeted and booked in by a member of staff at the entrance for your table.

Abbey Road Bar & Kitchen, 11-17 Harrington Street, Liverpool , L2 9QA

Harrisons Bar & Kitchen, 23 North John Street, Liverpool , L2 5QU

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