BAR + COFFEE SHOP
Future Yard open seven days a week.
As well as being your friendly neighbourhood music venue, we’re also your friendly neighbourhood bar + coffee shop. And we’re open indoors (and outdoors, if the weather’s nice!) every day. Now it’s even easier for you to join us for a drink or a bite to eat, without the need for constantly watching weather forecasts!
Now that COVID-19 restrictions in England have been lifted, we invite you inside to experience our fresh new bar + kitchen. We’ve been dying for you to come indoors and get a taste of the full Future Yard experience, and now you can do that with us. If you’ve already been here to see us then you’ll have seen the lush greenery that adorns the space – so you’ll already have an idea of how relaxing the space is going to be for an afternoon latte or a few pints of Yard Pilsner as the sun sets over Birkenhead.
Serving a full range of coffee, beers and cocktails, our indoor bar area has ample space to welcome you. We’ll have DJs setting the vibe on Friday and Saturday nights from the raised indoor booth and a great range of vegan and vegetarian food served by Hardy’s (see food service times below).
*Also available – BURGER AND A BEV! Get a burger, seasoned fries and a drink for just £10. Offer available before 6pm Friday-Saturday. See below for further details.*
Our Garden will still be accessible during the autumn and winter, for those who want to go outside – but our garden bar will be closed until spring 2022, when the weather improves. You can still order food and drink from the front bar and take it outside if you want, but we’ve got plenty of seating in the warm indoors! We’re now able to host shows at full capacity in our live room, and we’re so looking forward to hearing that crank back into action again. You can find all of our live listings here – and they’re all up on the listings board in the bar area.
We have updated our COVID-19 operating proceedings to keep things as safe as possible with the lifting of restrictions. Please read all of these details here.
We can’t wait for you to finally be joining us in the building; we’ve been rattling around the building for the last 12 months, so we’re long overdue some company! Anyone for a Schöfferhofer and a side of halloumi bites?
*The kitchen is also open on ALL gig/show nights from 4pm
We don’t take any bookings or reservations; we’re a cashless bar, with all orders taken via contactless payment; we’re family-friendly and dogs are welcome (so long as they’re on leads). Check our FAQ page for any other queries.
- A superb range of local craft beers and brews, from the likes of Glen Affric, Chapter Brewing, Black Lodge, Cloudwater, Top Rope, Neptune Brewing.
- Great coffee from incredible roasteries working closely with farmers, and teas made with 100% natural ingredients.
- An extensive range of soft drinks and fruit presses.
- Refreshing cocktails.
We’re keeping our suppliers as close to home as possible. Partly because of our commitment to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible, but also because there are so many incredible independent brewers, roasters and bakers on our doorstep!
Glen Affric are a craft brewery situated a stone’s throw from Future Yard, and have been brewing award-winning beers from their Birkenhead home for the past five years. We’ve teamed up with them on our house beer, Yard Pilsner – a classic pilsner with a biscuit malt body and zesty citrus layers. Black Lodge are based in the Baltic Triangle and specialise in adventurous and distinctive brews; and Chapter Brewing are experts in hopcraft and storytelling, which they produce from their base in Sutton Weaver in Cheshire. We’ll be mixing up our beers regularly, so you’ll have to check back in to see what’s on offer. Or have a look at the Currently Pouring board in the bar whenever you’re inside with us.
Our coffee will be served fresh from a gleaming new La Marzocco machine (😍) which puts out some of the most beautifully consistent espresso you can get. Our house espresso is currently a blend of Brazilian and Guatemalan by the brilliant Axis Coffee. Chris from Axis has been working in coffee for 12 years; since starting Axis, he has a tree planted for every bag bought, and all their coffees are bought with an additional premium on on top, which is donated to social initiatives in their +20% Programme. We’ll be getting the best milk in from local dairy Peckforton Farm, while Bates Dairy will be supplying us with an oat milk alternative. Almond and coconut milk varieties are also on offer (Alpro). Filter coffee is available as batch brew, Chemex, or Aeropress. Currently we have two filters by our neighbours just through the tunnel, Neighbourhood Cofffee, and we’ll be updating our guest filters on a regular basis.
Now serving some refreshing cocktails, perfect to enjoy on weekend evenings when enjoying the hustle and bustle on Argyle Street, with some great selectors playing in the bar. Here at Future Yard we try and offer you something different, something you haven’t experienced before, and nowhere is this more evident than on our cocktail list, whether it be a modern twist on a traditional classic with our Phoney Negroni (Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon instead of Gin), a culmination of Future Yard fan favourites with Schofferita (El Jimador Tequila Blanco, Lime, Blood Orange + Schofferhoffer Grapefruit) or something that’s just really strong like Cardigan Scenario (J&B Rare Scotch Whisky, Lemon, Sipsmith Sloe Gin, Session IPA) we’ve got a full array of exciting cocktails for you to enjoy. Fun for all the family (as long as that family is all over 18 of course)
For the easy goers, drivers and people just chilling, we’re stocked up with a massive range of teas, fruit presses and soft drinks – because not everyone wants a caffeine or alcohol hit in the sun. Our range of teas comes from ZIGZAG, so you can sip on an Earl Grey, a zesty Yunnan Green or a good old fashioned English Breakfast tea. Punchy produce a range of characterful, natural punches that will still give you a little boost – and a percentage of proceeds from each sale are donated to charities through Punchy’s brilliant sustainability arm. We’ll also have kombuchas and iced teas to pick from – and for those who want a halfway house, Schöfferhofer’s 2.5% ABV grapefruit wheat beer will be served on draught.
- A great menu of vegan and vegetarian food, served from our brand new kitchen by foodie experts Hardy’s.
We want to serve a range of food for you to eat on the go, while relaxing with a cuppa, or before you head inside for a gig. In keeping with our environmental sustainability pledge, all of our food offers are vegan and vegetarian, sourced from some brilliant local providers.
Hardy’s have years of experience in creating bespoke, tantalising menus, and we’re made up that they’ll be serving up all of our food offer at Future Yard. Their Big Dub Of Love food truck has been serving up some incredible plates from their position in the Garden already this summer, and we’re made up to be extending that offer indoors as well now that our new indoor kitchen is up and running. We’ve updated our menu for the winter months, offering even more tasty plant-based treats for you all. Now with three different burgers (don’t worry, the Dub Mac is still around) to new and improved cauliflower ‘wings’ as well as old favourites like the Tandoori bowl and Halloumi fries, your mouth will (still) be in for a real treat.
Kids are welcome, so long as they’re with big kids (18+)! We’re a family-friendly environment, and we have high chairs and baby-changing facilities. We’ll also be stocking some lovely child-friendly drinks and food options.
BURGER AND A BEV
We’re now running a burger and a drink offer where you can get one of our amazing burgers with seasoned fries plus a drink for just £10. The offer is available before 6pm on our usual opening hours (Friday 4pm-9pm; Saturday 12pm-9pm; on all show nights from 4pm). And we’re introducing three brand new tasty burgers to the menu for you to try out…
Beyond Burger vegan patty, homemade Dub Mac sauce, crispy shallots, shredded iceberg lettuce, caramelised onions, American cheese (or vegan cheese slice), gherkins and ketchup. Served in a brioche or vegan bun.
Finger Lickin’ Fricken
Crispy southern fried fricken smothered in gochujang sauce. Wasabi + lime, mayo, Asian slaw, pickled cucumbers + satay dressing. Served in a brioche bun or vegan roll.
Pav Bhaji Bun
Crispy onions, pav bhaji (spiced chickpea curry) and lemon + coriander sauce with cos lettuce. Served in a brioche bun or vegan roll.
Choose from either of these burgers along with seasoned fries, and complete your meal with a drink: a pint of Yard Pilsner; house spirit + mixer; a glass of house wine; or a soft drink.
Available while stocks last.
We’re now offering Tranmere ticket holders a 10% discount on all our food and drink at Future Yard, all day, every time the Rovers play at home. Just show your season or match ticket at the bar to redeem.
This deal is not available in conjuncture with any other food and drink deals available at Future Yard.
ACCESS + IMPORTANT INFO
75 Argyle Street, Birkenhead
Future Yard’s bar + coffee shop is open seven days a week, from at least 10am. On Mondays to Thursdays we’ll be open from 10am to 11pm; on Fridays we’re open 10am-12.30am; and on Saturdays we open a little earlier (9am), also til 12.30; and on Sundays it’s 10am-11pm. Please see specific times for kitchen service.
There’s no need to reserve in advance, just pick your table when you arrive at the venue. We’ve got loads of room and loads of tables, inside and out, so we’re sure we’ll be able to fit you in. If you’re looking to host a specific event or come down with a large group, then drop us a line and we’ll be happy to arrange something for you (see our Contact page for details).
We are operating a fully cashless service. Service and payment is done at one of our three bars, with all food orders placed at the front bar. Staff will also be on hand to assist with taking orders.
We know that some people will be happy to go back to the old style way of ordering your drinks at the bar – and with bars in the front lobby, garden and live room, you won’t be waiting long. All food orders will be placed at the front bar, with a buzzer given to you which will ring when your food is ready to collect from our new kitchen service point. All payments will be made by contactless or chip-and-pin on any of the bars.
Customers no longer have to wear a face covering or check in on arrival using the NHS COVID-19 (Test and Trace) app. But if you still wish to do either, we welcome and support that decision.
Our priority throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has bene the safety of our Future Yard community, and we’ve constantly reviewed and updated our procedures in line with the latest guidance. We appreciate that some people feel a bit of trepidation in returning to indoor settings with the new rules, and we support anyone who wishes to wear a mask when at Future Yard. Our staff are free to do the same, and we hope that everyone understands and respects the personal decisions made by and customer or member of staff. We will keep hand sanitation points throughout the venue and we encourage people to use them frequently. Any customers, audience members or staff who have coronavirus symptoms, live with those with symptoms or who have been advised by NHS Test And Trace to self-isolate must not attend the venue.
You can view and download our full risk assessment and operating procedures here.
Rest assured that all of these measures we’re putting in place are for your safety and comfort, and for the safety of our staff. When you arrive, all of this will be explained to you by one of our friendly staff members.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation. We genuinely hope you can come along and relax and have a boss time here with us, and we’re pretty sure that you’ll feel at home as soon as you’re sat down. If you have any further questions then you can get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org – but we won’t answer any emails asking about booking a table!
See you soon, and stay safe.