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HUS Liverpool

Taking care of business: multi-use 'social space' brings Scandi-cool to Liverpool's commercial district...

A stomping ground for the besuited, rubbing shoulders with neighbours like The Living Room, Liverpool’s commercial district may seem an odd choice for a Scandi-inspired social space, bar and kitchen concept. After speaking to Alison Lockett-Burke (the brains behind hip Liverpool spot The Baltic Social), though, it begins to make perfect sense. In such a small city, there’s really no reason to confine hip concepts to certain quarters; and just because you work in an office block doesn’t necessarily mean you want to spend your nights supping overpriced champagne in a ‘private booth’.

HUS Liverpool Social Space, Bar Kitchen Coffee Hang Out

HUS means house in Swedish, and that’s exactly what this concept is all about. Set over three floors — including a roof terrace complete with beehives — HUS demands your attention from brunch to dancing on the tables at 2am (this is common practice in Liverpool by the way). In short, Lockett-Burke wants you to feel at home, relaxed … in her words: ‘not to worry that you’re wearing the wrong shoes’.

A sleek retro Scandinavian décor (put together by R2A Architecture) helps convey that hygge ethos; inspired by trips to Copenhagen, Alison sought out vintage furniture and had her finds recreated for the bar area. This is combined with a pared back aesthetic that revels in its building’s Brutalist architecture; all adding up to a distinctive, clean look in a neighbourhood defined by glitz.

HUS sets its stall as a multi-use space — DJs and the first beer tank of its kind in the city keep punters happy until the early hours; an underground space has a concrete bunker appeal, and has a permanent stage perfect for intimate gigs; and its rooftop will come to life with barbecues and locally-brewed craft beers when the sun decides to rear its head.

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HUS Liverpool Social Space, Bar Kitchen Coffee Hang Out
HUS Liverpool
Bar Kitchen Coffee
HUS Liverpool
Bar Kitchen Coffee
HUS Liverpool Social Space, Bar Kitchen Coffee Hang Out
HUS Liverpool
Bar Kitchen Coffee
HUS Liverpool Social Space, Bar Kitchen Coffee Hang Out
HUS Liverpool
Bar Kitchen Coffee
HUS Liverpool Social Space, Bar Kitchen Coffee Hang Out
HUS Liverpool
Bar Kitchen Coffee
HUS Liverpool
Bar Kitchen Coffee

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