Plans for 4am sports bar in Ropewalks

A new sports bar could open until 4am in the heart of Liverpool’s nightlife district.

Liverpool Council has received an application for the ground floor of 16a Fleet Street to be granted a premises licence for the operation of a new bar. Under the proposals, special terms could be allowed on Halloween and Bank Holidays for later openings.

Situated in the city’s Ropewalks district among some of the busiest night spots around, applicants are seeking Liverpool Council’s permission to open until the small hours.

According to details made available by the local authority, the as yet unnamed venue would seek to operate from 10am daily, with live and recorded music available to be played until 3am Sunday to Wednesday, extending to 4am on Thursday to Saturday. The same hours would also be kept for the sale of alcohol both on and off the premises.

The applicant has sought permission from the council to extend its provision on certain nights of the year. It said, “On New Year’s Eve, from the end of the permitted hours on New Year’s Eve to the start of the permitted hours on the following day (or, if there are no permitted hours on the following day, until midnight on 31 December). 

“A one hour extension on all Bank Holidays and the Friday and Saturday preceding Halloween and on Halloween.”

The venue is situated next door to Fusion which currently operates between midnight and 6am. Those seeking to make a representation on the plans must do so via the Liverpool Council website before Friday, 1 December.

Any person, body or business may make a representation and must be regarding the likely effect of granting the application on the promotion of one or more of the licensing objectives including the prevention of crime and disorder, prevention of public nuisance, public safety and the protection of children from harm.

The Licensing Authority will not consider any representations that are considered to be frivolous (one that does not have a serious purpose) or vexatious (one that is not made in good faith but rather to unfairly frustrate an application).


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