Popular bar transforms terrace and exciting new menus

ALMA de Cuba, has transformed its outdoor terrace and created new Cuban-inspired menus to put it on the city’s summer hot list.

The former St Peter’s church building on Seel Street, famous for its altar petal drop, now has a revamped garden which has its own CBD Cocktails, frozen cocktail and spritz menu.

Drinkers can soak up the sun with frozen daiquiris, margaritas, watermelon sugar martinis and fruity cocktail pitchers which are perfect for sharing.

The venue’s new management team have exciting plans to develop its Cuban identity and bring something fresh and different to the city centre.

General manager Craig Cavanagh says: “This is the New Testament for Alma. It’s so stunning, like nowhere else in Liverpool, and we love it so that’s why we’re really keen to see where we can take it.

“There’s investment being made into the building and the business, the staff are fantastic and we’re 100% committed to making Alma a very special place. We believe the potential is limitless and we want the whole city to be involved.”

The terrace next to the old church has been renovated and redecorated, with floral walls and colourful Bacardi heritage Havana-style posters, new outdoor furniture and parasols, and Jacquart champagne ice buckets on the tables.

With the option of table service or access to the main bar, the garden – which is open until 2am – also has a DJ booth and Craig says they’re lining up regular live entertainment out there, with a mix of DJs and singers.

Inside, Alma has new Cuban-inspired, flavour-packed small plates and mains such as shrimp creole, chilli garlic prawns, Cuban meatballs and yukka fries.

The legendary petal drop on the altar with samba fiesta on Saturday nights is staying, and so are some of Alma’s most popular carnival nights like Seven Sins on Fridays and Voodoo on Saturdays.

“Alma de Cuba is one of Liverpool’s best-loved venues and it’s given so much to the city over the years. We felt it deserved to be shown a bit of love so now the ideas are flowing and it’s getting the attention it deserves,” says Craig.