A bowling and leisure venue in Liverpool city centre is offering a four-month Summercamp – but strictly for grown-ups. Tony McDonough reports
Liverpool bowling and leisure venue PINS is launching an adults-only Summercamp, lasting for four months.
Starting on the Thursday, June 2, Bank Holiday, the Duke Street venue will look to recreate the spirit of the classic American summer camps with “‘ol school nostalgia of summer camping daze, filled with whimsical days of discovery and wondrous nights of parties”.
In partnership with Tequila brand Patrón, Summercamp will see the three-storey PINS transformed with a retro makeover, complete with wooden camp cabins with their own animal patrol identity, Adirondack deckchairs, swing-seats for chilling and eye-catching mirror balls for when the sun goes down.
Throughout the day, people can enjoy a variety of immersive experiences on the city’s largest heated rooftop bar, and against a backdrop of DJs and live music, you can pick up a new skill at a craft workshop, chance your hand at outdoor games, or relax and unwind with rooftop yoga. There will also be market days.
After sunset, the party will move downstairs to the main bar, with themed parade nights combining the lively spirit of the July 4 and a college homecoming celebration, complete with bands, DJs, the PINS runway flag bearers and explosive ticker-tape shower.
Camp-themed cocktails will include the mango and chilli margarita and the apple pie moonshine, comprising Bourbon, apple pie syrup, lime & apple juices with a toasted white foam. Slushies and sharers also feature on the menu and food will include Louisiana chicken burger, Buffalo and BBQ pizzas, and Chicken Tenders.
There’s a whole variety of games to enjoy throughout the venue, including 12 lanes of classic ten-pin bowling, English and American pool, shuffleboard, table tennis and beer pong.
PINS general manager Jamie Finn said: “Summercamp is about igniting memories of hazy summer days and nostalgic good times, all while offering an exciting and varied event programme to keep customers entertained, day and night.”
Entry to Summercamp is free but some specific events will require paid tickets which can be booked through www.pinssocialclub.co.uk