Mission Mars bar brand set to open in Liverpool this Summer

The team behind popular bars and restaurants brands Albert’s Schloss, Rudy’s and Gorilla is opening a new site in Liverpool.

Manchester-based Mission Mars will unveil Albert’s Schenke in the Casartelli Building, on the corner of the city centre’s Hanover Street, this Summer.

Schenke is German for pub, or tavern with a bar, and the Bier Halle and Cook Haus is named after Prince Albert, the Anglo-Bavarian prince and husband of Queen Victoria.

Albert’s Schenke will very much be about its extensive range of bier – guests can sip by the schooner, pour by pint, or take a tour of the taps with a range of bier flights.

The Bier Halle will offer more than 20 biers on tap, curated by the on-site bier masters, from the finest Munich and Bohemian pilsners, to weiss biers and limited-edition Oktoberfest special editions.

These will star alongside the best of local craft breweries, small batches and key kegs that will change daily, as well as well as premium High G&Ts, cocktails, magnums of Prosecco and artisan schnapps.

The Cook Haus will bring a distinctly modern take on classic dishes served across Alpine Europe.

The menu includes the Raclette Burger with melting Swiss Cheese and The Black Forest Ham, Egg & Chips.

With rugged and rustic dishes such as Sformato, a baked truffled mashed potato with melting nuggets of alpine cheese, to Bavarian classics such as Schweinshaxe, Haus kebabs, schnitzels and sausage, there’s something for everyone.

The interiors for this landmark venue, previously known as The Hub, will offer Bier Halle luxe, a warm, welcoming and rustic atmosphere, complete with reclaimed wood and roaring fires, complementing the building’s original features.

Mission Mars acquired the Hub Alehouse & Kitchen in Liverpool after receiving £10m from the Business Growth Fund towards its expansion last year.

The firm, which operates Albert’s Schloss and Rudy’s Neapolitan Pizza in Manchester, acquired the leasehold of the property off an asking price of £750,000 in February this year.

The Hub was Mission Mars’s 12th venue overall, and its second in Liverpool.