Recruitment of 200 jobs set to start for £3m Liverpool bar and restaurant

Albert's Schloss in Manchester

The group behind the Albert’s Schloss bar and restaurant chain is preparing to hire 200 staff for its new Liverpool site.

Mission Mars will hold recruitment events during September and October, ahead of the planned November opening for the Bold Street venture, following a £3m investment in the city centre venue.

It will be the third Albert’s Schloss, following its flagship on the ground floor space of Manchester’s historic Albert Hall, and Albert’s Schloss Birmingham which opened last year.

Mission Mars also operates Albert’s Schenke in Liverpool, on the nearby Hanover Street.

Albert’s Schloss Liverpool will take over a former food market in Radiant House, at 18-26 Bold Street. The art-deco building was formerly home to The Liverpool Gas Company and has been empty since 2019.

Beautifully restored with grand Anglo-Bavarian design, the venue will spread across two floors.

The ground floor will house a large stage with next level performances, two impressive large bars, a fresh tank bier system and a Cook Haus dining area, while the first floor will be home to Ludwig’s Tavern, offering artisan Schnapps, a vermouth bar, shuffleboard and other tavern games.

By night, Albert’s Schloss will present seven days of showtime, including cabaret performances and live music. The entertainment venue will also be a new home to more than 100 freelance artists, serving up flamboyant performances every night of the week.

The 130-cover restaurant, Cook Haus, will serve all-day dining every day, from brunch to Sunday Luncheon, alongside a selection of breakfast cocktails.

Cabaret night in Manchester

The Bier Palace will house a wide range of Europe’s finest bier freshly delivered for Albert’s Schloss beer tank and Tap Bier selections, such as Pilsner Urquell from the Czech Republic, Paulaner Munich from Germany and Erdinger Weissbrau from Germany.

Roy Ellis, CEO of Mission Mars, UK hospitality operator for Albert’s Schloss, Albert’s Schenke, Albert Hall, Rudy’s Pizza Napoletana, and Zumhof Biergarten, said: “We are delighted to open Albert’s Schloss’s third site, in Liverpool. The city has been a wonderful home to Albert’s Schenke, and we cannot wait to have Albert’s Schloss join the party.”

He added: “We’ve designed a beautiful space, restoring a 1,000 sq ft glazed atrium while installing a large stage, green room, two large bars, an artisan bakery, a fresh tank beer system and restaurant dining across the two floors. We also have plans for a rooftop terrace and large open air beer garden around the back.”