With news of Liverpool’s historic Cabin Club set to get a new lease of life, Getintothis’ Kevin Barrett and Terry Ocallaghan take a fascinating peek into the remarkable building.
Since opening it’s doors in Manchester’s Northern Quarter in December 2016 Jimmy’s has grown from strength to strength.
Both as a bar and gig space, Jimmy’s has recently hosted artists such as The Blinders, Bang Bang Romeo, Tom Grennan, and The Amazons. So we are a little excited on hearing the news of them opening up a second branch here in Liverpool.
The old Havelock Building sat facing the Bombed Out Church on the corner of Bold Street and Berry Street was the choice of location for the business owner brothers George and Jimmy Craig.
To be set over three floors, the architecturally picturesque building will host live music seven nights a week made up of independent and emerging artists.
Although, the building does have its own fair share of historically cultural significance with it being home to one of Liverpool’s more synonymous nightspots the Cabin Club.
Speak to anyone who spent time late at night inside the Cabin Club and the stories they’ll tell you are stuff of Liverpool folklore.
Historically a drinking haunt of nurses, social workers, teachers and police, it was known for it’s peculiarity and idiosyncrasies.
Stepping inside the sawdust strewn floor of the club would normally greet you with some form of fantastic oddity such as a tipsy reveller trying to straddle customary rocking horse on the dance floor.
Myth also has it that George Harrison wrote The Beatles’ song Don’t Bother Me in the club after being chased by press and photographers on his way there.
The club eventually closed in 2015, since then there has been a few articles written about new occupancies such as restaurants or apartments.
But with the news of another music venue opening in the city, and at a time when more seem to be closing, this is fantastic for the area and music lovers alike.
Our gallery here from urban explorer Terry O’callaghan shows redevelopment works inside the building, and a few historical gems from yesteryear.
Images by Terry Ocallaghan.