Category Archives: Venue type: Bar

The Vanguard is no more….. Long Live The Pineapple Club

Much loved Jewellery Quarter bar and meadery The Vanguard, have confirmed they will not be reopening after lockdown…………. However, they have also announced they will be reemerging from their forced metamorphosis period into a brand new and even more exciting … Continue reading

Posted in Area: City Centre, Area: Jewellery Quarter, Article, Uncategorized, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Gourmet Shop | Leave a comment

Brewer’s Social: Harborne

Sadler’s have been part of my drinking repertoire since 2006 when the brewing dynasty of 150 years opened The Windsor Castle on Lye Cross, close to where I use to drink at The Shovel.  They were, to my knowledge, the … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Harborne, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, restaurant review, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cafe, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sadler’s Become All Social in Harborne

Sadler’s Brewing Co. has announced the launch of Brewer’s Social Harborne, the third venue in its expanding roster which includes Sadler’s Brewhouse & Bar in Lye and Sadler’s Taproom Quinton. A place to be social no matter what time of … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Harborne, Article, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Pub | 2 Comments

Nocturnal Animals (thanks to Patrick Bateman)

We sent our friend Patrick Bateman to review new 80s sensation Nocturnal Animals from The Wilderness’ Alex Claridge and James Bowker. I take off my Walkman at the front door of new bar and restaurant Nocturnal Animals in the pinkish … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Area: City Centre, Area: Colmore Business District, Cuisine: Fine Dining, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, restaurant review, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pint Shop coming to Bennett’s Hill

Pint Shop will open it’s doors this October next door to The Wellington on Bennett’s Hill, bringing it’s brand of fresh, seasonal British produce and  selection of local and national ales to the Midlands. The listed building will be transformed … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Area: Colmore Business District, Cuisine: English, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant | Leave a comment

Purecraft Bar & Kitchen Supper & Beer Club

The team at much loved Purecraft Bar & Kitchen on Waterloo Street are launching a new treat on the first Monday of each calendar month, with their new supper & beer club starting Monday 4th June. Head chef Neil, who’s … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Colmore Business District, Birmingham Restaurant, Cuisine: English, Special Event, Uncategorized, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant | Leave a comment

The Vanguard Meadery & Cocktail Bar

Independent venues have been opening at a rate of knots in the Jewellery Quarter over the past couple of years. It’s become a firm favourite location for Friday evening drinking and dining with everyone we know. From The Pig & … Continue reading

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Birmingham’s First Dedicated Whisky Bar set to Open in the Jewellery Quarter

Birmingham is set to get its first dedicated whisky bar on Vyse Street from the founder of The Birmingham Whisky Club and Festival. Set inside the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter the bar will have a unique selection of roughly … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Jewellery Quarter, Uncategorized, Venue type: Bar | 2 Comments

Butlers Arms

The Gileses have significant experience in hospitality which they brought to the struggling Butlers Arms pub near Four Oaks some years ago.  It’s a proper family affair.  Landlord Chris, with his head chef wife Paula, along with sous chef son Dan … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Pub, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cheval Blanc

When Keith Marsden joined forces with the daughter of one of Birmingham’s other stalwart hospitality families there were high hopes that they would produce a knockout venue, and they have not disappointed.  Keith Marsden, owner of the British Oak in Stirchley, and … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Moseley, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: French, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Cuisine: Tapas, Price: Average, Venue type: Bar, Venue type: Cocktail Bar, Venue type: Restaurant, Venue type: Wine Bar | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment