Oktoberfest @ The Old Crown Digbeth


Bars & Pubs, Events, Pop ups

Last night I celebrated Friday the best way I know how: slurping beer surrounded by meat. To put this into some kind of context, I attended Oktoberfest at The Old Crown Digbeth which saw the beer garden transformed into a Bavarian themed bar packed with tasty food and beer galore. Offering an array of theme-appropriate food as well […]

September 30, 2017

Exotic meats @ Nakira Bar & Grill


Bars & Pubs, Events, restaurants

You may have seen my previous blog revealing the first pictures from inside the newest restaurant to hit John Bright Street: Nakira Bar & Grill. It looked pretty swish, so I was delighted to receive a VIP invite to the official launch party, which took place last week. Despite opening officially earlier this month the […]

September 1, 2017

Badass big burgers @ The Old Crown Digbeth


Bars & Pubs, Review

With its big beer garden and tempting sounding burgers it was inevitable I’d end up dining in The Old Crown Digbeth eventually; coincidentally next door to the weekly DDC street food pop up. Birmingham’s oldest inn, The Old Crown dates right back to 1368 (I think dinosaurs were alive then?) and is a beautiful building; […]

August 22, 2017

Brewhouse & Kitchen opens new beer garden


Bars & Pubs, Ramblings

Brewhouse & Kitchen has opened a refurbished beer garden, and is celebrating by launching a new pizza menu. The Hop House Garden looks set to be a fun and colourful place to spend sunny afternoons, with lots of family-friendly additions as well as a fresh pizza galore. The Sutton Coldfield pub, opened in 2015, has […]

August 17, 2017

Summer menu tasting @ Cosy Club Birmingham


Bars & Pubs, restaurants, Review

July saw the launch of a summer menu at Cosy Club Birmingham so I went along to sample some of the new dishes available alongside a few cocktails. For those unfamiliar with this bar come restaurant, it’s an eclectic mix of plush furnishing, peculiar paintings, and over the top decor. It manages to feel like a vintage […]

August 7, 2017

Cocktail month @ 1565, Park Regis Hotel


Bars & Pubs, Events, Hotels, Review

Throughout August, 1565 (the bar located in the Park Regis Hotel) is running a glorious cocktail promotion. From classics to more daring choices, a different cocktail special is being offered every day for just a fiver. Every day this month a specific cocktail is available for the bargain price of £5 – instead of £8.50 […]

August 4, 2017

The Gin Lab @ Jekyll and Hyde


Bars & Pubs, Events, Pop ups

With Birmingham Cocktail Weekend** on the horizon, an invitation popped up in my inbox recently that got me rather excited: did I want to come to an event at Jekyl and Hyde to meet the Edinburgh Gin team and create my own gin? Errr, damn right I did! As anyone who follows my ramblings will […]

July 24, 2017

Whisky in the sky @ the Haig Club Bar launch


Bars & Pubs, Events

A few weeks ago I was delighted to see an invitation pop up in my inbox to check out the latest swish bar to open up in Brum hotspot The Cube, Haig Club Bar. Elevated some 25 floors above the ground, this exclusive whisky bar promised bad-ass views of the city and some seriously strong drinks.. […]

July 15, 2017

Sunday lunch @ The Distillery 


Bars & Pubs, Review

The Distillery is an awesome lunch spot on the canal. I don’t really like living in Tyseley. It’s lacking in entertainment, Deliveroo doesn’t deliver Lebanese food at 10am here, and my next door neighbours are basically a 2017 version of the Nesbitt’s (showing my age there). However, one of the few things I am grateful […]

July 11, 2017

Posh pub snacks @ The Red Lion


Bars & Pubs, Review

I recently found myself in the big garden of The Red Lion which sits between Jewellery Quarter and Hockley. Despite looking a bit like an ‘old man pub’ in the bar areas inside, the small beer garden at the rear is a nice little sun trap. Not only that but I’d heard whispers that The […]

June 23, 2017