Walkabout Birmingham

One of the original and most high-profile Walkabout bars has undergone a major refurbishment, transforming it both inside and out. Operator Intertain has spent £450,000 on the latest revamp of the venue in Broad Street in Birmingham which dates back to the 1990s. It is now fully representative of the latest evolution of the Walkabout …

Pryzm Bristol

The former site of Birmingham superclub Gatecrasher is to be transformed into a new Pryzm club by The Deltic Group. It is investing £1.4m in the project in Broad Street in the city centre, planning to turn it into a new multi-room venue, creating over 50 new jobs. It will be its sixth club operating …

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The owners of the historic Davenports beer brand are to open new beer and cocktail bars in Birmingham under another historic name, Dares. Empire Star is to create its first new Dares bar in the old police station, the Big Peg, in Vyse Street in the Jewellery Quarter in Hockley, with more planned around the …

All Bar One New Street birmingham

Mitchells & Butlers is to open an All Bar One in Birmingham this week as part of its continuing investment in growing the brand around the UK. The new site at New Street station, which represents a “significant” investment, is its first location in a station outside of London and brings the total number of …

Gas Street Social frontage

Shaker Group has created Gas Street Social, a destination for food, cocktails and craft beer in Birmingham city centre, reports Mark Ludmon. Photography by Jack Spicer Adams Gas Street Basin in Birmingham city is often described as the heart of Britain’s canal network. As the meeting place of the Worcester & Birmingham Canal and the …

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The best bars, pubs and clubs in Brighton, Birmingham and Glasgow have been chosen by the public through the annual awards run by going-out website DesignMyNight. The best cocktail bar in Brighton and Hove was named as the Speakeasy at The Wick Inn in Hove, part of Indigo Pub Company, while best bar was BYOC …

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Shaker Group has revealed who will lead the team at Gas Street Social, its new cocktail bar and restaurant that is due to open in Birmingham next month. It has appointed bartender Scott Walker as general manager and Florian Mainzger as head chef for the new venue being built in The Mailbox retail and leisure …

mailbox birmingham

A new cocktail bar and restaurant in Birmingham city centre is being developed by the team behind Shaker Consultancy and bar schools. Gas Street Social is due to open in March in The Mailbox in Wharfside Street as part of a £50million redevelopment of the retail and leisure complex. Described as an “urban neighbourhood kitchen”, …

Bar Opus exterior

Elements of European café culture have burst onto Birmingham’s drinking and dining scene with the opening of Bar Opus. Located at the base of Colmore Row’s One Snowhill building, the stylish bar is the latest venture from Ann Tonks, Irene Allen and David Colcombe – the team behind two other Birmingham venues, Opus at Cornwall …

Bar Opus Irene Allan, David Colcombe, Ann Tonks

The team behind Birmingham restaurants Opus and Café Opus at Ikon are to open a new bar in the city centre’s Colmore Business District. Close to Birmingham Snow Hill station, Bar Opus is drawing inspiration from the “buzzing, spontaneous” bars and cafés that the owners have enjoyed on trips to Barcelona and Copenhagen. It will …