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Island Bar

14-16 Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham B1 1LT, England
+44 121 632 5296
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Great Cocktails

Had a fantastic night here, the cocktails are great and very well priced. The music was great. Had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Claire S
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Hen Party Cocktail Masterclass

Joe was fantastic! Thank you for making the beginning of my hen party evening really fun! We all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kerry W
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Island Bar opened its doors to the masses in September 2006. Determined not to be a typical cocktail bar, the team behind Island set it up on DIY ethics determined to bring a lot of soul and no pretension to the Birmingham nightlife scene, becoming a hub for music and drink lovers alike. We've taken away all the stuffy nonsense of traditional cocktail bars and made the focus all about the drinks. We're proud of our range of drinks and the expertise of our staff, we think you will be too. We were voted one of the top 50 bars in the UK by the Independent on Sunday and have one of the West Midlands' largest collections of rum - over 70 at last count. Weekends we like to up the tempo with DJs on Friday and Saturday nights downstairs. Our upstairs function room is a Birmingham first - a unique Tiki bar with an 80 person capacity which we open up for DJ nights and hire out for private functions (Sunday to Thursday).
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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14-16 Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham B1 1LT, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fantastic night here, the cocktails are great and very well priced. The music was great. Had a great night,

Thank Claire S
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BnTVenues, Manager at Island Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Claire, Thank you for the great review! Glad you had a fantastic night and enjoyed the cocktails. Hope to see you again soon, Audrey

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Joe was fantastic! Thank you for making the beginning of my hen party evening really fun! We all enjoyed it and the drinks were brilliant. Kerry and her hen party 28.04.2018

Thank Kerry W
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BnTVenues, Manager at Island Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kerry W, Thank you for the 5* and for the great review. Glad you enjoyed the cocktail class and the afternoon with Joe and your friends. Hope to see you again soon, Audrey

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Joe is a cocktail geek. Top nerd knows a lot about the history behind drinks and the flavour combinations. Great afternoon for a friend's hen weekend, highly recommend booking a class :)

Thank Mary M
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BnTVenues, Manager at Island Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Mary M ! Glad you enjoyed the cocktail class with Joe and your friends. Hope to see you again soon, Audrey

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely disgusting behaviour from this place friday night. First the bar staff overcharged me by £10 and then walked away when I disputed it. Then went outside for 5 minutes and bouncers stared at me then wouldn't let me back in saying i was too...More

Thank Liam M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to Joe we had such a fun masterclass as part of our friends hen do party. Joe was incredibly knowledgable on all the cocktail history and was really friendly and professional! Thanks!

Thank Hannah E
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BnTVenues, Manager at Island Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Hannah E, Thanks for the 5* and for the lovely feedback. Glad you had a fun masterclass with Joe and your friend! Hope to see you again soon, Audrey

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We pre paid to come here for my friends hen do and were given 20 coupons to exchange for drinks. Atmosphere and cocktails were amazing until the bar staff who had served us all night suddenly denied knowing what the coupons were or how they...More

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BnTVenues, Manager at Island Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello leithal_sammi, Thank you for your review, great to hear the cocktails went down a storm! Apologies for the confusion - having spoken to the manager on duty, I understand there was a shift change during your visit and the new member of staff wasn't...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Love the zombies here! The cocktails are generous and delicious, no stuffy atmosphere or over priced pretentiousness no wonder this gem is still going strong :)

Thank Pippa K
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BnTVenues, Manager at Island Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Hi Pippa K, thank you for the lovely review! Glad you enjoyed our selection of cocktails and the atmosphere on your last visit. Hope to see you again very soon. Regards, Audrey

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We recently stayed in Birmingham. For crufts. After going out for meal. Strolling back we came across this place. We often walk past it on a Birmingham stay. So we decided too pop in for a g n t drink before retiring too hotel. Great...More

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BnTVenues, Manager at Island Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Hello nobody126, Thank you for your kind words about our bar, who doesn't love a couple of well made GnT's as a nightcap? Great to hear you enjoyed the srvice, the atmpsher and the drinks we provided - hope you'll be back again soon, Vicky

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely vibe. Great music from the in house DJ. We sampled a few fab cocktails. It was nice to watch the mixologist do their thing, shaking and flames. What’s not to like?

Thank Charlie H
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BnTVenues, Manager at Island Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Hello Charlie H, Fab review - thanks so much! Come get some more soon, Vicky

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Maybe my expectations were too high, but the cocktails were nothing special unfortunately. Was with a large group, so managed to try other drinks too. Was disappointed they were rather bland and mainly ice.More

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BnTVenues, Manager at Island Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Hello spazzy_azzy_obrien, Sorry to hear we didn't wow you during your visit, you haven't given us much to comment on, so we'd welcome any further info re what you had / what was not right if you'd be so kind as to drop us an...More

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fakoriginal
15 March 2018|
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Response from BnTVenues | Property representative |
Hi not a strict one, but we're not fans of sports top and hats but things like trainers are fine etc.
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Response from Allan D | Reviewed this property |
Dancing upstairs and on hrs floor. It's club music eg dance.
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