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Review of Cogs Bar

Cogs Bar
Ranked #57 of 154 Nightlife in Birmingham
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The original home of Steampunk in the Midlands - We play a unique blend of music, every day of the week featuring live performances and a variety of exclusive beverages for you to enjoy. Our atmospheric Victorian design allows you to immerse yourself within the true Cogs experience.
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

This is a steampunk bar in name only. There has been so little effort put into the decor that the space looks confused and awkward.

The drinks on offer are very mediocre.

The music is far too loud for a bar and mixed poorly for it to get people who aren't completely wasted to dance.

This whole bar feels like two friends with no business plan decided to run a bar. Like it's always sunny in Philadelphia but without the humour.

I wouldn't come here again.

I feel that if you identify with this subculture quite heavily you will enjoy this place a lot But for the remaining 95 percent of the public this bar won't make it onto their radar.

I wish the business luck and hope that there are enough steam punk punters out there to keep it going.

1  Thank emily b
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

A nice alternative for an evening out.
The drinks are fine and there is nice smooth music for those that can appreciate jazz and anything not pop - mainstream.

Thank Pendrym
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Visited especially for the band that was playing (naked canvases) and the fact that the bar looked quirky and the drinks were really good value for money. The bar staff were so friendly and welcoming and the band even got me and my friend up on stage which topped it all off.

Would recommend this bar to all, the old and the young and I really hope that makes canvases go back and perform there in the near future.

Thank Charlotte C
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Went for Halloween night and the place was packed. Really awesome music and atmosphere. Drinks were reasonably priced and ever since new management took over, they serve pints after 10!

They have three floors and all were really unique. Enjoyed my experience so much that we came back and rented out the Penthouse Room for my birthday. Staff was accommodating and made my birthday really great.

Thank CDT07
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

A quirky bar that looked like it could be a good music venue although no band was playing when we visited. Some interesting art work around and a cool vibe. Reasonably priced drinks for a city bar.

Thank Chris B
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