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Island Bar

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

Lovely bar with polite staff and a good mix of reasonable priced cocktails. The bar has a very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
dogloverxxx
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London, United Kingdom
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A taste of Jamaica.

This was our second stop of the night. A bar with a great vibe and a flavour of Jamaica with its... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Charlie H
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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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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“cocktail making” (12 reviews)
“hen party” (10 reviews)
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14-16 Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham B1 1LT, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely bar with polite staff and a good mix of reasonable priced cocktails. The bar has a very summery feel and bearing in mind how hot it was outside it was a reasonable temperature

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was our second stop of the night. A bar with a great vibe and a flavour of Jamaica with its signature cocktail called the Kingston Shake. Carries favourite so far. A lovely Rum based cocktail.

Thank Charlie H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hired the room for my Sisters Hen Do. Easy to book, quick communication via email, lovely staff on the evening. Room was a perfect size and we were able to decorate and had space for games etc. Thanks for a fab night, thanks to the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Barman was rude and angry. Not sure why...made our experience at your establishment awkward and unpleasant....won't be returning

Thank Luke G
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BnTVenues, Manager at Island Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Luke, Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit to Island, but your review hasn't given us any details to comment on. Would you mind dropping us a line so we can get to the bottom of this? (hello@bar-island.co.uk) Kind regards, Vicky

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and a group of friends came here on a Saturday afternoon as part of my hen do. One of the bartenders, James, ran the session for us - he was really friendly and easy to chat to, as well as being very knowledgeable about...More

Thank 302rosieb
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BnTVenues, Manager at Island Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello 302rosieb, Thanks for the 5 *'s - great to hear you all has a blast with us and James was the perfect host! Cheers for the kind words, hope to see you again soon, Vicky

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

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 4 May 2018

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 29 April 2018 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 4 May 2018

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 29 April 2018 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 4 May 2018

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 29 April 2018 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 28 April 2018 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 4 May 2018

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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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 Newbe1 | Reviewed this property |
I think happy hour starts at 7 but it doesn't include beer
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Dancing upstairs and on hrs floor. It's club music eg dance.
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