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Island Bar

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Great late night weekender! And chilled midweek!

As I live in the city centre I’ve been to island bar once or twice before on a weekend and always... read more

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HuntyKyle
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Great drinks

We visited Island Bar on a Saturday evening for some drinks we took advantage of the great 2 for £9... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
ldgp14
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Walsall, 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...more
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14-16 Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham B1 1LT, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Fun, flexible and informative, we booked a cocktail master class with top dog, James. It's the first time we learnt useful skills, all whilst getting intoxicated. Kitted out with all the tiki goodies, we shook and mixed our way through an array of luscious liquor...More

3  Thank Sarah C
VickyBirminghamUK, Manager at Island Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Hi Sarah C, Thanks for dropping by and for the awesome write up! Brilliant to read you had what sounds like an epic cocktail making class with us! Hope you’ll be back to try more of our creation when your next in town. Kind Regards,...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Yes this place has sticky floors but we could forgive them that because of the fab the music the DJ plays. Drinks are on the expensive side considering it is a little grubby but I usually enjoyed a night there. That was until Saturday night...More

7  Thank Beclells
Ed S, General Manager at Island Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

First of all let me apologise for the events that happened that night and I am shocked to hear what the bouncer said to you. We use an external security company for our bouncers and I can assure you that he was suspended very shortly...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

As I live in the city centre I’ve been to island bar once or twice before on a weekend and always had a cracking night! Music and atmosphere always to my liking and service is still very quick even making time consuming cocktails (props to...More

Thank HuntyKyle
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I came here with my Mum recently, a girl at the bar next to me asked the manager (short stocky bald guy) what cocktails he recommended, his reply was “I’m not you, how would I know what cocktails you like”. I also asked and got...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Visited here in the past with friends and found the service to be slow, the floor sticky and the music terrible. Would not return.More

Thank Hackett-C
BnTVenues, Manager at Island Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Hello Hackett-C, Sorry to hear we've not impressed you recently - assuming you visited at a busy time service can be a little slower as we're making our cocktails fresh to order and cocktail drinking + dancing can lead to the floor getting a bit...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We visited Island Bar on a Saturday evening for some drinks we took advantage of the great 2 for £9 deal I had the Glen Coco which was one of the best cocktails I have ever had my wife had 1 Aloha and 1 Glen...More

Thank ldgp14
BnTVenues, Manager at Island Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Hello ldgp14, Sounds like a top night was had! Thanks for dropping by with the 5*'s and the rwview! See you again soon, Vicky

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Second time we have gone to Island Bar when in Birmingham and every time it’s brilliant. The music is great and the cocktails are always good. Staff friendly and patient even with drunk people not knowing what they want!

Thank Redders213
BnTVenues, Manager at Island Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Hello! We're quite the masters of serving people who take their time - its all good! Thanks for the 5*s, looking forward to visit #3! Cheers Vicky

Reviewed 23 July 2018

Popped in here for a quick cocktail stop before going on to a nightclub for a hen party. Good selection of cocktails in a happy party atmosphere. Toilets not the best but could be worse I guess.

Thank Cathinski
BnTVenues, Manager at Island Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Hello Cathinski, Thank you for the review - great to hear you enjoyed the drinks and the party vibe, sorry to hear about the toilets - this has been passed onto the manager to have a look into. With kind regards, Vicky

Reviewed 15 July 2018 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

Thank dogloverxxx
BnTVenues, Manager at Island Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Hello dogloverxxx, Great to hear you enjoyed your Island Bar stop during Cocktail Weekend and yes thank god for air-con! See you again soon, Vicky

Reviewed 15 July 2018 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
BnTVenues, Manager at Island Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Hello Charlie H, Great to hear you enjoyed your tropical cocktail stop as part of Cocktail Weekend - see you again soon to try out the rest of the menu? Vicky

Reviewed 30 June 2018 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

1  Thank emsam2015
BnTVenues, Manager at Island Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Hello emsam2015, Thank you for the kind words and the 5*'s, it was a pleasure hosting your sisters hen party - best of luck for the big day! See you again soon, Vicky

Reviewed 29 June 2018 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
BnTVenues, Manager at Island Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

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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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 Newbe1 | Reviewed this property |
I think happy hour starts at 7 but it doesn't include beer
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Caramac99
5 May 2017|
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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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