Venue guide: Island Bar, Birmingham
Home to Birmingham’s first-ever Tiki bar, Island Bar is tropical haven situated in the centre of Birmingham.
With its quirky, Hawaiian interior and exotic selection of cocktails, the bar has become one of the city’s most popular bars. It regularly hosts indie club nights, as well as throwing live music events with thanks to local promoters. On Fridays and Saturdays, a DJ plays an eclectic mix of rock ‘n’ roll, indie and R ‘n’ B to ensure everyone gets into the weekend spirit.
The venue is split into two levels; downstairs is the main party room, whereas the top floor is home to the Tiki bar, an 80 capacity room complete with bamboo and Hula Girls painted on the walls. Whilst the bar serves an array of drinks, including beer, wine and soft drinks, its speciality is cocktails. The cocktail menu is extensive but if you still can’t find what you’re looking for, the mixologists can usually make it. Island Bar also prides itself on having the Midlands largest collection of rum (over 70 on its last count!). The Tiki bar is available for private hire from Sunday to Thursday and accommodate bands and DJs. There are disabled facilities downstairs but there is no access upstairs. Unfortunately, there is no cloakroom. Dress code is very relaxed.
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Getting to The Island Bar
Island Bar is easily accessible from the A38, A4040 and A4050 and is just off the Holloway Circus Queensway.
Whilst there is no designated parking, nearby car parks are available at Station Street, Gough Street and Ellis Street, as well as parking at The Mailbox.
By public transport
Island Bar has excellent transport links. The nearest train station is Birmingham New Street, which is a five minute walk or a short taxi ride. Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill stations are a fifteen minute walk. The area is well connected with bus routes from all main suburban areas around the city including Kings Heath, Moseley, Edgbaston, Erdington and Sutton Coldfield – for more information on public transport in the West Midlands, please visit networkwestmidlands.com.
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