We have to tell you about a great new little place called @vanguardbar
“Birmingham’s first cocktail bar and meadery” tucked away upstairs at @1000tradesjq
in the Birmingham @jewelleryquarter
After being greeted with a complimentary portion of toasted goats cheese on crackers, our lovely hip bartender mixed up loads of amazing & eclectic cocktails individually by hand, elegantly shaken, stirred and/or poured over large blocks of ice.
The setting is intimate and chill with great music. In addition to every cocktail you can imagine (properly made), the bar features an extensive offer of affordable gins, a decent selection of beers and plenty of Mead (an alcoholic drink of fermented honey & water).
On a side note, we were told that the huge selection of spirits started out as the owners own personal collection and grew from there, which we thought was a super fun factoid.
Overall, we loved the vibe, the drinks, the people and the personal service. Gins range around £4.50 and cocktails from £7 to £10 (think Grey Goose Martini at the top range). You can’t get food, but you can have a meal before or after drinks @1000tradesjq
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