If you haven’t sorted out your plans for this Bank Holiday weekend yet, there’s no need to panic, you still have time to get something sorted in the fantastic Jewellery Quarter. Below, we have compiled a list of some of the events to go to in the Jewellery Quarter for Bank Holiday weekend that we are sure you will all enjoy.
All weekend, the Rose Villa Tavern will be serving a bespoke cocktail menu using a personal favourite of ours, prosecco! If you’re not a fan of prosecco and fancy something casual, they will be serving Westons Rhubarb cider all weekend; perfect to be enjoyed in the sun! Another special that they are running is a weekend-long Happy Hour. From 4pm Friday until closing on Monday, you can enjoy 2 of their fantastic handcrafted cocktails for just £9.
For the Monday they will be hosting their usual Monday quiz night. 6.30pm start and only £1 to enter, (there are some pretty amazing bar tabs to be won!). To top it all off, the Chef is adding some specials to the menu so you can enjoy some of The RVT’s best dishes this Bank Holiday weekend! Did you know that the Rose Villa Tavern is a member of the JQ Card? That means, if you are a cardholder, you can get 10% off anything at any time! Get your JQ card here.
This weekend at 1000 trades will be a very busy one indeed, with a diverse list of events to keep you entertained all weekend. First, on Friday there is Charlie Bates Sextet presented by Birmingham Jazz. This new show by Charlie will feature many of his own songs and some of Kenny Wheelers as a tribute. Entry is £9 or £5 for members or just £3 for students.
On Saturday there will be their famous NOW HAM which will feature a night of incredible 80s music, which we highly recommend for all disco lovers as the night can get pretty crazy! Following from NOW HAM on Sunday, there will be “Crafty Sip- create your own social” from 2:30-5:30 pm. The event is a fun way to spend a few hours ‘crafting’ with others, allowing you to produce up to two mini creative projects. There are two drinks included in the price of £35 as well as expert guidance. After Crafty sip finishes, there will be Rosco + Friends, which is another fantastic night of disco and alternative 80s sounds.
Above 1000 trades, you will find The Vanguard cocktail bar and meadery. This weekend they have something very special planned… a meet the mater session with the original Pornstar Martini maker! Douglas Ankrah will be there for the evening, giving you a little bit of history about the Pornstar and letting you sample his new Pornstar martini Liqueur. Drop in’s are ok but it’s recommended making a reservation. The Vanguard is proudly part of the JQ Card, offering 5% off all day, every day!
This Sunday at Stirlings is something a little different, Deja Vu. This Sunday at Stirlings is something a little different, Deja Vu (do you see what we did there?) From 10pm-3am there will be a mix of music on all 3 levels of Stirlings, such as RNB, funky house, rare groove, reggae anthems, and neo-soul. DJ’s on the night include DJ KB4, DJ Capone, DJ Major Popular, DJ Nev and DJ Kenny D. The dress code is smart/casual but they have asked for no trainers. Tickets are £10 on Skiddle or £15 on the door. In addition to the Rose Villa Tavern, Stirlings is also on the JQ Card, offering 10% off anything at any time! Get your card here!
As every other bank holiday, Bottomless Bingo returns! Two fat ladies will be putting the balls back into bingo with 2 hours of comedy bingo and as much prosecco as you can handle (within the allowed time), so drink up! You can purchase your tickets online and if the weather is nice then you could stick around at The Button Factory; enjoy some fantastic food and drink on their phenomenal rooftop terrace.
This weekend at the popular Lord Clifden there will be another famous bank holiday weekender! Featuring the UAB street card on Saturday and Sunday as well as 3 bars to be served at, live sports, table football and ping pong! Included in the weekender will be music all weekend from DJs including Soulshake, TLC, UAB Selectors, The Collective and Kitchen Disco! We all went last bank holiday and had a great time, try to order the cider slushy if it’s available.
This weekend at The Red Lion is for all the football fans! As all of us who live in Birmingham know, Aston Villa will be playing Fulham at Wembley this Saturday in order to gain promotion into the Premier League. If you couldn’t get tickets and are looking for somewhere to watch it, we couldn’t recommend The Red Lion enough. With a welcoming atmosphere and a great selection of drinks, it’s the perfect place to go to support the Villa, or even if you want to cheer on Fulham instead. Following this will be the Champions League Final, as Liverpool take on Real Madrid, we can almost guarantee this will be a game to remember.
This Sunday at the A&B, there is the return of the Silent Disco! For those who are unsure of what a silent disco is, then let us explain. You will be given wireless headphones on entry to the Actress and Bishop with the option of two channels of music to listen two. Each channel has its own DJ and these two DJ’s will be competing for your attention, each one trying to better the other with their choice of music. We took part last bank holiday and found it hilarious, you all need to try it!
These places don’t have any particular events on, however, from previous experience, we do recommend visiting the following places this bank holiday weekend:
Pasta Di Piazza prides itself on offering fine authentic Italian food in an elegant and relaxed atmosphere. We believe it is a great place to go for a nice evening meal as the service and food are both incredible. Pasta Di Piazza is offering 10% off for all JQ Card members!
The Wolf, located just off Constitution Hill has a wide variety of craft ales that are constantly being changed, as well as some fantastic pies, wine, cheese and service. The pies are the perfect accompaniment for a much-needed pint! We previously wrote about how great The Wolf accommodate for dogs in our recent blog post. Check it out here. To top this off, The Wolf is also on The JQ Card offering 15% all day, every day!
After you’ve had a few drinks in The Wolf, all you need to do is cross the road to this delightful Syrian restaurant. Relish the richness of home-cooked Middle Eastern dishes and be enchanted by the Middle Eastern feel that radiates through the subtle Oriental decor and beaded lamps. You can also enjoy 10% off food with the JQ Card.
Cucina Rustica prides itself in offering fine Italian food in the heart of Birmingham. Their restaurant combines authentic Italian food along with a relaxed atmosphere. Located just off of St Pauls Square, Cucina Rustica is the perfect place for a romantic evening. Again Cucina Rustica is part of the JQ Card offering 10% off food, all day every day.
Located in the heart of the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, Cappadocia is a friendly cafe, restaurant and bar that offer Parisian style breakfast and freshly cooked lunch dishes. With the evening menu, you have a chance to be a little more adventurous with dishes like calamari, lobster, mussels or you can choose to be on the safer side with dishes like steak and chips and the various burgers they offer. This fantastic Turkish restaurant offers 10% off food with the JQ Card.
A recent addition to the Jewellery Quarter, Arch 13 is a brand new wine bar that has opened with Connolly’s Wine Merchant. It is now a wine bar and retail experience showcasing unique wines, great cheese and meat, and perfect pairings between the two. It is a family-run business with a heritage that extends back into the 19th century and has shipped wine into Birmingham since 1906! So, as you can imagine they may know a thing or two about wine…
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