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Bacchus Bar, Birmingham

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Burlington Arcade, New Street
Birmingham
B2 4JH
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Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Brainy Pool left this review about Bacchus Bar

One of a kind interior, well described elsewhere. Very tucked away in a quiet arcade, but worth finding just to gasp at the eccentricity of it all. Sadly Nicholsons seem to have gone markedly downhill on beer range and atmosphere, this one was full of rowdy groups and the modern pop music didn’t fit the surroundings at all. One off visit and probably not again.

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Bacchus Bar

Very curious Nicholson'spub housed in the cellars beneath the Burlington Hotel and arcade, with a theatrical mix of classical, medieval and gothic decor. Standard furniture in a variety of seating areas around the two-part bar counter. The 'house' Pale Ale, Doom Bar, Hobgoblin, Sharp's Sunset Red (£4.45) and Wild Beer Murmur available from five of six handpumps on the main counter (with the other bar closed for a private function) on this visit. Worth a visit to look around, though.

On 8th November 2019 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about Bacchus Bar

Difficult-to-find underground bar (it's in the little gated cut-through that appears to only have steps and posh shops). Head down some stairs where the walls are decorated with scenes of Bacchanalian excess and enter to a wonderfully silly Nicholsons that has been done out as some sort of tour of the Ancient Classics drinking den (or, as put well below “the set of all the MGM historical epics of the 1950’s”). Beyond the ‘wow’ factor as you enter there's actually quite a bit to admire as it’s done very well and it holds a pretty good atmosphere too. Split into numerous sections and levels, each one seemingly zoned for a different time period; there are columns and arches, fake sandstone, paintings of Classical ladies with their boobs out, Renaissance library shelves, the whole works. Six ales at the bar with the usual Nicholsons stagers along with three guests. Went for a half of the Purity which logged in at well-over two quid though was in decent enough shape (NBSS 3). Worth doing this one for the novelty value and beer range, I liked it.

On 21st July 2019 - rating: 8
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Birmingham New Street, 0.26 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Birmingham Moor Street, 0.37 miles, 7 min walk (show)
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9th Apr 2022, 10:32
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1st Apr 2020, 08:31
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  • Accommodation : Yes - if you count the hotel it sits underneath - last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 September 2019 by Quinno _
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