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The Head of Steam, Birmingham Central, Birmingham

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36 Temple Street
B2 5DP
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Head of Steam

Busy and hectic on a Saturday night but the young crowd inside were enjoying themselves.You enter on the ground floor into a seating area but climb the stairs to reach the large island bar.Thankfully for the real ale fan the handpumps are directly infront at this stage and a walk around the bar will only yield information on keg lagers and beers.The 10 handpumps were serving an eclectic mix of ales from the likes of Fixed Wheel,Craddocks,and other Locales while my Squark Crex Session IPA was very tasty.
There is seating on high benches near the bar,there is a higher level lounge in front of a flatscreen but this was reserved for a private party.Elsewhere BT Sports was playing ,and the music was loud. I noticed a DJ setting up ,so the volume may get cranked later on.
This was a crawl visit,next time I may come at a calmer time and inspect both the ales and keg options.There is a very impressive bottle menu.This should also be included on any real ale crawl list,I liked it.

On 8th April 2019 - rating: 8
[User has posted 1908 recommendations about 1908 pubs]

Steve of N21 left this review about The Head of Steam

This one wasn’t here the last time I was in town so whilst the good lady was stuck in Debenhams and John Lewis I thought I’d look the place up and I was impressed as well.
As others have mentioned you have to go through this strange half in half out lobby seating area before climbing up steps and through doors into the main bar area. And for my Sunday afternoon this space had no customers but was patrolled by a couple of doorman, which I found a bit strange but was completely forgetting that the fun loving supporters of Aston Villa and Birmingham had recently finished exchanging pleasantries at the not that far away St Andrews.
Once inside the pub it’s a large space with plenty of seating areas on two levels around the central serving Island and the usual shiny Industrial décor you would expect from a newly opened Steam outlet.
There is an impressive range of some 20 Craft options on the taps down the sides of the serving area but full marks for putting the 10 ale pumps on the front section so that they are the first thing you see when you approach.
One was dispensing Hogans Wild Elder Cider and for my visit the nine ales available were Backyard Brewhouse Coaltown Stout and Gold Rush, Arbour Shangri-la, Camerons Sanctuary and Ahopalypse Now, Kirkstall Brewery Ryeteous, Northern Monk Eternal IPA, Fixed Wheel Wheelie Hazy IPA and Twisted Barrel Citra and the Coaltown Stout went down very well.
I bagged a table in the upper section with its view of Temple Street outside, but also with a large flat screen tele which was showing the Ireland v France six nations match and armed with my pint of Stout and decent sized bag of Pork Scratchings, all was well with the world on this strange weather Sunday afternoon.

On 12th March 2019 - rating: 8
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Head of Steam

Visited earlier in the week at lunchtime. 10 cask pumps with 9 of these on at the time of my visit. I went for the Ginger Joe (stout, 5.6%) by Ridgeside Brewing which set me back £2.30 for a half. This was a very decent beer and the ginger kick was noticeable without being overpowering - it worked well.

At ground level you enter into a strange nomansland that's half outdoors but enclosed (and full of tables for seating) before making your way up the steps and through the doors into the main bar. In front of you is the island bar with a mix of seating around it, tables and chairs behind and booths to the back wall.

I generally like the Head of Steam pubs and this one is no exception.

On 28th February 2019 - rating: 8
[User has posted 341 recommendations about 322 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Delboy 20
Birmingham New Street, 0.29 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Birmingham Snow Hill, 0.33 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Birmingham Moor Street, 0.39 miles, 7 min walk (show)
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  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 10 January 2019 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - Discount amount not stated by Birmingham CAMRA - last updated 10 January 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 10 January 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 June 2018 by hondo .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 07 June 2018 by hondo .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 10 January 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 January 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 January 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 10 January 2019 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11am
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - Midnight
Friday12noon - 1am
Saturday11am - 1am
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