As you may have noticed the place we call home is on the up! The Jewellery Quarter is thriving, and it’s as much to do with the wealth of bars and eateries as it has to do with Jewellery. We’ve created a profile on some of our favourite neighbours, so you can explore the beauty of the Quarter through some of its finest jewels…
The Lord Clifden
34 Great Hampton St, Birmingham, B18 6AA
The Lord Clifden is a unique pub situated just around the corner from St Pauls Square on Hockley High St. Balancing its traditional Victorian design and urbanised decor, the walls are scattered with a collection of urban street art from the likes of Army Lion, D*Face, Nick Walker, Blek, Obey, Faile and even Banksy. With an award winning beer garden, The Lord Clifden is a much-loved pub in the JQ. Whether you visit for its popular quiz night, or its lively Friday DJ nights, make sure you drop in!
19 Pitsford Street, the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B18 6LJ
Having opened fairly recently (November 2018), Ocho are our new neighbours on Pitsford Street. Once a pop-up dining restaurant that’s now here to stay, Ocho serves authentic Tapas from around the Spanish and Portuguese coast. The combination of family recipes & locally sourced produce helps give Ocho a modern approach with some traditional footing. A fully-fledged dining experience, Ocho is a tasty essential for any foodies wanting to check out the JQ. Open wed-sat from 17.00-21:45pm.
The Rose Villa Tavern
172 Warstone Ln, Birmingham B18 6JW
A Grade II listed building full with antler chandeliers, stunning stained glass and even a traditional telephone box, The Rose Villa Tavern is chock-full with stunning victorian decor. Complete with an upstairs venue which lays host to comedy nights, party hire & more, the Best Pub Award winning Rose Villa Tavern’s beauty is dazzling to all, and a must-visit for those who enjoy delicious cocktails.
The Actress and Bishop
36 Ludgate Hill, Birmingham B3 1EH
Situated just round-the-corner from the St Pauls Square & with live music no less than every night, the Actress and Bishop is the Jewellery Quarters prime spot for local live music. A charming bar with modern character, the Actress and Bishop is a favourite of music lovers – whether it be intimate Sunday night acoustic sessions, or Saturday night DJ’s on til 4am.
The Red Lion
95 Warstone Ln, Birmingham B18 6NG
Just five minutes down the road from its sister pub The Lord Clifden, The Red Lion is another ‘Urban Art Pub’ in the Jewellery Quarter. Situated just down the road from us on Warstone Lane, The Red Lion boasts all the necessities of a classic traditional pub, with the fine detailing of contemporary street art dotted around the place. A great spot to sample local ales, look at art, and watch the footy in the Jewellery Quarter.
16b Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HE
The Vanguard is a stylish little cocktail bar centred around the core principle of expert mixology. Full of rustic and industrial charm, The Vanguard embraces its historical setting by specialising in the long forgotten traditional beverage, Mead. A quirky spot to enjoy artisan spirits and creative cocktails, The Vanguard can be found situated in the loft space of 1000 trades.
The Jam House
3-5 St Paul’s Square, Birmingham B3 1QU
Designed by musical icon Jools Holland and designer Neil Tibatt, the Jam House is a purpose-built 600 capacity jazz-house in the Jewellery Quarter’s St Paul’s Square. Spread over three floors in a Georgian venue – with a stunning open-plan design, The Jam House boasts gigs from big-name acts such as The Specials, Chaka Khan, The Beat and of course Jools & his Rhythm ‘n’ Blues orchestra.
50-54 St Paul’s Square, Birmingham B3 1QS
If you’re looking for dim light, classic decor – a traditional dining experience loaded with rich mahogany detailing and leather booths, then the Rectory is the answer. A perfect spot for professionals to visit after-shift or to stop by when you fancy a sophisticated drink from one of their many ranges of gin, or perhaps a full-bodied red off of thewine list. Oozing with the class and sophistication you’d expect from the Jewellery Quarter, The Rectory soaks up its location and serves it to you.
The Button Factory
25 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HH
Loaded with classic New York stylings and a stripped back, brick base, The Button Factory is a bar/restaurant with all the signature-style you’d expect from a a Shoreditch spot. Serving Brunch, cocktails and even a Sunday Lunch, the Button Factory is a space which offers a great deal, from the early afternoon – right until the early hours of the morning. Make sure you check out their wonderful sun-trap balcony!
2-10 Constitution Hill, Birmingham B19 3LY
The Jewellery Quarter’s craft beer specialists, The Wolf seeks to offer a minimalist pub approach with a Baroque attitude to drinks. With pies, pasties, and coffee being a big part of the Wolf’s appeal, this family-and-dog friendly pub is a great spot to pop into in a group, whilst searching for wifi, or simply for a quality drink. Make sure to check out their quiz night, every 2nd Wednesday of the month if you’re thinking of dropping in!
That’s our picks for some of the Jewellery Quarter’s shining spots! We’re proud of our local community and seek to contribute with some seriously tasty chicken. We’ve said a lot about our neighbours, but there’s exciting times on the horizon for the Rebel! With a new beer garden, and our first birthday party coming soon, summers looking particularly bright for the JQ. Stay tuned!