Birmingham is having a moment right now. The UK’s second city is host of this summer’s Commonwealth Games and home to some fabulous bars and restaurants.
Birmingham is having a moment right now. The UK’s second city is host of this summer’s Commonwealth Games and home to some fabulous bars and restaurants. New to the food and drink scene is wünder-bar, Albert’s Schloss. Named after Anglo-Bavarian royal and husband of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, the ‘Pleasure Palace’ is inspired by Bohemia, the Alps and raucous Bavarian culture
This all-round venue where you can eat, drink, dance and play from dusk till dawn is in the heart of Birmingham’s Paradise Forum. Set across two floors and with three bars (the largest of which is over 100 feet long), this place is home to flamboyant fun. There’s a roster of over 100 freelance artists that serve up a show every night of the week, live music, DJ sets and cabaret performances bring plenty of entertainment to your visit.
The Cook Haus serves up a rich and indulgent Alpine-inspired menu. Favourites include pan-fried schnitzel and Schweinshaxe, a delicious combination of caraway roasted pork knuckle, braised red cabbage, apple sauce, gravy. Sunday Service at The Cook Haus promises grooves, gravy and good times. Indulge in a Sunday roast with all the trimmings; roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, maple-glazed roast root vegetables, seasonal greens and a generous helping of proper gravy, while soaking up performances from a Haus band, choir and rotating DJs,
Upstairs you’ll find Ludwig’s Tavern, named after the controversial King Ludwig II, a prolific castle-builder who ruled Bavaria from 1864-86 before being declared insane. Ludwig’s Tavern is a fitting tribute, with a curated drinks list fit for a King. Beer afficionados can order a tankard of one of the many European biers on offer, including a range of Pilsner. If beer isn’t your thing there’s the usual bar staples as well as some impressive alpine cocktails and homemade schnapps. Check out ‘The Hunt’ a twist on a Duck Fat Martini, complete with a blood-splatted top. The Tavern balcony is a great place to people watch or take in the entertainment. Ludwig’s also includes a Shuffleboard table and Ski Lodge board games.
Albert’s Schloss successfully combines tasty food, delicious drinks and outrageous entertainment, all under one roof. Here you are guaranteed good times. Danke Schon for the hospitality.