May 11, 2018
The Edgbaston is a plush cocktail bar located in an equally plush boutique hotel of the same name, a set up which mirrors that of its swanky sister, The Kenilworth. It’s an opulent art deco-inspired space, all velvet and gold and shine and jet-black surfaces with an upmarket atmosphere and a drinks menu which features some killer drinks. It’s all very glitzy and attracts a similarly stylish crowd. The drinks menu includes classic tipples as well as some Edgbaston originals and all of the cocktails are made using premium spirits and fresh ingredients. Many of the drinks have a prohibition era feel. They do a sweet-sharp Bees Knees, a seriously potent Abercrombie Zombie and for those with the sweetest of teeth, there’s The From Cartmel with Love which blends cognac with sticky toffee and custard (yes, really). Reservations are advisable.