25 Church Street, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 2NR, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)121 200 0600
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Open until 11pm for non-guests, and until ‘late’ for guests
Style: Hotel bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: High-end
Food: Bar nibbles
Images By: diffordsguide.com
After you enter the hotel, a staircase leads down to the basement Pub du Vin, complete with its own wine cellar on display. If you're after serious cocktails though, turn left straight away, and head to the Hotel du Vin's cocktail lounge.
You'll immediately notice the Absinthe bottle-style women murals women on the walls, entitled 'Duval Leroy,' 'Perrier-Jouët,' and 'Lanson' - a true homage to champagne. The rest of the walls are painted in soft, Tuscan colours, which complement the dark oak floorboards running through the long bar which stretches over two rooms.
There's a huge cocktail selection, and lots of house specials to choose from (we particularly like the Kucumber Leaf). There's also a clever Gin & Tonic menu that steers you toward a suitable gin for if you're after something 'floral and tangy,' smooth and fresh' or 'fruity and bitter'...
If you want a bit of luxury, then Hotel du Vin is a great place to start - sink into one of the brown, leather sofas, and sip on a classic in elegant surroundings.