Address: Islington Gates, Fleet Street, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JL, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)121 236 9013
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Tues-Thur 12pm-2pm and 5pm-11pm; Fri 12pm-2am; Sat 1pm-3am; Sun 12pm-6pm
Door: Open door
Style: Lounge bar
Recommended for: Fun/atmosphere
Price guide: Value
Food: Bar snacks

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Bluu is part of a chain that has a branch in Manchester and two in London. It’s a huge space spread over two floors, with a retro theme throughout the bar and the brand’s signature 1950s pin-up girls on the wall.

There is a lot of seating on the ground floor, with plenty of leather sofas, and coffee tables – so it’s unlikely that you’ll be sipping your drink while leaning against a wall. You’ll also find a huge, decked, al fresco space overlooking the canal – particularly nice in the summer.

The drinks menu is cleverly divided into four main sections: ‘something borrowed’, ‘something new’, ‘something borrowed’, ‘something bluu’. Expect classics and original twists and recognise that although Bluu isn’t a high-end cocktail lounge it is reasonably priced, welcoming and relaxed.

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