Danny Smith’s Guide to 2008 Pt4

Danny Smith was writing lots of guides to Brum for the Itchy guide, last year. It never happened, so we present his guide to the past in a number of parts (see all the parts):

The Rectory Bar and Restaurant
50-54 St Paul’s Square,
The Jewellery Quarter,
Birmingham, B3 1QS
+44 (0)121 605 1001
“Can we have some bread while we decide?”
“We don’t do bread”
“You don’t do bread”
Confused
“No?” walks away,10 minutes later
“Yeah we do have bread but you have to pay for it”
Fixed Dinner – £17 (2 courses) to £20 (3 courses)
Mon – Fri, 12pm–2.30pm, 5pm–10pm; Sat, 12pm–10pm; Sun, 1pm – 8pm

Revolution Vodka bar
Five Ways Broad Street
Birmingham
B1 2HF
Tel: 0121 665 6508
Fax: 0121 665 6507
When Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels sat down in the 19th century and thrashed out The Communist Manifesto as a way of inspiring future generations I’m willing to bet neither of them imaged that nearly 200 hundred years later what they have actually inspired was a series of failed totalitarian regimes and a chain of vodka bars, Where the proletariat go after a hard week of work and be sick on each other. It’s a shame that this place is generally full of the usual Broad Street crowd because, the drinks are tasty, if a little pricy, nicely decorated, with an inclusive music policy. Nice in the day though, with free WiFi to boot.
Mon – Sun. 11.30am-2pm