20 reviews of Bacchus Bar in English
I have lived in France for the last 6 years, but born and grown up in the Midlands/ Birmingham area. I remember places like the Alhambra – showing my age now. However my grown kids told me about the Bacchus bar – they knew I loved history and also sensory experiences – and WOW what a sensory experience. Rooms decorated in roman, greek, medieval, georgian styles – I only poped in for a coffee to see what they were talking about – BUT I WILL RETURN. BACCHUS please don’t change.
I had a great time at this place, really, the atmosphere was great, felt quite unique and kitch while being friendly and non overbearing, the staff were amazing, really mazing, funny happy nothings too much trouble, the food, (i had the rib eye steak) was eloquent, probably one of the best steaks i have ever had, sauce was great, just could not fault it, Drinks menu its a bit run of the mill pub stuff, but im not complaining, would of liked to try some more drinks, something bit different, all in all a great place for food, great atmosphere, and a great place to have a good time, prices are good, i was expecting two meals and drinks to break the £60 barrier but it stayed around the £50, really happy and would go back again.
loved this place with all it's nooks and crannies- it's in the basement of the Burlington Hotel. we launched our afternoon shopping trip from here with a bottle of bubbles to get us in the spending mood. It was quite busy and so we were confined to standing at one of the bar areas, but there was a lovely buzz, and if I lived more local it's a place I'd definitely pop into frequently.
The Bacchus Bar is located slap bang in the centre of the city, although you'd never know unless you were looking for it! Hidden away underneath the Burlington hotel, you have to actually walk down a shopping arcade to even see the entrance. Despite this, the Bacchus is usually bustling with custom. The decor is unique, almost making the place look like an old library or museum, and there are a large number of tables tucked away in nooks and booth-like areas, allowing you privacy should you so desire it.
The drink selection is reasonable, although the food menu is a lot more diverse. Prices aren't that wonderful considering what you get, but the quality of the food itself is top notch. The Bacchus is superb if you're looking for a more relaxing, hassle-free evening out.
31/10/2010 Edit: I've had to come back and re-assess Bacchus due to my recent poor experiences there. It still has a great atmosphere, and the staff are earnest and polite, but it seems every time I've tried to get food there recently, they're either understaffed or simply inept. Waiting times for food are shocking and on one occasion, I had to wait 45 minutes only to be told that they didn't have what I'd ordered in stock.
When I visited with a large dining party (who had pre-booked way in advance), there simply weren't enough staff to suitably cater for us all, meaning some people had to wait for over an hour and a half before their food arrived. The staff were apologetic and coped reasonably under the circumstances, but until Bacchus improves its service (and possibly gets a better choice of vegetarian food) I think I'll be giving it a miss.
I love this bar its so great dont want anyone else to know about it had an ok sirlion steak with a superb bottle of riocah olives was fabby its cosy and the booths and high backed chairs u can sink into just perfect and discoverd they do breakfast aswell how great is that lovely for a satur morning mooch cofee read of the papers and back out into the hustle and bustle you would not know existed
The service isn’t great and the food here is pretty poor pre-cooked stuff but they are the only downsides. As a bar for a few drinks it’s a really hard place to beat. The decor is amazing and totally unique and each area has it’s own theme. It’s kinda like stepping into…well how can I explain it..a very unusual watering hole!
Bachus Bar is tucked away from the hustle and bustle.
It is very unique and situated underground of the Burlington Hotel.
The food and service this Saturday 3rd jan 2009, was very good. The ambience of the place is lovely - it is very popular and clean.
If you fancy a change from the normal then visit this unique and interesting bar….
When I was introduced to this place, it seemed like I was entering a private members’ only club, some little secret that only me and a few others knew about. Turns out probably thousands know about it, but it still hasn’t lost its charm. Dark, dank and decadent - a little touch of the sybaritic in Brum. The prices are a bit ouchy, but the decor is top notch, and it’s very, very cosy.
Mmm I love it in here, so cosy, try the mushroom pepper pot with garlic bread and a £10 bottle of wine and whittle away your afternoon here until the last train home. Lovely design though a bit tatty, show’s that Birmingham can do different. Real mix of people - would recommend
This is a interesting little bar tucked away underneath the Burlington Hotel on New Street. Looking like a cross between a historical theme park and the Addams Family private bar, this is a bustling pub with a reasonably friendly atmosphere that is a good place to stop off after work or after a heavy day’s shopping.
Bacchus is a bit different. Being located in a basement it’s always going to be dark, but they have designed the place so it looks like a TV set for the Adams Family or something. That said, i like the place as it’s pretty different and has a surprisingly good atmosphere. Food can take bit of a while to come out though.
Located in the Basement of the Burlington hotel, taking someone to Bacchus on a first date may not be the best plan as ‘where the hell are they taking me’ go through their mind. It’s all worth the few moments of trepidation though as inside there is an eccentrically decorated cavern of high backed chairs and velvet curtains. The choice of wines and spirits is good and there is a small food menu serving well priced pub staples. The atmosphere is one that is sure to make you feel nicer than you really are.
As with all great places to eat and drink, this one isn't obvious. I had to be shown exactly how to find it - all very secretive. From New Street slip into the Burlington Hotel arcade and then follow the marble staircase downwards - you will feel as if you are going somewhere you shouldn't! Once inside, a real treat awaits you. The gothic decor, feeling of being in a subterranean boudoir - it is slightly surreal to say the least. Usually packed with shoppers by day or workers on their way home (early evening) or on their way out (slightly later evening), this isn't a final destination place for drinks but one suspects that people get so comfortable here that it often ends up being one! There are booths to sit in as twosomes or foursomes, and despite it often being busy you can usually find a table. Drinks are a little pricey, food is reasonable, and the atmosphere is great. More upmarket than your average chain pub, more unique if you fancy somewhere that bit different. Take your Mum, take your best friend, take your partner - all will enjoy a drink or two (or more) at Bacchus Bar!
A discreet bar hidden away under the hotel in the centre of Birmingham. Usually full of an older crown after a hectic day shopping.
There is bar food and nibbles available, a lovely setting, comfortable old style chairs and discreet booths for you to hide away in. I can be expensive depending on the wine you order, an extensive list of wines are available.
My mum and i went on a Saturday afternoon and have a lovely time relaxing and people watching.
One of the more unusual bars in the city. If you want a taste of something you won't find in every other city in the country, you should definately give this place a visit.
It would be hard to find if you didn't know about it, but we've given you all the clues!!
The drinks and food are great and varied. Pricey, but not extortionate. Being in there makes you think that you deserve to treat yourself, and you don't mind spending a couple of quid extra.
Once you decend the stairs into the bar you will most likely have to crawl back up them, as one beer or glass of wine can sometimes turn into you missing the last train home!
I just love this bar.... You'll find it nestled in the basement of the Burlington Hotel (on New Street). There's a beautiful marble staircase leading down to it and the interiour has a slight 'dungeon' type theme. Its choc full of atmosphere and the ideal place for a late afternoon rendezvous. Get comfy in one of the booths and chat for hours, or simply admire the interior design - either way you'll wonder where the time went.
Bacchuss bar is damn hard to find. You won't see it from any street. It's in the basement of the Burlington Arcade, in the Burlington Hotel. It is very different though, and rather cool, especially when you first find it. There's nothing quite like Bacchus. The food and beer are both good, but not cheap.
"Excellent. When Mum used to pop into town we would always go here for a post Bull Ring shopping drink or three. A couple of times have popped in at 3pm with bags for a swift one before we go, and have ended up staying for a couple more bottles of wine and a lovely snack. Dark and cavernous, the various booths also give a nice comfy feeling. A nice place to relax and entertain. A perfect place for a romantic dinner for two.
The staff are a little stiff and would have a fit if you were to wear attire such as trainers. However the service is crisp and not too overbearing.
If you are a heavy drinker be warned the drinks are priced on the steep side! Gulp!
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