Located within the Colmore Business District The Jekyll and Hyde offers something a little different when looking for a bar or restaurant.
An old boozer on Steelhouse Lane was taken over in 2009 by Bitters n’ Twisted, the people already behind Birmingham venues Island and The Victoria.After a renovation, a new menu and a big dash of imagination The Jekyll & Hyde was born! Offering a wide range of drinks, from the classic G&T to a cocktail menu of inventive concoctions – served alongside a fresh, homemade food menu. Step outside and you’ll be in the Wonderland Courtyard – a sun filled (sometimes!) city centre hide away.
Living up to its name the venue has two personalities – Mr. Hyde’s Main Bar and Dr. Jekyll’s Gin Parlour
Mr. Hyde’s Main Bar:
Retro sweetie jar and quirky sharing cocktails / Cask ales, beers and ciders from the discerning to the boutique / Retro Quiz Night – prizes to be won! / Mad Hatters Tea Party / Free Wi-Fi / Weekend DJ nights
Dr. Jekyll’s Gin Parlour:
Over 80 different gins / Eat Me, Drink Me food fusion menu / Gin Flights / Cocktail Chemistry Master class / Juniper Film Club / Mid week private hire.
From the outside it looks like a bog standard pub, the inside however is a completely different story. The atmosphere was great, the music was great and the cocktails are amazing. Its an unusual choice of cocktails served in a variety of different vessels.
Once upstairs, you enter an eclectic, eccentrically designed gin parlour, where you can embark on as many gin flights and slips as you can handle. We particularly enjoyed the highs and lows of the journey, where one gin sample could cause some fairly distorted facial expressions, worthy of Hyde himself, the next sheer delight. You would be forgiven for thinking that sampling so many genres of gin would lead to an expensive outcome, but in fact the bill can be incredibly reasonable.