Pentalounge Pentalounge takes Birmingham hotel bars up a notch
Ernest Street, Birmingham, B1 1NS
Happily Affordable ££

What they say:

Designed by renowned Italian architect Matteo Thun and located just shy of Birmingham city centre and The Mailbox in the Pentahotel, this brand new hotel bar boasts contemporary interiors, laid back vibes and a bustling weekend atmosphere. From creative cocktails in the main bar and lounge to classic American fare in the restaurant, Pentalounge has rustled up a London style hotel bar in the heart of the Midlands.

What we say:

Trust us, we were as surprised as you are when we laid our peepers on this little drinking gem. Worried that hotel bars were beginning to get a little left behind, it's exciting to see a bar like The Edgbaston on the horizon and new Pentalounge introducing the city to a more bespoke evening experience; there's hope for these charming dens yet. And what with the global Pentahotel empire already heralded for their cool watering holes and contemporary stance, there's no doubt in our mind that this newbie could soon be coming up trumps.