DesignMyNight Awards Winners 2014/15
You toiled and troubled over your decision, you went out for extra cocktails and cracked onto another bar venture to be sure. So just who did claim the big wins when it came to this year's DesignMyNight Awards? While tough pickings considering that the city is so brimming with bad-ass boozing babes, the votes were counted and Birmingham's most loved venues came out with one heck of a gong. Check out who came up trumps in the DesignMyNight Awards 2014/15......
Whimsical wonders and sweet treats, its something that The Jekyll and Hyde do best. That and winning awards that is. Taking home this year's gong for Best Cocktail Bar, The Jekyll and Hyde make their creative mark yet again. Whether you're knocking back gin from a bathtub, lushing over toothpaste flavoured tipples or Love Heart flavoured cocktails, you're sure to have never tried it before.
A Jewellery Quarter gem that holds weight in each and every Brummie heart, snagging the Best Pub award is The Rose Villa Tavern. Whether you've teased your arteries with their American inspired menu of doughnut burgers and the like, cracked out their £4 cocktail deal or simply sat back supping, enjoying their retro interiors and vintage flecks, here's a pub that Birmingham can most definitely be proud of.
Another Jewellery Quarter gem snags a DesignMyNight Award as you fun-time garden loving folk give The Lord Clifden the Best Beer Garden vote. A botanical and quirky nook out back of one of the city's most beloved pubs, simmer down for ping-pong, regular BBQ days and hazy summer nights. Heck, it needn't even be summer to enjoy these garden spoils.
It's all fire and fun in Birmingham as Island Bar used their teasing tiki nights to snag Best Party Bar at our DesignMyNight Awards. Known for their clever concoctions and South Pacific perusings, Island Bar also know a thing or two about waving their hands in the air like they just don't care, bringing the city an award winning dose of independent DJs and weekend party nights.
Who has the best burgers? Who flips the best? YOU decide at UK Burger Battle!! These guys also know how to party, so no wonder they walked away with the Best Event in Birmingham!
We don't believe that children are the future, we believe that cracking live music is. A top notch Kings Heath kid known for their classin pub boozing, Hare and Hounds also harbour the best gigs in the Birmingham business. An intimate space ever packed out with some of the best DJs and musicians, the sound quality, smashing acts and atmosphere are practically unparalleled.
Taking everything you knew about cocktails and turning it on its head, this luxe Edgbaston nook aren't just dazzling face, they're all flavour too. Brimming with converted concoctions and well-thought out mixes, you'll sup on popcorn flavoured treats, a markedly inspired takes on an Old Fashioned, as The Edgbaston take home Most Inventive Cocktail Menu.
We often wonder if there will ever be a clubbing contender to go up against The Rainbow Venues, because Birmingham doesn't seem to think so. From street closures and summer party pop-ups, to set building and some of the biggest, we think winning Best Club was a well deserved walk in the park for this cracking, industrial party palace, and so did you.
Sweeping the city away with her vintage antics, Madame Moonshine was a lustrous wonder of retro events and dazzling party charm. Winning this year's Best Pop-Up, this rooting tooting affair stole Birmingham with its prohibition inspired antics, plush photobooths, charming live music and must-try party atmosphere. Here's hoping for another Madame Moonshine romp soon enough.
You've heard of it, you've loved it or you practically live in it. If there's anything we know to be true about The Prince of Wales, it's that their garden is almost unbeatable. Snagging the gong for Best Outdoor Space, the chances that you'll have seen a beer garden like this are slim to none. From tiki bar and cigar shed, to wine shop and smashing trinkets, the draw is all but too strong for brummies.
All that confetti and cavorting, it's almost like The Bureau knew that they would snag themselves an award, isn't it? Although a relatively new kid on the boozy Colmore Row block, Bureau has seemingly stolen all supping Birmingham hearts with their speakeasy inspired supping, heaving hot dogs and canoodling cocktails, bringing it right on home to win Best Bar.