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BrumHour was invited to try drinks and food at Albert’s Schloss by the PR.
By Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
Experience: Albert’s Schloss at Paradise Birmingham
I first went to Albert’s Schloss in early December 2021 as part of a press invite; Becca, my plus one, and I had a two-course meal and drinks. Lots of drinks. I’ve been back a couple of times since for late-night drinks but this is my first time going back in the early part of the evening. It’s Bavarian-German inspired and really a lot of fun.
Arriving at the Paradise development venue last Wednesday, the focus was drinks with some food to try too. This is a huge venue with a large bar firmly in the centre, and from what I recall it is either the largest bar in Birmingham or certainly one of them.
The venue replaced the old Paradise Forum under the even older Birmingham Library which had a turnstile of bars, pubs and eateries within its shadow. These days it is a walkthrough space which looks almost like a small version of Spinningfields in Manchester, except people can’t be bothered to walk on the left-hand side.
The staff are friendly and busy, as you’d expect from such a large venue but they still had time to be personable. We are sat at the far side of the bar in an area that has been roped off for us, there are three large tables, three booths and the run of the rear bar area for about 50 or 60 people. It feels busy but not overly full. There is live music playing on the stage, mostly tracks you’d know.
My hotdog was good and once again felt like reasonable quality ingredients, nothing foraged from the side of a road to get the foodies running though, and maybe that’s not such a bad thing. It is, after all, a large bar and live entertainment.
For me this is very much a treat venue for a birthday, a leaving do, a work celebration or as I’m about to plug below, Student Graduations.
Schnapps! Oh yes on top of cocktails and beer, this venue very much has lots and lots of Schnapps! Taking inspiration from the paddles that Revolution Vodka Bar used to have (which I’m assuming was also German-inspired) A parade of paddles with fifteen shorts of Schnapps appear. I tried to stick to raspberry ones but even then I had to restrict myself from drinking more than five!
I should visit here more and try more of the food and Schnapps. There’s certainly plenty of choice.
Albert’s Schloss is open until 2am daily and opens at 11am weekdays and from 9am on Weekends. Find out more here: albertsschloss.co.uk/birmingham.
During July weekdays, those booking for a Graduation Celebrations with Albert’s Schloss Cook Haus can get a complimentary round of Prosecco when they book a table using >> THIS LINK <<. Terms and Conditions apply.