This wünder-bar is bringing the likes of pretzels and Pilsner to Paradise.
Summer has gone off to an exciting start as food and drink businesses reopen, as well as some new additions coming to the city, and Birmingham’s Paradise development is not short of a few new arrivals. Expected to join the likes of Dishoom and Rosa’s Thai Cafe in Chamberlain Square is Albert’s Schloss, Birmingham’s first bohemian pleasure palace and a firm favourite in Manchester which serves incredible beers, food and entertainment.
The Bavarian bar and restaurant is opening in the city after having applied for a late licence to serve alcohol every day until 2am, as well as host films, live music and performances. The bar and restaurant at One Chamberlain Square is expected to open in November and will operate over two floors with three bars (the largest of which is over 100 feet long) and will have a huge outside terrace complete with a restored Citroen Van bier bar.
There will also be Albert’s very own ‘study’ that can host up to 30 people seated and 60 people standing, which will be available for private hire. Whilst a vermouth and Schnapps bar with shuffleboard and Ski Lodge board games can be found on the mezzanine.
Named after German-born Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria, Albert’s Schloss Birmingham will be the sister site to the flagship Albert’s Schloss housed on the ground floor of Manchester’s historic Albert Hall. Its second site in the UK is located close to Victoria Square, home to a statue honouring Albert’s wife.
The bier haus describes Schloss as “a castle, palace or manor house: built as a retreat for recreation, indulgence, pleasure, and debauchery”, so expect plenty of live music and wild entertainment on stage in the Bavarian party palace such as gospel choirs, drag acts, brass bands, cabaret and more. Albert’s Schloss has also previously hosted Oktoberfest events and their Manchester site even features a button to push for prosecco.
Albert’s Schloss serves up Bavarian, Czech and Alpine-influenced food, with an in-house bakery producing fresh bread, pretzels, pastries and puddings. The restaurant has an impressive breakfast menu featuring a butterbread sandwich filled with chilli sauce, sauerkraut and a bratwurst sausage patty, as well as serving fondue, schnitzels, kebabs, wurst and a Sunday roast.
And you can’t not visit without having a tankard of some of the very best of European biers, including a range of Pilsner to choose from, as well as expertly-crafted cocktails such as Apple Strudel or Lillet Spritz using Albert’s Schloss artisan raspberry schnapps. The brand, which is part of the same company who own Rudy’s Pizza, also offers six spritz to choose from plus an “on-trend wine list with influencers from France, Italy, and beyond.”