The UK’s ultimate party bar has finally arrived in Birmingham. The Cocktail Club – formerly called London Cocktail Club – has landed in the second city with its 15th location. Known for explosive music, energetic bartenders and top-tier cocktails, it is a buzz with excitement and the cocktail bar’s biggest site to date.
On Temple Street, you will now find ‘The World’s Hottest Happy Hour’ seven days a week until 8pm. This means nightly 2-4-1 purchases on every drink for thirsty partygoers. It is also expected to bring along its renowned themed birthday packages – which can include a Martini tree and cupcake tier – as well as 00’s bottomless brunches every Saturday. This includes bottomless Prosecco, Pornstar Martinis and Brambles, a brunch menu and live entertainment.
As their largest location, the Birmingham bar has a capacity of 450 to squeeze in across two floors and three rooms. John James ‘JJ’ Goodman and James Hopkins created The Cocktail Club’s concept so customers could experience amazing cocktails in exciting, theatrical environments. The Temple Street site is no different.
Designed by top British interior designer Matthew Williamson, who is known for his unique use of pattern and colour, the site’s interior includes leopard print sofas, gold leaf ceiling hangings, and a 1970s London Zoo cheetah centrepiece for that extra level of decadence. There are also three unique bars inside: The Temple Bar, with a wooden cabana, the hanging gardens of The Eden Bar, and the intimate Star Bar.
“I’ve loved every minute of working on this project. From a raw shell of a space to the glamorous finished interior, it’s been hard work but a great creative process,” said Matthew Williamson. “My brief was to respect their well-known brand identity and philosophy whilst injecting some of my own personal interior design style. I hope I’ve struck the right balance and the bar becomes a much loved hot spot in such a vibrant city.”
JJ was the winner of the World’s Best Bartender award at the Cocktail World Cup in 2008. The following year he and James won the BBC’s television competition The Restaurant hosted by Raymond Blanc. In that same year, they founded London Cocktail Club on Goodge Street. They opened a further eight sites across London in the next eight years. Before their first regional expansion in Bristol in 2018. The bar group Nightcap acquired The Cocktail Club in 2021 and Birmingham is the newest opening in its regional expansion.
“It’s safe to say I’m so excited to finally be launching The Cocktail Club in my hometown of Birmingham. Not only is it our biggest site to date but our collaboration with Matthew Williamson is sure to make it stand out even more,” said JJ Goodman. “The Cocktail Club is all about giving guests a good time and a wild night out. Our mantra is ‘welcome to the party’, and we’re certain we can deliver this to Birmingham in full!”
It’s an unforgettable party whenever you step into The Cocktail Club. For more information on the entertaining events it has to offer you can expect click here.