Working with the formula that “cocktails + food = a good time for all”, it didn’t take long for Gas Street Social to become one of the places to be. From lively-looking office teams knocking back cocktails, to old friends jumping in on the infamous bottomless brunch, you’ll find anyone who’s anyone at this bright and quirky hangout.
Pop inside and you’ll feel the positive energy immediately. Laid-out like an open-plan canteen, its large communal tables encourage people to come together to share food, drinks and stories. The overall look of Gas Street Social lies somewhere on the modern-vintage scale with simple stackable chairs, robust industrial lighting, and light wood panelling on the walls. Navigating through the space can be tricky during busier periods, but for those ready to explore, Gas Street Social packs a few rewards.
Make your way to the back and you’ll spot the large open-plan kitchen. Here, the kitchen team busy themselves with dishes from the bountiful menu, overwatched by diners on luxurious leather stools placed at the kitchen’s edge. Stick around long enough to see some of the mouthwatering eats they have on offer. From killer brunch options (including oh-so-fluffy buttermilk pancakes), to European-style tapas and 28 day aged steak, they serve something for everyone - and it’s all as good as it looks.
Venture over to the right hand side of the venue and you’ll come across an exquisite bar with its wealth of spirits. Here’s where a lot of the magic happens; teams of bartenders use every trick in the book to craft some of Birmingham’s best cocktails. And we’re not talking your usual array of Mojitos and Cosmopolitans - Gas Street Social is home to some of the most original cocktails we’ve ever seen. For example, one of their latest creations is the Unicorny cocktail - a glittery, multicoloured unicorn inspired drink created with JJ Whitley gin, homemade lemon sherbet, blue curacao and a sour cherry drizzle. If you’re looking for something a bit more classic, then the uber-refreshing Cheeky Tiki Colada is the slushy alcoholic treat for you.
Gas Street Social are absolute masters at bringing everyone together. It’s an absolute gem that’s seen more memorable occasions than you’ve had hot dinners. So next time after-work drinks are in order, rally the troops - you’re in for a good one.