Adventure Bar Group heads to Birmingham
The Adventure Bar Group has unveiled new venues in Birmingham, stepping beyond its London heartland for the first time.
The Adventure Bar Group, the cocktail bar company behind the likes of Tonight Josephine, Blame Gloria and The Escapologist, has unveiled new venues in Birmingham, stepping beyond its London heartland for the first time.
The group, led by founders Thomas Kidd and Tobias Jackson, debuted the first of two new sites when pubs and bars opened on 12 April, with the launch of an outdoor bar and dining concept called Luna Springs in Digbeth.
Having first revealed the plans to Pub & Bar last month, Luna Springs will be followed in May by a second site, when the Tonight Josephine brand makes its debut in the city centre.
“We’re delighted to be opening these two new sites in Birmingham," says Kidd. "It’s a brilliant, vibrant city and we have some really exciting plans for both of these venues, which are going to be all about fantastic drinks, great food, amazing shared experiences, and some much-needed fun and good times.”
Luna Springs is set to be the city’s largest outdoor bar and entertainment space, with a phased opening plan that will see the venue expand its capacity – with more bars and eating brands added – over the coming months. While the initial launch will have a capacity of 400 guests, in time the group expects to be able to accommodate up to 1,500 people at the venue.
Tonight Josephine Birmingham will be a 350-capacity venue in the heart of the city centre on Stephenson Street, next to Grand Central station. It will be the group’s second standalone Tonight Josephine, alongside the first at London’s Waterloo. It will launch on 17 May, as bars and restaurants are able to resume indoor trading, with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.