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Sobar's chic decor and vivacious atmosphere attracts a fresh and funky crowd who enjoy nothing better than kicking back during the day and partying long into the night.

Sobar offers Birmingham a melting pot of cutting edge and vibrant beats fused together by top DJs and live percussionist in both the main bar and the VIP Kaijo Lounge.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

12:00 - 23:00


12:00 - 23:00


12:00 - 23:00


12:00 - 23:00


12:00 - 03:00


12:00 - 03:00


12:00 - 23:00

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Sobar reviews

By Kav A.

Tried Sobar for the first time last night and got immediately rejected despite being well dressed up. When I asked for a specific reason for why we can't get through, I was told 'we have our reasons'. So whatever your reasons are, thank you for the impression you created. I have NEVER been rejected from a club before and I know better than to try this place again. May it have anything to do with specific ethnicities? Perhaps. Never been so insulted at a club. Your service is disgusting.

By Toni J.

I went out last Saturday as it was a friends engagement.I waited in line and as i got to the front i was refused entry...for wearing trainers!I thought fair enough no problem then as I waiting for all the others 6 men in trainers and T-shirts were let in.I went back up to speak with the bouncer he ignored me i asked again he ignored me so third time i asked could u just please answer my question.I said is it because 'Im dressed like a lesbian'.His reply was 'it has nothing to do with me' with a smirk across his face.I proceeded to ask the woman she said it was about 'the look'.I was dressed in chinos,trainers and a jumper pretty similar to what was just allowed inside.My response was 'so because I am dressed like a lesbian i cant come in?'......YES was her response.For a club that is a penny drop from the gay village what a disgrace this woman n bouncers are to the establishment and if it was the owner well pity him too!SHIT SHIT SHIT

By Tina R.

Sobar is a place to go,I recomend to everybody, My mates and myself go there very often for very nice and massive Burgers and lovely Pizzas.Sobar is the busiest bar at weekend and wellknown to everybody for having the best crowd and music.

By Emma J.

Oh I LOVE SOBAR, I have been in lots of bars and restaurants in Birmingham, but Sobar always got good service, Nice food and best atmosphere in Birmingham`s town centre. and it`s always the busiest bar on weekends with lots of lovely people.

By G.

Sobar has managed to create a niche of relative coolness in a modern bar and restaurant complex. Whatever next?

The Venue
Sobar is managed by Floyd King (not to be confused with King Floyd of ‘Groove Me’ fame) who used to run Revolution in Clapham and is now in charge of this cool, contemporary venue. There’s a bijou patio outside enclosed by a wooden screen with white moulded plastic chairs to sit on at round tables as well as plants and a mini waterfall — a face of sloping slate with water flowing over it.

Inside it’s quite spacious with blue spotlights in the ceiling and mirrors behind the bar which is illuminated with bright light yellow strips along the front. There are big cream lampshades over the bar too and about 20 tables scattered around but there's still lots of space for mixing and mingling.

The upstairs VIP room, the Kaijo Lounge, is spectacular. It’s low-lit and there are red spotlights in the ceiling, mirrored square pillars, a wooden bar and low, shiny, mirrored square tables. The whole of one wall is covered by an illuminated night-time cityscape. The music here oscillates between Latin, soul, jazz and funk.

The People
The barely-out-of-their-teens bunch don't come here. It's more of a discerning crowd at Sobar and they're a style concious lot. It’s a popular pre-club venue at the weekend when it’s a bit more of a free-for-all but generally expect a slightly more sophisticated crowd than the Barcardi Breezer guzzling masses.

The Food and Drink
A cocktail list is being introduced imminently but for now there's Carlsberg, Poretti, Guinness, Heineken on tap and there’s a good range in bottles too. There are half a dozen bottles of white wine and four reds, ranging from around £12 to around £18, including a Melbourne Lounge Chardonnay Pinot Grigio for £16.50. Or, if you've more money then sense, get a bottle of Cristal for £300. Oh, and let us know when you're going.

The food menu seems like a mix of everything with dishes including jerk chicken and rice, chilli with nachoes, olives and feta cheese and teriyaki salmon. Dishes are around the £5 to £7 mark.

The Last Word
A slice of contemporary cool in a bar and cafe complex. Stranger things have happened.