If Island Bar were a bloke he’d be dressed in flairs and rocking a retro brown 60s patterned shirt! Don’t be fooled by the location of this place, sure it’s right next to a busy road, but this is Birmingham so suck it up and get your Brummie on. They’ve got Haitian babes on the walls, a back bar with all you could ever need for the night and “We Love Cocktails” in neon writing. Oh yes we do. Take a seat on the retro Rubik’s cube stools or take it outside to the tiny terrace.
Get your tiki on in their upstairs bar; it’s a Friday to Sunday thing but then so are we. Go with mates and order the canoe or the treasure chest, they all come filled with booze and are a great way to sample some of their different types of rum (if you try all 50 you’re doing very well!). They often have bands playing or burlesque dancers doing their thing; just check their events for what’s going on.