New cocktail bar launches in Birmingham

via Christie for Be At One

Be At One Cocktail Bar launches in Birmingham city centre next month

Be At One Cocktail Bar will make its debut in Birmingham on May 12th 2016, when it opens its doors to cocktail-lovers in Piccadilly Arcade.

Be At One began in 1998 by three bartenders; Steve Locke, Rhys Oldfield and Leigh Miller. The founders opened the first Be At One in Battersea Rise in May 1998 and since then have opened a further 30 bars, making Birmingham’s Be at One their 31st site and the 12th site outside of London.

Killing Monica
Killing Monica

Co-founder Steve Locke said: “We are very much focused on providing a world class guest experience, which we deliver through our bartenders, in-house training and an extensive range of cocktails.

“Be At One is a cocktail institution, providing great service and unbeatable party atmosphere, and most importantly with a pretension free attitude. Birmingham is a major step for us, the city has a thriving cocktail scene and one we are very excited about joining”.

The cocktail bar’s arrival has created 18 new jobs in the city and the team is all home-grown talents hired for their party-loving personalities and passion for their hometown. Each bartender will undergo the industry-renowned Be At One intensive bar training, which focuses on high-quality bartending, knowledge and skills.


Be At One has one of the largest cocktail lists in the industry. From the blended specialities such as the sweet and salty popcorn topped Popster, the new virtuous additions such as the superfood-packed Beetroot Retox and the reimagined classics such as the Gin Re-Fashioned, there is something for everyone.

Birmingham guests will be able to take advantage of the group’s award-winning smartphone app with a personalised “Appi Hour”, as well as a randomly generated cocktail for £5 available everyday through the “Be Appventurous” feature. Private cocktail master-classes hosted by fully-trained bartenders are available to book year-round, where guests can learn how to mix up some classic Be At One cocktails through a variety of games, races and good old-fashioned shake offs.

Rhys' Pieces
Rhys’ Pieces

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