New Opening: The Vanguard
Coming to a JQ near you
There's been a lot of chat about who will be launching in 1,000 Trades' upstairs. Delete all that you've heard. The correct answer is The Vanguard, a cocktail bar and real-life meadery. Following a refit, Sam Boulton, who returned to Brum after stints in London and Newcastle to launch Harvey Nics' bar, is opening that which he feels the city lacks — a bar that though majoring in cocktails, gives relaxed neighbourhood feels rather than complicated menus and dress codes. And drinks with personality like Vintage Tonic (pictured), which involves strawberry-infused, Buffalo Trace White bourbon. On the subject of the lesser known, The Vanguard will be big on the somewhat forgotten world of mead, with plenty of honeyed beers and wines for Sam to make your new cold weather fave. With a projected launch date of Nov 30, follow the team's progress on the 'gram or Twitter.
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