Nicholson's Pubs

Welcome to Bacchus Bar, your local pub in Birmingham


One of the oldest pubs in Birmingham

One of the oldest pubs in Birmingham, our eclectic mix of themed rooms are famous throughout the city.

Take a tour through history as you explore our unique underground interiors – from Greek and Roman mosaics through to suits of armour and medieval archways. Our most famous space, the Egyptian room, is truly unmissable, with its golden tomb paintings.

Located beneath one of the city’s oldest streets, dating back to 1398, in the basement floor of the Burlington Arcade, we’ve had many famous neighbours including the Theatre Royal and the Museum of Bazaar. While those neighbours may have come and gone over the years, we’ve remained a constant fixture.

Find us


Bacchus Bar, Burlington Arcade,
Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 4JH

Tel: 0121 632 5445

A unique city centre pub with a rich history


Nicholson’s Pubs are known for their individual style, exciting stories, and charming personalities — Bacchus Bar is certainly no exception in this regard and one of the standout pubs in Birmingham City Centre.

Located on one of the oldest streets in Birmingham, Bacchus Bar encompasses an eclectic mix of themed rooms making it one of the best places to eat in Birmingham. It’s the perfect place to catch up with friends, relax with family, chat with colleagues, and generally enjoy the finer things in life.

Grab a drink in our Egyptian room, sit down for a hearty meal in the French dining room, or sample one of the fine ales in our medieval bar.

Interestingly, we’ve had a number of famous neighbours through the years, including the Theatre Royal and the Museum of Bazaar – we’ve certainly been in good company!

Find us

Bacchus Bar,Burlington Arcade,
New StreetBirmingham
West Midlands,B2 4JH

Tel: 0121 632 5445

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 01:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 22:30

Upcoming Holidays

  • Christmas Eve 10:00 - 19:00
  • Christmas Day CLOSED
  • Boxing Day 12:00 - 18:00
  • New Years Eve 11:00 - 19:00
  • New Years Day 12:00 - 19:00



As a British brand with a heritage of 150+ years, we pride ourselves on our position as purveyors of perfect pints and unbeatable pies, with tempting dishes on our British pub classic menus.

Imagine taking your seat for starters we know you’ll like… Pulled Duck Croquettes and Garlic Mushrooms on Sourdough, suited to every appetite.

And here’s something we can’t deny, we’re pretty famous for our hand-crafted specialty pies, including our brand-new Chicken and Truffled Oyster Mushroom Pie and our British Steak & Nicholson's Pale Ale Pie. Come out of the cold and try one for yourself, won’t you?

As well as our famous pies, we’ve got big twists on other classic pub food such as sausage and mash, mouth watering burgers and good old fish and chips. See our menu to discover them all.

Someone in your group got a sweet tooth? Here comes another British pub classic worth rushing to your nearest booth: our traditional new Bramley Apple & Blackberry Crumble. This is British pub food, done right.



Here at Birmingham, we pride ourselves on serving an exquisite selection of perfectly-poured, ever-changing Cask Ales – including our very own Nicholson's Pale Ale, brewed by St Austell Brewery in Cornwall. You’ll also discover the wonders of our Gin Palace, featuring glorious gins from juniper-heavy and robust to sweet and fruity and every flavour profile in-between – all waiting at your local Nicholson’s in Birmingham.