Birmingham Journals

The Other Birmingham

A September 2005 trip to Birmingham by MoDean

Las Iguanas Photo, Birmingham, England More Photos
Quote: A week of bar-hopping, shop-browsing, and brown sauce in Birmingham, England, with one of my best friends in the world

Las Iguanas

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Las Iguanas Photo, Birmingham, England
When my friend suggested a Latin American dinner at Las Iguanas for our last night together in Birmingham, I was a bit skeptical. After all, this was England; shouldn’t we be scarfing bangers ‘n’ mash with brown sauce in a smoky pub somewhere? He finally managed to persuade me, however, with the promise of two-for-one happy hour drinks. Las Iguanas is located right around the corner from Birmingham’s main shopping corridor, in a courtyard adjacent to more restaurants, movie theaters, and shops. When we stepped inside, I was surprised to find a modern, breezy interior with rich woods, artistic light fixtures, and cozy, plush booths that belied its c...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 8, 2005

Las Iguanas
Arcadian Centre, Hurst Street
Birmingham, England B5 4TD
+44 (121) 622-4466

Bank Birmingham

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Restaurant | "The Bank"

Bank Birmingham Photo, Birmingham, England
We decided to begin this evening in a civilized manner, and The Bank was just the ticket. We had been there together 3 years prior—the last time I visited—and had a grand old time downing cosmopolitans and other ridiculous, colorful drinks. Considering the balmy weather this time around, it seemed like the perfect chance to grab an outside table and order up a few rounds of martini-style drinks to make ourselves feel better about all the watery G&Ts we'd been drinking out of plastic cups.The Bank is situated in the beautifully groomed Brindleyplace plaza, complete with a lovely fountain, twinkling lights, and well-manicured foliage. Brindleyplace is near Birmingham's city center and neighb...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 28, 2006

Bank Birmingham
4 Brindleyplace
Birmingham, England B1 2JB
+44 (121) 633-4466