It's all change at The Mailbox at the moment but it is business as usual at Malbar. My friends and I tend to find ourselves in Malbar when we're bored of the clubs and usual haunts Birmingham offers on a Friday night. Malbar is always a chic and swish venue, with a never too-busy bar and attentive staff.
The Friday night bubble time event is always a good bet with champagne offers and canapés from 5-8pm, followed by a DJ for the rest of the evening. The canapés are the good kind too, so if you're in the mood for a little nibble, give them a go. I can recommend the mango and brie bites, which are only too easy to eat.
On to the drinks: the cocktail list is inventive and vast. Try the Truth or Dare – it's a favourite in my circle of friends – or one of their fruit daiquiris. It can get really busy at weekends but they do table service so you'll never spend the night jostling at the bar.