Birmingham’s newest craft beer bar 1000 Trades has opened its doors in the Jewellery Quarter, joining a host of other new fandangled bars which will be sure to take advantage of the brand new Metro link from Grand Central train station to the heart of the creative quarter.
The business is located in a Grade II-listed building at 16 Frederick Street in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter. The premises, which previously housed Caribbean bar-restaurant Diamonds and Pearls, is undergoing extensive refurbishment.
The first phase – the ground floor – is already open, with further work planned later to renovate other space in the atmospheric old workshop. Owners Jonathan Todd and John Stapleton are creating a bar that will celebrate Birmingham’s rich craft heritage.
There will be craft beers, artisan spirits, natural wines and street food. There are also plans to host regular platforms at which local artisans can showcase their work.
Jonathan Todd said:
We’re excited to be bringing a fantastic old building in the Jewellery Quarter back to life as an independent bar and kitchen. The name was chosen to celebrate Birmingham’s reputation as ‘the city of a 100 trades’.
Birmingham was the place where you could get anything made and whose craftsmen and craftswomen were renowned for their skills. The aim isn’t create a theme park, but to be part of a neighbourhood with a rich manufacturing history and which still has a sense of vibrancy and creativity. We’ll celebrate craft in its many contemporary forms, complementing what is already happening in the Jewellery Quarter.
There will initially be space for around 200 people at 1000 Trades.
Chilli Dogs veteran Simon Dunmore will be supervising the food offerings.
People can rest assured that we’ll be aiming to provide the very best street food in a city that already boasts some of the best in the country.
Historic England’s archives show that 16 Frederick Street was built in the 1870s and was previously used as a jewellery works.
The building was awarded Grade II status in 2004.