King’s Heath’s bespoke jukebox bar is celebrating its first successful year of business, taking over York Road with another seminal street party on Saturday, July 27.
The craft beer bar and eatery are proud owners of an original Rock-Ola jukebox, stocked with old and new classic tracks to soundtrack an evening in one of Birmingham’s thriving independent businesses. Since opening their doors in 2018, The Juke have seen much recognition and praise from their neighbours on York Road, King’s Heath, as well as from respectable beer brands. Bad Seed Brewery, Lervig, Burning Soul, Cloudwater and more have taken over the taps in The Juke, whilst the kitchen hosts street food delights from Pietanic pies, Koba Ko ramen, Ba-Ha Vegan and Greidy’s Wings & Strips to name a few. The Juke host an eclectic amount of specially selected spirits, coffee and soft drinks, with the aim to always be proud of everything on offer.
Now, The Juke are taking their extensive knowledge in good food, good music and even better beer to celebrate their first birthday on Saturday, July 27. Whilst guests can enjoy delicious street food from gourmet pie trader Pietanic and sup on perfectly poured schooners from esteemed breweries, TAB will be providing a soundtrack of live brass and percussion bound to get anyone moving.
TAB, a Leeds-based jazz trio, are used to playing gigs across the UK with The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition being their biggest highlight so far. Made up of an established international saxophonist, a pianist and a drummer, TAB’s mix of jazz and electronic music is perfect for summer. Inspired by many of the bands who played at the legendary Ritz Ballroom just a few doors down during the 1960’s, Thomas Mee and Chelsie Eason purchased an original and fully working Rock-Ola jukebox in 2018, inspiring their business idea. Their passions in music, food and drink was the driving force behind renovating their bar, previously known as Cherry Reds, into a modern and fresh hangout spot on the popular King’s Heath side street.
Thomas and Chelsie are delighted to celebrate their first birthday and added: “It’s crazy to think that we’re celebrating our first birthday here at The Juke, it seems like only yesterday we were handed over the keys! We are so lucky to be on York road, which over the past 12 months has truly turned into a buzzing hub of all things great about
Birmingham. To the locals who have quickly become close friends and the Birmingham breweries that have ensured no one goes thirsty we owe a huge thank you! We’ve been very fortunate to have some wonderful street food vendors who have catered for every possible palate. We have some very exciting plans up our sleeve for next year, here’s to another year of good beer, food and music!”
The Juke’s first birthday is free to enter on Saturday, July 27 and is open from 12pm until midnight.