Around the Bloc Birmingham

1000 Trades. 16 Frederick St, B1 3HE. 0121 233 2693. www.1000trades.org.uk Celebrating and championing all forms of craft over three floors, starting with craft beer and natural wine and runs through kitchen residencies by food entrepreneurs, all to a soundtrack prepared in partnership with Birmingham’s music community - including live jazz every Sunday and most Fridays. On the top floor find The Vanguard at 1000 Trades, the UK’s first cocktail bar and meadery, open Wednesday through Saturday. *Drinks: Excludes after 7pm Friday and Saturdays. Food: Before 5pm Monday to Friday (excludes public holidays). 10% off * . Soda Bread Café. 63 St Paul’s Sq, B3 1QS. 0121 236 4945. www.sodabreadcafe.com 10% off. As well as delicious soda bread, Soda Bread Cafe serves up coffee and croissants (from Kings Heath French artisan bakers Maison Mayci), hearty breakfast options, including a full English, and a range of freshly made sandwiches, baguettes, and salads. Soda Bread Cafe is just down the hill from Bloc in the leafy St Paul’s Square.

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