Fans of the hit TV series, Peaky Blinders, can get a taste of what the show is all about in a secret, underground, speakeasy bar that pays homage to the popular gangster series.
The new Peaky Speakeasy bar can be found underneath The Peaky Blinder in Dale End, Birmingham. To get the bar up and running, the old Hole in the Wall pub was renovated, having been shut for the past 30 years.
Entering the pub
Don’t expect to easily make your way into the new Peaky Blinders 1920s themed bar, as you’ll need to find the secret entrance first. According to sources access to the new bar below is gained by pulling on a book on a bookcase.
The Peaky Blinders experience
Peaky Speakeasy has been designed to give visitors a unique themed experience based on the Peaky Blinders series, where entering the pub is like immersing yourself in a completely new world. The bar and dining area have been styled to represent the show, and there are regular Peaky Blinders themed evenings, showcasing music from the 1920s, food and drink.
With the bar being centrally located in Birmingham, just a few minutes from Birmingham New Street Station, it’s ideally situated for visitors to the city. In fact, since the bar opened it has attracted visitors from far and wide, so a visit to the bar during your stay is worth putting on your agenda, whether you are a fan of the show or not. This has been a huge success and one of the reasons for this is probably due to the Brand that the show has built up and the marketing of the show. This is important for television shows like this to get a good following. They will have probably used a Branding Agency to help with this for instance reallyhelpfulmarketing.co.uk/brand-development. If you have a website, business or brand you need help with don’t hesitate to ask. The cast of the show turned up on the opening night of the new bar, including Geoff Holland, Chris Bragan, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy and Paul Anderson.
Bar staff dress up accordingly, and wearing a cap is part of the attire that adds to the ambience of the place. In fact, many customers also get into character and turn up donning a cap, of which pictures of customers displayed on a Peaky Blinders Hall of Fame on the wall show, for all to see.
To add to the experience, a camera is placed in the bar so customers can capture photos of their own Peaky Blinders encounter. The Peaky Blinder cocktail containing whisky and blackcurrant is said to be the tipple of choice for customers.