The Medicine Bar

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The Medicine Bar

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5 reviews
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Leamington Spa1 contribution
Great music, shame about the place
I'd echo the points made by the other review "Approach with care".
I went recently and I really wouldn't recommend anyone else to go unless they like queuing for over an hour each time to get served at the bar. The loos were few and filthy too, with yet more queues.
At least at a festival you can 'get creative' - but not in a city venue!
I even mailed the place to give them a chance to explain but there was no reply.
I can only guess from this that their attitude must stink, just like the toilets.
A real shame for Brum, since the events could be really good otherwise.

Written June 8, 2004
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Birmingham, UK1 contribution
Approach with care
Over the past few years the Medicine Bar has become one of the trendiest places to see and be seen in Birmingham. This has encouraged the bar staff to believe that they are above such outdated concepts as customer service or polite conversation. In most cases the customer is someone who should be ignored at all times, other than when it becomes absolutely necessary to acknowledge their existence.

I would not recommend this place, I would however, like to suggest to the management that all the Medicine Bar Staff should go on a customer service course and perhaps work- shadow staff at their sister bar, Bull's Head in Moseley, where the service is impeccable.
Written October 17, 2003
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My favourite clubnight
I visited the Medicine Bar on Sat (12 / 10 / 02) and can
honestly say I had the best night out for years!!! There are so many good nights listed that you're spoilt for choice, but I'd heard great things about a night called Leftfoot, so I gathered the troups and headed down to Digbeth. The Custard Factory had been transformed by some great visuals (lots of old film references and record sleeves) and once inside the venue I realised we were in for a top night. For some strange reason Mark Rae was just
finishing his set at 11 O'clock (oh the life of a journeyman DJ!) no doubt he was off to fit another couple of shows in that night. The next 5 hrs was the most amazing musical journey I've ever experienced. I heard tunes that made me stomp my feet, clap my hands, hug my friends and whoop at the top of my voice. Inspirational stuff from DJ Morpheus, Zero dB and Different Drummer. We will be Birmingham bound a lot more often now. Why go to London or Manchester when you can experience nights like this on your doorstep??(well, less than 20miles away). Big Respect to everyone concerned.
Written October 18, 2002
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An amazing venue for a massive night out
I've been to this place on a number of occaisions. I can honestly say that there are no negative aspects that i can mention. Basically, for all those electronica, hip-hop and techno fans- this is the place to be. There are three intimate floors to the venue- each linked by a balcony type affair. The top floor features sofas, friendly, welcoming strangers and a potent green haze. The middle floor features more friendly strangers, tables and chairs and a more bustling atmosphere and the ground floor contains massive loud tunes, laser lights and projections and the all important bar. Go and find out for yourself. It's free entry before ten. You wont regret it and you won't forget it!
Written May 8, 2002
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