Big Reveal: Find out who your Artists Behind Bars are!

Artists Behind Bars is just two weeks away, and after a bumper crop of brilliant and bonkers applications we’re very excited to be able announce the ten artists that will be serving up drinks behind this year’s bars – and the name of their bars!

We’ll be drip feeding you some further detail about what to expect at each bar (from an experience and a drinks POV) over the next week or so – keep an eye on our Instagram!

Join us on Friday 1st March as part of Digbeth First Friday? Tickets are running LOW (only around 20 left!) so if you haven’t already, grab yours now!

In no particular order…

Several mango fruits super imposed over a crowd scene.

Bar on New Earth

A bar by Cathy Wade

The bar concept explained in 3 emojis: ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ’…

Pink text on a dark green background. Artists Behind Bars Presents: Plant Gaze. 01 March 24. 8pm-1am. 18+. Ellis Miles + Blu Romantic. @Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham, B9 4AE

Plant Gaze

A bar by Ellis Miles & Blรผ Romantic

The bar concept explained in 3 emojis: ๐Ÿชด๐ŸงŒ๐Ÿชฉ

An illustration of five bird houses, each with a bird in front of it. Birds fly in the skiy overhead, and two nests with cocktails inside sit in the bottom corners. Text over the top: birdhouse in your soul, a sober pop up bar serving up mocktails and glitter blessings

Birdhouse in your Soul

A bar by Benjamin Whitehouse & Natascha Rohde

The bar concept explained in 3 emojis: ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

A person crouches behind a car door to urinate, their jeans round their knees. Text over the top reads Bun Barbielon


A bar by Barbielonmustfall

The bar concept explained in 3 emojis: ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ˜

A set of beer pumps made out of cardboard, behind a bar area. Bunting of England flags featuring Princess Diana's face are draped across the front of the bar.

The Lady Diana Public House

A bar by Huw Bithell

The bar concept explained in 3 emojis: EmojiEmoji๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ*

*but in a fun way not a weird right-wing way

Two women stand in front of a dark floral background. They are both adorned with gold jewellery and floral head dresses.

You Wish!

A bar by Sevonah Golabi and Poonam Maher

The bar concept explained in 3 emojis: โœจ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜ˆ 

A man lies on his side, holding a red rotary phone in his left hand and a pen in his right hand. He wears red denim cut off shorts and a red biker waistcoat. His face is painted red and he has a heart shaped head piece surrounding his face. Text overlaid reads: Pre Loved!

Pre Loved

A bar by Tat Vision

The bar concept explained in 3 emojis: ๐Ÿทโค๏ธ๐Ÿช€

A black and white image of an office corridor. Paper is scattered across the floor and pinned on the walls, there is a waste paper bin and a water cooler to the left.

The Office Rats

A bar by Kengo Brown and Jacob Carter

The bar concept explained in 3 emojis: โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿ‘€

A soiled panty liner inside a pair of red knickers. There are red words on the liner that read: painters + decorators. Two red and white striped straws lie to the left of the knickers. two red wine rings stain the surface to the right of the knickers. There is a cork from a wine bottle next to them.

Painters and Decorators 

A bar by Jo Gleave and Francesca Millican-Slater

The bar concept explained in 3 emojis: ๐Ÿฉธ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ

A black and white picture of a pretzel. Text above the image reads: Every Action Is A Happening. Stiff drink or soft drink. Place your finger on the drink you want. Text below the image read: Bar snack. Eat it.

(Every Action is) A Happening

A bar by Kitty Finer and Blรกithรญn Mac Donnell

The bar concept explained in 3 emojis: ๐Ÿฅจ ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿ”ฎ