Let’s get one thing out of the way: the dots on the ‘o’ are unnecessary and the letters ‘j’ and ‘e’ are totally useless.
Luckily, Nörjske’s pretentiousness ends with the faux Nordic spelling. The bar itself is a simple and relaxed venue with the honour of being Birmingham’s first and only (as far as we know) Scandinavian-themed bar.
Edgbaston, with its columned Georgian buildings and tree-lined avenues offers a smart location for Nörjske, but the building it’s housed in is more in the boxy 1960s style, helping to give the venue a quirky and interesting feel.
Once inside, you’ll find a deli downstairs and a sleek bar upstairs, which is where the aquavit flows. The Nordic theme isn’t overdone – instead there are subtle hints and accents here and there. The overall decor is modern, functional and a bit minimalistic.
As well as cocktails based on the Scandinavian spirit, the bar also stocks beers from Purity – arguably the region’s best craft beer brewer.