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Nörjske, bar

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Don’t let the spelling put you off – Birmingham’s only Scandinavian-themed bar is a relaxing place to enjoy a shot of aquavit or a quality craft beer

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.

Written by Ahmed Ahmed


21 Highfield Road
B15 3DP
Opening hours:
Mon-Wed 11am-8pm; Thu 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat 11am-1am
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