Sunday, 2 October 2011
#021 Eden Bar, Birmingham : 1998 to 2011
Another pub that I've never been in, but is an example that illustrates one of the changes in Birmingham's culture.
This is the ninth in my 'Birmingham Eastside' series.
Back in 1998 it was The White Swan a seemingly typical street corner pub, just outside the city centre.
Now in 2011 it is the Eden Bar, one of the newer additions to the Gay Scene in Birmingham.
Since I began this project, the Gay Scene in Birmingham and 'come out' so that there are now a number of gay venues that are 'loud and proud'. The Eden Bar is no longer a traditional pub, but you can probably just pop in for a drink.
From the outside The White Swan has been changed quite extensively and the Eden Bar certainly stands out more. Just up the road is the Village Inn which is a completely new 'pub' and another gay venue.