Sunday, 15th June 2014
Bohemian opened its doors to us in November 2013. Situated at the crossroads in the heart of Moseley the building will be familiar to you even if Bohemian is not. Whilst there was no big launch, it is after all hard to get noticed in the run up to Christmas, the change in style and decor from The Junction was arguably an event in itself. Bohemian is, to borrow from the Pythons, completely different.
Since opening, Bohemian has been finding its feet in Moseley. John Scaife is the manager leading the changes. With thirty-five years experience running pubs, hotels and clubs up and down the country it would be fair to say John knows his onions, pickled or otherwise. John sees Bohemian as ‘a little different. It’s quirky, funky and compliments Moseley’.
Bohemian does feel like it fits. There are elements of retro chic in the design, you know that, ’my nan had this’ trend that is very in right now? With old plates, cool lampshades and books scattered about, it does have a warm homely feel. John said: “You can come in alone, on date, with family, or with friends and you’ll feel welcome.” Equally, you can dance away at the weekend and come in for breakfast with the morning paper and the children. It is, I hasten to add, important not to bring the paper in on a Friday night. Bohemian, can transform, chameleon-like and you wouldn’t want to get caught out.
On a Tuesday they host an open mic and DJs entertain on Friday and Saturday. Bohemian offers a range of pub food including tapas-esque bar bites. There are deals on food and drink: two burgers for £12 or two sandwiches for £7.95. Proving once again it’s worth having a friend or, failing that, an appetite. Their drinks list is extensive and they boast a new cocktail menu including £5 specials. So if you like a midweek Mojito this may become your new stomping ground.
In the future we can expect craft beers, new cocktails and, more for Moseley from this newcomer. They are keen to serve so pop in.