1000 Trades is an independent neighbourhood bar and kitchen in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter. We champion all forms of craft over three floors of our nineteenth century building – originally built as a jewellery workshop and latterly playing host to a badge factory – which we celebrate with our ever-growing wall of badges.
Our name references Birmingham’s history as ‘City of a Thousand Trades’, the UK’s workshop full of small, highly-skilled firms producing a huge range of products. If you wanted to get something made, Birmingham was where you went to get it done.
Today the Jewellery Quarter continues to play an important part in the design, manufacture and retail of jewellery, medals and trophies with many family-run firms continuing to thrive. The area is also an increasingly vibrant place to live, work and visit, with plentiful bars and eateries complementing its role as an international centre for jewellery.
We like to think of ourselves as a community pub and usually play host to numerous meetups, neighbourhood events and live music in our function room, available for use throughout the day. Clearly we are limited as to these kinds of activities right now but you can see our events page for more details of the kinds of things that we hope we will be able to get back doing soon.
We are also host to a weekly ‘click and collect’ farmers market run by Birmingham Slow Food.
As an independent freehouse, our focus is on local and regionally produced drinks, which you might not find elsewhere, and our kitchen changes regularly with diverse menus reflecting Birmingham’s culinary melting pot.
Where we are:
15 minutes walk from Birmingham city centre; regular tram and train services and bus to Jewellery Quarter station.
We are dog friendly.
Our badge wall under construction