There's something more appealing about a hotel bar than any other ordinary bar - I'm not sure whether it's the association with being on holiday, but it feels more special somehow. So I was pleased to try out The Gentleman & Scholar at Hyatt Regency, Birmingham.
The bistro/bar was opened late 2014, and has been decorated in a laid-back, 'retro' style. It serves cocktails as well as a typical pub menu with a contemporary twist.
It's a great spot for people-watching and a relaxed drink after work - definitely recommend!