Last night (10/05) Arch 13, the new wine bar at Connolly’s Wine Merchants officially opened. Looking as sophisticated as expected! The bar is pristine, inspired by the traditional wine cellar with a contemporary twist.

Connolly’s Wine Merchants has been at its address on Livery Street underneath the railway arches in Birmingham since 1991. Designed to showcase and celebrate the space’s lofty arches, Arch 13 will be light and airy by day and cosy and intimate by night.

Connolly’s new wine shop, which can be found at the rear of the bar, will continue to carry one of the broadest ranges of wines and spirits in the country. With over 500 wines, 120 gins and countless whiskies, brandies, liqueurs and associated fine beverages. The new retail space now also offers wine on tap, by the bottle to takeaway. Guests can also enjoy any bottle purchased in the wine shop in Arch 13 for a £7.50 corkage fee.

Arch 13 will offer an ever-evolving wine list which launches with a 23-strong selection, in addition to a cocktail menu that takes in six classic mixes, and six specials, and a menu devoted to Madeira wines showcasing vintage bottles dating from 1968.

The food menu takes in a selection of British meat, including hand-carved mutton, venison salami and air-dried duck. Their luxury cheese boards are sourced from Harvey and Brockless. A selection of hot and comforting mains will be available at lunch time and bespoke cheese and meat boards can be created as required.