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Breakfast Bar
@ Kudos

Monday & Tuesday

7pm - 12am

Thu - Sat
7pm - 2am

3am - 9am <<<<<<<<<<< Breakfast Bar
1pm - 7pm
8pm - 12am

Funky after-hours on Sunday mornings.

Closed May 6th. to 23rd. May 2003.

The Kudos group established stylish gay bars in London, and when they opened in Birmingham in 2001 they gave the gay scene there a good kick up the arse, raising the standard and forcing others to raise theirs to compete.

Under the managment of Andy, they tried a number of great new ideas, including the Breakfast Bar, an after-hours event, starting at 3am Sunday mornings and running though to 9-ish.

It's mainly one long cavernous room with an outside patio, and a balcony equipped with comfy leather sofas overlooking the dance area. There's a stage, with loads of cute guys and some gals showing that they're still capable of flaunting it, even though the Sunday papers have long since been pushed through their boxes.

Entry is about £7 or £8, though they've started a membership scheme, (£12 per annum), which reduces the charge to only £4. Security are sensible and the music is great - largely mixes of house and funky house, with some pop thrown in for good measure.

Lots of people come there from Subway, The Nightingale, DV8 and Miss Moneypennies, though more recently there have been some disgrintled murmerings from the gay clientele that Breakfast Bar is becoming too straight.

Andy went on to manage Mantos on Canal Street in Manchester and the Breakfast Bar has gone from strength to strength under the new manager, Ian, and his capable and friendly staff.

A new Friday night / Saturday morning event, More Than started early in 2003, hoping to replicate the success of the Breakfast Bar.

The success of the venue as a place for clubbers who want to carry on the party "after-hours" may be behind the latest refurbishment. Complacent club owners take note - this venue has only been open a relatively short while and they're already improving it! Rumours circulating suggest that the long bar is to be resited to the front of the club and the long open area is to be split into two rooms, with one to be a dance room! From Kudos Bar to Kudos Club??? We'll have to wait and see what the place is like when the wrapper comes off!
Refurbishment Announcement
"Kudos will be closed from Tuesday 6th May (straight after the Bank Holiday) until Friday 23rd May for major refurbishment.

We are planning some key changes in the venue, which will include a small intimate bar for the early evening crowd together with a separate club for hosting those oh so popular Breakfast Clubs.

We will re-open on Friday 23rd May for an exclusive PRIDE PREVIEW WEEKEND starting with MoreThan… a weekly Friday club night from 2am – late, with a 6am liquor licence.

On Saturday 24th, we will be opening at 2pm in time to ‘relax’ (hic!) before the Parade at 5pm. Later on Lola Lasagne will be strutting her stuff along with Maxi Malone and of course – where would Pride be without the usual marathon of Breakfast Clubs on the Sunday & Monday mornings – both with 6am liquor licences.

Squeezed in between those two hedonistic wonders will be Sweat – from 2pm til late – just to keep you from twiddling your thumbs!

Join us we “Unmask… The Transformed Image of Kudos Club & Bar.

The date for an official re-launch night will be announced over the preview weekend (any excuse for another party!!)….. Kudos will then re-open 6 nights a week with big events planned starting with a new monthly women’s night in conjunction with the girlz at The Fox.

If you’re around for Pride, Kudos will definitely be a place to visit."

(source: Kudos Website, May 2003.

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