First look at Birmingham’s new duelling piano bar with Japanese street food & cocktails

A new duelling piano bar has opened in Birmingham and it’s serving cocktails and Japanese street food
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It was one of Birmingham’s best loved venues, but Jukeboxers in Brindleyplace by Utilita Arena sadly closed.

Now the popular nightspot has reopened as Mooncat Bar - with the duelling pianos still intact. The new venue is serving up live music alongside delicious Japanese street food and a mix of cocktails, sake and beers.

It's open seven days a week for food and drinks with musical entertainment Wednesday to Saturday from resident musicians from Keynote Entertainment featuring a full band, duelling pianos and some of Birmingham's best singers.

Mooncat duelling piano bar in Brindleyplace, BirminghamMooncat duelling piano bar in Brindleyplace, Birmingham
Mooncat duelling piano bar in Brindleyplace, Birmingham

There’s a moonlit ambience at the waterfront bar resplendent in neon lighting with live music firmly on the centre stage with electrifying energy and soul-stirring melodies making your visit one to remember.

Mooncat bar is inviting its guests to embark on a culinary journey with their vibrant and authentic flavours of Japanese street food, with dishes including gyoza, takoyaki, traditional karage and yakitori from head chef Fung Kin Ho.

He says: "Having honed my skills in Hong Kong and most recently at Kibu in Solihull, I am thrilled to embark on this new journey, bringing the authentic flavours of Japan to Birmingham City. 

“This unique concept, pairing quality food with the lively atmosphere of duelling pianos, represents a fresh wave of innovation for the city's dining scene. It's more than just food; it's an experience designed to captivate and entertain, promising an unforgettable adventure for every guest who walks through our doors."

Mooncat duelling piano bar, Birmingham (photo Delicious PR)Mooncat duelling piano bar, Birmingham (photo Delicious PR)
Mooncat duelling piano bar, Birmingham (photo Delicious PR)

For drinks, Mooncat is delighted to announce that its mixologists have curated a menu that features the celestial allure of the moon, no less! The drinks really are intriguing and go by names such as Galaxy, Eclipse, Astroflare and Supernova. In addition to cocktails there’s premium sake and an extensive selection of beers.

Mooncat duelling piano bar in Brindleyplace, BirminghamMooncat duelling piano bar in Brindleyplace, Birmingham
Mooncat duelling piano bar in Brindleyplace, Birmingham

Manager Michael Waller says: “At MoonCat we’re excited to offer a unique and entertaining dining experience with Japanese street food and extravagant cocktails in a beautiful setting. We can’t wait to open the doors next week. This venture brings together some of the city’s best chefs, bar tenders and musicians, working collaboratively to bring something totally fresh to Brum.”

Mooncat duelling piano bar in Brindleyplace, BirminghamMooncat duelling piano bar in Brindleyplace, Birmingham
Mooncat duelling piano bar in Brindleyplace, Birmingham

Shannon Spreen, formerly of Jukeboxers, says: “We could not be more excited for this next chapter providing the live music entertainment for MoonCat. We are more passionate than ever to bring more live music to Birmingham, create a regular and welcoming home for musicians and artists, and provide guests with amazing nights. 

“We are confident that with this new relationship, MoonCat will be a flourishing and unique addition to Birmingham’s vibrant hospitality scene.“ Find out more and book at: Mooncat bar bookings