Birmingham Nightlife

The city of Birmingham has a lively nightlife with a range of events and venues located in Birmingham city centre and the surrounding districts. The city has a large student population with a vibrant, cutting edge club scene. The range of nightlife available in Birmingham means there is something to suit most tastes including clubs, niche and specialist clubs, traditional bars, contemporary and themed bars.

Our quick guide to Birmingham’s nightlife outlines some bars and clubs worth considering:

Birmingham Bars & Pubs

The Lamp Tavern is located in Digbeth in Birmingham, the traditional pub offers visitors a place with plenty of character and charm. The compact pub has a friendly atmosphere that is often frequented with locals. Visitors can try a range of beers, bitters and a choice of real ales are available. The pub is a place where visitors can go to sample some real ales and enjoy a pint in one of the most individual and charecterful pubs in Birmingham.

The Rectory Bar & Restaurant is located in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter. It is located in St Paul’s Square in Birmingham offering a city centre location and a stylish place to eat and drink. The interior is designed in a contemporary style with the restaurant offering a choice of snacks and meals featuring a traditional English menu featuring light bites, char grilled options, burgers, salads and desserts. There is an extensive wine and cocktail list for guests to choose from featuring classical drinks along with more contemporary creations. Guests can enjoy good food and drink in contemporary surroundings in a relaxed environment.

The Angel is a bar and brasserie located in Southside, Birmingham. The bar offers a stylish and chic place where guests can enjoy a range of cocktails, beers and wines from around the world. There are a number of menus available including the tapas menu for a choice of light bites and snacks, the a la carte menu featuring dishes from British and modern European cuisine and a Sunday Lunch menu. Varieties include salads, pastas, burgers, paninis, wraps and grilled items. The bar is a stylish one that has a informal feel offering guests a find place to enjoy both food and drinks.

The Gun Barrels pub in Birmingham is located on Bristol Road a short distance from central Birmingham. The pub is a firm favourite among students and offers both food and drinks. There are a choice of drinks available including beers, wines, shots and minis. Food available includes burgers, sandwiches, jackets and pub food favourites, fish and chips, chicken tikka and sausage and mash. The pub includes plasma screens showing the latest international sport and pool tables. There is a large outside area that can used weather permitting to enjoy eating and drinking al fresco. The pub enjoys a lively, vibrant atmosphere at the popular pub.

Island Bar is a stylish cocktail bar located on Suffolk Street in Birmingham. The bar has a contemporary design offering guests a great atmosphere in which to enjoy a range of cocktails. The stylish bar attracts a mixed, trendy crowd keen to sample the great atmosphere and a choice of interesting cocktails. DJs play tunes on Friday and Saturday nights featuring a choice of music.

Birmingham Clubs

Air Warehouse, nightclub is located inside the Custard Factory Complex in Birmingham. The venue is located over three floors and has a capacity of 1,650 people. The Oxygen Arena is the main area of the club and includes a large dance floor and bar. Overall there are four bars and two dance floors, the club is known for its great sound system and high tech lighting. The club nights play different music depending on the night with club classics, dance, drum’n’bass, trance and techno all played.

Gatecrasher Birmingham is a nightclub located on Broad Street in central Birmingham. Inside there are 4 club rooms, including the main room that has a capacity of 1,450 and includes one of the best sound and lighting systems in any club and attracts a number of top DJs. The club rooms include state of the art lighting to create a great fun atmosphere where clubbers can dance the night away. The various club nights on different days ensure there is something for most musical tastes including electro, house, dance, alternative, trance and R’n’B.

Mechu is a bar, grill and nightclub located on Summer Row in Birmingham. Mechu’s Bar is located on the ground floor, it has a laid back informal atmosphere and features comfortable seating for guests. There are choice of drinks available including cocktails, spirits, wines and champagnes. The grill offers a choice of starters and light bites along with hearty food from the grill including steaks and chicken varieties. The Club is located on the upper floors, the exclusive club includes stylish décor and furniture and includes a champagne bar. DJs play tunes on a number of nights with a range of music genres covered.

Bliss Birmingham is a bar/nightclub located on Broad Street in Birmingham. Clubbers can enjoy a range of tunes here, there is a modern sound and lighting system creating a fun atmosphere where clubbers can dance the night away. The Bar is based on the New York skyline and includes graphics on the walls. The bar serves a range of cocktails and premium drinks. The Clubroom has a capacity of 600 people with a large dance hall. There are various club nights throughout the week catering for different musical tastes.

The HMV Institute Birmingham is a venue that hosts live music gigs and popular club nights. It is located on Digbeth High Street in Birmingham inside a refurbished Grade II listed building. There are number of club nights featuring DJs and a choice of club rooms playing commercial music, hip hop, R’n’B, electro and indie. There is an energetic atmosphere where clubbers can enjoy the varied club nights or see established and up and coming bands at the live gigs.




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