Bars in Southside Birmingham

Rapidly making a name for itself as one of Birmingham's most diverse and vibrant districts, Southside encompasses The Gay Village, The Arcadian Centre and China Town. There is something for everyone, with cabaret bars, party clubs and restaurants dishing up the fine cuisine from around the world. To top it off, Southside is also home to some of Birmingham's best theatres and the infamous Electric Cinema. So, be sure to check out our recommendations of the best bars in Southside Birmingham. 

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Glee Club Birmingham

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Sitting pretty in the Arcadian Centre is Birmingham's premium comedy club, Glee. With a stage that has been graced by the likes of Jack Dee and Lee Evans, Glee has visitors coming in their hoards ready to kick start their night with a barrel of laughs. Pop down for something a little different in Birmingham. 

Nestled in the heart of Gay Village, Equator Bar is ready and waiting to welcome you with open arms. A stirling reputation as one the the friendliest bars in Birmingham, Equator Bar is a go to for after work drinks or a weekend wind down. With cool and slick decor inside and a cosy patio outside, let Equator Bar invite you in all day long. With a fresh food menu taking you through from breakfast until dinner, there's no reason not to!


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Nip over the road from the Arcadian Centre and you'll soon be swooning in the stylish and sultry surroundings of Bambu. A chance to show those new heels off and iron your finest shirt, Bambu plays host to some of Birmingham's most sophisticated club nights. Head here for 'Spin' Saturdays, when this fun time party bar in Birmingham really comes to life, a glamorous weekend alternative.


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Spread over two floors and complete with a plush outdoor seating area, Sobar brings style and sophistication to bars on Hurst Street. Establishing itself as a cocktail bar in the Arcadian as well as a lively DJ bar, Sobar is popular for midweek drinks and big weekend parties alike. Japanese inspired first floor lounge Kaijo is doused in VIP luxury, complete with waiter service and live percussionists bringing this vibrant bar to life.

The Sunflower Lounge

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Just two minutes from New Street Station, the Arcadian Centre and the bustling Bullring, Sunflower Lounge leads the way for independent bars in Birmingham. A passion for live music can be felt throughout Sunflower Lounge, with frequent gigs and open mic nights attracting Birmingham's cool and quirky week in week out. Not only a popular music venue in Birmingham, this venue also boasts some of the cities finest DJ nights.


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Thursday and Saturday nights in Birmingham get a new lease of life with Chic bar in Gay Village rapidly establishing itself one of the best party bars around. Not for the partying faint hearted, Saturday nights at Chic see resident DJ's manning the decks until a show stopping 6.30 am.