Eat, drink and bowl the night away at Lane7 Birmingham. A far cry from the bog-standard bowling alleys of your childhood, this luxe venue comes complete with sleek interiors, a fully-stocked bar (we're talking alcoholic slushies) and enough entertainment to keep you going all night long.
Bars with Entertainment in Birmingham
Picture this, it's the first date and things are going well, they actually look like their photo and conversation is flowing, but as the night goes you find yourself staring into your depleting drink, stirring your now soggy straw around and around. You need something fun, and you need it fast. Don't you fret though, Birmingham is ready to entertain you, oh boy is it ready. From buzzing bowling alleys, to live music and pool tables to get all touchy-feely around (when alligning your cue, obvs). Check out our top picks of Birmingham's bars with entertainment and let us break that ice for you. You're welcome.
Just by the way of Birmingham City Centre sits The Old Joint Stock Theatre, a traditional pub and entertainment venue. Doused in Victorian charm, this stunning pub boasts a premier theatre and stand-up space which regularly host some of the hottest talent in the city. From laugh out loud comedies to hard-hitting dramas, there is a constant rolling calendar of events.
Tiki-themed Island Bar is at the forefront of cocktail bars in Birmingham, but it's not just their eclectic mix of classic and original sips that makes this city centre bar so special. Not only is this place alive every weekend thanks to their party-hard attitude, they have their own cocktail making classes, letting you know how to create your favourite tipple from Island Bar's mixology masters.
If live music is your thing then The Jam House in the Jewellery Quarter is the place to be. Jools Holland set out to create a fun and lively music venue and that's exactly what he did. Spread over three floors, head here for a few drinks or a bite to eat and enjoy an eclectic mix of rock, jazz and blues.
Having already wowed crowds in London, Manchester and the USA, Flight Club are now challenging Brummies to the ultimate darts experience. Set in a sleek Temple Street circus-themed bar, the venue holds 13 oche playing areas as well as a menu of mouthwatering pizza paddles and sharing boards.
The Night Owl is Digbeth's very own haven for Northern Soul, bringing back nearly fifty years of music every night. But they don't just settle for the funk going through their speakers – nearly every night is an event, making sure that the throwback partiers have something to keep them coming back again and again.
Featuring long beer hall tables, staff dressed in traditional Bavarian outfits, and huge steins, there is nowhere else in Birmingham quite like Bierkeller. Come on the weekend for the ultimate experience, live Oompah band and all - sehr gut!
Previous winner of DesignMyNight's Best Cocktail Bar award, The Jekyll and Hyde is more than just your bog-standard boozer. With a full calendar of events including retro quiz nights, film clubs, live music and a secret gin parlour - a Friday night here promises to be an eclectic mix of drinking, dancing and playing.
A rum-lover's paradise, Revolucion De Cuba is known for its carnival-inspired entertainment. Inspired by the fiestas of Central America, head upstairs to the lively bar and be treated to a night of dancing and debauchery - for the full experience see how low you can go on the limbo, or bring a gang of friends and try your hand at one of the regular cocktail masterclasses.
Relaxed indie bar The Sunflower Lounge embraces everything live music. With touring bands and local talent frequently gracing their basement gig space for their weekend sessions. This intimate venue is also home to DJs from Wednesday to Saturday. If you're looking to experience local indie talent then you'll be hard pushed to find a better spot.
This fun-filled late-night karaoke bar is the perfect place to keep the night going right on through into the early hours. Karaoke Box boasts ten bespoke individually designed rooms, all quirkily themed, from a London underground station to a futuristic galaxy room, all ready and waiting for you to belt out some bangers.
Serving up a slice of summer even on the grimmest of Birmingham days, Birdies is decked out with palm treees and beach-hut style interiors. Handily located next door to Ghetto Golf, this bar is the perfect place to have a few sunny spritzes and a bite to eat before caddying up and taking to the turf.
Looking for a night of laughter, banter and the biggest up and coming comedy stars? Glee Comedy Club has exactly that. With the likes of Lee Evans and Jack Dee having previously frequented this place, you can expect a guaranteed good night out for a fraction of the price of Birmingham's bigger venues.
Take a break from adulting and head to Victoria Square-based Kongs, where you will find a plethora of nostalgic arcade games that will get you feeling all misty-eyed. From space-invaders, to Pacman and Street Fighter, as well as ping pong and pool tables, this place is a date-night dream.
In the heart of Birmingham's nightlife nexus, the Custard Factory, comes a cultural hub for entertainment, food and drink. The creative quarter is the perfect home for the Mockingbird Cinema where you can enjoy a spread of comedy nights, film screenings and socialising, all washed down with a few drinks and some solid grub.