Heavy Metal Bars in Birmingham

Ready to mosh until you drop? Known as one of the birthplaces of Metal and Rock in the UK, it's no wonder that Birmingham has so many patrons of the alternative scene. From some of the best music venues in Birmingham to independent venues keeping the heart of rock alive, Birmingham has a great selection of alternative bars to choose from. Check out our recommendations for the best Metal bars in Birmingham and have yourself a rocking night out in the city. 


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A traditional pub in Birmingham, Scruffy Murphy's make no bones about being one of Birmingham's rowdiest Irish pubs in the city. Having seen the likes of Napalm Death and Benediction grace their stage, this bar in Birmingham have got a pretty grand Metal seal of approval. 

The Flapper

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While this canalside pub in Birmingham is not strictly a Heavy Metal bar, it is a gig venue that promises a riff and ready treat in its basement location. Many may be sapping up the summer sun in The Flapper's canalside beer garden, you'll be downstairs lapping up some great Metal gigs in the heart of the city. 

The Asylum Venue

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If you like nothing better than a live metal gig, then The Asylum could be the bar for you. A primed live music venue in Birmingham, The Asylum is host to some wild gigs and raucous club nights as one of the UK's biggest alternative nights graces their doors every Friday, bringing a collection of metal hits, rock classics and pop punk favourites.