It may be host to some of the most spectacularly colourful festivities this side of the equator, but Mexico isn't the only place to host Day of the Dead antics this year, Brum's taking on a few of their own. A day held to commemorate those that have passed away, Dia De Los Muertos is the occasion to don your beloved floral garlands and slap on some sugar skull make-up as the night comes alive with colour and sound, but where in Brum can you experience this delightful and decorative Mexican past-time?
First up are the bevvies, of course....Head on down to Bodega in Birmingham city centre where those cunning little mixologists have whipped up a selection of Day of the Dead themed treats. Tuck into an 'All Saints Day' with a refreshing blend of Lime, Triple Sec, Elderflower and El Jimador Blanco; or for those with tougher tasebuds, try their 'All Souls Day' where Barsol Pisco, Orgeat, Peychauds Bitters and sugar pack an almighty Mexican punch.
So you're clad in magnificent marigolds and you've had your fill of cocktails, where to for a Day of the Dead party? Those after a little laid-back Tequila shuffling are best suited to Day of the Dead at The Prince of Wales where a free shot, South American grub and cocktails are urged upon those in fancy dress this October 31st. But if you're looking for somewhere to move your feet, Propaganda at The O2 Academy promise an indie soiree of awesome proportions as the dancefloor comes alive with alt-tracks and the shuffle of sugar skulls this November 1st for their own Dia De Los Muertos party.