Let Your Hair Down in Birmingham
Whether it's to shake off the week from hell at work or to bring in a birthday with a bang, sometimes we all need to let loose and head out on the town. If you're looking to dance the night away and party until dawn or forget about your worries and escape with a cocktail, bars in Birmingham have got the know how. We have put together a list of the best bars to let your hair down in Birmingham so have a gander and see where your night takes you.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
Letting go of the trials and tribulations of city living is made just that bit easier at Island Bar. I mean, where better to relax and enjoy yourself than a tiki themed cocktail bar? An eclectic menu of traditional cocktails along with exotic Island bar originals all shaken to the highest standard by their expert bar tenders. With these tasty treats costing a mere £4 from 5-8pm everyday, you may find your dancing feet get the better of you. Not to worry, Island Bar DJ's spin a retro party playlist to make room for you dance moves.
If you're all about dancing until dawn then you will fit right in at Indi Bar in the Arcadian. This lively, party ready venue plays host to some of Birmingham's most vibrant club nights. If you're looking to let your hair down on a tight budget, at Le Glam Thursdays you can get your favourite bevy for just £1! With prices like that you won't just be letting your hair down, you'll be doing a Willow Smith and whipping it back forth.
Part of the popular chain, Revolution is known for it's party spirit and buzzing club nights. A guaranteed lively night every day of the week, Revolution will even have you sitter inners out on the town. Boasting some of the best drinks promotions and DJ's pumping out the best in commercial pop and hop-hop its no wonder Birmingham's young, party ready crowd flock here all week long.
Somewhat hidden under the railway arches in Digbeth, Spotlight is a rough and ready warehouse bar. Whether you choose to lounge on the Chesterfield Sofas or head straight to the dance floor, this bar in Digbeth promises a laid back and lively night featuring the best underground DJs. Birmingham's cool and hip gather here come the weekend to chill out at this late night DJ bar.
Well known for it's laid back atmosphere and good time vibes, The Sun on the Hill is a popular pub in Birmingham City Centre. With a hole host of live music and weekend DJ nights, both students and young professionals just can't get enough of The Sun on the Hill where laid back tipples and friendly vibes are just the ticket.
We're pretty sure a five hour long happy hour is one of the best ways to let your hair down and that's exactly what you get at Apres from 3-8pm every day. You and your mates can settle into slick leather booths at this stylish bar in Summer Row and prep yourselves for the night a head. Head here on a weekend and strut your stuff on the dance floor to the best hop-hop, pop and R&B tunes.
Whether you are looking for a lively night midweek or a buzzing weekend party, The Bull's Head is primed for those looking to let their hair down. With DJ's playing house, techno and party tunes every night of the week, this pub in Moseley is a go-to for young professionals as well as Birmingham's young and trendy. A vibrant DJ bar in the week and an intimate club space come the weekend, The Bull's Head brings something a little different to Birmingham nightlife.
Sugarloaf might be a cosy secret bar in Birmingham City Centre but boy do they know how to party. Tucked underneath restaurant bar Bodega, Sugarloaf is a hub for the pre-drink party crowd as well as chilled out drinks. Coming to life every Friday night for Lucha Libre where DJ's play an eclectic mix of everything from old school hip-hop to funk and house. The best news is, this top DJ night is free!
One of the biggest live music venues come club in Digbeth, The Institute is primed for letting you hair down. Hosting some of the biggest club and DJ nights in Birmingham, The Institute is a hub for students and young party revellers looking for forget about the woes of working or the stress of assignments. If gigs are you're thing, The Institute is one of the most well known live music venues in Birmingham with everyone from local bands to chart toppers gracing their stage.
If nothing relaxes you more than a hand crafted cocktail in an upmarket club night then you are in the right place. Nuvo is one classy bar in Brindley place and with Live Lounge on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night where you can relax and let your hair down in the company of some of the best local musicians and vocalists. Or, pop on your dancing shoes come the weekend when Nuvo host some of the most stylish club nights in Birmingham.