DesignMyNight Awards 2015/16 - Birmingham Winners
The last year was massive for the Birmingham nightlife scene; so it'll come as no surprise we had a record-breaking response to this year's awards. From the best pubs, clubs and bars to the best of the city's events - we asked you to vote on your favourites. And that you did. So without further ado, here are the winners of the DesignMyNight Awards 2015/16, as voted by you.
Table tennis? Check. DJ decks? Check. Picnic benches, street art and an outdoor kitchen? CHECK CHECK CHECK. This Birmingham pub has a beer garden with some serious wow-factor, so is a deserved winner of the Best Outdoor Space in this year's Birmingham awards.
A warehouse nightclub to rival the big hitters in London and Berlin, Lab11 had a massively successful 2015. This rowdy outpost regularly hosts the UK's hottest DJs, fronting the best of Birmingham's clubbing scene, and for that reason (in our humble opinion...), was voted as Birmingham's Best Club.
A tasty celebration of all-things-street-food, plus DJ sessions and live music smatterings, Digbeth Dining Club has been dominating the Birmingham pop-up scene for the last few years. And if their award for Birmingham's Best Pop-Up is anything to go by, they don't look like they're about to give up their crown any time soon.
Though located in a beautiful Grade II listed building in the heart of Brum's city centre, Nosh & Quaff has a wholly contemporary approach to their menu, and scoops this year's Best Casual Dining spot. Come here for locally-brewed beers and fresh, meaty lobster dishes.
Promising botanically-inspired cocktails and a uniquely-cool interior, The Botanist is known for great drinks, non-pretentious vibes, and tasty food from their fresh deli. Famed for their hands-on cocktail master classes and their ale-infused cocktails, The Botanist beat off some seriously stiff competition to be crowned as Birmingham's Best Bar in this year's awards.
Located within the Mailbox, Gas Street Social's theme gives a firm nod to the city's industrial history, represented in both the design and in the menus. Food is great here, but they're also renowned for their beautifully-presented artisanal cocktails. So renowned in fact, the public have voted them as having the Best Cocktail Menu in Birmingham.
A multi-experience mecca promising heady club nights and delicious food alike, The Rainbow Venues front one of the city's best known nightlife offerings. Scooping this year's Best All-In-One award, this forward-thinking outpost doesn't show any signs of slowing for the year to come. And boy are we excited to see what they cook up next.
Though considered by many as one of Birmingham's best places for a cocktail, the humble folk at Island Bar won't let that go to their head. Instead, they boast a generous happy hour on their award-winning cocktails, on various days throughout the week. With cocktails going for as low as £4.50 a pop, it's easy to see why Birmingham voted these guys as having the Best Happy Hour in town.
New to Birmingham in 2015, Buffalo & Rye's theme centres around an American Diner, with a twist. Think delicious food, cool interiors and mouth-watering cocktails at this boast-worthy Birmingham restaurant bar. With that in mind, Buffalo & Rye is voted as Birmingham's Best New Bar.