The Flapper


One of the city's best independent grass-roots music venues, The Flapper is a canalside pub and live music venue in Birmingham with an alt/rock attitude. Located on the banks of Birmingham's canal and the historic James Brindley Walk, this two-storey music venue is known as a mecca for mods, rockers and punks throughout the city.

While upstairs is a rustic and lengthy bar with pool tables, downstairs is an intimate and lively venue for local gigs, big names and festivals alike. You can also perch yourself outside on the canalside beer garden or the pub's second-floor balcony which overlooks the canal, perfect for watching the world go by. Situated a stones throw away from the Utility Arena (formerly the NIA Arena), ICC and Symphony Hall, The Flapper is the place to go for pre-show drinks and food. 

Canalside Kitchen is the venue's food offering; serving burgers, fried chicken and tasty snacks. 2-4-1 Burger offer available all day Sunday from 4pm - 9pm. Other weekly events include The Flapper famed General Knowledge Quiz every Thursday evening from 8pm.

Their second venue is available for private party bookings and has a 180 person capacity.

A large range of draught beers, ales and cocktails, as well as weekend DJ's and live bands, bottomless brunches and seasonal indie markets. There's something for everyone at The Flapper and all are welcome. 

What's on

Quiz Night
Put what your momma gave you to the test at The Flapper's quiz night every Thursday night. For just £1 entry per head and a maximum of 6 per…

Every Thursday

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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 16:00 23:00
Tuesday 16:00 23:00
Wednesday 16:00 23:00
Thursday 16:00 23:30
Friday 16:00 1:00
Saturday 12:00 1:00
Sunday 16:00 23:00

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Sunday 23rd October 2022 13:00 15:00
Saturday 22nd October 2022 13:00 15:00



The Flapper, Cambrian Wharf, Kingston Row, B1 2NU


City Centre

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Venue 2 Basement Space 150 180 £100.00 - -

Our Venue 2 (Gig room) is available for private hire every day of the week - please email for our rate card for private hire. 

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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