Top 10 Things To Do This Autumn
Coming down from the hype of summer and not quite prepared for the ruthless sod that is winter to bring the big chill? Well, drown in the sorrows of Autumn no longer! Yes the weather is annoying in its uncertainty, and yes work always sucks when there's no hope of a bright, sunny beer garden to welcome you when you finish BUT we've done all the hard work for you. Peruse our list of the Top 10 Things To Do This Autumn and be bored no more. With street food frenzies, pop-up parties, cheeky new bar openings and plenty of drinking to do you can save your yawning for winter folks - Autumn is the new Spring! (...Neeeaarly).
Craft Beer in Birmingham
Finally! Birmingham's craft beer credentials are upping their game to noteworthy heights. Venture to the capital no longer for a pint of the golden good stuff. The opening of crafty hounds BrewDog in Brum marked a momentous occasion for the city. The rise of microbrewing culture is rapidly growing across the country with Birmingham now holding firm stakes in the hop-tastic pastures of home brewed flavours. There's nothing like a pint o' real ale in a cosy pub to signal the descent into winter, so chug away at our list of Birmingham's best craft beer destinations.
Digbeth Dining Club
Winning the glorious title of Best British Street Food Event 2014 Digbeth has ravished all other pop-up foodie markets to take the crown. With meaty morsels from the winners of Best burger, The Original Patty Men, and other trading treats to the sound of The Meat Shack, Soupreme Soulfood, Buddha Belly and Big Daddies Diner, the Digbeth Dining Club is a tasty Brummie delight coming to Spotlight every Friday. Get your munch on guys and gals.
An electric clubbing destination takes to B5 for a 13 week stint hailing the best names from the house and electronic music scenes. Fist-pump and two-step to the tunes of Maribou State, Will Tramp, Tieks and Bodhi with beats resonating from this venue every Friday and Saturday until the bitter 6am clock strikes. Now here's a hefty dose of dancey vibes to banish that Autumnal angst.
The Rainbow Venues
A kaleidoscopic venue boasting a 4 faced frame of warehouse space, arena, pub and cellar. Home to gigs, bangin' club nights, pubbing punters and underground dwellers, The Rainbow Venues live up to its title offering a whole hoard of nightlife nooks for Birmingham's crowd. With the likes of Gorgon City set to grace their stage and a hat tipping worthy list of previous artists on their records, this bar-come-clubbing spectacular is definitely the place to waste those Autumn hours away. Check out their venue page for a list of the latest and greatest nights coming up!
Rapidly expanding their Birmingham empire, Bar Opus opens a slice of city chic in the business district. Passionate about pastries, light lunches and a contemporary dining physique with sharing platters to please the after-work crowd, Bar Opus will be a sublime mix of cocktail crafter and elegant eatery. Pop down early November for the opening of this exquisite bar.