Best Events in Birmingham

Don't be silly now, you can't surely be stuck for things to do in Birmingham can you? What with all these amazing events in Birmingham? We didn't think so! From daytime raves and unique cinema events to food festivals, Birmingham is a hubbub of fun activities all year long. Check out our recommendations for the best events in Birmingham and get stuck into some of the biggest parties that the UK's second city has to offer. 

Last updated on 23rd November 2017

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It's time to put on your salopettes and head to this apres ski party at The Old Crown as they bringing the Alps to Brum. Get ready for fondue, European beers, live music, fake snow and all sorts of Christmas-y cute.

Something A Little Different, Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Themed Nights
Party Mash Up
Digbeth
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Eat your Christmas dinner in the beautiful Victorian building as you’re treated to three delicious courses, accompanied by live music from the grand piano and resident singers.

Food & Drink, Live Music
Birmingham City Centre
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Hanky Panky at Popworld is all about giving Birmingham’s student population the best night ever. The premier retro bar will be delivering on their classic tunes, alongside a free bouncy castle, discounted drinks and a tonne of giveaways.

Clubbing, Student Night, Fun Time Partying
Commercial/Pop
Broad Street
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The Cherry Red Comedy Club is well known in Birmingham's nightlife circles. The fun-loving team behind this 50-seater club are inviting Ivo Graham (Live at the Apollo), Daniel Simonsen (Russell Howard's Good News) and Katie Mulgrew (BBC Radio 2) onto their stage for a side-splitting night of live stand-up comedy. Grab your mates, sink into a chair and enjoy all the frivolity of a comedy night in Birmingham. 

Comedy, Date Night, Food & Drink, Theatre/Arts
Live Music
Birmingham City Centre
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The beautiful, Victorian and unique venue The Old Joint Stock isn’t just one of the best pubs in Birmingham, supplying great food and drink. It’s also a theatre and a hub of everything from comedy and drama to full on art pieces. Check out their listings for more.

Happily Affordable
Birmingham City Centre
Pub

One of Birmingham's best events, this whisky tasting and two course meal hosted by The Fat Pug and Matt on Malt, is held in honour of Scotch Whisky Day. 

Food & Drink, Date Night
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To celebrate Taste and Liquor's third birthday, they will be throwing a huge Prohibition themed bash; think party games, casino, DJs and more.

Daytime, Food & Drink, Film Screenings, Something A Little Different
Commercial/Pop
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Comedy fans, you’re in for a treat: come here to enjoy the hottest acts in the UK and abroad, with a range of styles such as stand up, storytelling and mind reading.

Comedy, Theatre/Arts, Date Night, Student Night
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Head to Spotlight and Digbeth Dining Club for this festive take on the traditional quiz night. Test your knowledge on all things Home Alone, and be rewarded with amazing prizes.

Quiz Night, Themed Nights, Something A Little Different, Date Night
Digbeth
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Do you want to see some of the coolest rising talent or local superstars in a fun, intimate venue? Head to the Jewellery Quarter Comedy Club every first Tuesday for just that!

Comedy
Jewellery Quarter and Summer Row
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The Old Joint Stock Pub and Theatre is accustomed to hosting live music and theatrical performances. But trying something a bit out there this January, the established Birmingham venue will be hosting a gin masterclass, full of flavour and delicious drinks. Alongside learning what it takes to make the perfect G & T, guests will sample 6 of the latest gin spirits to appear on the market. 

Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Food & Drink
Birmingham City Centre
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Get down to one of Birmingham's best events this December as the Rum N Bass Christmas tour blows through The Arts House. With the very best in dancehall, soca, jungle and bass, it's a night not to be missed.

Clubbing
Party Mash Up
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This is exclusive YO! Sushi afternoon tea at Selfridges blends the tea traditions of Britain and Japan in one delightful afternoon package. With bubbly and three tiers of delicious food its one of the best events in Birmingham. 

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Daytime
Background Music
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Get to know Birmingham a whole lot better with this brilliant treasure hunt that finishes at the pub.

Daytime, Quiz Night, Something A Little Different, Walks & Tours
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Unleash your creativity and have a great time at Pop Up Painting, where you’ll learn how to paint like a pro with a killer soundtrack and a glass of wine or two.

Dating, Fun Time Partying, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
Commercial/Pop
Jewellery Quarter and Summer Row
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The O Bar opens its doors every week for #MondayClub, the premier start of the week party. Bringing everything you love about the champagne and cocktail bar, join for more of its trademark, high-end fun.

Fun Time Partying, Clubbing, Student Night
Party Mash Up
Broad Street
@ The Hare and Hounds on Every Saturday

Fancy getting your swing on? The Hare and Hounds are delivering a weekly night dedicated to the finest in jazz and blues, with established talents showcasing their skills in this wonderful daytime event.

Live Music, Fun Time Partying, Daytime
Rhythm and Blues
Moseley and Kings Heath
@ The O Bar on Every Wednesday

Why wait for Fridays to have the night of your life? Get yourself down to The O Bar for a night of big music, cocktails, champagne and laughs, all in Birmingham’s favourite party bar.

Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Student Night
Party Mash Up
Broad Street

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