Friday Nights in Birmingham
TGIF! TGIF! That's 'thank god its Friday' in cool trendy lingo for you not so in the know cats. But who cares if you know that phrase or not, Friday night is the night to celebrate the end of the week, and where better than in amongst the exclusive clubs and trendy bars of Birmingham? From alternative indie nights to a VIP champagne service, show that hard working week how its done by working hard on the party. Check out a collection of great Friday night events in Birmingham and see the weekend in in style.
Last updated on 23rd February 2017
Digbeth Dining Club
Swarming with Birmingham's happening hipster kids and indie patrons every Friday night in the city, Digbeth Dining Club invite hoardes of hungry locals for a burger bashing selection of award winning street food at Spotlight come sundown. From cracking house DJ's and classic spotlight cocktails to tum tickling grub, this is a night for those after something a little different in Birmingham on a Friday night.
Dr Jekyll's Remedy
Looking for a laid back night in the city, but still with a little party pazazz? This trinket of a cocktail bar in Birmingham could be just the ticket as The Jekyll and Hyde host a night of cocktails and DJ vibes every Friday night come sundown. Spinning the best in soul, funk, indie and churning out some of the most creative concoctions in town, The Jekyll will wow your tastebuds and ear drums.
Indie, alternative and dubstep music take centre stage every Friday at super club Gatecrasher. One of the biggest clubs in Birmingham, it's no wonder Supersonic Vague is one of the biggest Friday nights. Students and party revellers come flocking week in, week out to dance the night away at this whopping venue.
Inspired by the BBC drama Peaky Blinders, the Vaults in Birmingham are hosting a 1920s themed charity event, all in aid of the St Basil's. The charity focuses on providing help and accommodation for young, homeless people around the UK. Themed around the swinging twenties, the night will include stunning vintage outfits, live entertainment, a 1920s fashion show and a prize-heavy raffle for guests to take part in. If that wasn't enticing enough, there'll also be a special cast appearance on the night.
Friday nights in Birmingham just got bigger as Magic Door unleash their first party of 2017 in Lab11. With mind-bending visuals, light installations, guest DJs and the biggest discotech in town, this is the perfect way to see the weekend in.
The Heavy Beat Brass Band have cemented themselves as Birmingham's number 1 New Orleans brass band. This March, they take over the Hare and Hound for one night, playing all the songs from their new album. Leaving everyone with a beaming smile, the band will be supported by DJs from the Soul Food Project, who'll be spinning tracks long into the night. Relax, unwind and enjoy some great live music at this fun event in Birmingham.
Boasting one of the best alternative nights in the bizz, O2 Academy Birmingham are host to Propaganda, the UK's biggest indie night. Spread over two buzzing rooms worth of rock and party roll, music venues in Birmingham have a lot to learn from this regularly heaving party place just tucked away behind Gay Village where lego haircuts and polka dot dress certainly don't go amiss.
Boxxed in Digbeth hosts a Japanese themed club night that's sure to draw in music fans from all over the Midlands. Celebrating Japan's vibrant and diverse culture, the evening will feature two beautifully decorated rooms. The first room will be drenched in neon paint and will play the best hip hop and pop tracks, while the second room will be dressed as a serene jungle temple, playing rnb and break tracks.
Friday Night Live
Rowdy nightclubs may not be your go-to come sundown at the end of the week, so why not dabble in the decadent party antics of Friday Night Live a Fleet Street Kitchen instead? A night to doll up and get your fancy feet on as FSK source some cracking musicians for a night of dulcet tones and international tipples.
Tearing the house down on a Friday night in the Jewellery Quarter is fun time bar, The Lord Clifden. Head down to the Clifden for The Collective, a free DJ buzzing with the very best in Disco, Funk and Soul. Head to one of the coolest beer gardens in Birmingham for a feisty DJ evening surrounded by hordes of cool and vintage odds and sods.
Perfect for any fans of Hip Hop looking for a great Friday night out, the Authentic Bros are performing at Birmingham's SUKi10C this March. Born in Iran but having been raised in Birmingham, the international influences and stunning visual shows that accompany their performances really make their sets well worth seeing.
What better way to celebrate that Friday feeling than feeling the massive tunes from BASS Collective. Bringing the best music from the UK’s bass, bassline, garage and grime scene and delivering it through the amazing VOID sound system, this is a night of the best music across two floors.
The best in up-and-coming or established headline comedy acts descend onto The Comedy Loft every week for their Friday Night Comedy night. Four acts take to the stage, managed by a hilarious compere, and afterwards you are invited to their premier afterparty.
A slick party night in the city for those looking to don their LBD's and brush alongside some of Birmingham's young and fun socialites, Poise Fridays is a fun and frivolous DJ night in the heart of the city. Spinning a premium selection garage mash-ups and bass vibes, Poise Fridays adopt the go hard or go home philosophy every Friday night in the city.
You haven’t quite had a Friday Night rave until you’ve jumped into OUSE’s 90s rave. This is the decade that invented the rave after all, so get down to Boxxed for a night of disco, drum and bass, house, jungle and techno from the biggest decade ever.