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 11th September 2017
Queens of cheese Popworld are obviously bringing a Friday night to die for. With free entry and 50% off drinks until 11pm, more drinks discounts and even free lollipops, there’s no point in kicking your weekend off another way.
What’s a Friday night without an Oktoberfest celebration? Head to Digbeth’s own Oktoberfest for lashings of beer, cocktails, Bavarian street food, live music and all the lederhosen you can handle.
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.
Friday nights are for laughing, which is why you should get yourself down to the Best of Brum Comedy Showcase, where top name talent on the local scene will do their very best to make you laugh.
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.
For a Friday night in Birmingham that's certain to linger in your memory, head to Whistle Punks on Holloway Road and take part in a fun axe-throwing experience like no other. Encouraging guests to embrace their inner Gimli, the venue's expert throwers will be on hand to offer advice, helping guests hurl axes at a huge target. Hit the bullseye the most and you'll walk away with a special Whistle Punks prize.
Torn between a night in and a night sipping at Birmingham's finest cocktail bars, this night will bring you the best of both worlds. Sit back in the comfort of your own home, as bartenders show you how to mix up your favourite tipples.
The Cherry Red Comedy Club is well known in Birmingham's nightlife circles. This October, the 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. Perfect for any comedy fans in Birmingham, there are few better ways to enjoy comedy than at this intimate experience in Birmingham.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get yourself down to Touche if you want a club night with a difference. This is purely for those people that like to meet others who dress smart, love great music and love cocktails. This multi-culture event will also play an eclectic range of music, from RnB to club classics and house.
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.