Gig Venues in Birmingham

Being the birthplace of Metal in the UK, Birmingham is no stranger to the fine art that is music. From jazz bars and rocking metal venues to Moseley Folk Festival, Birmingham has been a hubbub of music activity since the dawn of time (some would say). Check out our recommendations for the best gig venues in Birmingham and spend a night in the city listening to some of your favourite bands, and maybe even discovering brand new ones. 


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The Sunflower Lounge

3 user reviews 4

If you like your gigs in Birmingham a little nitty, gritty and in an authentic basement bar then you shouldn't be hard pushed to make a visit to fun indie bar, The Sunflower Lounge. A bustling indie venue in the heart of the city, The Sunflower Lounge is awash with local bands looking for a great gig without the pretention of some larger venues. 

Glee Club Birmingham

4 user reviews 4

With live comedy shows and stand up tours, the gigs at Glee Comedy Club will have you chortling behind your pint glass. Having seen the likes of Jack Dee and Lee Evans grace the stage, this premier comedy venue promise a barrel of laughs. It isn't just rib tickling comedy gigs here though, Glee Comedy Club also host some gig nights, making this a popular entertainment bar in Birmingham.

The Jam House Birmingham

41 user reviews 5

If you fancy a gig venue in Birmingham penned by one of the biggest names in music then you've come to the right place. A jazz bar heralded and somewhat owned by none other then Jools Holland himself, The Jamhouse is a vibrant bar in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter that promise the smoothest Jazz and Motown nights in the city. 

The Asylum Venue

1 user review 4

If you want rock and you want it now thee's one venue that you're guaranteed it. The Asylum Venue are not only host to one of the biggest alternative nights in Birmingham, they're home to the biggest alternative bands. A mecca for metal heads and rock bods, if you want your fill of gnarly riffs then this is the venue for you.

The Cuban Embassy

2 user reviews 5

The Bull's Head is a cool and quirky pub in Moseley where showcasing the best local DJ's, bands and solo artists is at the forefront of what they do. Busy all week long with after work drinkers and a young party crowd alike, The Bull's Head might be laid back put but it sure has attitude. A packed calendar of live events and club nights, this bar is  a must for gig enthusiasts. 

Now here's a name you might recognise. Boasting three different venues from a main room to an intimate gig venue, O2 Academy are home to some of the biggest gigs in the city. From Lana Del Rey to local bands that you'll have to hear to be believed, the O2 Academy is a great music venue in Birmingham for those after both big and small bands in the industry. 

The Actress and Bishop

9 user reviews 4

Just shy of scenic St Paul's Square, The Actress and Bishop is a traditional pub with a modern twanf=g in the Jewellery Quarter. With local live music at the heart what they do, The Actress and Bishop hold live gigs every week and music sessions every Sunday. Lively all week, this pub comes to life at the weekends when locals and out of towners all head down to hear local musicians and DJ's until the small hours of the morning.