Nights Out in Birmingham
Sick of the phrase 'there's something for everyone'? Well you shouldn't be, because Birmingham truly means it. Boasting one of the most diverse nightlife scenes in the UK, there really is something for everyone. From quirky, creative cocktail bars and superclubs to some of the best beer gardens in Birmingham, your little party self will be spoilt for choice. Check out our recommendations for the best nights out in Birmingham and get to know one of the UK's most vibrant and diverse cities.
Last updated on 31st August 2016
Offering up an underground vibe that wouldn’t look out of place on the streets of Berlin, Lab11 is a raw warehouse space at the epicentre of Digbeth’s nightlife scene. Hosting a medley of in-house and externally promoted club nights, the venue’s cutting-edge lighting and sound systems ensure a spectacular experience, with an outside terrace beneath grand Victorian viaducts calling for when you need a breather.
Not only is Be At One known for their hella generous happy hour, they're also much deserved cocktail champions. Just check out their extensive menu full of favourites, inventive creations and fun drinks then get to making the most of their late licence and enjoy your night out in Birmingham until 3am.
Island Bar have good reason for a pat on the back considering they're one of the only tiki bars in Birmingham. Boasting some of the most creative (and tastiest) cocktails in the city, Island Bar take the exotic in their stride with tiki clad cocktail glasses and hula girl clad walls. A pumping DJ bar every Saturday night, Island Bar boast two floors of diverse tracks and a quirky crowd.
Now here's a cocktail gem, and it's right in the heart of the city. Found under the cool and quirky Bitters 'N' Twisted venue umbrella, The Jekyll and Hyde is a kitsch blend of traditional Victorian gin parlour and Alice in Wonderland adventure. From cocktails in mini porcelain baths and tipples made out of rum toothpaste to cinema screenings and DJ nights, this cocktail bar in Birmingham is a quirky all rounder.
Known for some of the most innovative underground clubbing in Birmingham, The Rainbow Venues have some of the most diverse spaces in the city. From an underground cellar bar and retro pub to one of the biggest warehouse spaces, The Rainbow Venues have seen some of the biggest names in clubbing grace their venues thanks to their cool, indie approach to partying in Birmingham.
You don't have to be in Birmingham City Centre to enjoy cool and quirky pubs. The Sun at the Station has made a lively addition to pubs in Kings Heath. A night out here is sure to be a vibrant one not only because of their kitsch and kooky decor but a whole live jazz and local bands too. Boasting a spacious beer garden, summer evening drinks in Kings Heath have never looked so tempting.
Do your like traditional pubs in Birmingham but love tiki bars too? You're in luck. Boasting one of the most diverse spaces in the city, this traditional pub harbours many a secret. From cask ales and whisky tipples out front and a humidor shed to a sand clad tiki bar out back, The Prince of Wales is a pub in Moseley with literally, a little bit of something for everyone.
If your night out in Birmingham consists of luxury tipples and your finest get-up then you'd come to the right place. Owned by none other than chef to the stars Marco Pierre White, this champagne bar in Birmingham is a cut above the rest, literally. One of the highest bars in Birmingham found at the top of the city's iconic cube building, this bar boasts 360 degree views of the Birmingham skyline and some of the most stylish clientele in the city.
When it comes to live music, Jools Holland has been there, done that and got the T-Shirt. So, who better to bring you a live music venue in Birmingham? The Jam House is at the forefront of music in Birmingham hosting lively and unique gigs and performances almost every day of the week. From jazz and blues to rock, the good time vibes are flowing at this bar in the Jewellery Quarter.
Fun time party bars on Broad Street don't come more lively than Revolution. Firm believers in sleeping all day and partying all night, Revolution have something different going on every night of the week. With budget busting drinks deals and DJ's spinning the best in commercial pop, hip-hop and R&B tracks make this one buzzing venue for any night out in Birmingham.