Cool and Quirky Events in Birmingham

The latest club nights getting you down? Going to your local for a pint becoming a weekly slog? Well then, luckily for you, we have exactly what you need. Adding some edge to your mundane week, we've compiled a list of some of the quirkiest independent events, dapper evenings and unusual nights out in the city. Check out our recommendations for the best cool and quirky events in Birmingham. Who knows, you might even find your new bizarre passion in life.

Last updated on 5th April 2018

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The Old Joint Stock Theatre is known to host their fair few cool and quirky events in Birmingham. Their plays range from hilarious comedies and stand-up, to avant-garde art pieces and alternative dramas. There literally is something for everyone, so check out their listings for more.

Happily Affordable
Birmingham City Centre

If you want the best tropical themed masterclass going, Sugarloaf are here for you, with their bartenders teaching you how to shake up four different cocktails – from a Brum Rummer to a margarita – alongside tasty nibbles, and finishing off with tequila.

19:00 - 22:00
Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Birmingham City Centre
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Norman Musa is putting on another of his incredible supper clubs, this time taking over Urban with a night of warming and hearty plates. The chef is cooking four courses of authentic and scrumptious Malaysian dishes, expect to be blown away with new flavours and unusual spices.

18:30 - 21:30
Pop-Up, Supper Clubs, Food & Drink
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Cherry Reds Comedy Club is the best way to see intimate shows in Birmingham. There’s top comedians, like Joe Lycett, Ivo Graham and Daniel Simonsen, and with less than 50 seats, you’ll be in on all the action.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Comedy, Date Night, Food & Drink, Theatre/Arts
Live Music
Birmingham City Centre
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A free bouncy castle should be enough reason to get you to this cool and quirky Birmingham event. But Popworld, the queens of quirk, will also be playing their classic tunes and offering a free bouncy castle, discounted drinks and a tonne of giveaways.

21:00 - 02:00
Clubbing, Student Night, Fun Time Partying
Broad Street
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Coming to Birmingham this summer, the World Gin Day Cruise is an event in the city like no other. Board a charming barge along the river as you not only construct five of your own G&Ts, there's plenty of tasters and talks along the way. 

17:00 - 22:00
Boat Party, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
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Expect to get all sorts of silly at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery as bingo royalty takes over. Forget your standard game, this night will be all about punch, games, weird prizes, and having fun with your friends.

19:00 - 22:00
Something A Little Different, Date Night, Food & Drink
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@ The Actress and Bishop on Every Monday

We heard you, you're looking for a quiz night in Birmingham. But how about some noggin testing antics with a twist? Hosted by Quizbox Entertainment at the refurbished Actress and Bishop, this is a test of your brain power unlike any other. From vintage games consoles to giant Jenga games, there's a cash pot to be won at this quirky event in Birmingham and plenty of fun ways to do it. 

21:00 - 02:00
Quiz Night, Pop-Up
Rock n Roll
Jewellery Quarter and Summer Row

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.

20:30 - 01:00

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