The Big Birmingham Bake is here, and things are heating up in the kitchen. The perfect rainy day activity, you and a friend will have 90 minutes to create your finest masterpiece, before a panel of experts dig in and crown a winning team.
Something A Little Different In Birmingham
Bored of your local boozer? Tired of being in a winter slump? Let the city be your evening pick-me-up with one of the country's best selection of cool and quirky places and events. From social darts to boozy bowling and the kookiest cocktails, explore our guide to these unique venues and mind boggling bars, all offering something a little different in Birmingham.
Looking for a cool and quirky event in Birmingham? Make your way down to the city centre, where you can choose from a selection of games including the likes of Blackbeard, samurais and Nazi enemies. You'll have an hour to escape so plan carefully and don't let the clock run out.
Situated in Birmingham, YO! are hosting some seriously fun sushi-making classes, complete with a guided lesson and fish-cutting tips. Create your very own salmon nigiris, crunchy Cali rolls and plenty more all while nibbling on edamame and gyozas.
Located in Birmingham city centre, Jukeboxers Duelling Piano Bar is pulling out all the stops when it comes to top-notch entertainment. Along with cracking drinks and a lively atmosphere, the spot allows you to choose the playlist for the evening. Dua Lipa anyone?
Let's be clear - this is no ordinary brunch. UKG is giving you an unforgettable afternoon with its epic clubbing event at The Mill. Not only will you get live music by the top garage artists, you will also be treated to bottomless fried chicken and rum cocktails.
Do something a little out of the box with Otherworld VR Birmingham. This city centre hotspot is home to a plethora of games, from virtual reality experiences to drills in its immersion pods. Thirsty? Head to 16-tap self-serve station for a few tasty bevvies.
With plenty of theatre events, Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre are always bustling with showstopping performances and quirky activities. From improvised musicals to Breakfast at Tiffany's themed bingo and comedy shows, the pub will have your weekends sorted.
Big beer lover? You'll adore this microbrewery experience in Birmingham as you tour amazing spots such as Rock and Roll Brewery and Burning Soul Brewery. Afterwards, munch on delicious brews, cheeses and meats at The Wolf.
One of the best bars in Birmingham, The Lost and Found is a stunning and quirky retreat. Themed around Victorian explorer Hettie G. Watson, the pretty drinking destination is decorated with floral brilliance and horticultural charm.
A must if you fancy fun nightlife activities in Birmingham, this spot strives to bring back the golden days of the soul and Motown, only playing original vinyl tracks to create a truly authentic musical experience. Throw in some funky furnishings and themed events, and it's easy to see why this is one of the city's best.
Looking for something a bit different in the city? Head to Bubble Pop Brunch for one of their amazing events. Featuring entertainment from Pianwooo, fun quizzes and the chance to win prizes, you'll also get to munch on bottomless Korean fried chicken while tipping back cocktails for 90 minutes.
One of the coolest bars in Birmingham, Luna Springs is the ideal hangout bringing you craft beers, cocktails, street food and a packed schedule of live entertainment. Join for a fun bottomless brunch, or pitch up later on for DJs and dancing until late.
Situated in Digbeth is one of the best cocktail bars in Birmingham, complete with a truckload of video games to play. Featuring craft beer and creative concoctions, it makes for an adventurous evening of all your childhood favourites - think Tekken and Space Invaders.
Burn some rubber at Birmingham's ultimate go-karting experience this summer. You'll whiz around like a bona fide F1 professional across 1000 metres of multilevel track, all in effort to win a place at the top of the podium and lifelong bragging rights.
Located in the heart of the city, Flight Club is the ultimate group night out. Boasting 13 darts oches, cocktails aplenty and paddles of delicious pizza, this unique bar is the fairground-themed experience you didn't know you needed.
Bodega is a quirky restaurant bar that's dedicated to the very best of South American culture. There's no time to siesta in the fiesta party atmosphere as global beers and Latin flavours keep customers happy all night long, as well as its buzzing downstairs club, Sugarloaf.
Paying tribute to a simpler time, Tilt is a cafe bar that thrives off its frivolous atmosphere. The menu boasts an impressive lineup of craft beer, pale ales, fine wines and international spirits, but the real attraction here is the venue's pinball machines.
Fronting a menu of satay chicken skewers and deep-fried pickles, Gas Street Social delivers on both food and flavour. Enjoy creative concoctions on its cocktail menu, including a warming hot mulled pink gin and cotton candy cosmo.
Charming and elegantly decorated, the Rose Villa Tavern totes quaint telephone boxes, comforting fairy lights and an actual tree sprawling across the entire bar. On top of the brilliant range of cocktails and craft beers on offer, the venue's comedy nights and live entertainment is a real draw.