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.

Last updated on 13th April 2022

Bubble Pop Brunch

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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.

The Night Owl

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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 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.

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One of the most fun things to do in Birmingham for adults, this treasure hunt will put your problem-solving skills to the test while you explore by canals and pubs for clues. This self-guided game on your phone leaves you to figure out all the riddles on your own time so you can take breaks whenever you fancy.

The Reggae Brunch

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Searching for a unique event to head to? The Reggae Brunch are bringing you epic bingo nights, complete with booze and dance-offs as well as sumptuous 3-course meals Enjoy the best bashment and soca hits from DJs, and get the chance to win amazing cash prizes.

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.

The Karczma

1 user review 4

Fur throws adorn this venue's dining benches and stools, whilst traditional Polish artwork hangs effortlessly on the bar's walls. Ideal for a family day out or quirky dining adventures, years of proud heritage and tradition wash over The Karczma. 


1 user review 5

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.