Birmingham hosts a broad selection of bars and clubs for all types and tastes. Bringing in punters from the neighboring Midland areas, the city’s nightlife is always bustling. Depending on what you’re looking for, there’s a different area to suit your tastes. Here’s our pick of the thriving nightlife spots in Birmingham.
Broad Street

Broad Street

Probably the most well-known area for evening entertainment is Broad Street, where there's an abundance of bars and clubs to try. You'll have the usual choices, like Walkabout and Revolution, but there are a few more unusual establishments if you fancy something a little more unique.

Broad Street
Indie Bars and Clubs

Indie bars and clubs

For those that can't get their groove on unless indie or alternative music is playing, Snobs Nightclub near Digbeth has long been heralded as a favourite for clubbers. The Sunflower Lounge is a stone's throw away on Smallbrook Queensway, and is an equally popular bar.

Indie Bars and Clubs guide
The Gay Village

The Gay Village

The Loft, situated between the Gay Village and the Chinese Quarter, is a great venue to start the night off. The decor has an industrial feel with exposed brick walls and stripped wood, and there's an outdoor area equipped with a gazebo and fairy lights, creating a laid-back vibe for summer.

The Gay Village
The Arcadian

Arcadian Centre

The Arcadian complex hosts multiple different bars and restaurants. Situated centrally on Hurst Street, you'll have your pick of places to eat with options including Japanese restaurants such as Kyoto Sushi and Grill or Miyako, Chinese restaurant New Sum Ye or Balti favourite Festival Balti.

The Arcadian
Retro

Retro

Looking for some groovy 70's tunes? Look no further! The Night Owl solely serves up throwback music for you to dance the night away under a glittery disco ball. Drinks are delightfully cheap and there's a beautiful beer garden, which is heated in the winter.

The Night Owl
Warehouse Party Scene

Warehouse party scene

The constantly evolving Lab11 brings a new DJ to Birmingham nearly every week. Drawing big names like My Nu Leng this venue is a techno haven, where they build an incredible atmosphere with state of the art lighting, smoke machines and an easygoing crowd.

Lab11

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