Getting bored of the same old Birmingham nights out? The same scenes on broad street and the same music at the same venues? Well, Birmingham is richer in nightlife than these staple nights out would have you think.
Featuring some of the most unique bars and clubbing experiences around, Birmingham offers plenty of alternatives nights out to throw yourself into!
Here’s our list of the 5 best alternative Birmingham nights out that you absolutely must experience if you’re looking for something new and invigorating in Brum-town!
1. Digbeth Dining Club
Digbeth Dining Club offers the ultimate Birmingham night out alternative, with a series of delicious and authentic market-style food stalls and back-to-back authentic bars.
From BBQ glazed ribs to gourmet hot dogs, treat your taste-buds and fill your belly with hearty food before moving onto the lively bars, including the likes of mama roux’s, for a drink and a dance with friends.
The entire venue is spread out across multiple rooms with outdoor spaces, unique eye-catching interiors, lights and a range of musical genres that means there’s something for everyone.
Located of course in Digbeth just outside of the Birmingham city centre, Digbeth dining club is a classy alternative night out that can soon turn messy, so essentially an absolute must!
2. Warehouses – Lab 11
Another Digbeth venue, Digbeth warehouses offer a more intense alternative nightclubbing experience.
The likes of Lab 11 stay open until the early hours playing host to a number of special resident DJ’s spinning the best techno rave and underground house beats for the real night owl and Birmingham party animal.
The location offers an alternative to the standard broad street and Arcadian nights out you’re used to, with the warehouse interior offering a unique and authentic underground clubbing experience that’s not to be missed!
3. The Night Owl
Located on Lower Trinity Street, the night owl is a unique bar-come-club often playing host to live DJ’s spinning everything from funk, to mo-town, to general dance classics!
The perfect alternative night out for the real music lover, a range of drinks are served in a classy bar with a retro disco interior to complement a disco ambience that gives this small venue a lot of character!
The night Owl lives up to its name by assuming the role of a true nesting place for all city night owls alike who love a good old fashioned boogie!
4. Island Bar
Located right next to the mailbox close to the city centre, Island bar is a cool and quirky tiki bar, the only one of its kind in Birmingham, bringing you the biggest and best fruity cocktails.
Inspired by the Caribbean and South Pacific, Island Bar is the alternative night out you’ve been looking for that brings the beach to brum without the need for sun-cream.
Dance the night away to tropical tunes in a tropical ambience, a true tiki experience thats a must for any bar-come-club lover!
5. Jekyll and Hyde
With a dark Dickensian decor, the Jekyll and Hyde is another unique and quintessentially English bar that packs a lot of character!
Featuring an array of cocktails and located right in the middle of the city centre, this bar is another one-of-its-kind alternative that’s attracted a healthy and regular customer-base.
The bars split into two sections just like the fictional characters! Jekyll’s gin parlour upstairs (with over 80 gin variants!) and Hyde’s emporium downstairs make up the quirky bar’s interior.
Jekyll and Hyde is the lively and fun-filled night out alternative for those looking for something a little different!