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Pubs, bars and clubs in Birmingham

Are you ready to start your evening in style? With grand pubs, bustling bars, student nights and some of the hottest nightclubs in the country, Birmingham is the perfect place for you to party. Check out our rundown of the best nights out in town.

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The City Centre

From majestic old pubs to laidback bars, the city centre is a great place to start your night out. For a good selection of ales, wines and pub food, including some delicious freshly baked pies, head to the Old Joint Stock on Temple Row.

Looking for more of a contemporary vibe? Head to the Botanist on Temple Street for exposed brickwork, plenty of plants and some great botanical themed cocktails.

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Broad Street

If you want to get the party started, head to bustling Broad Street, the centre of nightlife in Birmingham. Work your way along the street from one great bar to the next before heading into the city’s biggest nightclub, PRYZM.

Whether you want to hear the latest dance anthems or classic indie tunes, you’ll find the right soundtrack to your night in one of this club’s four rooms.

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The Mailbox

Looking for a sparkling night out? Head to the Mailbox for a number of elegant options.

Pennyblacks is a lively contemporary bar with excellent DJs, and you'll also find cool venues nearby offering classic cocktails and a choice of fine champagne.

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The Jewellery Quarter

As well as some of the best independent bars in Birmingham, the Jewellery Quarter is home to the Jam House.

Hidden away on St Paul's Square, this live music bar has Jools Holland as its musical director, so expect to see plenty of rhythm and blues, funk, jazz and, of course, boogie woogie piano.

Clubbing in Birmingham

Digbeth

One of the coolest clubbing areas in Birmingham, Digbeth offers everything from underground talent to the biggest DJs. Built underneath one of Digbeth’s many Victorian railway arches, Spotlight’s industrial feel and electric DJ sets create a unique night out.

If you’re looking for the biggest names in dance music head to the Rainbow Warehouse where everyone from Annie Mac to Basement Jaxx have taken to the decks.

Coctails in Birmingham

Edgbaston

For a luxurious night out, explore the stylish, jet-black and gold Art Deco interior of the Edgbaston Cocktail Lounge.

Choose one of the three rooms and sit back and enjoy some classic cocktails made with the finest spirits by award-winning bartenders.

Southside

From the eclectic Arcadian to the vibrant Gay Village, the Southside area of Birmingham has something for everyone.

Our top club picks include Moroccan themed Bambu, the private VIP dance floor of Individual Bar, legendary gay club Nightingales and rock ‘n’ roll tiki vibes at the Island Bar

Brindleyplace

For relaxed drinks and chic cocktails, take a trip to the tree-lined squares and canal ways of Brindleyplace.

As well as a number of well-known high street bars and restaurants, you’ll find elegant late lounge Nuvo and stylish canalside cocktail spot Bar No. 10.

Looking for a hotel in Birmingham?

Whether you want to stay in Birmingham’s city centre, leafy suburbs or beautiful surrounding countryside, we have lots of hotels to choose from. If you need to be right on the doorstep, we have hotels next to Birmingham Airport and New Street Station, as well as the NEC, Barclaycard Arena and the Bullring.