Nightlife & Music

There's always something happening in Birmingham in the evenings, be it quiet drinks on the canalside, fine dining, live music or a trip to the theatre

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Wondering where you can go in Birmingham? There are many hot spots including Broadstreet, The Mailbox, Arcadian, Colmore Row, Brindleyplace and Digbeth. 

With star-filled theatres and comedy clubs, stylish bars, traditional pubs and the hottest nightspots, there's always something happening in Birmingham.

Find out below all the hidden gems the city has to offer. 


Key Facts

  • The Jam House was co-created by the legendary Jools Holland
  • More seats are sold at the Birmingham Hippodrome than by any other British theatre each year including the West End
  • The Jekyll and Hyde bar in the Colmore Business District has over 90 types of gin from all over the world

Bars & Pubs

There are many stylish nightlife venues, pubs & bars around Broadstreet, Brindleyplace, Mailbox, Arcadian and Colmore Row. The Cosy Club, Old Joint Stock and Lost & Found are perfect places to pop an umbrella in your cocktail and relax. Or if you fancy a more lively affair, the Jewellery Quarter offers a unique, debonair lounge in a Victorian retreat below the city.




With two comedy clubs to choose from, you'll be sure to have a great laugh at some of the local and international comedy talents performing.

The Glee Club and Jongleurs are fantastic places to amuse yourself over a few drinks. Be sure to check out the line-up at the Hippodrome for stand-up comedy too.

Read more about comedy clubs and shows on the Visit Birmingham website.

Live Music

Like it loud and live? There are some amazing places to catch some great live music in the Birmingham area. One of the most well known is The Jam House in the Jewellery Quarter with hosts talent from every era and genre.

Both the Arena Birmingham in Westside and the Genting Arena at the NEC have famous musicians and singers from all over the world performing.

If the indie scene is more up your street, The Rainbow Venues are a collection of quirky settings for some great themed DJ nights and live music nights out in Digbeth. 


With arenas, clubs and bars showcasing a talented array of global superstars and 'the next big thing', there is an array of choice when deciding where to go for an evening out.

From sophisticated Colmore Row and Brindleyplace to Digbeth, the home of northern soul, to some of the city's independent stylish cocktail bars in the Jewellery Quarter, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to evening entertainment. Find a list of where to go here

Discover More of what Birmingham has to offer

With everything from the latest fashion and greatest dining, the liveliest bands to the most relaxing canal rides and festivals throughout the year, there's always something new to discover in Birmingham.