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Food & Drink News

Birmingham’s First Whisky Bar to Open in the Jewellery Quarter

Birmingham’s First Whisky Bar to Open in the Jewellery Quarter

Birmingham is set to get its first dedicated whisky bar on Vyse Street from the founder of The Birmingham Whisky Club and Festival. Set inside the Museum… Read more »

Digbeth Dining Club relaunches Thurs 25th Jan with new Cafe!

Digbeth Dining Club relaunches Thurs 25th Jan with new Cafe!

The Midlands’ premier street-food destination, Digbeth Dining Club, is returning to Digbeth on Thursday, 25th January. The multi-award winning street-food event based in Digbeth which brings together… Read more »

Mr Jerk serves up a Jamaican BBQ on Don’t Tell the Bride

Mr Jerk serves up a Jamaican BBQ on Don’t Tell the Bride

Birmingham Street Food Trader Mr Jerk serves up a Jamaican BBQ for Black Country Couple on Don’t Tell the Bride Adrenaline junkie Mark wanted to fly high… Read more »

Rhiannon Simpson’s Top 6 value for money eats in Birmingham!

Rhiannon Simpson’s Top 6 value for money eats in Birmingham!

The season of twinkly lights and Christmas do’s is over, indulgence on all levels has occurred and you are looking to dine but not dent the bank!… Read more »

A UK Garage Daytimer is heading to Birmingham with Heartless Crew (DJ Fonti)

A UK Garage Daytimer is heading to Birmingham with Heartless Crew (DJ Fonti)

Immerse yourself in the world that put British clubbing back on the map as Brunch’in & UK Garage launches in January (27) with Fonti from The Heartless… Read more »

January Offers – Bitters n’ Twisted Venues

January Offers – Bitters n’ Twisted Venues

Buffalo & Rye – Lunch the Buffalo way It’s time to cure those January Blues with Buffalo & Rye’s smoked lunch deal. This January, from 12-6pm everyday, guests… Read more »

Best Restaurants with vegetarian options in Brum’s China Quarter

Best Restaurants with vegetarian options in Brum’s China Quarter

Being a foodie with dietary requirements, on some occasions, can; be a bane of one’s social life. However, the China Quarter in Birmingham is a food haven… Read more »

New Food Tours to Explore Brum’s Culinary Hotspots!

New Food Tours to Explore Brum’s Culinary Hotspots!

Food Tour Launched in Birmingham, a Tasty Explore of the City’s Culinary Hotspots and History. As a nation of foodie fanatics, Instagram dish uploaders and pursuers of… Read more »

New Menu and Opening Times for Fressh Vegan Eatery!

New Menu and Opening Times for Fressh Vegan Eatery!

Get your Vegan gnashers around these! Breakfast 1) Sausage & Mushroom muffin 2) Sausage & Cheese muffin 3) Breakfast Pot Lunch 1) Releasing a sandwich category which… Read more »

Put A Spring In Your Step With The Plough!

Put A Spring In Your Step With The Plough!

A few pending dates for your diary at Harborne’s The Plough. Burns Night Glenfiddich Whisky Supper 25th January Och The Oh Noooo!!! Enjoy a delicious four course… Read more »

What’s on News

Birmingham’s First Whisky Bar to Open in the Jewellery Quarter

Birmingham’s First Whisky Bar to Open in the Jewellery Quarter

Birmingham is set to get its first dedicated whisky bar on Vyse Street from the founder of The Birmingham Whisky Club and Festival. Set inside the Museum… Read more »

Digbeth Dining Club relaunches Thurs 25th Jan with new Cafe!

Digbeth Dining Club relaunches Thurs 25th Jan with new Cafe!

The Midlands’ premier street-food destination, Digbeth Dining Club, is returning to Digbeth on Thursday, 25th January. The multi-award winning street-food event based in Digbeth which brings together… Read more »

Bob Marley birthday celebration at Hare and Hounds

Bob Marley birthday celebration at Hare and Hounds

  Since 2009 Reggae Take Over have been uplifting the nation with conscious reggae music. Now, we’re taking our annual celebration of Robert Nesta Marley (RIP) on… Read more »

Plaid Live – Warp Records March 10th at Hare & Hounds

Plaid Live – Warp Records March 10th at Hare & Hounds

10 March at 21:00–3:00 ticket link (skiddle) – https://www.skiddle.com/ FB event page – https://www.facebook.com/ Line Up Plaid (Live – Warp Records) Plus DJs THOMAS DUNSTAN aka AUTOMATON… Read more »

The Ohm from Ohm Tour at Actress and Bishop 2018

The Ohm from Ohm Tour at Actress and Bishop 2018

The Ohm from Ohm Tour Actress & Bishop Featuring: Rodney Cromwell, Nature of Wires, Vieon, The Frixion 15 March at 7PM £5 adv / £7 on door… Read more »

Exciting new Art Gallery and Studio space in Sheldon

Exciting new Art Gallery and Studio space in Sheldon

Professional artist Robyn Rainbow has an exciting new venture at her Gallery/Studio in Birmingham. The vision is to have a community of artists/makers sharing shop/workshop/gallery and outdoor… Read more »

A UK Garage Daytimer is heading to Birmingham with Heartless Crew (DJ Fonti)

A UK Garage Daytimer is heading to Birmingham with Heartless Crew (DJ Fonti)

Immerse yourself in the world that put British clubbing back on the map as Brunch’in & UK Garage launches in January (27) with Fonti from The Heartless… Read more »

Birmingham horror festival scares up international movie showcase

Birmingham horror festival scares up international movie showcase

A macabre menu of dark delights from around the world will be served up on Sunday 25th March, when the Birmingham Horror Group hosts its second annual… Read more »

January Offers – Bitters n’ Twisted Venues

January Offers – Bitters n’ Twisted Venues

Buffalo & Rye – Lunch the Buffalo way It’s time to cure those January Blues with Buffalo & Rye’s smoked lunch deal. This January, from 12-6pm everyday, guests… Read more »

Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter at The REP

Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter at The REP

NOËL COWARD’S BRIEF ENCOUNTER ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY EMMA RICE FRIDAY 2 – SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2018 One of the most acclaimed theatrical productions seen all over the… Read more »

Live Music in Birmingham

Live Music & DJ Nights in Birmingham Jan 2018

Live Music & DJ Nights in Birmingham Jan 2018

Our Brumbeat live music guide for Birmingham offers original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings. We work with local promoters and venues each month to ensure you won’t be missing out on the very best this city has offer. For our pick of the best gigs in Brum Jan 2018, check out our playlist below (auto-play or skip through). Scroll down for full [Read More...]

Grapevine Features

Mr Jerk serves up a Jamaican BBQ on Don’t Tell the Bride

Mr Jerk serves up a Jamaican BBQ on Don’t Tell the Bride

Birmingham Street Food Trader Mr Jerk serves up a Jamaican BBQ for Black Country Couple on Don’t Tell the Bride Adrenaline junkie Mark wanted to fly high… Read more »

Rhiannon Simpson’s Top 6 value for money eats in Birmingham!

Rhiannon Simpson’s Top 6 value for money eats in Birmingham!

The season of twinkly lights and Christmas do’s is over, indulgence on all levels has occurred and you are looking to dine but not dent the bank!… Read more »

Best Restaurants with vegetarian options in Brum’s China Quarter

Best Restaurants with vegetarian options in Brum’s China Quarter

Being a foodie with dietary requirements, on some occasions, can; be a bane of one’s social life. However, the China Quarter in Birmingham is a food haven… Read more »

The Best Spas in Birmingham

The Best Spas in Birmingham

With the constant stresses of Christmas shopping and temperatures plummeting daily, winter can often seem an altogether long and dreary season. To combat the winter blues, Grapevine… Read more »

Food & Drink Reviews

Best Restaurants with vegetarian options in Brum’s China Quarter

Best Restaurants with vegetarian options in Brum’s China Quarter

Being a foodie with dietary requirements, on some occasions, can; be a bane of one’s social life. However, the China Quarter in Birmingham is a food haven… Read more »

Low N Slow’s El Borracho Kitchen Takeover review

Low N Slow’s El Borracho Kitchen Takeover review

Part two of my Sunday pop-up tour, took me to the exquisite surroundings of Emma-Louise Yufera’s ‘El Borracho de Oro, Tapas and Wine Bar’ in Edgbaston. The… Read more »

Eat Vietnam pop up at The Plough review

Eat Vietnam pop up at The Plough review

The Plough Harborne, is one of Birmingham’s huge success stories. Always ahead of the game, Adam Johnson (formerly of Global Grooves Records, 52 Degrees North and Circo… Read more »

Hooked on Hookways Healthy Lunch Options In The Heart Of Brum

Hooked on Hookways Healthy Lunch Options In The Heart Of Brum

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to try some of the delicious, freshly made food on offer at Hookways; an independent, healthy food-haven, tucked… Read more »

Bottomless Brunch at Lost & Found Review

Bottomless Brunch at Lost & Found Review

Nestled deep in the heart of the city, Victorian hideaway, The Lost & Found launches an enticing new Bottomless Brunch menu, brimming with Bloody Mary’s, Bellinis and show-stopping, sumptuous… Read more »

Don Diego Restaurante review

Don Diego Restaurante review

Don Diego is a newish Mediterranean restaurant, small, yet perfectly formed. This beautifully appointed dining space, promises a rustic fine dining experience, in the heart of the… Read more »

Best of Brum

Rhiannon Simpson’s Top 6 value for money eats in Birmingham!

Rhiannon Simpson’s Top 6 value for money eats in Birmingham!

The season of twinkly lights and Christmas do’s is over, indulgence on all levels has occurred and you are looking to dine but not dent the bank!… Read more »

Best Restaurants with vegetarian options in Brum’s China Quarter

Best Restaurants with vegetarian options in Brum’s China Quarter

Being a foodie with dietary requirements, on some occasions, can; be a bane of one’s social life. However, the China Quarter in Birmingham is a food haven… Read more »

The Best Spas in Birmingham

The Best Spas in Birmingham

With the constant stresses of Christmas shopping and temperatures plummeting daily, winter can often seem an altogether long and dreary season. To combat the winter blues, Grapevine… Read more »

A Guide to Birmingham’s Best Theatres

A Guide to Birmingham’s Best Theatres

One of the most exciting elements of Britain’s second city is its growing theatre scene, providing an impressive depth and variety: from musicals and opera to innovative… Read more »

Best Places to Book Your Christmas Party in Birmingham!

Best Places to Book Your Christmas Party in Birmingham!

Christmas is just around the corner, and with so many restaurants and eateries to choose from in Birmingham these days, it can be a headache thinking about… Read more »

The Best DJ Bars and Nightclubs in Birmingham

The Best DJ Bars and Nightclubs in Birmingham

Birmingham has previously had numerous influential bars that successfully incorporated DJs into their brand, such as The Medicine Bar in Digbeth, Circo and The Yardbird. The right… Read more »