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Food & Drink News

New independent Irish bar D.J. Quinns to open on 1st June

New independent Irish bar D.J. Quinns to open on 1st June

Formerly known as Behan’s Bar, the large public house in Yardley Wood is being transformed by new owners and is currently undergoing an extensive renovation. Owned by… Read more »

Rebel Chicken – a bangin new chicken restaurant!

Rebel Chicken – a bangin new chicken restaurant!

Rebel Chicken is a bangin’ new chicken restaurant, cocktail bar and beer garden opening June 1st, in the Jewellery Quarter. This is where you come for THE… Read more »

Birmingham Craft Beer: The Growing World of the Traditional, Original and Small Batch in the City.

Birmingham Craft Beer: The Growing World of the Traditional, Original and Small Batch in the City.

Is the haze craze getting you in a daze? Can’t decode the blackboard of beers at your local bar? What is the craic with untapped? Want to… Read more »

Rum Night with Ian Burrell Global Rum Ambassador – MAC 26th May

Rum Night with Ian Burrell Global Rum Ambassador – MAC 26th May

Rum Night with Ian Burrell, Global Rum Ambassador, this Saturday 26 May. It starts at 8pm, in the theatre at Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) and tickets cost… Read more »

UK’s 1st Hip Hop Colour Festival Launches in Birmingham!

UK’s 1st Hip Hop Colour Festival Launches in Birmingham!

Throw your colour in the air like you just don’t care for the UK’s first Hip Hop Colour Festival! Brought to you by Multi-Award Winning Shaanti –… Read more »

Rum in Brum Festival at The Prince of Wales 9th & 10th June 2018

Rum in Brum Festival at The Prince of Wales 9th & 10th June 2018

Rum in Brum 2018 is back, bigger and better than ever before. Food vendors include West Midlands Jerk Centre serving up authentic Caribbean jerk food, Nyam Nyam… Read more »

Plough Boca Grande Taqueria Summer Pop Up review

Plough Boca Grande Taqueria Summer Pop Up review

The Plough in Harborne has always been inventive with their food and drink offerings, and last summer saw the launch of their Boca Grande Tacos summer pop-up… Read more »

Cocktail evening inspired by Studio Ghibli review

Cocktail evening inspired by Studio Ghibli review

What I love about this job, is quite simply it continues to expand my mind and knowledge of food, drink and culture, whilst meeting some fascinating people… Read more »

Big Fat Pizza Festival Returns To Birmingham!

Big Fat Pizza Festival Returns To Birmingham!

The Biggest Big Fat Pizza Festival Returns To Birmingham! FREE SUMMER COCKTAIL FROM Aperol Spritz FREE BEER FROM Asahi Super Dry TOP DJS 8 OF THE UKS… Read more »

Boca Grande Pop Up – May Bank Holiday at The Plough

Boca Grande Pop Up – May Bank Holiday at The Plough

It’s back again folks, Barefoot In The Head DJ latin soulful vibes at The Plough this Bank Holiday 25th, 26th, 27th May 2018. DJs start at 6pm… Read more »

What’s on News

Rebel Chicken – a bangin new chicken restaurant!

Rebel Chicken – a bangin new chicken restaurant!

Rebel Chicken is a bangin’ new chicken restaurant, cocktail bar and beer garden opening June 1st, in the Jewellery Quarter. This is where you come for THE… Read more »

MJR Group push ahead with Digbeth Arena and The Mill music venues!

MJR Group push ahead with Digbeth Arena and The Mill music venues!

The Mill is located on Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth and is set to open in Autumn 2018 with a range of live music and DJ-led events. Following… Read more »

Rum Night with Ian Burrell Global Rum Ambassador – MAC 26th May

Rum Night with Ian Burrell Global Rum Ambassador – MAC 26th May

Rum Night with Ian Burrell, Global Rum Ambassador, this Saturday 26 May. It starts at 8pm, in the theatre at Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) and tickets cost… Read more »

UK’s 1st Hip Hop Colour Festival Launches in Birmingham!

UK’s 1st Hip Hop Colour Festival Launches in Birmingham!

Throw your colour in the air like you just don’t care for the UK’s first Hip Hop Colour Festival! Brought to you by Multi-Award Winning Shaanti –… Read more »

The Urban Voodoo Machine at Castle & Falcon Fri 8th June

The Urban Voodoo Machine at Castle & Falcon Fri 8th June

The Urban Voodoo Machine are bringing their “Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues” to Castle & Falcon, Birmingham on Friday 8th June.  The Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues troupe are a murderers row of rogues dress in black… Read more »

WOYZECK comes to the Birmingham REP

WOYZECK comes to the Birmingham REP

WOYZECK By Georg Büchner World premiére of a new version by Leo Butler Directed by Roxana Silbert Choreographer and Associate Director Rosie Kay Friday 15 to Saturday… Read more »

Andrew Motion is coming to MAC Birmingham on Sat 2nd June

Andrew Motion is coming to MAC Birmingham on Sat 2nd June

‘Andrew Motion is one of the essential English poets of our time’ John Burnside ‘Motion’s greatest and most distinctive gift…is to look squarely at the world and… Read more »

The Birchfield Jazz Festival returns for 2018 – and you’re invited!

The Birchfield Jazz Festival returns for 2018 – and you’re invited!

Following an incredibly successful launch in 2017, this celebratory weekend of free live music returns in 2018 at St Mary’s Church in Handsworth, Birmingham, and you’re invited!… Read more »

Dan Owen – Sat 13th Oct 2018 – The Castle and Falcon

Dan Owen – Sat 13th Oct 2018 – The Castle and Falcon

Born in Shrewsbury and following a sold-out Actress & Bishop show in October 2017 Dan returns to Birmingham’s Castle & Falcon on the 13th October 2018. In terms of rock’n’roll… Read more »

Rum in Brum Festival at The Prince of Wales 9th & 10th June 2018

Rum in Brum Festival at The Prince of Wales 9th & 10th June 2018

Rum in Brum 2018 is back, bigger and better than ever before. Food vendors include West Midlands Jerk Centre serving up authentic Caribbean jerk food, Nyam Nyam… Read more »

Live Music in Birmingham

Brum Live Music & DJ Guide May 2018

Brum Live Music & DJ Guide May 2018

Our Brumbeat live music & DJ 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 May 2018, check out our playlist below (auto-play or skip through). Scroll down for more [Read More...]

Grapevine Features

New independent Irish bar D.J. Quinns to open on 1st June

New independent Irish bar D.J. Quinns to open on 1st June

Formerly known as Behan’s Bar, the large public house in Yardley Wood is being transformed by new owners and is currently undergoing an extensive renovation. Owned by… Read more »

Birmingham Craft Beer: The Growing World of the Traditional, Original and Small Batch in the City.

Birmingham Craft Beer: The Growing World of the Traditional, Original and Small Batch in the City.

Is the haze craze getting you in a daze? Can’t decode the blackboard of beers at your local bar? What is the craic with untapped? Want to… Read more »

MJR Group push ahead with Digbeth Arena and The Mill music venues!

MJR Group push ahead with Digbeth Arena and The Mill music venues!

The Mill is located on Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth and is set to open in Autumn 2018 with a range of live music and DJ-led events. Following… Read more »

Plough Boca Grande Taqueria Summer Pop Up review

Plough Boca Grande Taqueria Summer Pop Up review

The Plough in Harborne has always been inventive with their food and drink offerings, and last summer saw the launch of their Boca Grande Tacos summer pop-up… Read more »

Food & Drink Reviews

Plough Boca Grande Taqueria Summer Pop Up review

Plough Boca Grande Taqueria Summer Pop Up review

The Plough in Harborne has always been inventive with their food and drink offerings, and last summer saw the launch of their Boca Grande Tacos summer pop-up… Read more »

Cocktail evening inspired by Studio Ghibli review

Cocktail evening inspired by Studio Ghibli review

What I love about this job, is quite simply it continues to expand my mind and knowledge of food, drink and culture, whilst meeting some fascinating people… Read more »

Digbeth Dining and Cafe Colette’s Sundown Club

Digbeth Dining and Cafe Colette’s Sundown Club

Situated within Birmingham’s creative quarter, it’s no wonder that Digbeth Dining Club offers a unique experience- perfect for the foodies amongst you. Arguably one of the coolest… Read more »

The Indian Streatery review by Lou Woodley

The Indian Streatery review by Lou Woodley

Myself and a friend were recently invited to review The Indian Streatery on Bennett’s Hill in Birmingham city centre. It was a busy Wednesday evening. We were… Read more »

Indico Indian street kitchen review

Indico Indian street kitchen review

I’ve passed Parkgate Shopping Centre, Stratford Rd, Shirley many times and until now, I’ve only seen it as an inconvenience, as I always end up in the lane… Read more »

Natural Healthy Foods review by Kristin Guzder

Natural Healthy Foods review by Kristin Guzder

With a 360% increase in British people adopting plant-based eating in the last decade it is undeniable that the life style choice is becoming increasingly mainstream. While… Read more »

Best of Brum

Birmingham Craft Beer: The Growing World of the Traditional, Original and Small Batch in the City.

Birmingham Craft Beer: The Growing World of the Traditional, Original and Small Batch in the City.

Is the haze craze getting you in a daze? Can’t decode the blackboard of beers at your local bar? What is the craic with untapped? Want to… Read more »

Top 5 Birmingham Bakeries by Rhiannon Simpson

Top 5 Birmingham Bakeries by Rhiannon Simpson

I have tried going carb free before, generally due to bikini times approaching but my down fall is always bread! The light fluffy delight that can be… Read more »

Free Things To Do In Birmingham by Imogen Burgoyne 

Free Things To Do In Birmingham by Imogen Burgoyne 

Whether it’s stepping away from the city centre to the peace of the countryside that you’re looking for, or immersing yourself in fascinating history and culture, Birmingham… Read more »

5 Sizzling Steak outs in Birmingham by Rhiannon Simpson

5 Sizzling Steak outs in Birmingham by Rhiannon Simpson

Carnivores rejoice here it is our top 5, independent sizzling steak spots in Brum town. The Red Lion This proper boozer set in the hub that is… Read more »

The Best Vintage Shops in Birmingham by Katie Ambler

The Best Vintage Shops in Birmingham by Katie Ambler

With vintage and retro garments becoming increasingly popular, it’s no surprise that Birmingham offers an array of vintage shops to accomplish that perfect look. If you are… Read more »

The Incredible Women of Digbeth’s Independents

The Incredible Women of Digbeth’s Independents

Guest post by Bread Birmingham Ltd Yesterday was International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the triumphs and highlight the struggles of women and female presenting people… Read more »

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