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Our what's on Birmingham visitor guide features the best cocktail bars, wine bars, restaurants, cafes, real ale pubs, nightlife, arts events and shopping across the city. Check out our 'Best Of' articles, food reviews and the monthly gig guide.

Live Music in Birmingham

Brum Live Music & DJ Guide August 2018

Brum Live Music & DJ Guide August 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. Regular Weekly Events.. Cafe Colette takes place every Thursday with soulful DJs spinning to the vintage coolness of an art deco bar, with [Read More...]

Food & Drink News

Click here to view all the latest news on food and drink in Birmingham. From new bar and restaurant launches to foodie events, tasting sessions, press releases, reviews and more.
Bitters N Twisted Aug 2018 Bank Holiday

Bitters N Twisted Aug 2018 Bank Holiday

Bodega- Tropical Bank Holiday Join the festival vibes this Bank Holiday at Bodega Cantina. Over the long weekend you will experience the fresh taste of South America…. Read more »

Pint Shop Birmingham to open October 2018

Pint Shop Birmingham to open October 2018

Pint Shop will open it’s doors this October on Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham bringing it’s brand of fresh, seasonal British produce and fantastic selection of local and national… Read more »

The Best Brunches in Birmingham

The Best Brunches in Birmingham

We have Brum Brunch Covered. I had always been lead to believe that brunch, that delightful meal that is sandwiched between breakfast and a late lunch was… Read more »

Jailbird brings an evening of cool beats, fresh eats & cocktail treats!

Jailbird brings an evening of cool beats, fresh eats & cocktail treats!

Welcome to Jailbird, Birmingham’s only New York seafood & steak restaurant and cocktail lounge. Whether you do business or crave pleasure, you’re free to impress, romance, entertain… Read more »

What’s on News

Click here to view all the latest What's on in Birmingham news. From music events, live gigs, food & drink happenings and the latest arts events in the city.

What’s on News

Bitters N Twisted Aug 2018 Bank Holiday

Bitters N Twisted Aug 2018 Bank Holiday

Bodega- Tropical Bank Holiday Join the festival vibes this Bank Holiday at Bodega Cantina. Over the long weekend you will experience the fresh taste of South America…. Read more »

2018 Midlands Fashion Awards Finalists Announced

2018 Midlands Fashion Awards Finalists Announced

After a phenomenal turnout at the Midlands Fashion Awards (MFA) ‘Call to Meet the Judges’ in June, a total of 42 finalists have been shortlisted for the… Read more »

Lethal Bizzle, 50 Cent and G Unit to play Arena Birmingham 18th Sept

Lethal Bizzle, 50 Cent and G Unit to play Arena Birmingham 18th Sept

Earlier this year, one of the biggest names in rap, 50 Cent announced his return to the UK for three arena shows in September with G Unit,celebrating the 15th anniversary of… Read more »

Three days, 21 bands, one Sonic Gun Weekender

Three days, 21 bands, one Sonic Gun Weekender

Sonic Gun Concerts presents an out of this world three day event of the best in local live music, DJ’s, street food, craft beer and cocktails. The… Read more »

Food & Drink Reviews

Click here to view all the latest food and drink reviews for Birmingham's best bars and restaurants.
The Jailbird Cocktail Masterclass Review

The Jailbird Cocktail Masterclass Review

The Jailbird is Birmingham’s New York seafood & steak restaurant and cocktail lounge. Situated facing onto the beautiful Victoria Square, this cool establishment is the latest offering… Read more »

Digbeth Dining Club Review June 2018

Digbeth Dining Club Review June 2018

For those that don’t know, Digbeth Dining Club is a shining light, flying the Brummie ‘Forward’ flag every Thursday, Friday and Saturday across a complex of four individually… 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 »

Best of Brum

Click here to view all our special 'best of Brum' articles, from the best bars to the best restaurants, things to do in the city and other alternative features.
The Best Brunches in Birmingham

The Best Brunches in Birmingham

We have Brum Brunch Covered. I had always been lead to believe that brunch, that delightful meal that is sandwiched between breakfast and a late lunch was… Read more »

The Best Street Food Places in Birmingham

The Best Street Food Places in Birmingham

Birmingham’s street food has come a long way since Alex’s Pie Stand of the city’s 60s Brumbeat era. Let’s not forget that infamous Indian street food cuisine… Read more »

Sun and the city: Birmingham’s best rooftop gardens

Sun and the city: Birmingham’s best rooftop gardens

I am like a stuck record currently, a Victor Meldrew, ‘I just can’t believe how hot it is!’ I am certainly not grumbling but after a hard… Read more »

Birmingham’s culture for visitors by Imogen Burgoyne

Birmingham’s culture for visitors by Imogen Burgoyne

Birmingham is a vibrant hub of culture and tradition where the streets teem with history, the arts, and a chance to explore a fascinating heritage. Sometimes referred… Read more »

Grapevine Features

Did You Know that Birmingham City Council Streams its Sessions Online?

Did You Know that Birmingham City Council Streams its Sessions Online?

Many people who hear about Birmingham or think about paying it a visit picture the city’s immense historical and cultural landmarks. Areas like the Tolkien Trail or… Read more »

Pint Shop Birmingham to open October 2018

Pint Shop Birmingham to open October 2018

Pint Shop will open it’s doors this October on Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham bringing it’s brand of fresh, seasonal British produce and fantastic selection of local and national… Read more »

The Best Brunches in Birmingham

The Best Brunches in Birmingham

We have Brum Brunch Covered. I had always been lead to believe that brunch, that delightful meal that is sandwiched between breakfast and a late lunch was… Read more »

The Best Street Food Places in Birmingham

The Best Street Food Places in Birmingham

Birmingham’s street food has come a long way since Alex’s Pie Stand of the city’s 60s Brumbeat era. Let’s not forget that infamous Indian street food cuisine… Read more »