Reviews & Features

Our reviews and ‘best of’ articles relating to music, food, art, shopping and more in and around Birmingham.

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.

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!

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 »

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 »

Showcasing the Birmingham Royal Ballet by Imogen Burgoyne

In the world of elegant movements, stunning outfits and beautiful scores, the Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) thrills audiences from around the world with their display of artistic… Read more »

Midlands band The Lids return with new Single Delectable

Midlands band The Lids return with new Single Delectable

After playing Y Not, supporting The Sherlocks and endorsed by Premiere League winning Christian Fuchs, The Lids return with ‘Delectable’ Combine songs about teenage love affairs and… Read more »

New Independent Beer Festival Comes to Digbeth 20th – 22nd July!

A New Independent Beer Festival for The Midlands Comes to Birmingham A brand new independent beer festival is coming to the second city this summer, celebrating the… Read more »

Original Patty Men open their second establishment, Kilder Bar!

Original Patty Men open their second establishment, Kilder Bar!

Owners of Original Patty Men have opened their second establishment, Kilder. Situated next door to OPM, in one of the historic arches of Digbeth’s Shaw’s Passage, Kilder… Read more »

Birmingham’s Food Map Grows!

As the foodie map of Birmingham goes from strength to strength and the city’s streets become more excitingly laden with new places to try, Rhiannon Simpson founder… Read more »

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 »

Birmingham Duo Launch New Craft Beer & Natural Wine Bar

Owners of Original Patty Men are opening their second establishment, Kilder on 20 April 2018. Situated next door to OPM, in one of the historic arches of… Read more »

Spring Market Cheese Festival at The Bond 21st April

Spring Market Cheese Festival at The Bond 21st April

On the 21st April 2018 Birmingham’s Seasonal Markets returns with their first ever themed market. The event will be taking place in our regular stomping ground –… Read more »

Teenage Cancer Survivor Launches Musical Campaign to Help Others

Teenage Cancer Survivor Launches Musical Campaign to Help Others

A 22-year-old Birmingham based cancer survivor who received a life-saving bone marrow transplant from her brother has launched a campaign to help others. Only two weeks before… 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 »