What’s on in Birmingham this month

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The doors are now open at Yardbirds in Stirchley

The doors are now open at Yardbirds in Stirchley

Since 2018, Birmingham street food traders Yardbirds have been serving up American style buttermilk fried chicken at events across the UK. Their incredible fried chicken has been… Read more »

Lobster Shack Returns to the Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath

Lobster Shack Returns to the Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath

THE SHACK IS BACK! Lobster Shack returns to the Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath on Friday 2nd December after an eighteen month break. This is the first Lobster Shack… Read more »

New Films 25th Nov 2022 by Mike Davies

New Films 25th Nov 2022 by Mike Davies

This column will review films both screening theatrically and/or on various streaming platforms. NEW She Said (15) Depressingly a box office bomb in America, where it seems… Read more »

Dehd to support Dry Cleaning in Birmingham 25 February 2023

Dehd to support Dry Cleaning in Birmingham 25 February 2023

Rising Chicago alt-rockers Dehd are set to return to the UK and Ireland next year for a live run supporting post-punk four-piece Dry Cleaning.2022 has been the… Read more »

Birmingham’s Best New Year’s Eve Nights Out

Birmingham’s Best New Year’s Eve Nights Out

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and we’re all looking for the best way to celebrate and ring in 2023. Whether you want a traditional… Read more »

New festive menu at Bar + Block – quality steaks and decadent burgers!

New festive menu at Bar + Block – quality steaks and decadent burgers!

The ho-ho-holiday season is here and to get you in the festive mood, contemporary steakhouse Bar + Block Birmingham and Leamington Spa has raised the steaks with… Read more »

Saturday Night Fever at The Alex review by Mazzy Snape

Saturday Night Fever at The Alex review by Mazzy Snape

Saturday Night Fever, thestage musical, is a homage to the 1977 Robert Stigwood film in which John Travolta stars in possibly his most career defining role. The… Read more »

Le Freak The Get Down – Hip Hop vs Disco at The Night Owl

Le Freak The Get Down – Hip Hop vs Disco at The Night Owl

This Friday The Night Owl is back with another fantastic Le Freak club night! With DJs T-Bird, Disco Duffy and Ed Quigley spinning the very best old… Read more »

B’ham Bach Choir – Nine Lessons And Carols, Dec 18, B’ham FREE!

B’ham Bach Choir – Nine Lessons And Carols, Dec 18, B’ham FREE!

Birmingham Bach Choir return to St. Alban’s Church, Birmingham, on Sunday 18 December for a traditional Christmas service, Nine Lessons And Carols. The popular afternoon service, which is free, features a… Read more »

The Alexandra Birmingham’s Stage Experience 2023 – Bring It On – applications now open

The Alexandra Birmingham’s Stage Experience 2023 – Bring It On – applications now open

The Alexandra’s Stage Experience is back for its 18th year, with the Birmingham premiere of Bring It On. Rising stars from across the West Midlands will have the chance… Read more »

Live Music & Nightlife Guide

Brumbeat – Best Music Events in Birmingham November 2022!

Here’s our take on the coolest original live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this November 2022. We search high and low to bring to you the… Read more »

Food & Drink News

Click 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.
The doors are now open at Yardbirds in Stirchley

The doors are now open at Yardbirds in Stirchley

Since 2018, Birmingham street food traders Yardbirds have been serving up American style buttermilk fried chicken at events across the UK. Their incredible fried chicken has been… Read more »

New festive menu at Bar + Block – quality steaks and decadent burgers!

New festive menu at Bar + Block – quality steaks and decadent burgers!

The ho-ho-holiday season is here and to get you in the festive mood, contemporary steakhouse Bar + Block Birmingham and Leamington Spa has raised the steaks with… Read more »

Italian Restaurant Tropea Set To Open For Weekend Lunch Bookings

Italian Restaurant Tropea Set To Open For Weekend Lunch Bookings

The Birmingham ‘neighbourhood restaurant’ will offer lunchtime bookings on Saturdays from 3rd December Birmingham neighbourhood Italian restaurant, Tropea, is set to open for lunch on Saturdays. Beginning… Read more »

BeauFort Spirit residency at Kong bar Stirchley this December + exclusive cocktail menu

BeauFort Spirit residency at Kong bar Stirchley this December + exclusive cocktail menu

Birmingham-based spirits brand BeauFort Spirit will be taking a month-long residency spot at Kong bar in Stirchley this December, with an exclusive cocktail menu. The pop-up menu… Read more »

Music News

Lobster Shack Returns to the Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath

Lobster Shack Returns to the Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath

THE SHACK IS BACK! Lobster Shack returns to the Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath on Friday 2nd December after an eighteen month break. This is the first Lobster Shack… Read more »

Dehd to support Dry Cleaning in Birmingham 25 February 2023

Dehd to support Dry Cleaning in Birmingham 25 February 2023

Rising Chicago alt-rockers Dehd are set to return to the UK and Ireland next year for a live run supporting post-punk four-piece Dry Cleaning.2022 has been the… Read more »

Birmingham’s Best New Year’s Eve Nights Out

Birmingham’s Best New Year’s Eve Nights Out

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and we’re all looking for the best way to celebrate and ring in 2023. Whether you want a traditional… Read more »

Le Freak The Get Down – Hip Hop vs Disco at The Night Owl

Le Freak The Get Down – Hip Hop vs Disco at The Night Owl

This Friday The Night Owl is back with another fantastic Le Freak club night! With DJs T-Bird, Disco Duffy and Ed Quigley spinning the very best old… Read more »

B’ham Bach Choir – Nine Lessons And Carols, Dec 18, B’ham FREE!

B’ham Bach Choir – Nine Lessons And Carols, Dec 18, B’ham FREE!

Birmingham Bach Choir return to St. Alban’s Church, Birmingham, on Sunday 18 December for a traditional Christmas service, Nine Lessons And Carols. The popular afternoon service, which is free, features a… 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.
Ten Best Places to Eat Out as a Student in Birmingham

Ten Best Places to Eat Out as a Student in Birmingham

We all know that studying is hungry work, and as Napoleon once said, an army marches on its stomach. That’s why we believe it’s essential that while… Read more »

Best Music Festivals coming to Birmingham this Summer

Best Music Festivals coming to Birmingham this Summer

MADE FESTIVAL – SAT 30TH JULY 2022 The West Midlands’ biggest and best music and arts festival returns on Saturday 30th July for a huge 8th edition… Read more »

The Best Gaming & Activity Bars in Birmingham!

The Best Gaming & Activity Bars in Birmingham!

With so many new exciting places to eat and drink in Birmingham, it is sometimes difficult to know where to go for that alternative experience. One option… Read more »

The Punjabi ‘Mixed Grill’/Desi in Birmingham – where to try!

The Punjabi ‘Mixed Grill’/Desi in Birmingham – where to try!

Article by @guidemetogoodfood for Grapevine Birmingham. The Punjabi ‘mixed grill’ has become one of Birmingham’s best loved places to eat for locals and visitors alike. Revitalising often derelict… Read more »

The Ultimate Brummie Gift Guide!

The Ultimate Brummie Gift Guide!

Birmingham: It’s Not Shit: 50 Things That Delight About Brum In this funny, revelatory and occasionally even nostalgic collection, the team behind Paradise Circus explore the places,… Read more »

A Christmas Tale – Birmingham’s first Ska Band, Trojan Records and Walt Disney!

A Christmas Tale – Birmingham’s first Ska Band, Trojan Records and Walt Disney!

The story of Rudi The Red-Nosed Reindeer began 53 years ago, in Birmingham with the first ska recording to hit in the UK. The band were The… Read more »

Reviews & Features

Click here to view all the latest reviews & features for Birmingham.
Saturday Night Fever at The Alex review by Mazzy Snape

Saturday Night Fever at The Alex review by Mazzy Snape

Saturday Night Fever, thestage musical, is a homage to the 1977 Robert Stigwood film in which John Travolta stars in possibly his most career defining role. The… Read more »

The Shawshank Redemption at The Alex review by Wallis Brown

The Shawshank Redemption at The Alex review by Wallis Brown

The Alexandra Theatre welcomed us in the from the cold, dreary weather of a Monday evening with their exemplary hospitality and the promise of talent and the… Read more »

GULP & Crazy Gin review by Ning-ning Li

GULP & Crazy Gin review by Ning-ning Li

As if you didn’t love Brum enough already, this one concretes that very feeling. We happened upon something special that Saturday evening, owing to Birmingham-based artist Kaye… Read more »

The Mousetrap at The Alex review by Mazzy Snape

The Mousetrap at The Alex review by Mazzy Snape

The Mousetrap is an infamous murder mystery play by Agatha Christie known to be the longest running play of all time. It launched in the West End… Read more »

The Osmonds A New Musical review by Mazzy Snape

The Osmonds A New Musical review by Mazzy Snape

The Osmonds: A New Musical is a story by Jay Osmond, book by Julian Bigg and Shaun Kerrison, and directed by Shaun Kerrison, with choreography and musical… Read more »

North Brew Taproom Birmingham – Welcome Beer and Bao Buns review by Maddie Booth

North Brew Taproom Birmingham – Welcome Beer and Bao Buns review by Maddie Booth

Grapevine (and others) were invited to visit North Brewing Company at their signature site in Leeds to get a feel for their soon-to-open Birmingham Taproom – the… Read more »

Beer Central Festival 2022 review by Wallis Brown

Beer Central Festival 2022 review by Wallis Brown

Beer Central Festival, an event filled with more types of beer than I thought possible. Along with cheerful crowds of enthusiasts and those who just want to… Read more »

Autumn Exhibitions at Ikon Gallery review by Amika

Autumn Exhibitions at Ikon Gallery review by Amika

Admittedly. I was somewhat apprehensive when Grapevine asked me to do this review. But after attending this Ikon launch. I had nothing to fear but only art… Read more »

Community News

B’ham Bach Choir – Nine Lessons And Carols, Dec 18, B’ham FREE!

B’ham Bach Choir – Nine Lessons And Carols, Dec 18, B’ham FREE!

Birmingham Bach Choir return to St. Alban’s Church, Birmingham, on Sunday 18 December for a traditional Christmas service, Nine Lessons And Carols. The popular afternoon service, which is free, features a… Read more »

The Alexandra Birmingham’s Stage Experience 2023 – Bring It On – applications now open

The Alexandra Birmingham’s Stage Experience 2023 – Bring It On – applications now open

The Alexandra’s Stage Experience is back for its 18th year, with the Birmingham premiere of Bring It On. Rising stars from across the West Midlands will have the chance… Read more »

Seventh Circle Launch – Introducing Daniel Lopez

Seventh Circle Launch – Introducing Daniel Lopez

Daniel López Villacañas often sees beauty where others may not, and he has even used the British rain to fuel his creativity. Originally from Andalusia, Spain, he… Read more »

The New Consistent new EP (ffo Loyle Carner, Jesse James Solomon and Verb T)

The New Consistent new EP (ffo Loyle Carner, Jesse James Solomon and Verb T)

‘The thing I love about TNC, is his detailed lyrical images which give such a vivid picture of the world he inhabits’ – BBC 6 Music Since his… Read more »