About Us

The Alternative What’s On Guide

Grapevine Birmingham offers an alternative what’s on guide for Greater Birmingham. We offer visitors an insight into a cross section of culturally diverse and creative goings on in and around the city. Covering food & drink, arts, music & culture.

A window into the city, shining light onto some of the best fine dining restaurants, Indian restaurants, independent eateries, street food venues, music venues, DJ bars & nightclubs, cool cafes, tasty take-aways, stylish cocktail bars, sophisticated wine bars, craft ale bars, micro breweries, back street pubs, cinemas, theatres, independent clothes shops and.. boutique hotels for those looking for a place to stay!

Our reviewers, local business listings, marketing PR agencies, and friends provide us with regular up-to-date DJ & live music events, festivals, fashion & art exhibitions, movie guides, gig guides, food reviews, menu and new venue launches with a wide variety of local what’s on news in and around the West Midlands – including, business, community and charity events.

List Your Business or Event With Us!

Grapevine Birmingham receives many thousands of organic visitors each month, with over 21k local social media followers. There are options of business listings, features, social media shares, reviews, and event promotion across Greater Birmingham either by annual packages or one-off promotions.

Our brand collaborates with other local brands and organisations via their own social media and online presence such as BBC Birmingham, Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery with features shared by world renowned names such as Selfridges and Duran Duran to name but a few.

We are not funded by any organisation, rather, we find a balance between paid, and free listings which help us promote the best of Brum in an unbiased way – the paid content allows us to offer charities and solo arts/music listings free of charge!

If you would like to list a business, or event please get in touch by emailing: info@grapevinebirmingham.com

How It Started?

Grapevine Birmingham was created in 2012 by local resident Nicholas to provide an online presence for  the cooler goings on in the West Midlands.

Prior to this, Nick ran a local music guide on Myspace named Brumbeat, and wrote articles for BBC Birmingham (which can be read here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) to counter how local, and national press publications often overlooked Birmingham’s music scene.

You can read a bit more about Nick here, and here.

The Grapevine family is growing:





Web, Print & Graphic Design

As part of a modern internet based brand, we also offer bespoke web design and graphic design solutions for small to medium sized companies.

This has been built up over a period of many years, since 2002 to be precise.

We work with WordPress designs, with some coding experience and the ability to sub-contract out where need be.

This includes flyer design, logos and general SEO.