The afterdark action in Brum can take many forms – from cheeky chance to grab some Indian street food to a full-on session at the best retro soul club in the Midlands, information regarding Night Owl times can be found here.
Of course, England’s second city is renowned everywhere in the country for its fantastic and famous curries and its vibrant non-stop dance scene – but there’s always a lot more going on here after dark than people realise.
There’s so much choice in night-time activity that many industry insiders claim that Birmingham boasts some of the best nightlife and after dark venues in the whole UK. They used to call it the ‘City of a Thousand Trades’ – now Birmingham is more like the city of a thousand different nights out.
What you end up doing depends on what takes your mood that day. So look out for the chance to enjoy any type of evening – from a classy Michelin-starred feast to blowing your mind at a choice of blistering live gigs.
And what about one of the most thrilling ways to spend a night in Brum – at one of the selection of cool casinos, trying your hand at a game of poker? Who needs Monte Carlo when you’ve got the choice that Birmingham can offer?
The city now has a great selection of bars and venues where players can enjoy one of the world’s most popular gambling games. It has become one of the coolest ways to enjoy a night out on the town.
And whether you are beginner wondering whether you’ll get a full house on your first hand or a wise poker-faced expert at Omaha hi lo rules, Birmingham is a brilliant city to try your luck.
Here is the insiders’ lowdown on some of the highest rated poker venues in the city today:
This upmarket venue offers the chance to play poker – not in the buzzing city centre – but in the leafy surroundings of the lovely Edgbaston district.
So visitors are offered the choice of enjoying fine English food in a glossy, exciting lounge and restaurant decorated in glittering gold – or trying three-card poker at a table in one of the classic red and black gaming rooms. Classy!
The late-night atmosphere is discreet and luxurious at Genting Casino, with a wide range of fine food and drinks, including hand-made cocktails. It’s definitely a venue to dress up, head for the poker table… and try your luck.
Fancy finding the thrill of poker right in the city centre? Why not try Broadway Casino just behind the lively party venues on Birmingham’s Broad Street?
It’s a bar and gaming spot that is open from just 7pm in the evening and specialises in providing entertaining evenings for a wide range of clients. And you’ll find poker is one of the casino’s specialities.
So maybe start with drinks, cocktails and cool music vibes in the casino’s Manhattan Jazz Bar – amid classic purple décor, black deep-buttoned Chesterfield sofas and framed vintage film posters. Nice!
Alongside find the Mirage restaurant cuisines – it serves iconic Italian dishes. Note that the whole venue can be booked for private parties too.
Later you may want to head to a gaming table in the club’s more secluded poker areas. You’ll find Broadway Casino is a stylish venue that can help you feel in the mood to take on the world.
And you’ll notice that there are experienced staff throughout the club. Many are specialists at hosting poker games.
Broadway has been one of the city’s leading independent casinos since 2005 and now hosts its own annual poker league. Overall, it’s a mix of late night atmosphere and party sophistication.
Try your skill and luck – but be careful, some of the region’s best poker players are regulars.
Whether you are an excited newcomer or a battle-hardened poker pro, Birmingham’s Grosvenor is a great casino to head for.
It’s a 24-hour all-day, all-night venue – right in the city’s nightlife heart of Broad Street. You’ll find that the Grosvenor is the classic nightclub – it offers everything from top-notch sports action on big screens in the bar to high quality live music on the stage.
Details like these mean that it is one of the city’s biggest and most popular casinos. Clients are as likely to be drinking a beer watching Premier League schedules in the bar area as enjoying fine cuisine in the impressive contemporary restaurant.
The Grosvenor’s atmosphere can accommodate all sorts of nights out. It could range from a quiet couple sipping a sophisticated cocktail – to a group celebrating with buckets of champagne and a great party spirit.
For those wanting to experience the thrill of a game of poker head for the main gaming room. Here you’ll find tables for roulette and poker among the welcoming velvet covered furniture and stylish indoor water features.
And of course the opportunity for fun is available at any time at the Grosvenor – because it never closes.
So don’t think there’s anything second-class about England’s second city. It’s teeming with events.
If you want to see some of the big gigs, festivals and fun that’s happening in Birmingham, the city’s active tourist board is a good place to look. Try their what’s-on website for some of the biggest and best events.
Best of all there’s a huge range of things to do after dark – and a great choice of venues to do them in.