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Nightlife in Birmingham

From jazz joints to classical concert halls, Victorian pubs to cool clubs, Birmingham's nightlife is eclectic. Enjoy cocktail hour in the city centre, head to trendy St Paul's Square for live jazz at The Jam House or attend concerts at the Town Hall and Symphony Hall by Brindleyplace. Pubs usually close at 11pm but bars are open till 2am and clubs until 3am.

Town Hall and Symphony Hall, Birmingham. © Marketing Birmingham

Bars

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  1. 1. Chi Bar - Bars

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    In a listed city-centre building is laid-back Chi Bar, a four-level parlour with lounge, Manhattan loft-style cocktail bar and private room with a 60-person bed and jacuzzi. Music ranges from soft jazz to electronica, trip hop and jazz funk.Show this on map

    Address

    61, Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 3RB

    Telephone

    +44 (0)121 233 3150

    Transport

    Train to Snow Hill station

    Website

    Chi Bar Website

  2. 2. Old Joint Stock - Bars

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    Old Joint Stock, Birmingham. © Old Joint Stock

    Once the Birmingham Joint Stock Bank, the Old Joint Stock pub is opposite the cathedral in central Birmingham. A Victorian-era glass-domed ceiling rises over an island bar serving local guest ales and their renowned pies. Head upstairs for pub theatre.Show this on map

    Address

    4, Temple Row West, Birmingham B2 5NY

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 121 200 1892

    Transport

    Train to Snow Hill or New Street stations

    Website

    Old Joint Stock Website

  3. 3. Bar du Malmaison - Bars

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    Creative mixologists blend cocktails at Bar du Malmaison in Birmingham's upscale Mailbox mall. Leather sofas and muted earth tones create an understated, elegant look and feel. An extensive wine cellar offers bottles for all palates. Stay up for late-night dancing.Show this on map

    Address

    The Mailbox, One Wharfside Street, Birmingham B1 1RD

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 121 246 5000

    Transport

    Train to New Street station

    Website

    Malmaison Website

Clubs

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  1. 4. Sobar - Clubs

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    A lively style bar in Birmingham's Chinatown district, Sobar is the place to see live percussionists and top DJs playing relaxed beats and funk and soul. Enjoy late-night cocktails and reasonably-priced drinks. During summer, terrace seating overlooks the square outside.Show this on map

    Address

    The Arcadian Centre, Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 4TD

    Telephone

    + 44 (0) 121 693 5084

    Transport

    Train to New Street station

    Website

    Sobar Website

  2. 5. Gatecrasher - Clubs

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    Gatecrasher nightclub, Birmingham. Courtesy of Frequency Media

    Dress to impress if you want to get into Birmingham's glitzy Miami-style club, Gatecrasher. There are four rooms of music, the latest in sound and light systems, nine bars and a line-up of renowned dance-music DJs.Show this on map

    Address

    182, Upper Broad St, Birmingham B15 1DA

    Transport

    Train to Birmingham New Street station, and taxi.

    Website

    Gatecrasher Website

  3. 6. Nightingale Club - Clubs

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    Birmingham's long-established Nightingale Club is one of the UK's biggest and best gay venues. The 2000-capacity superclub at the heart of the city's Gay Village around Hurst Street has adapted over the years to remain an essential nightlife experience.Show this on map

    Address

    18 Kent Street, Birmingham B5 6RD

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 121 622 1718

    Transport

    Train to New Street station

    Website

    Nightingale Club Website

Entertainment

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  1. 7. Town Hall and Symphony Hall - Entertainment

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    Town Hall and Symphony Hall, Birmingham. © Marketing Birmingham

    Playing host to everything from the Rolling Stones to Mendelssohn's Elijah are Birmingham's city-centre iconic buildings. The 1,100-capacity Town Hall, with its original 6,000-pipe organ, is fully restored and the 2262-seater Symphony Hall is home to the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.Show this on map

    Address

    Broad Street, Birmingham B1 3EA

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 121 780 3333 (Box Office)

    Transport

    Train to New Street station

    Website

    Town Hall and Symphony Hall Website

  2. 8. Electric Cinema - Entertainment

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    The Electric Cinema, Birmingham. © The Electric Cinema

    Opened in 1909, the city-centre's Electric Cinema is the UK's oldest working cinema and Birmingham's only independent picture house. There's an Art Deco bar, delicious menu and Parisian absinthe from a fountain. Upgrade to sofa seating with waiter text service.Show this on map

    Address

    47-49, Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DY

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 121 643 7879

    Transport

    Train to New Street station

    Website

    Electric Cinema Website

  3. 9. The Jam House - Entertainment

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    The Jam House, Birmingham. © The Jam House

    Inhabiting a three-storey Georgian building on St Paul's Square, The Jam House is a relaxed jazz joint with top-floor restaurant in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. Lucky punters might catch the venue's musical director Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.Show this on map

    Address

    1, St Paul's Square, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B3 1QU

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 121 200 3030

    Transport

    Midlands Metro tram to St Paul's station or train to Snow Hill station

    Website

    The Jam House Website

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