Birmingham’s best venues for live music and partying until the wee hours

After two years of Covid misery, the Brummies are finally ready to party!

Earlier this month a club goer shared a video of a flash mob style dancing and singing in the city which breaks out completely randomly due to street musicians performing Killing Me Softly on the street .

Read more:Birmingham hailed the ‘best city’ as revelers sang in the street on Saturday night.

But the Brummies don’t need to hang out at New Street station to dance to hard-hitting tunes.

Birmingham has a plethora of music venues these days where you can celebrate the end of Covid restrictions.

As well as a host of new venues, we’ve got long-running local independents and religious chain venues – yes, we’re talking Birmingham’s original party strip – Broad Street.

From a German party palace, a New York-inspired bar with a DJ booth to the church pulpit, an award-winning jazz venue and a superclub in town, here are the best spots to party.

Did we forget your favorite place to party? Let us know in the comments below.

Albert Castle

Albert Castle

The new German dad of the Brum party scene.

Described as a “palace of pleasures,” the 500-seat venue occupies more than 13,000 square feet of space at One Chamberlain Square.

It includes a huge 100-foot-long bar where revelers can enjoy a variety of German beers and a wide variety of schnapps – homemade. Flavors include Black Forest Cakes, Spiced Plum and Salted Caramel.

And did we mention live music every day of the week? A must place to party. The most fun you can have in Brum!

One Chamberlain Square, Paradise B3 3AX

Luna Springs

Inside Luna Springs
Inside Luna Springs

This venue replaced the Digbeth Arena. The 22,000 square foot space features a fully heated 500-seat marquee for DJs, live music, and bottomless brunches.

Luna Springs takes its name from the Luna Society – the famous group of members from Birmingham, The Lunar Society, who met for informal gatherings every full moon in the late 1700s.

His busy schedule includes the bottomless St. Patrick’s Day brunch, which will take place on March 12 and 13! Enjoy a smooth Guinness, Jameson cocktail. And of course good craic!

Digbeth Arena, Lower Trinity Street, Deritend, B9 4AG



The super glamorous bar features exposed brickwork, high ceilings, wooden floors, and contemporary art and graffiti to create a New York warehouse loft feel.

The avant-garde interior is combined with super glamorous upscale touches such as velor seats and plush cabins.

Our favorite part of this place is the dance floor, an elevated DJ booth resembling a church pulpit. God is a DJ.

Enjoy magnificent cocktails such as Manahatta Spritz, Tanqueray Gin, Campari, Lemon, Sugar, Grapefruit Soda.

See you under the glitter ball!

10, rue Temple B2 5BN

The clapper

The Flapper Concert Hall
The Flapper Concert Hall

The Flapper reopened last year after a long-running campaign to save this beloved independent from being bulldozed into apartments.

It’s all about alternative music and rock and roll here with regular concerts on two floors every night. The picturesque canalside setting means it’s a wonderful place to drink a pint from a seasonal collection of real ales on tap.

Kingston Street, B1 2NU

The mill

Digbeth Mill.
Digbeth Mill.

An intimate club with a rooftop terrace hosts a diverse range of bands, DJs, candlelight performances and Reggae brunches!

We also like the sound of the recent house and garage orchestra which is coming soon. See website for more details.

29 Lower Trinity Street, Deritend, Birmingham B9 4AG

magic door

Birmingham's Magic Door is hosting a Cosmic Glitterball club party for New Years Eve 2019
Birmingham’s Magic Door is hosting a Cosmic Glitterball club party for New Years Eve 2019

The Magic Door team are famous for their quirky and offbeat parties in the many rooms of Lab 11.

The immersive club night expects revelers to get creative with colorful customs and really go for it.

Take advantage of everything this cool warehouse space has to offer.

Laboratory 11 Trent Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5NL

jam house

The Jam House, co-created by music maestro, pianist and TV presenter Jools Holland, opened in 1999 and has become famous among Brummies for hosting jazz, blues and rock.

And you can party on the dance floor until 3 am.

3-5 Place Saint-Paul, B3 1QU


PRYZM hosts some of the best commercial club nights in Birmingham, with different venues to suit all kinds.

There are also amazing laser shows as well as a massive dance floor.

182 Broad Street B15 1DA


The holiday menu at Reflex
The holiday menu at Reflex

Ah, Reflex! You know it’s been a crazy night – if you end up there. It offers older partiers a fun and relaxed place to let loose.

Expect cocktails, karaoke, an 1980s soundtrack and bouncy guitars. From Tuesday to Saturday there is a different fun theme every night. Choose between Cheese on Toast Thursday and Big Night In Saturday.

36-37 Broad Street, B1 2DY


There was no social distancing

It’s the combination of great tunes, cheap drinks, packed dance floors and a great vibe that makes Snobs the club people love.

This Brummie institution has been around since 1972, so it’s a big part of the town’s party history.

It hosts Friday Rehab and Loaded Saturday. Snobby DJs play indie, alternative, retro and current jams, R&B and hip hop on three floors.

51-63 Smallbrook Queensway, B5 4HX

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