A guide to Birmingham's bustling nightlife

Jan 22, 2022
A guide to Birmingham's bustling nightlife

As one of the UK’s biggest and most exciting cities, you’d rightfully expect that nightlife in Birmingham is vibrant, diverse and lots of fun. There are millions of people who live within Birmingham's metropolitan area, and they all need something to do once the sun goes down. Whether you live in the heart of town or you’re heading in from a place like Aldridge, Sutton Coldfield or Wolverhampton, we’ve picked out five of our favourite night-time hotspots in Birmingham.

The Night Owl

Named after a Northern Soul record, the Night Owl is close to the heart of Birmingham’s music scene. Known for its soul, ska, reggae and other forms of guitar-based music, this retro club is ideal for dancing the night away. It’s also a thriving live music venue, where you can catch great gigs in an intimate setting.

Ghetto Golf

A unique venue where you’re sure to have a great time, Ghetto Golf is a cocktail bar, street food restaurant, music venue and graffiti art gallery all in one. And as the name suggests, there’s even a crazy golf course too. All fun and games in the glow of neon lights, some of Birmingham’s most talented DJs are also known to spin their tunes here.

Nightingale Club

As one of the leading LGBT+ spaces in the city, Nightingale Club offers some of the most exciting Birmingham nightlife going. Whether you’re joining in with the Pride celebrations or visiting every week, expect a laid-back, down-to-earth atmosphere with cabaret and drag shows amid fire-eaters, go-go dancers and great DJs.


When you want to party the night away at a club night, Lab11 is hard to beat. And there will be beats aplenty, courtesy of top DJs pumping out the tunes in this atmospheric warehouse venue. Well known for its house and techno nights, this is a must if you’re into late-night clubbing.

O2 Institute

If your search for the best nightlife in Birmingham city centre revolves around the music scene, don’t miss the O2 Institute. This part of the country is the birthplace of many musical talents including Black Sabbath, UB40, Duran Duran and The Streets, as well as Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, who was born in West Bromwich. Whether you’re tapping into the local heritage or catching a brand new act, there’s always something happening at this great gig venue.

If you’re looking for a great base close to Birmingham city centre where you’ll only have a short journey into town for a night out, don’t miss our fantastic new Tenchlee Place development. Located in the Hall Green area just a few miles south-east of the city centre, you can enjoy a strong local sense of community as well as superb transport links and plenty of other local amenities.