Saturday, April 13, 2024

Five Birmingham nights you must attend

Birmingham is massive. And so is the list of options for nights out.
That’s why we’ve handpicked five of our must-attend clubnights across the city for you to check out…
Hot Wax
Birmingham’s new monthly Indie/Alternative club night will be back for its second installment at The Institute on Saturday February 28! It’ll take place right after the NME Tour (hang on to your tickets for cheaper entry) with Palma Violets performing a DJ set. If you’re not already tempted then there’s a secret room with a different environment every month…
Where? The Institute, 78 Digbeth High Street
Cost? £5, £4 students, £3 adv or 50% off door price with NME tour ticket
More info? Facebook event
Free Live Music at One Trick Pony Club
This restaurant bar in Moseley was packed out to the full at its live music launch earlier this month in association with Killer Wave and with performances from Birmingham delights Midnight Bonfires and Crawlin’ Hands. If you missed it, fear not because the next one is on Thursday January 29. With live music from Brighton’s Spit Shake Sisters and Brum’s very own Castillians and Connor Hemming, free entry, food (awesome burgers) and drink served throughout there’s just no excuse for not being there.
Where? One Trick Pony Club, 93 Alcester Road, Birmingham
Cost? FREE
More info? Facebook event
Dr Jekyll’s Remedy/Potion
Fancy somewhere different to drink goodbye to the working week? Try the award winning Alice in Wonderland themed pub, The Jekyll and Hyde. Every Friday night is Remedy and is the perfect place to party. On January 30 there will be a dash of Northern Soul from Richie Taylor and on top of the funk & soul play list there is indie classics & hip hop gems. Saturday nights are Potion and with Sweet Southern Tunes from Sounds of the South being the theme you won’t want to miss it and with free entry and great cocktails – what more could you want?
Where? The Jekyll and Hyde, 28 Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham
Cost: FREE
More info?
Magic Door
“This is not a sex party” as advertised by the organisers. Magic Door was created by a group of friends in 2012 and since then they have sold out events across different venues in Birmingham and even their first event in London. Their latest party for New Year’s Eve with a gold, glitter and mythical creatures theme at Lab 11 was a huge success and other venues have included Boxxed and Alfie Birds. If you’re looking for a night full of glitter, house, techno and ‘spooky house,’ more glitter and an incredible atmosphere then look no further. Pencil Friday March 6 in your diaries…
Where? Boxxed, 104-108 Floodgate Street, Digbeth
Cost? £10 early birds, £12 second release, £15 third release, £20 final release
More info?
Secret City
Taking things old school, the guys at Secret City have been busy organising secret raves in abandoned and unique locations around Birmingham. They say that “the emphasis is on stripping back a rave to what really matters most: the music, the people and the vibe” and their aim is to bring back the trouble free environment and hedonistic vibes that made raves famous in the 90s. The most recent rave was a boxing day in an abandoned ex-strip club. Keep a look out on their Facebook page for the third unique, intimate secret party and follow the clues to get there.
Where? Who knows…
Cost? £?
More info?