Venue guide: Alfie Bird & The Oobleck, Birmingham

Please note: this venue has now closed.

Alfie Bird’s was a multi-storey Bar and Kitchen, boasting two small live venues and it’s adjoining sister venue, The Oobleck.

On the site of the once infamous Medicine bar, Alfie Bird’s sits right in the middle of the bustling bohemian metropolis that is The Custard Factory, where their kitchen and bar serves up fantastic fayre and cocktails. After a walk through the secret bookcase, you’ll find yourself in The Oobleck, Alfie’s flagship live music venue, home to new, local talent, as well as up to the minute international touring acts.

Venue information

With a plethora of hireable spaces on various floors, Alfie Birds’ various bars and excellent kitchen serves up gourmet burgers and pizzas, as well as well priced cocktails. The venue opens at 9:30 on most days, all the way through until 23:00 at the earliest. Access to The Oobleck is either through the door in the main bar or through the double doors adjacent to the Custard Factory’s pond. Disabled access is good.

What’s on

This venue has now closed.

Getting to Alfie Bird & The Oobleck

By car

Alfie Bird’s is situated on the main high street in Digbeth, follow signs for the Custard Factory. Main arterial city roads all lead to the main high street.


Parking is available at the rear of the Custard Factory complex, and in various independent car parks locally on a pay and display basis.

By public transport

Alfie Birds is situated within walking distance of both the Bullring and Birmingham City Football Club. Birmingham New Street and Moor Street are the nearest train stations, both being around a ten minute walk away. Birmingham City Centre is connected with bus routes from all main suburban areas around the city including Kings Heath, Moseley, Edgbaston, Erdington and Sutton Coldfield. For more information on public transport in the West Midlands, please visit

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