The Sunflower Lounge is a pull to for the city’s Indie scene, with its fine Rock DJs along acoustic nights or bustling gigs at the venue downstairs. Always a great place for an afternoon pint with good craft beers or a post-gig drink as it’s open until late.
The Green Room Café is just opposite and therefore one of the most closest cafés and restaurants to The Glee. A perfect place to come and grab a pre-gig meal or relax with some afternoon drinks. Also a nice option when you’re heading to O2 Academy or Sunflower Lounge later on.
The name says it all: you’re inmidst Birmingham’s Chinatown. The Dragon Inn offers a range of real ales, craft beers, and freshly ground coffee if you rather need a pick-me-up. Also serving traditional pub dishes to fortify yourself before tonight’s gig.
A stylish glass fronted restaurant located in the heart of Birmingham city serving authentic Japanese cuisine. Ten Ichi stands for Japanese fusion dining and sushi. Located over two floors, it is open for lunch and dinner and houses a suitably glamorous restaurant and a stylish, yet relaxed lounge bar. Experience fresh flavours and excellent food in a fantastic setting.
80,000 annual Rock fans cannot be wrong: Download Festival is the most popular British Rock and Heavy Metal festival. Always hosting the real big names in music scene. About 40 miles away, at Donington Park.
For the really big gigs, Arena Birmingham is the right place. Also located very nice in the canalside area with loads of restaurant and bar options around.
If you are heading for a major artist’s gig, you may probably have tickets for O2 Academy. Hosting concerts nearly every night, this one is all about live music.
The Glee Birmingham is mostly about comedy performances, but also hosts live music shows on a regular basis, from Indie to Rock, and Pop music.
South of the inner city is The Hare and Hounds where UB40 once played a legendary concert. Now one of the most influential music venues in town.
Fancy some live music? The Actress & Bishop is probably a good choice on virtually every night. Also strongly supporting local acts from Birmingham and around.
One of the best options in Brum for vibrant live music atmosphere: The Asylum Venue. Always on the list are Punk, Rock, Heavy Metal, Grunge, or Indie.
The Digbeth Institute was originally built as a methodist congregational chapel at the turn of the 1900s. From 1955 on, it was used as a civic hall. It later became a music venue and has become an essential part of the Birmingham live music and club scene. Over the last 30 years this legendary venue has hosted numerous renowned bands.
Time for a gig (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)