Alternative nights out in the city that you need to do!

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Want to switch-up a night out in the city? Step away from the dance floor and enjoy our top picks for an alternative night out in Birmingham.

Live Music at Hare & Hounds

Want to enjoy a night of live music? Hare & Hounds is one of the most popular venues in the city for catching some of the UK’s biggest up and coming artists in an intimate setting, and with previous artists including Ed Sheeran playing there, you know it’s the place to be when it comes to spotting music’s rising stars. Alongside live music, Hare & Hounds also hosts live quizzes with prizes including gig ticket, drinks vouchers and cash!

Take a look at everything that’s happening at Hare & Hounds here!

Live Comedy at Glee Club 

The home of where comedy started for The Glee, Birmingham’s multi award-winning comedy club has seen some of the biggest names in comedy take to its stage over the years including Jo Brand, Russell Howard, Michael McIntyre and Birmingham’s very own Joe Lycett. With weekly events including the Comedy Carousel, Foodie Fridays and Stand Up Saturdays, there’s always something going on at Glee, giving you the chance to experience stand-up at its very best. It’s not just comedy that you can enjoy at Glee Club as it also doubles up as a music venue, giving music lovers a chance to see some of their favourite artists play in an intimate space.

Take a look at everything that’s happening at Glee Club here!

Rafiki’s Cuisine at The Dark Horse Moseley 

Nothing says a great night out with friends like a pub quiz and a few beers. Except Rafiki’s Cuisine is far from a typical general knowledge quiz, in fact, you can leave the words ‘pub’ and ‘quiz’ somewhere else, because this is a competition. Make no mistake, this award-winning interactive trivia evening is packed with the most and weird and wonderful question that we can guarantee you’ve never been asked before. Held on Tuesdays at 8pm, keep your eyes peeled on Rafiki’s social media to find out exact dates. We’ll see you there!

Take a look at everything on offer at The Dark Horse here!

Saturday Night at the Movies at Everyman Cinema 

Fancy a night at the movies with a luxurious twist? At Everyman Cinema you can enjoy the latest movies whilst lounging around on a comfy sofa and tucking into some mouthwatering food and drink brought straight to your table – how about that for five star service? A great choice for date night or a chilled Friday evening, you can order everything from small snacks to pizzas and the Everyman’s specially created Speilburger.

Take a look at the current listings at Everyman here!

Crack the Code at Escape Live 

If you’re a fan of The Crystal Maze, you need to book yourself an evening at Escape Live. Gather your friends and head into one of the themed rooms where you’ll be locked in and given an hour to solve all the clues, crack the code and escape. Sounds simple, right? But when under the pressure of going against the clock, your detective skills will be put to the test like never before. Those who aren’t faint of heart will need to use wit and skill to save young Amy before it’s too late, while others will have to channel their inner Sherlock Holmes to help Doctor Wilson solve one of the biggest crimes of his career.

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Dance the Night Away at The JamHouse 

Nestled in the heart of Saint Paul’s Square, The JamHouse is a great place to head to if you’re looking for food, drink and live music all in one place. Whether you’re into jazz, blues or rock music, here you can dance the night away to some of the best musicians. A fantastic night out if you’re looking for something a little bit different, check out The JamHouse’s website to see the full list of events taking place throughout the year.

Take a look at everything happening at The JamHouse here!

Enjoy Street Food at Hawker Yard

Looking for somewhere to grab something to eat? Tucked away on Pershore Street, Hawker Yard is one of the city’s most popular hot spots for dishing out some seriously good street food. From mouth-watering burgers to delicious sweet treats, you’re sure to find something to tantalise your taste buds whilst enjoying live music from Hawker Yard’s resident DJs. Plus, on the first Sunday of every month, Hawker Yard hosts Hawker Yard Goes Vegan, a street food event serving up some of the best vegan food in the city.

Click here to find out more about Hawker Yard.

Play your Cards Right at Bongo’s Bingo

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Bongo’s Bingo is the new game night craze in the city that’s got everyone talking and it guarantees a really fun night out that we promise you won’t have experienced anywhere else before. Forget everything you know about a traditional game of bingo, because this mad event combines the classic game we all know and love with a huge rave and weird and wonderful prizes to be won, from a Henry Hoover to cold, hard cash! Bongo’s Bingo is an incredibly popular event, so you have to be quick to get your hands on tickets!

Find out more about Bongo’s Bingo here!

Sing your Heart Out at Karaoke Box

An absolute favourite place for us here at Style Birmingham, Karaoke Box is the place to create your own party by singing out some of your favourite tunes. Located on Broad Street, Karaoke Box has a range of themed rooms suitable for all party sizes, complete with tambourines, microphones and a huge tv screen. With hundreds of your favourite songs to choose from, now’s your chance to create the ultimate rock band or duet to Human League’s Don’t You Want Me? without being judged!

Book your room at Karaoke Box here!

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