Birmingham has a pretty great reputation for food and drink, but some nights you just want to dance. Here’s where you can bust a move this weekend….
The Night Owl, Digbeth
Billed as the Midlands’ only northern soul bar, The Night Owl on Lower Trinity Street is the place to go if you want to strut your stuff all night to a live band or DJ playing mod, ska, and Motown.
The Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
This South Birmingham gem played host to UB40’s first ever gig back in 1979, and still thrives as a venue for live music almost every night of the week, spanning jazz, indie, funk, reggae, soul and D’n’B.
PRYZM, Broad Street
The largest nightclub in Birmingham, PRYZM includes a number of different rooms where you can dance the night away to your choice of house music, old-school hip-hop, or good old fashioned chart pop.
The Village Inn, Hurst Street
Sometimes you just need time with the girls. And by girls, I mean of course Madonna, Cher, Kylie, Whitney, Mariah, Britney and so on. And you’ll get them all at The Village Inn in the heart of Birmingham’s gay quarter — and you can mix it up with some R&B and hip-hop in the downstairs dance room.
Snobs, Smallbrook Queensway
A Birmingham mainstay, sometimes only Snobs will do. You’re not a real Brummie until you’ve spent all night dancing to retro jams here.
Strictly a spectator when it comes to dancing?
If you’ve got two left feet, there are also some fantastic places in Birmingham where you can sit back and watch the experts.
Amantia, Bennetts Hill
Tapas restaurant Amantia gives visitors a taste of Spain that goes beyond gambas and sangria; you can also book a flamenco show in the private upstairs room for just £15 per person.
ACE Dance & Music, Floodgate Street
This Birmingham-based dance organisation is recognised internationally as a leader in the field of contemporary African and Caribbean dance. Shows tour nationally, combining various performing arts with elements of digital media.
Birmingham Royal Ballet, Hippodrome
The renowned Birmingham Royal Ballet will be returning to the Hippodrome in June with performances of Polarity & Proximity and the iconic ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.