The Arcadian is also home to Birmingham’s Chinese quarter and Theatre District. From restaurants such as Las Iguanas, to stylish bars such as Poppy Reds and Indi Bar, to the famous comedy club the Glee Club. The Arcadian definitely offers something for everyone!
Hurst Street is located next to the Arcadian complex and is known as the Gay Village and the annual celebration of Birmingham Pride is centered on and around Hurst Street.
The 16 and 24 bus which circle the city centre are ideal to catch to the Arcadian, the 16 can be picked up from Corporation St, and the 24 from Colmore Row.
Also the 2, 3, 35, 45 and 47 can be caught from Corporation St.
Brindley Place offers a diverse café and bar scene with canal side views and regular free live music performances. There is a wide selection of bars and restaurants. Eat at Carluccios’ or Handmade Burger Kitchen before cocktails at Pitcher & Piano or All Bar One. For more information please visit: www.brindleyplace.com
Brindley Place can be accessed from Broad Street bus services and depart at BROAD ST, Brindley Place (Stop JP) – by Deutsche Bank then walk through to Brindley Place.
There are bars and clubs scattered along this Street, with huge household names such as Gatecrashers, Revolution, Flares and Risa.
Buses: 9, 120, 126, 127, 128, 140 141 access Broad Street from Bearwood, Stourbridge, Quinton, Oldbury, Dudley and Wolverhampton.
22, 23, 24, 29, 29A access Broad Street from Harborne, Kitwell, Northfield, Woodgate.
All the above buses can be accessed from Colmore Row in the City Centre to Broad Street.
Please note: From 19.30 onwards on Friday and Saturday evenings buses do not operate down Broad Street, you can depart at Five Ways or Summer Row.
Digbeth has a lot to offer from the HMV Institute, through to the Custard Factory and the Rainbow. Mostly focussed along the High Street, Digbeth is easily accessible by bus.
From Moor St Queensway in the City Centre the 56, 58, 60, 97, 97A all stop along the High Street – with the X1 and X2 offering a limited stop service to outside The Rainbow.
Starting from St Paul’s Square and working your way into the centre of the Jewellery Quarter is a network of pubs and bars. From real ale pubs such as the Lord Clifden, Red Lion to trendy bars like the Rose Villa Tavern, The Drop Forge and the Jam House. The Jewellery Quarter has lots to offer!
Travel from Snow Hill Station on our Metro service to either St Paul’s or the Jewellery Quarter stop!
Alternatively catch the 16 from around the city – Corporation St, The Markets, Moor St Queensway, Priory Queensway and Snow Hill, or the 74 and 75 from Upper Bull St and depart at Great Hampton Street. Or catch the 101 which goes right through the heart of the jewellery quarter from Colmore Row.
Further along the canal from Brindley Place lies the old Royal Mail building now transformed into an eating and drinking hotspot. Various restaurants look out onto the waterways of Birmingham. You’ll be spoilt for choice of cuisines and cocktails – including Marco Pierre White’s new Steak Restaurant and Sky Bar located in the new Cube complex.
Buses: The Mailbox can be accessed from the Broad Street bus services, depart at Deutsche Bank, then cross over the road and go down Gas Street where you can access the canal towpath to the Mailbox. For more information please visit: www.mailboxlife.com
This small section of road is home to some of the most popular bars and clubs in Birmingham. From starting the night in Apres to dancing the night away in Mechu – Summer Row offers a complete night out.
Buses 82, 87 and 89 can be caught from Corporation St to opposite Summer Row. All Broad Street services stop on Great Charles Street which is just a short walk to Summer Row.
Just a short journey from Birmingham City Centre is Moseley Village which is home to lots of independent restaurants and bars. Enjoy a variety of cuisines from Thai, Moroccan, Indian and tapas all located along or just a short walk from the High Street.
Buses: Catch the 50 from Moor St Queensway, or the 35 from Corporation Street, or the 1 from the Town Hall or Five Ways.
From Colmore Row and along Broad Street a regular bus service can take you to the suburb of Harborne. Home to lots of pubs and restaurants it is fast becoming a popular night out in the Birmingham area. Have a meal at a local restaurant before heading to the Junction for a drink!
From Colmore Row and along Broad Street catch the 22, 23, 24, 29 or 29A to Harborne.
A Night Out section to Birmingham would not be complete without mentioning the famous Balti Triangle. To assist in planning your night out visit the dedicated website – www.baltitriangle.com
Buses 2, 6, 31, 35 and 37 run from Corporation Street and the 50 from Moor St Queensway to various places in the Balti triangle.
With racing every Friday and Saturday evening all year round, have a night at one of Birmingham’s dog tracks located in the north and south of the city. Both have a restaurant and bar and up to 3 hours of actual racing it’s a perfect way to spend an alternative night out in the West Midlands.
• Perry Barr
Catch the 934, 934A, 935, 997, 33 or 907 from Dale End/ Albert Street and get off right outside the entrance!
• Hall Green
The number 11 outer circle stops on Fox Hollies Road, depart at the York Road stop, then you’re just a 5 minute walk from the stadium. The number 6 from Corporation Street stops at Hall Green Station, walk up Cateswell Road, then turn into York Road, cross over the railway bridge and the stadium is on your right hand side.