14 Best Nightclubs In Birmingham Revealed [UPDATED 2022]
Are you ready to switch out the library for something a little more…fun? Birmingham is absolutely bursting with top nightclubs, and if you’re studying here for university, you’re going to be absolutely spoilt for choice!
The city is always changing and developing their nightlife scene, so if you’re after a traditional pub setting or a cocktail in a trendy bar, Birmingham will have the answer.
As a student living in Birmingham, you’re going to want to know where’s best for a night out with your mates. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the top 14 clubs in Birmingham to book for your next trip out. Follow our quick guide below and you’ll be destined to have a fabulous night out!
1. Lab 11
Address: Trent St, Birmingham B5 5NL
Lab 11 is an industrial-themed club and DJ venue smack bang in the middle of Digbeth in Birmingham. Placed between the grand railway arches of Digbeth, this gritty warehouse aesthetic creates a unique vibe, with a mixture of industrial beams, smoke machines and some amazing light shows!
There are always regular DJ performances and unforgettable acts, including their famous TRMNL events which sometimes go on until 6am, perfect if you’re a night owl!
Lab 11 also has terrace seasons showcasing the best talent in the techno and house music world, so if you fancy discovering some new great music, this is the place to be. Forget the usual sticky floor, cheesy tunes, this is something different that you definitely need to experience (at least once).
2. The Mill
Address: 29 Lower Trinity St, Deritend, Birmingham B9 4AG
The Mill is Digbeth’s bar and live music venue, situated in a large warehouse space with an amazing open-top roof garden. A firm favourite of both students and locals, expect to be mesmerised watching your fave band perform live here.
Only a mere 15-minute walk from Birmingham New Street, this club is super accessible and easy to get to no matter where you are in this
It’s actually nestled next to the Victorian railway arches on Lower Trinity Street and coincidently neighbours its sister venue – The Digbeth Arena. So you have the best of both worlds when heading into this part of Birmingham!
The club itself has a selection of chill out zones if you need a break from the dance floor, as well as different music genres in each room if you fancy a change. The scope of variety is what makes this venue so great, as well as its unforgettable roof garden offering some exceptional views over Birmingham.
3. The Nightingale Club
Address: 18 Kent St, Birmingham B5 6RD
The heart of gay nightlife and clubbing, this absolutely huge venue has the capacity for around 2000 people! With a staggering 3 floors of music, 4 rooms and 5 bars, Nightingale Club is the largest and oldest gay venue in Birmingham, and the place to be if you’re after some of the best club nights.
Got a birthday or something worth celebrating? There’s even a VIP area filled with booths if you’re wanting to splash out for the evening, with drinks and entry packages also available. Prepare to live the lavish lifestyle as you’re waited on hand and foot with your personalised package!
With loads of entertainment available, from fire breathers to cheesy party tracks galore, you’re bound to have a colourful night here. Nightingale Club also has a brilliant selection of drinks offers, including £1 drinks all night on a Thursday…what more could you want?!
Address: 82 Broad St, Birmingham B15 1DA
Being the largest nightclub in Birmingham, PRYZM definitely has the reputation of being a class night out!
Located on the buzzing Broad Street, this glitzy venue features home-grown and international DJ’s performing hip hop, RnB and mash up in 4 different rooms of music.
This club is extremely popular amongst students as there’s always a great vibe and good drinks deals. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, they have booths available with table service, perfect for a fancy evening.
PRYZM are crazy busy on a saturday night, as people head here for Lyfecode Saturdays, so if this is your sort of scene, make sure to get here as early as possible (or even book a ticket for that matter!)
Address: 51-63 Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham B5 4HX
This venue is pretty much a combination of great tunes, cheap drinks, and a fun atmosphere! Open since 1972, Snobs is the home to Inde, rock ‘n’ roll, alt pop and retro jams. Only a 5 minutes’ walk from Birmingham New Street, this venue is known for its unforgettable nights out and impressive deals.
Big Wednesday, Rehab Friday, and Loaded Saturday are the main events hosted here but make sure to keep an eye out for one off events themed events they’re renowned for – you don’t want to miss! They’re open from 10:30-3:30am and close at 4am on a Saturday, giving you that extra hour of partying! It’s only a £5 entry fee, so really, what’s stopping you?
They even have a delicious menu of bar & grill food available, as well as live sports for all you footy fans out there.
6. The O2 Institute
Address: 78 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DY
You’ve probably heard of the O2 Institute for gigs, but did you know it doubles up as a nightclub too? Situated in the trendy Digbeth, this music and club really does stand out from the crowd. The O2 Institute first opened in 1995 and was known for its Victorian walls and vintage aesthetic.
This venue has a great range of club nights and has been host to some really well known artists, from the likes of Rita Ora to Conor Maynard. The main auditorium holds around 1,500 people, the library holds up to 600 and The Temple Bar being a more intimate area has a capacity of around 300 people.
Address: 240 Broad St, Birmingham B1 2HG
Perfectly located in the centre of Birmingham, Players is an award winning bar and club and has been running for yeaaaars. Open 7 days a week, they offer exclusive VIP booths with luxury seating, and even a cocktail master class if you fancy learning the tricks of the trade!
There’s 3 rooms to choose from with a range of top DJs, stage performers and live percussionists. This American themed sports bar offers a premium table service and VIP packages to weekly drink deals to guarantee a great night to let your hair down and enjoy yourself!
Address: 1 Wrottesley St, Birmingham B5 4RT
Think plush draped booths with a Moroccan styled garden, sound appealing? Then you’ve got to visit Bambu Nightclub! This glamorous venue is a jewel in the crown of the Birmingham clubbing scene with its swanky interior and regular in-house DJ’s.
This venue is one of the most stylish in Birmingham, with a bunch of special guests and a 900 person capacity, your night is going to be unforgettable at Bambu Nightclub!
9. Tunnel Club
Address: Livery St, Birmingham B3 1HL
Since they opened in the year 2000, The Tunnel Club has been leading the live music scene in Birmingham! If you want a booming industrial atmosphere with some very affordable drink deals, this venue is the place to be. Close to the Jewellery Quarter, Tunnel Club has an amazing 7 rooms worth of music with a top notch sound system to bring music to your ears.
We’d have to recommend their rock nights on a Tuesday which has a £10 all you can drink deal. As well as deals, they’ve also got a huge selection of spirits, beers and alcopops on offer to keep your night going, you might even have some money left to top your night with a tasty kebab!
Keep your eye on their website for the different themed nights, from metal music to EBM, there really is everything you’d want in one venue.
Address: 71 Lombard St, Deritend, Birmingham B12 0QU
This nightclub specialises in reggae music and is set over three 3 floors, including a basement dance floor and bar. Situated in edgy Digbeth, there’s a real sense of community in this venue with their ‘People Standing Together’ motto, giving the club a nice family orientated feel.
The venue may be small, but it’s definitely booming! PST even has a private members club with specific members only nights including prize draws and freebies on your birthday.
Keep your eyes out for this hidden gem and you won’t be disappointed, with sterling reviews, PST is definitely the place you need to spend your beloved nights out with your uni mates!
11. Mama Roux
Address: 3 Lower Trinity St, Deritend, Birmingham B9 4AG
Mama Roux is one of the most iconic venues in Birmingham! It’s got the perfect combination of day time brunch and dine in, whilst hosting some of the most popular upcoming bands in the evening.
Unlike any of the other nightclubs, Mama Roux is decorated with a New Orleans twist. It’s got striking bespoke decor and blends a multi-coloured, deep south slum aesthetic. Really, we’re not surprised if you fall in with this place – we sure have.
12. Hare and Hounds
Address: 106 High St, King’s Heath, Birmingham B14 7JZ
Nestled in South Birmingham, Hare and Hounds is an eccentric club venue which is renowned for loud music, brilliant bands and an all round fantastic night. The building itself has been standing since 1907 and has a Grade II listed status, so expect grand decor and art nouveau tiles!
The pub hosts a range of different events for all to enjoy, from comedy nights to blues afternoons! Make sure to head here if you love any sort of live music nights, including jazz, indie, funk, reggae, hip hop, soul, house, techno, drum & bass and beyond.
13. The Boogie Shed
Address: 11 Exeter St, Birmingham B1 1NH
By day, expect a brilliant bar for brunching, grabbing a coffee and having a bite to eat. By night, watch The Boogie Shed be transformed into a one of a kind club where your feet won’t stop moving!
Open till 4am on a Saturday, this is one of the best clubs for locals and students to visit. From cheap drinks to all night dancing, this is the perfect place for you to visit if you want to stay up till the early hours of the morning!
Address: 55 Broad St, Birmingham B1 2HJ
Last, but certainly not least, is POPWORLD! A UK’s favourite hub of everything cheesy, pop culture! Designed with every colour of the rainbow, this brilliant venue is a guaranteed laugh with your pals and somewhere you can go to let your hair down.
One of the best things (well, we think) about this club is if you lose your friends, just text them telling to meet under the huuuuuge disco ball right in the centre of the dance floor…it makes life so much easier, and you’ll never have to worry about losing your mates again!
And that’s a wrap! We hope you’ve found some electrifying Birmingham clubs to visit for your next night out. Need some inspiration for where to visit during the day, we have listed some of the best escape rooms in Birmingham – you don’t want to miss it!