University College Birmingham Nightlife
Birmingham enjoys a buzzing nightlife scene that matches the city’s size and status with a diverse range of cool clubs, live music venues and dedicated student party nights. The only problem you will have is deciding where to go.
Top 5 nightlife facts
- Broad Street boasts half a mile of clubs and bars including Risa, Revolution and Walkabout, playing host to special student nights
- Superclubs including the O2 Academy stage nights with top DJs and other big name acts including Years & Years, Major Lazer and Jess Glynne.
- Brindleyplace is packed full of trendy bars – Slug & Lettuce, Pitcher & Piano and All Bar One, to name a few – with tantalising drinks selections and 2-for-1 cocktail offers.
- Digbeth is home to renowned venues including The Institute, Custard Factory and Rainbow Warehouse – perfect for students looking for an extraordinary night or a vibrant day rave.
- If you’re feeling flush, there are great cocktail bars including Gingers Bar, The Jekyll & Hyde, Nuvo – and the Laurent Perrier Champagne Bar on the 25th floor of The Cube.
Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK and offers all the attractions, entertainment, nightlife and culture befitting a world-class destination.
Hailed by Rough Guides in 2015 as one of the world’s ‘Top 10 Cities’, Birmingham has won praise from internationally respected publications including the New York Times. Travel website Expedia named Birmingham the world’s fastest growing Christmas and New Year destination while Group Leisure magazine tipped it as the ‘Best UK City to Visit’.
Once known as “the city of a thousand trades,” Birmingham has reinvented itself, not least as a thriving student city. It has the youngest population of any major European city – under-25s account for nearly 40% of the population – and there is a high graduate retention rate among the 65,000 students who choose to study here.
Natwest’s Student Living Index 2016 also named Birmingham in the top 10 of the most cost-effective cities in the UK for students. Students in Birmingham pay almost £5 less per week on rent than the average student in the UK. It means the city, the biggest in the UK outside London, offers better value for money than places such as Manchester, Leeds and Bristol.