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BSAVA Congress 2018,
5-8 April 2018,
ICC & Barclaycard Arena - Bars & Pubs

A vibrant mix of bars and pubs, from pre-clubbing hot spots to student nights and cocktail chic, Birmingham and the region has got it all.


Get the party started at the Arcadian Centre with a drink at hip venues like the chic Sobar or minimalist Arca.


Tree-lined squares and canalside cool draw people to the stylish bars of Brindleyplace.  

A visit to Cielo is a must for al fresco dining overlooking the picturesque Oozells Square.

Nuvo has quickly gained a reputation for producing quality cocktails and creating a relaxed atmosphere in which to imbibe them. Their Lounge and Cocktail Bar is on the ground floor and offers exquisite surroundings where their waiters and hosts aim to provide second to none service.

View Nuvo's cocktail and drinks menu here


The Mailbox

The Mailbox is a hub of sparkling, buzzing nightlife. Chill with music and drinks at Bar Room Bar or Pennyblacks. Or head to Malmaison, nicknamed 'The Champagne Bar of Birmingham' for a great glass of fizz.  

Broad Street

Jump from one pulsating bar to the next on Broad Street which acts as a magnet for party-goers from Birmingham and beyond.

Trek into Aussie-bar Walkabout for the best food and drink this side of the big red rock.

Or for a whole night out in one venue try Bar Risa in the heart of Broad Street which also incorporates the Highlight club, the world’s largest comedy chain.

How about a little Black Jack at the Grosvenor Casino? For something a little different, the casino offers great food, late bars, quality entertainment and the best gaming.

Pop along to Mooch bar, one of Birmingham’s most stylish venues, situated on the vivacious Broad street at the heart of Birmingham’s nightlife. Whether you’re looking to relax with a glass of wine or dance the night away, Mooch bar has it all.

Bitters 'n Twisted

Bitters ‘n Twisted venues are an independent, Birmingham-based collective of five highly-original venues.

Bodega is a contemporary South American inspired cantina, located in the heart of the city centre, with flavoursome South American-inspired cuisine, cocktails, wines and bottled beers and the late night, Sugarloaf bar.

The Victoria brings together quality bartenders, a great selection of drinks & homemade food and a cracking calendar of events and DJ nights.

Island Bar, next to the Alexandra Theatre, hosts regular DJs and live music, serves unique cocktails and also offers Birmingham's very first Tiki Bar! Check out their cocktail master classes too.

The Jekyll & Hyde has a Alice in Wonderland-inspired heated courtyard and a beautiful Victorian-era Gin Parlour, offering a quirky, refreshing experience away from the mainstream.

The Rose Villa Tavern, next to the clock tower in the Jewellery Quarter, offers a contemporary mix of cocktails, global beers and quality pub food, as well as regular DJ nights, in a grand grade II listed building.

The New Inn located in Harborne is a contemporary British gastropub offering a delicious range of organic and free-range meat. 


Summerrow is home to Après and Mechu. Après is chilled by day and buzzing at night, a relaxed ski-lodge style bar with wood burning fires, giant plasma screens showing the latest sporting fixtures and mellow music that blends into up-tempo grooves for the evening, Mechu, has the best of everything.

Downstairs is the Bar and Grill, offering laid back informality. Upstairs, though, is the ultimate in exclusivity: a private VIP club lounge with a stylish nod to the sixties and luxurious champagne bar.

City Centre

The Old Joint Stock is one of the grandest pubs in Birmingham's city centre. The pub serves the finest ales and wines and a selection of great pub food, including their trade-mark pies - made fresh on the premises. The Old Joint Stock's Theatre plays host to the Birmingham Wine School- an independent wine education company, running regular wine tasting and wine courses. Why not enjoy a laid back drink in the tranquil Blue PianoDrinks can be enjoyed outside in our delightful south facing garden and we also have an outdoor bar service available during sunny weather.

Jewellery Quarter

A walk from the centre of the city towards The Jewellery Quarter takes you into an area with some of the best independent bars in Birmingham.

Set within an impressive Grade II listed Victorian building; Stirlings Bar occupies three floors - a stylish mezzanine overlooking the main bar and a luxurious function room in the basement.

The outside terrace is perfect when the sun is shining for alfresco drinking and dining.  The restaurant serves food all day and the bar and lounge areas come alive in the evening. It is the ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Hidden in the leafy tranquillity of St Paul's Square is the jumping Jam House - the live music bar whose musical director is none other than the Rhythm and Blues maestro, Jools Holland.

Finally, The Vaults is a welcoming retreat. Get comfy in an armchair as you listen to low-level smooth grooves and sip premier champagnes, bottled beers or carefully crafted cocktails.

The Birmingham Whisky Club

The Birmingham Whisky Club is a whisky-tasting events company that plays host to a varied and exciting calendar of events, including: tutored tastings, brand and distillery events, food and whisky matching, cigar and whisky classes, festivals, taste-a-long film nights, distillery tours and much more.

The Club is committed to showcasing only the finest whisky from around the world to the people of Birmingham, whether they are beginners or whisky connoisseurs!

Nickolls & Perks

Established in the year 1797, situated in the Black Country, Stourbridge, Nickolls & Perks is the oldest wines and spirits merchant in the UK outside London.

Bordeaux, Champagne, Vintage Port & Whisky are their main specialist areas, they have recently been named by Which Wine Guide as "The Bordeaux Wine Merchant Specialist of the UK".

Nickolls & Perks regularly host tasting events for retail and corporate customers in their 16th Century Cellars and other venues in the Midlands.

Want to carry the night on? Then check out our guide to the best clubs in Birmingham here.