Birmingham the birthing place of HP Sauce, Cadburys Chocolate and Ozzy Osbourne - Birmingham was once a powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution, this earned the city the title "the workshop of the world" or the "city of a thousand trades. Those days are long gone but Birmingham is still mighty in many ways.
irmingham is Britain’s second biggest city with the population of 1.1 million being the one of the youngest in the UK and the student population is the second biggest in the UK. Birmingham is the fourth-most visited city by foreign visitors and is considered as the second-best place in the United Kingdom to locate a business, and to top it all off Birmingham has more miles of canals than Venice – who’d of thought it!
With all those busy people it’s a given that Birmingham has plenty to offer. The pub and bar scene is very vibrant and very mixed, because of Birmingham’s size you don’t have to stay in place have a number of areas to choose
The city is carved up into distinct areas:
Broad Street, the main street in Birmingham has a large range of clubs, bars and pubs, this is where people head en-mass so expect stags, hens, after work drinkers and students, the chains outnumber independents here, so expect drinks at knock down prices and generic backdrops in which to enjoy them them. Just of to the side of Broad street is Brindley place where you’ll find a classier and better mix of bars, and clubs.
Digbeth is the old heart of Birmingham and is probably one of the nicer places to hang out in Birmingham. This is partly due to Digbeth’s having a picturesque backdrop of classical 19th century architecture; most of the buildings here are factories and mills, the most famous being the Custard Factory where Birds produced their famous custard products. The Custard factory is now home to artists’ designers and multimedia types so expect a cooler bohemian drinking crowd.
Hurst Street Is at the centre of Birmingham’s gay scene, Hurst street is a friendly and lively place with many of the venues staying open till late, not all of the venues are gay but a good majority are with a couple being men only clubs.
St. Paul's Square is part of the Jewellery quarter and is where youll find some of Birmingham’s classier and more upmarket drinking establishments.
Harborne once a separate village is now a residential area North of Birmingham University, Harborne High Street has a good number pubs in with in spitting distance of each other and with Harborne being in close proximity to the University It attracts a pleasant mix of student’s as well as local residents.