Mother’s Day, with a twist

What does the 31st of March 2019 mean to you? Have a quick think. If you’re completely stumped, then you absolutely need to continue reading this. It’s Mother’s day. You’re welcome, now head out on your lunch break, grab a card and send it first class and it should arrive on time! If you are…

The perfect date night spots in Brum

First dates. They can be awful can’t they? Not only can they be extremely daunting, but they can be extremely difficult to get right. We’ve decided to take some of the pressure off, and compile a handful of great date night spots that won’t break the bank, but will break the ice, and they are…

Calling all wine lovers!

Birmingham’s biggest wine festival is back; more of the city’s best-loved bars, more exciting one-off events and most importantly, more wine! Building on the success of last year, Birmingham Wine Weekend has uncorked its list of participating venues for 2019. Over 20 of Birmingham’s finest watering holes with some of the best wine lists in Brum have…

Let the e-games begin!

Let the e-games begin! This April, the UK’s biggest gaming festival Insomnia is back, bringing another weekend of non-stop gaming to the city. From old school arcade games to cutting-edge VR technology, all things gaming will be at the NEC Birmingham for the Easter weekend extravaganza, with organisers expecting over 50,000 people to join in…

New Year, New You

Well hello! We hope you had the best festive season, we had some time off to eat our body weight in food and we can tell you it was incredibly worth it. As we are now approaching the second week of January we are going to give you some advice on how to keep those…

Calling all foodies…

For all of those foodies out there, who love a cheese pull along with finding the best dishes in Brum – look no further. We have created an Instagram just for you, (and for us of course – we get to try it all…) Head over to Instagram and give us a follow, our handle…

The Indian Streatery | Review

Think India Tapas and extremely authentic dishes served to you by the loveliest staff members. The Indian Streatery offers an incredible array of options within their menu. Expect tapas, a few larger dishes along with some ‘Perfect partners’ suitable for any dish. Although our server politely recommended we get 2-3 tapas each we overordered as we…

Revolución de Cuba | Review

If you didn’t manage to see our last post in relation to the ‘facelift’ that Revolución de Cuba are having, you can go and see it here. We managed to take some images of their new ground floor and it looks stunning. After visiting to take some photographs, we decided we may as well eat…

Mr Mulligans Mini Golf to open and it’s Space themed

Broadway Plaza expects an extra special Christmas surprise this year as Mr Mulligans announce their opening plans. Prepare for an unforgettable experience this festive season as 3 uniquely themed, indoor golf courses blast off in the heart of Birmingham. Mr Mulligans, Birmingham, will be announcing the full opening date in the next few days, with…

Festive Cocktails & Igloo Bars this Winter!

Heading into Christmas can create such conflict within ourselves, half of you is SCREAMING inside at how busy everywhere is, the other half is enjoying the fact that you can have a drink, and eat out more frequently by justifying it with the ‘Oh it’s Christmas!’ line, (we all do it). With so many places you…

Restaurants to go to on your lunch hour

Living and working in Birmingham can become fairly difficult when wanting to go for a ‘quick’ lunch. It ends up being that everyone feels the same, and your quick lunch turns into an extended lunch. We are ready with a list of restaurants to eliminate this problem for you and find some of the best…

Viceroy | Review

Having moved to Birmingham from Manchester this year, it’s been important for me to find new places to eat, drink and in general find things to do and places to go. After scouring the Jewellery quarter and creating a list as long as my arm to review, along with all of the new places that…

Holy Moly Macaroni | Review

As you may know, on The Brum Beat we are aiming to review every cool spot in the city and tell you about their food, drink, service and all-around experience. Having new places pop up on weekly basis now, it’s difficult to decide where to spend your money. We have decided to kick off our…

The best Podcast for your commute

The Guilty Feminist Witty, full of humour and tackling real issues in a no-nonsense way. If you don’t mind laughing out loud on public transport, then definitely give this podcast a listen. Hosted by Deborah Francis-White, this tongue in cheek podcast is not only enjoyable to listen to, but also something to learn from with…

Brazilian restaurant Fazenda opens its doors!

2018 has been an amazing year for Birmingham. We have seen the cities developments begin in full force, some being completed and many new businesses choosing our city to make their mark. With the year rounding up, Brazilian rodizio restaurant Fazenda, has ventured down to the Midlands for its 5th restaurant and decided to open…

German Markets, The Food Guide

This wasn’t meant to be a test on how much we could eat, but it definitely turned into one. From the first Bratwurst we ate to the bite of the last Schnitzel, we managed to find a good trail leading us to even better food. Stop 1. Bratwurst. Head on over to the town hall…

Free lunch and coffee at Tim Hortons | Here’s how to get it

Iconic Canadian café and bake shop chain, Tim Hortons®, is set to open in Birmingham city centre, on Thursday 22 November, giving Brummies the chance to taste Canada’s favourite coffee. Located on the busy corner of New Street and Lower Temple Street, the Birmingham location will be the first Tim Hortons® restaurant to open in…

IBIZA IN BRUM? SKYLINE SYMPHONICA ARE BRINGING THE GOODS.

  Staycationing this summer and worried about missing all the beach-beats? Searching for a unique dining experience with the wow-factor right here in Brum? Look no further! The party-pros at Elegant Entertainment and Higher House have got you covered with Skyline Symphonica: a 25-piece orchestra takeover of Level 25 at The Cube, playing Ibiza club…

Wine Weekend, yep you heard correctly…

After months of planning, prepping, and patiently waiting, Birmingham Wine Weekend will be back this weekend: more of the city’s best-loved bars, more exciting one-off events and most importantly, more wine! Aimed at novices, connoisseurs and everyone in-between, the three-day spectacular will see over 20 of the city’s best venues offer up two taster wines…

Christmas Festivities In Birmingham

Transforming the Suffolk Street Queensway underpass into a magical winter wonderland, Christmas at City Social is turning festivities up a notch for its final fortnight. With chalet stalls selling everything from winter warmers, handmade crafts, and tasty treats, City Social will be getting guests even more into the spirit, with live music performances and Sunday…

New Year’s Eve: Birmingham’s Big Plans

Look, we all love Christmas but there are a few / a lot (maybe even all of us) who look forward to New Year’s Eve. If not only to recognise our past resolutions that never made the cut (I.e Jan 2nd) but to have our last hoorah to pave the way for our new ones….