Gay Bars in Birmingham
|| From traditional to fetish
to glam, whatever you’re into you’re bound to find something
appealing in one of Birmingham’s best gay bars.
The area around Hurst Street and Wrentham Street is
affectionately known as “the gay village” and whilst it
might not be as big or as busy as the scene in Manchester or London
it’s certainly on the cusp of greatness.
Wrentham Street, is Birmingham’s premier fetish bar for gay
men. There’s plenty of chances to pull here and the dress code
requires something a little different – whether it be a skin
head, leather bondage gear or a uniform.
If that’s not your scene try Equator [map],
Hurst Street, which is an award-winning lively and friendly venue.
There’s plenty of cheap alcohol promotions if you’re a
bit strapped for cash and you’ll also find a selection of delicious
hot and cold food served throughout the day.
If Equator’s not showbiz enough for you make your next port
of call the Glamorous Show Bar [map],
Albany House, Hurst Street.
This is one of the gay village's newest additions and offers punters
a cabaret show bar hosted by the fabulous Glamour. Glamorous regularly
features drag acts and artistes including Bella Berserk and is sure
to kick off your weekend in a real party mood.
Lower Essex Street, is a lesbian bar and is a major player in the
Birmingham Gay Pride Weekend that takes place every August.
Gay, lesbian and straight people flock to The White Swan [map],
Sherlock Street (bottom of Hurst Street) for the vibrant atmosphere
and loved-up feeling. There’s a beer garden too for al fresco
Route 2 [map],
Hurst Street, is Birmingham’s biggest gay bar and something
of a legend amongst locals and visitors. This is where you’ll
see some of pop’s most colourful performers as well as have
the opportunity to dance and party until 4am. Look out for drinks
offers from unbelievably attractive staff.
From one legend to another; The Jester [map],
Holloway Circus, is Birmingham’s longest established gay bar
and is a bustling hive of activity. Dance, drink, eat, or simply soak
up the atmosphere of this legendary bar.
If you’re feeling peckish after all that drinking or need a
refuel following several hours of hard dancing check out The Green
Hurst Street, which is a gay-friendly restaurant slap bang in the
centre of the village.
Order from a large and tempting menu and relax surrounded by friendly
staff and an inviting décor. It’s open until 2am on Friday
and Saturday and therefore gives you plenty of time to check out the
village before settling down to a hearty meal.
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