As we’re opening our next college in Digbeth – Birmingham’s creative quarter – we thought we’d let you in to a few secret hotspots that are hidden in and around Digbeth.
So whether you’re new to the area, planning a visit or want to swat up on Digbeth, read on and look forward to checking these highly rated places out…
The Night Owl
The Night Owl is the Midlands premier soul & retro club. Not only can you attend gigs and themed club nights here; The Night Owl also offers northern soul dance classes!
Rico Libre is an independent eatery situated on Barn Street, just a short walk from the O2 Institute. Specialising in a wealth of tapas, Rico Libre is one of Digbeth’s more unique restaurants. They don’t serve alcohol but you’re welcome to bring your own!
Original Patty Men
Proudly serving up a range of filthy burgers and delightful craft beers, Original Patty Men is one of Digbeth’s standout restaurants. Whether it’s a pimped up beef burger with all the trimmings or a veggie mushroom burger with a creamy kale slaw; OPM will have you dreaming of burgers for days.
Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen
The newest independent cinema in the city, Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen has found their home in the Custard Factory. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for the latest films & events – like their recent Trainspotting themed party.
One of Birmingham’s most traditional boozers, The Anchor sits next to the coach station and is a staple in the bustling metropolis that is Digbeth. The Anchor is proudly independent with no pretence; and its four walls house a lot of history. If only walls could talk…
Another independent retailer in the Custard Factory; Clink is a large bottle shop and taproom offering a range of craft beers. Clink offers tasting sessions and workshops – but if you’re in a rush they also offer takeaway.
Centrala Art Gallery
Centrala is an arts space in Digbeth that operates as a gallery, music venue, workshop and café. Now firmly established as a community hub, Centrala proudly showcases art from the UK, as well as Central and Eastern Europe.
Proudly Birmingham’s original vegetarian restaurant – and one of the Sunday Times’ best 25 vegetarian restaurants in the UK – Warehouse Cafe is a Digbeth stalwart. Warehouse Cafe offers the best in vegan and vegetarian food, as well as a range of vegan wines and local beers.
Situated a short walk from the city centre is Eastside Projects; an artist-run gallery on Heath Mill Lane. The gallery aims to showcase the work of the best artists – locally, nationally and internationally – in exhibitions and demonstrations which are often free-entry.