pubs

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pubs

49’ers – Smallbrook Queensway

Over the years I have begun to think that 49’ers was a figment of my imagination as I’ve found virtually no reference to it anywhere so I’m hoping that some people who read this will chip-in with their memories – or at least attest to its existence, and thus my sanity! The bar stood roughly […]


The Costermonger – Dalton Way

I do have to confess to not being in possession of an abundance of information on the Costermonger in Birmingham City Centre – partly, as there is scant info around and also as during my time frequenting the establishment I took full advantage of the hospitality and so memories are a little vague at best! […]


The Barrel Organ – Digbeth

The Barrel Organ and was a flourishing indie/alternative gig venue and drinking hole during the 1980s and early 1990s located in Digbeth.


The Institute Night Club – Digbeth

The Institute night club in Digbeth opened in the summer of 1990 with big ideas of revolutionising Birmingham club life and majorly failed to live-up to expectations falling into administration within a mere 12 months of opening.


Mega’s Wine Bar – Old Square / Priory Queensway

Whilst The Railway, the Barrell Organ and Edward’s Number 8 are frequently cited and recalled as prime examples of the local gig ‘industry’ back in the day, one venue appears to have slipped from the radar; Mega’s Wine Bar on Old Square.


The Old Railway – Curzon Street

The Old Railway pub in Curzon Street played host to a vast number of gigs during its two periods in operation and was a mainstay of the Birmingham music scene over several decades.


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