Birmingham Gay Village is a gaybourhood, or LGBTQ district, that hosts numerous gay-friendly businesses and boasts a thriving nightlife where all can find fun. When you visit during the day, you'll find quite a few shops and cafes to enjoy, while the night brings bars and clubs to life.

While the neighbourhood caters to LGBTQ people, adults of all orientations can find fun here. It'll take multiple visits to experience everything this district has to offer, so you can easily spend an entire day among the shops and eateries and finish off your night with a trip to a bar.

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Birmingham Gay Village highlights

There are many bars and clubs in the area, with each tending to have its own special uniqueness that sets it apart from the rest. Bar Jester, for example, is a karaoke and live cabaret bar. You can also visit the Nightingale, which is the oldest gay nightclub in the city.

One of the most popular destinations in the neighbourhood is the Village Inn. The main area is perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up, while the Village Underground opens at night and functions as a cabaret club with live shows on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Good to know when visiting Birmingham Gay Village

Consider when you want to visit the Gay Village, as the neighbourhood hosts several events throughout the year. Birmingham Pride is centred here every spring. Similarly, you'll also find the Gay and Lesbian Pride Ball held here, which raises money for local LGBTQ organisations and HIV and AIDS charities.

When you're in the Gay Village, you'll have easy access to several other exciting parts of Birmingham. Arcadian Centre is located just to the northeast, while Chinatown can be found on the north side of the neighbourhood. Head out even farther to Bullring to the northeast for additional shopping opportunities.

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Birmingham Gay Village