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Things To Do In Birmingham Spring 2024 Edition

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Spring Fling: up to 50% Off Games & Drinks

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Birmingham's Best Value Night Out: Why Floodgate Reigns Supreme

Apr 11, 2024

Is it that time already? But it was only Christmas last week? Well, time flies when you are having fun. Its April 2024, the clocks have done the usual 'spring' forward and we have our light evenings back again. If you live in the West Midlands you are spoilt for choice for Spring & Summer activites, we have compiled some of the best ones below; Birmingham bursts into life in the spring! With the warmer weather and longer days, there are plenty of things to get you out and about. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Apr 11, 2024

Yes you heard that right, the Spring Fling is here. Games and Drinks are up to 50% off all days everyday! Sunshine's out, fun's in! This spring, ditch the same old routine and head to The Floodgate for a day of laughter, friendly competition, and refreshing drinks – all at half the price! Unleash Your Inner Athlete (or Not!) ⚾️ Whether you're a baseball pro, a curling champion in the making, or just looking for some lighthearted fun, we have the perfect game for you: Swing into Action: Grab your friends and family for a classic game of baseball. Dust off your bats and get ready for a homerun derby (or at least some friendly competition!). Cool Down with Curling: Experience the thrill of sliding stones down the ice and strategically knocking out your opponent's rocks. No experience needed, just a sense of fun! Go Wild with Crazy Table Golf: Putt your way through a wacky world of obstacles and challenges. Perfect for unleashing your inner child (and maybe a little friendly bragging!).

Apr 11, 2024

We have been busy at Floodgate Towers trying to concoct the best offers for Spring/Summer 2024 and we think we smashed it. Drum roll please, launching Friday 12th, The Floodgate officially becomes the cheapest night (or day) out in Birmingham. Our Spring Fling offers up to 50% of (almost) everything! Yes you heard that right, Games, Drinks & Food. And there are no time limits, its all day every day until further notice. Does that include Saturdays i hear you say, yes it does! So get your fine selves down to digbeth and make those discoiunted memories.

Feb 08, 2024

Focus on experience: Bars are increasingly moving away from simply being places to drink and towards offering unique and immersive experiences. This could include anything from themed bars and pop-ups to live music and entertainment. Locally-sourced ingredients: Birmingham is home to a thriving food and drink scene, and bars are starting to reflect this by using locally-sourced ingredients in their cocktails and food menus. This not only supports local businesses but also gives customers a taste of the city. Non-alcoholic options: The demand for non-alcoholic drinks is on the rise, and bars are responding by offering a wider selection of mocktails and other alcohol-free options. This caters to people who are cutting back on alcohol or who simply prefer non-alcoholic alternatives. Outdoor spaces: With the increasing popularity of outdoor dining and drinking, bars are making the most of their outdoor spaces by creating inviting and comfortable areas for customers to enjoy. This is especially important in the summer months. Sustainability: Bars are becoming more aware of their environmental impact and are taking steps to be more sustainable. This could include things like using recycled materials, reducing waste, and sourcing energy from renewable sources.

Feb 02, 2024

In 2022 we took the initial step of registering our Web3 domain, TheFloodgate.eth to be exact. This was more of a first step on a long road. At The Floodgate we fully embrace new technology even if some use cases are 2-5 years away. We publish alot of content on Web2 that (in its current format) gives us limited control over our data, from ISP's to social media platforms ownership and control is quickly removed from the original owner. We wanted to share our thoughts on the pros and cons of Web3 as it stands in 2024 and document our progress in the years to come. Using a Web3 .eth website comes with several potential benefits over traditional .com websites, but it's important to weigh both sides before diving in. Here's a breakdown of the pros and cons:

Feb 02, 2024

At The Floodgate we are always trying to bring you the latest technology to enjoy your time with us and interact with our offerings. Thats why we have brought you smart QR ordering for food and drink, reloadable contactless gaming cards etc. With the dawn of a new financial era upon us we are now looking to the future and one thing that we are focused on is Cryptocurrency, more specifically stable coins. Now using crypto to buy food or drink is not new, you will recall on the 22nd May 2010 Laszlo Hanyecz paid Jeremy Sturdivant 10,000 bitcoins (BTC) for two Papa John's pizzas which were delivered to Hanyecz's home. This exchange is widely celebrated because it is viewed as the first use of bitcoin in a commercial transaction with bitcoin as the medium of exchange. So is it now time to go main stream?

Jan 29, 2024

February in Birmingham offers a vibrant mix of cultural events, delicious eats, and unique experiences. Here are some ideas to spark your planning: Festive Celebrations: Lunar New Year: The Chinese Quarter comes alive on February 11th with traditional lion dances, vibrant decorations, and delectable street food. (Image of Lunar New Year celebrations in Birmingham) Valentine's Day: Treat your loved one to a romantic getaway at Hoar Cross Hall, complete with a "phone detox" experience for a truly intimate connection. (Image of Hoar Cross Hall in Birmingham)

Jan 29, 2024

If you are looking for something unique to do on the 14th of February with that someone special then your cupids arrow has landed on the right page. Why not treat the special person in your life to a good old game of baseball? It could just be the best night out in Birmingham. Digbeth is your ticket to some edgy fun. While baseball games don't directly relate to the traditional aspects of Valentine's Day like romance and candlelit dinners, they can still be a pretty cool way to celebrate for certain couples! Here are some reasons why playing baseball on Valentine's Day could be great:

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