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Sep 21, 2022

Wow, what a summer! Hot mornings, hot afternoons & hot evenings, we had it all.

Now that the evenings are getting darker and the temperature is dialed down a few degrees its time to get in the autumn mood.

Autumn is a special time for many reasons, here are a few of our favorites; 

Colours Are A Changing

Everyone loves Autumn for the changing colours of leaves. Trees that were once green explode into beautiful hues of gold, red, and orange. The colors are especially breathtaking in places in England, the Douro River Valley in Portugal, Bavaria in Germany and of course our beautiful Birmingham ...

Aug 08, 2022

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There will be a sequence from the theatre show Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby

Artists including UB40 and Dexys Midnight Runners will play at the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony.

They will perform at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham later to mark the end of the 11-day sporting event.

The ceremony will also feature a sequence from musical Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby.

Birmingham 2022 Chief Creative Officer Martin Green said it would "celebrate th...

Jul 23, 2022

*Please note The Floodgate is an indepenant business and is not offically affiliated with The Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022.

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years you will know that one of the greatest sporting events is about to grace our wonderful city.

We are of course talking about the Commonwealth Games 2022 right here in Birmingham. 

With venues all over the city; Smithfield, Victoria Square, Arena Birmingham, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Sandwell, West Park, Sutton Park, The NEC, Coventry Arena, Coventry Stadium, Warwick Road Race or Victoria Park;...

Jul 09, 2022

What's up Birmingham?

Your summer has just got alot more tasty, The Floodgate is please to annouce our latest drink to hit the fridge shelves. It is ofcourse BuzzBallz. They offer a refreshing take on some classic cocktails. The flavours include; 

Espresso Martini, Choc Tease, Strawberry Rita, Watermelon Smash, Cran Blaster, Forbidden Apple, Tequila Rita, Horchata, Lotta Colada, Peachballz, Hazelnut Latte, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Chili Mango

What could be better than sitting in the best beer garden in Digbeth while sipping the day away with a Buzzball?

The Buzzballs mission;

Their Mission is to c...

Jul 04, 2022

The Floodgate is pleased to annouce that you will no longer have to quench your thirst with a boring drink this summer in Digbeth.
Pop into the best beer garden in Birmingham (or cider garden in this instance), to try the brand new cold & refreshing Somersby Blackberry Cider.
So if you find yourself roming round the Custard Factory this week, soaking up the culture and taking the odd photo of the amazing grafitti, why not take a turn into Digbeths best bar for some fruity bubbly awesomeness 





  • Taste

  • Intense and refreshing apple cider with a balanced fruity blackberr...

Jul 03, 2022

If you have been lucky enough to pop down to the best craft beer pub in Digbeth this weekend you may have noticed something different at the bar!

If you are a beer fan your eyes would have been drawn to our shiny new yellow badge on our draught taps. I am of course talking about Brooklyn Lagers new additon to their line up, Brooklyn Pilsner Crisp Lager!

Brooklyn Pilsner is a refreshing golden lager beer, brewed in the style favored by New York’s pre-prohibition brewers. In the 1840’s, the pilsner style emerged from central Europe to become the world’s most popular style of beer. Like its ances...

Jun 22, 2022

Since The Floodgate opened in Birmingham, it’s quickly become renowned for good food, good drinks and lots of fun. Describing itself as a competitive socialising, “drink and do” venue, the business combines games such as bleachers baseball, pit-pat table golf and curl club curling with an extensive list of drinks and food. All the ingredients for a great night out!

We first put a spotlight on the team behind Floodgate back in 2019 when they were newly opened. They’ve been thrown more than a few curveballs since then. We caught up with Co-Founder Chris again, over two years into their venture t...

Jun 09, 2022

It's official Birmingham, Floodgate Street in Digbeth is amazing! But that will not be news to those already in the know.

We have everything at everyturn, colours, lights, community, culture, art, graffiti, soul & craft. Digbeth really screams independance, from shops, bars, cafes, barbers and everything inbetween. 

If you have not been to Digbeth, make sure you get it on your staycation list. 


Best for nightlife and street art

Set underneath hulking coal-grey railway arches, Digbeth’s industrial-chic seems almost tailor-made to show off Birmingham’s exceptional street art and was even...

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Fancy yourself as the next MLB star or even the next Birmingham bobcat? Well, you have come to the right place. With 6 amazing batting cages you will be able to swing for glory.



The Floodgate are thrilled to offer the UK’s first and only PitPat. What is PitPat you may ask? Well, If billiards and mini golf had a baby it would become PitPat.



Welcome to the one and only indoor & outdoor Curling lanes in Birmingham. The UV lights, rainbow slinkys, and pumping music await you



We have a large number of indoor/outdoor seating & tables throughout the venue. These seats can be used for gamers, spectators, drinkers, diners, and everything in between. They are on a first come first serve basis. Please contact us if you require a table booking (large groups only).

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