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Jun 06, 2022

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last month you will know we have just had the Queens Platinum Jubilee. This marks her Royle reign of 70 years (thats a long time by anyones standards)

Over the weekend this has now been called for better or worse; Platty Joobs (aka #PlattyJoobs). We love an acronym in the UK, anything to save time speaking and squash those damn words together. 

We had a awesome time at The Floodgate celebrating her majesty, welcoming our batters, ballers and PitPat'rs with our limited edition #PlattyJoobs cocktails. The big hits of the weekend was the Fizzy Lizz...

May 30, 2022

2 Banks holidays in a week Birmingham, yes you heard it right! We have Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday off. 

A four day straight holiday only usually happens at easter but we have one in June aswell.. Win Win.

The UK's current Queen, Elizabeth II, has had three major jubileesher Silver in 1977, Golden in 2002 and Diamond in 2012. (There were Ruby and Sapphire Jubilees in 1992 and 2017 respectively, although these were more modest affairs).

The Floodgate will be getting all royal and raising a glass of fizzy for Lizzy this weekend, look out for crazy limited editon cocktails and events ov...

May 24, 2022

We are so pleased and humbled to have made Grapevine's 'The Best Gaming & Activity Bars in Birmingham' list for 2022.

Birmingham & Digbeth have so much to offer the community, it makes it easier to deliver an awesome experience when surronded by amazing creative people and business alike.

With music, art, culture, food, drink and games there really is something to do at every turn. 

The full amazing line up is as follows;

  • The Floodgate Birmingham
  • The Big Bake Birmingham
  • MeetSpace VR
  • DropShot Digbeth
  • 180 Club
  • Roxy Ballroom
  • Sixes Birmingham
  • Roller Jam Digbeth
  • Ghetto Golf
  • Chance Encounters
  • NQ64
  • ...

May 20, 2022

Well Well Well Birmingham, I am sure we can all agree there has been something missing in our lives for the last 7 years.

It is of course the one and only water feature at Floozie in the Jacuzzi based in the famous Victoria Square. The statue has been the centre piece of the square for almost 28 years. in 2015 the tub was turned into a giant flowerbed as attempts to repair Floozie went on. Birmingham have been undertaking many projects to smarten up the city for the up and coming Commonwealth games this summer.

As the big red button was pushed by the mayor, the crowd went wild, or at least the...

May 03, 2022

Look what had just landed in Digbeth, NEW! Au Vodka Pineapple Crush. The taste of summer has arrived.

Our friends over at AU do not need any introduction, they have been producing some of the purist, ultra clean tasting vodka on the market over the past few years and have just dropped their brand new flavour. One sip of this banging yellow spirit will transport you straight to a caribbean beach wearing a hawaiian shirt (all while blocking out the Birmingham rain, its mind over matter trust us).

So if you are looking for the best troipical experience in Birmingham look no further than The Flood...

Apr 26, 2022

Birmingham, we are very luck this week to have the one and only Romesh Ranganathan playing at the Hippodrome Theatre Birmingham. Playing Tuesday 26th April & Wednesday 27th April

Having seen The Cynic's Mixtape in the Hammersmith Apollo we know all you lucky ticket holders are in for a treat.

Romesh is back with a brand new show, The Cynic’s Mixtape, his most brutally honest show yet.

Fresh from the Misadventures of Romesh RanganathanA League of Their Own and Judge Romesh, he’s putting showbiz aside to deliver a carefully curated selection of all the things he has found unacceptable since th...

Apr 15, 2022

We are finally here Birmingham, the first super long bank holiday weekend of the year. We have 4 days, YES 4 days to let your hair down and have some well deserved fun.

I know it is cliche for us to talk about the weather in England but we have to as we are in luck. We have a full long weekend of good weather, dont believe me check it out HERE

So what have you got planned, are you still thinking of something quirky to do? - If so look no further than Digbeth, for the uninitiated its in Birmingham. From being voted the coolest place to live by non other than 'The Times' to featuring in Steven S...

Apr 11, 2022

Are you finding day to day life a little mundane while waiting for the summer to truely bloom?

Has work been super busy, giving you no work life balance?

Well, as the saying goes a 'change is as good as a holiday' and that is exactly what we can provide with PitPat here at The Floodgate. Picture an Ultra Violet (UV) nostalgic wonderland that covers pop & grafitti culture. Everything from Back to the Future, Alice in Wonderland, Ozzy Ozborne, Transformers or Rick & Morty to mention a few.

Now on to the game it self, Pit Pat is a table top game that takes influence from Pool (Billiards) & Mini/C...

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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.



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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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