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'The Floodgate 'Dig It' or 'Digbeth It' blog is your one-stop-shop for all things happening in the Custard Factory, Digbeth


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Jan 29, 2022

There are not too many better endorsements out there in the leisure & tourism space than the one and only Lonely Planet

We are super excited for 2022 now that Floodgate Street & one of our resident artists have been included in 'The 15 most fun things to do in Birmingham'.

In our opinion this is long over due (obviously we are bias) as we love the Custard Factory in Digbeth and think Floodgate Street is the top on the pops. 

So dont take our word for it, listen to Lonely Planet and get your fine selves down to Floodgate Street to check out The Floodgate and discover not only the best Cocktails...

Jan 25, 2022

Whats Up Birmingham,

It will be no suprise that we love our social media here at The Floodgate, If you are partial to a Tweet, then make sure you follow us on our official account below. 

Twitter : Tfloodgate

Any questions be sure to drop us an email at bookings@thefloodgate.co.uk

Jan 24, 2022

Happy January Birmingham,

Now that the final covid restrictions seem to be finally ending, we will all hopefully start emerging from what seems like a very long hibernation.

The winter months can be hard for many reasons, its cold, its dark and its damp. Most of us also had next to no Christmas Parties in 2020 & 2021 (unless your name is Boris Johnson). However we are here to tell you there is light at the end of the tunnel (quite literaly). You may have noted this week that the sun is hanging a little bit longer in the sky and the light is staying a tad longer, almost enough for some after wo...

Jan 17, 2022

What is the most important utility of the 21st Century?

It is more common for house movers to order Broadband/WIFI before they even consider contacting their gas or electricity provider. It truly is a sign of the times; we are a data hungry bunch. Whether it be social media such as Instagram, Facebook (Meta), Twitter or content such as Sky Sports to watch the football or just good old BBC news to catch up on the day.  

For our data hungry brains to get our dopamine fix, we obviously need to invite a 2nd guest to the party, it is of course...... you guessed it.... Electricity.  

If you are luck...

Jan 13, 2022

Who does not like Gold ? For those who remember their periodic table will know that AU is the symbol for the most precious of metals on earth!

AU Vodka probably does not need any introduction, as one of the fastest growing spirit brands in the UK this ultra smooth vodka has taken the world by storm. 

At The Floodgate we only work with brands that share our vision and values, and AU Vodka ticks all the boxes. Not afraid to think out of the box and try something different is what The Floodgate was founded on. In a similar vein AU Vodka are pushing the boundaries when it comes to amazing flavour ...

Jan 08, 2022

Calling all Batters, Ballers, Curlers, PitPaters, Drinkers & any other 'ers you can think of

The Floodgate are launching the sale of the century during the month of January 2022. Drinks offers so good that you will want to get out of those lockdown pyjamas, have a shower and get down to The Custard Factory in Digbeth. Could it be the best Happy Hour in Birmingham ? - We think so.  

So to start 2022 with a bang and inject some positivity into the new year we are offering 50% OFF (YES FIFTY PERCENT OFF) selected drinks through January 2022. So cancel those dry January plans, 8 days dry is enough...

Jan 05, 2022

As the temperature starts to drop in Birmingham, will be -5 (minus 5) on the mercury tonight, it reminds us the the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 is just around the corner!

Running from Friday the 4th February until Sunday 20th February 2022 we are certainly in for a spectical that only comes around every 4 years.

Embroiled in polictical issues over the host China this year, we certainly hope it does not take away from the sports men and women who do thier talking on the slopes.

Arguably the most cult of the winter olympic sports is Curling. It has continued to gain more viewers and fans as eve...

Dec 31, 2021

As we approach the last sunset of 2021 I am sure we all have our 2022 resolutions and asperations ready in our heads to declare to our friends and family later. The usual entries are usually a bunch of ''less'' or ''more'' promises, such as; exercise more, go to the gym more, read more, drink less, see friends and family more, smoke less etc etc etc.

Whatever your promise to yourselves this year remember not to be too hard on yoursleves we have all had a very interesting year (x2). But its worth noting that choosing to invest in yourself is one of the best investments you can make.      

One o...

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