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Dec 08, 2021

The Floodgate, also known as the best cocktail bar in Digbeth is proud to annouce we are now featured on Make it West MIdlands

As The Floodgate continues to grow from strength to strength it is fantastic to be recognised by local organisations for the impact we are having, not only around the Custard Factory but Birmingham also. So if you are looking to create some amazing memories with friends, family or colleagues youve landed on the right page. From Baseball, Curling to PitPat Table Top Golf we have experiences a plenty. Once you have used up your calories hitting home runs, it will be time...

Dec 07, 2021

As the nights draw in around the Custard Factory and the sun goes down that little bit earlier, we are all in search of some bright lights and something warm to drink.

Look no further than our Winter Warmer Festive Cocktail, a festive mix of Chocolate, Baileys & Menthe Verte topped of with cream, chocolate sauce and a classic candy cane. If you are a fan of chomping down on some After Eights this time of year you will love this drink.

So next time you are out in Digbeth over the winter months with family, friends or even work colleagues make sure you call into The Floodgate and warm the cockle...

Nov 30, 2021

Birmingham, first and foremost we hope you are all keeping well in what is becoming another uncertain time for all of us globally.

As a small independant business The Floodgate Team have really felt the brunt of the measures that have been imposed on everyones life over the past 18 months. You can be assured that our priority will always be to keep you safe without imposing on your fun night out in Digbeth. 

If you are looking for some additional information on Covid Omicron we can recommend this BBC article or this UK government update 

Please see below for the new rules inforce from today Tu...

Nov 24, 2021

We were honoured to be selected by 123 REG to be part of their Customer (success) Stories.

The Floodgate has used 123 REG since our incepetion back in 2019 and have to continiously expand our requirements as the business has grown (good problem to have). From more bandwidth, CPU to more RAM we have added it all. 


123 Reg - October 2021 Customer Story;

The Floodgate on keeping ahead of the competition with 123 Reg For some time, Chris Ross had been in search of a gap in the market in the hospitality sector, when the idea for The Floodgate first kicked off. Alongside old friends, he was up for...

Nov 15, 2021

It is indeed that time of year where you may see some bold and brave face furniture rocking the streets of The Custard Factory, Digbeth. With so many options available to adhorn your face you will be spolit for choice. We have provided a handy guide below;

  • The Connoisseur - No whisky can pass this badboy with less than 21 years aging 
  • The Business Man - The only way to increase your chances at selling double glazing
  • The Trucker - Reach for that fog horn in style, HONK HONK
  • The Rock Star - You can't play a sick guitar riff without one of these
  • The Wisp - Perfect for the aspiring butler
  • The Abr...

Nov 08, 2021

If you are looking for an unforgettable day (or night) out then you have landed right were you should have, fate has brought us together. From Curling, Baseball, PitPat Table Golf activities for all your friends, family and office colleagues to the latest Street Food and on trend Cocktails. We really do have it all. Based right in the heart of the world famous Custard Factory in Digbeth we are in an ideal location to start your day and end your night.

Nov 08, 2021

With all great upgrades comes great disruption, or so they say (unless its an apple iPhone).

The Birmingham Westside Metro Extension is truely underway, more information can be found here.

There is no doubt that when it is finished it will not only provide a fantastic greener transportation option for the city, but might also be fun to get around in. I mean, who does not like riding the tram?

We want to also make sure all of our wonderful customers are aware on the works and factor that into their journey to The Floodgate, we certainly recommend starting your journey earlier than usual, especi...

Nov 07, 2021

As long as is it a Saturday, 11:45 is the perfect time to pop in for some lunch time games, food and drink. If your planned trip to Birmingham / Digbeth is mid week then your visit will have to be after 3pm or 5pm dependant on the day, full opening time below. whether its baseball, curling, PitPat Table Golf, Street Food or simply just a cold pint of beer after a days site seeing we got it all.

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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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