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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


Budget Birmingham Christmas Night Out


History Of Christmas In Birmingham


Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market 2023

Jun 15, 2021

The world of dating can be weird, it can be wonderful, it can be exciting, but what you want the most, is for your first date to be unforgettable. By that, we mean in all the right ways of course. Why might you ask? Because the first impression really does count, and if you get that first date right then the rest is history. The number one obstacle with the first date is to come up with an awesome date night idea.

May 26, 2021

As we embark on lockdown Strike 2 in the UK, we at The Floodgate have decided to give you the low down on our Bleachers high-velocity pitching machines. Stand back and prepare yourself for the speed of the paceman sc2. A perfect way to get all that post lockdown frustration out, and a great recommendation to have that much-needed catch up with all your friends and family, in a socially distanced manner of course!

May 14, 2021

When thinking about the perfect Birmingham night out, there is a lot to consider. Culture, art, food, and of course fun times. Can you do it all in one night? Of course not! Birmingham is England’s second-biggest city and is full of unique and secret spots to explore. So the team at The Floodgate have done some research into the prime things you can do to get the best out of things you can do in Birmingham this weekend, and of course entertaining activities, in order to have an all-round banging night out!

May 11, 2021

Make some ‘broom’ for the new sport that’s taking Birmingham by storm. Why limit curling to the Winter Olympics, when we have six fantastic indoor and outdoor lanes at the CurlClub here at The Floodgate. It’s time to grab that curling stone by the horn and see whether you are cut out to be a curling Olympic champion!

May 05, 2021

Chess on ice was invented in Scotland in the 16th century and is popular in the UK as well as countries to which Scots have exported it, including Sweden, Canada, the USA, New Zealand & Switzerland. Over the years it has surged in popularity and developed a cult following from the Winter Olympics.

Apr 14, 2021

It’s the late 90’s / early 2000’s the clubbing scene in the UK is going strong, hands in the air not a mobile phone filming everyone’s antics in sight. The bars and clubs are full of people interacting and learning everything that their friends have done since last they met, pint in hand, smiles on faces and tunes soothing the soul.

Apr 13, 2021

If after a 13 month (feels like a lot longer) pause on life you are looking to get out of lockdown with a bang, you have certainly come to the right place. The Floodgate closed its doors on the 20th March 2020 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic Lockdown ordered by the Government. Although we briefly opened in the Summer we were soon shuttering up the shop again in November 2020 along with the rest of the country.

Apr 12, 2021

Hello, Floodgater's we hope you are all well. As the lockdown measures are easing we are gearing up to open The Yard at The Floodgate on the 12th April 2021. We want to ensure you have maximum fun while being safe in a Covid-Secure outdoor environment. Arguably the Best Beer Garden in Birmingham, you decide?

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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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