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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...

Dec 23, 2021

Well Birmingham what a year? ups, downs, sideways, loop the loops, we have had the lot. We send our love to all our hospitality brothers and sisters In what has been a tricky month for the industry. We are all being told to work from home and not to socialise but the bars (like us) remain open, a recipe for empty bar stools. 

I'm sure we all have mixed emotions as we pre heat the oven for the turkey (or nut roast) and start the draw the curtain on 2021. Hopefully to spend sometime with our nearest and dearest. The amazing science and availabiliy of vaccines + lateral flow tests hopefully mean ...

Dec 17, 2021

When The Floodgate was approached by the BBC a few months ago to be involved in some top secret filming we jumped at the chance.

We always have to remind ourselves how lucky we are to have a venue so photographic that it has been used in everything from Sky News Reports, Music Videos, Dating Shows, Weddings and now Masterchef !! - WOW!

HUGE congratulations to our very own Brummie Dan Lee who did a fantastic job fending of 31 other chefs and some top quality competition to lift the 15th Masterchef trophy. Dan managed to wow Michelin-starred Marcus Wareing, renowned chef Monica Galetti and Maste...

Dec 11, 2021

Whether you you live in the heart of Digbeth, Birmingham, West Midlands, U.K, Europe, the World, Solar System or even the Galaxy (takes a breath) this article is for you.

The Floodgate are super excited to be included on the Visit Birmingham guide, since opening the doors in 2019 we have been a proud independant business providing good times and lasting memories to our customers, or as we call them, Batters, Curlers & PitPat'rs. If you want to sample one of the best experiences in Birmingham, you have landed on the right page.

Visit Birmingham is part of the The West Midlands Growth Company wh...

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...

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