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The History of Movember

Oct 20, 2021

I think we all agree that dating through lockdown has proven to be a bit of a flop. With meeting a blind date, loved one, or an ex-file for a drink and a bite to eat in one of Birmingham’s many bars and restaurants but a distant memory. The pandemic has tested the ingenuity of daters to the max to come up with creative ways to explore the love scene in a covid secure way, but that is wearing thin now.

Oct 20, 2021

Ah, the cocktail, where do we start?? Once the staple of the aristocracy and drank before dinner during “The Cocktail Hour” the idea of mixing a drink can date its beginnings to 18th century Britain, where large bowls made up of spirits, fruit juices, and spices, were served in punch houses. The term cocktail its self was first seen in a British newspaper in 1798 but it wasn’t really defined until 1806 when a bar in New York explained it as “a stimulating liquor composed of any kind of sugar, water, and bitters”. Fast forward to 1862 and the first cocktail book was published by Jerry Thomas.

Oct 20, 2021

When asked, one of the most common responses to any question about baseball here in the UK is “It’s a bit like rounders isn’t it?”. Now, this is very true and in fact, Baseball’s inventor Alexander Cartwright did base the game on the game of rounders way back in 1845. Since then not only is Baseball America’s national pastime (even though it does lag behind American Football in popularity) but it is the national sport of plenty more countries including Japan, South Korea, and many Central American countries.

Oct 20, 2021

That Friday feeling comes in all shapes and sizes. Do we go “out-out”? Or do we stay in and get a takeaway? I am pretty certain in this new normal era we are all itching to go “out-out”, and who can blame us right?

Oct 20, 2021

A new dawn is looming. It has been a long cold winter, almost as if Birmingham's nightlife has been in hibernation if you will. The bones are stiff and the mind is a haze from a lockdown that seems to have lasted an eternity.

Oct 13, 2021

Imagine you are sitting in The Yard at The Floodgate, it is 25 degrees Celsius outside in Birmingham (or 77 Fahrenheit for our American customers). There is a nice warm breeze and the sweet scent of Coconuts, Malibu, Banana, Lime, Passionfruit & Pineapple in the air. What could it be? Well, we can tell you, it is the sweet smell of a freshly made Digbeach.

Oct 13, 2021

With life slowly being breathed back into society, shoppers coming back to the high streets, diners to restaurants, and even office workers going back to the office. We are slowly seeing life come back to some kind of normal (with a few extra face masks & hand sanitizer).

Oct 13, 2021

THE FLOODGATE is an experiential bar with a large indoor arena & outdoor beer garden that allow for a day (or night) out that you won't forget. Challenge your friends and family to some competitive socialising with the likes of Baseball, Curling & PitPat (think mini-golf on a table).

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BLEACHERS BASEBALL BATTING CAGE

BLEACHERS BASEBALL

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.

PIT PAT TABLE TOP GOLF (18 holes)

PIT PAT TABLE GOLF

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.

CURL CLUB UV CURLING

CURL CLUB CURLING

Welcome to the one and only indoor & outdoor Curling lanes in Birmingham. The UV lights, rainbow slinkys, and pumping music await you

CURL CLUB UV CURLING

FOOD/DRINK TABLES

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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