Posted on Nov 03, 2023

Too Early For The C Word?

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Too Early For The C Word?

It's the 3rd November here at The Floodgate Towers and Halloween already seems like ages ago. Big shout out to all of our staff & customers who made the effort and dressed up for the spooky season. Now that is behind us we have our sights firmly set on the BIG C! Its not Carrot, Camel, Cauliflower or Cat it is of course CHRISTMAS! Everyones favorite holiday.


We have of course just launched our extended Christmas opening times to give you lot more of an oportunity to get your festive selves down to the best christmas party bar in Birmingham if not the whole world (this might be exaggerated). 


The Floodgate is ideal for office parties, work dos and team building events so as the nights draw darker make sure you get your friends and colleagues out for a night they will remember (or not after a few beers).


Our December Opening Times are (starting 28th November):

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - 3pm - 10pm

Wednesday - 3pm - 10pm

Thursday 3pm - 11pm

Friday 12pm - 12am

Saturday 11am - 12am

Sunday 12pm - 8pm


Office parties post-COVID are more important than ever for team spirit. The pandemic has caused a lot of isolation and stress, and office parties can help to bring people back together and rebuild relationships. They can also help to boost morale and create a more positive and productive work environment.

Here are some specific reasons why office parties post-COVID are so important for team spirit:

  • They provide an opportunity for employees to socialize and connect with each other outside of work. This can help to build relationships and trust, which can lead to better communication and collaboration in the workplace.

  • They can help to boost morale and create a more positive work environment. Office parties can be a fun and relaxing way to break up the monotony of work, and they can also help to create a sense of camaraderie among employees.

  • They can help to recognize and celebrate employee achievements. Office parties can be a great way to show employees that their hard work is appreciated, and they can also help to motivate employees to continue to do their best.

  • They can help to create a more cohesive and productive team. When employees feel connected to each other and to their company, they are more likely to be engaged in their work and to be productive.

Here are some tips for throwing a successful office party post-COVID:

  • Make sure the party is inclusive and welcoming to all employees. Consider different dietary restrictions, cultural backgrounds, and personal preferences when planning the event.

  • Choose a venue and activities that are appropriate for the size and type of your company. A small company might have a more intimate gathering, while a larger company might have a more elaborate event.

  • Set a budget and stick to it. There are many ways to have a fun and memorable party without breaking the bank.

  • Promote the party well in advance so that employees can plan to attend. Send out invitations, post flyers, and make announcements at company meetings.

  • Have a variety of food and drinks available. Make sure there is something for everyone to enjoy.

  • Plan some fun activities or entertainment. This could include anything from a game night to a live band.

  • Make sure the party is safe and responsible. Provide transportation for employees who need it, and make sure there is plenty of water and non-alcoholic beverages available.

With a little planning and effort, you can throw a successful office party that will help to boost team spirit and create a more positive and productive work environment.

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