Posted on Sep 21, 2022

Why Is Autumn So Special

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Why Is Autumn So Special

Wow, what a summer! Hot mornings, hot afternoons & hot evenings, we had it all.

Now that the evenings are getting darker and the temperature is dialed down a few degrees its time to get in the autumn mood.

Autumn is a special time for many reasons, here are a few of our favorites; 

Colours Are A Changing

Everyone loves Autumn for the changing colours of leaves. Trees that were once green explode into beautiful hues of gold, red, and orange. The colors are especially breathtaking in places in England, the Douro River Valley in Portugal, Bavaria in Germany and of course our beautiful Birmingham (not many trees in Digbeth though) inspiring many people to travel to these spots to take in the scenery.

Everything Equals Pumpkin

If you love pumpkins, then you’re in luck! Pumpkin flavors can be found everywhere in Autumn, particularly in traditional favorites like pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread, and in more modern treats like pumpkin-spiced teas and coffees. Watch this space for a limited editon special cocktail served up by the mixologists at The Floodgate. Be sure to get your fill before the season ends!

Colder Weather

After the intense heat of the 2022 summer in the UK, it can be a relief when it finally starts to cool down. September is a great month weather-wise, as warm days start to give way to cool, crisp nights. After months of blasting the air conditioning, the beginning of Autumn often ushers in cooler breezes that allow you to finally keep the windows open. Luckily playing Bleachers Baseball, CurlClub & Pitpat is sure to keep you warm. 

Fashion Dials Up

When it’s intensely hot in the summer, fashion can sometimes go by the wayside in favor of coolness and comfort. However, Autumn ushers in new fashions like jackets, sweaters, and boots that tend to be more flattering than shorts and flip flops, and more fun to wear. What will you wear to The Floodgate?

Firepit Season

If you’re lucky enough to have a firepit on your property, or know someone who does, this is the ideal time of year to use it! There’s nothing like roasting hot dogs, brats, or marshmallows over an open fire. Be sure to take advantage now before winter comes and it’s too cold! We may even get one for the Floodgate Yard!

So get yourselves down to the best bar in Digbeth this Autumn for a perfect autumnal experience. 


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