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Bars and pubs Southside
Missing, Birmingham

Known as the gay villages’ ‘party bar’, The Spice Girls, S Club 7, and all the very best in chart music can often be heard on any day of the week

Missing is here, and glaringly queer - greeting revellers as the very first point of call upon entering gay town.

Together with a larger than life statue of Marilyn Monroe (which has somehow found its way onto a rooftop ledge at the front of the building, how did they even get it up there?), a rainbow flag that spans the entire length of the venue and Hurst Street’s iconic lifesize glittery rhino just opposite (if you have never seen this rhino, overt your eyes upwards next time you visit gay town, it’s opposite the Tesco Express and really is something), Missing certainly takes extravagant to the next level.

Regular cabaret acts, go-go dancers, local DJ’s and an always energetic atmosphere all contribute to Missing’s relentless popularity on the scene. Having recently undergone a refurbishment, the bar is now more sleek than ever, with the upstairs ‘Luna Bar’ coming complete with lazers, mirrored walls and its very own upstairs outdoor smoking garden. If it’s a party you’re after, Missing should definitely be top of your list. 

By: Rebecca Homer


Venue name: Missing
Address: The Arcadian
48 Bromsgrove Street
B5 6NU
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