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The Fox

Bars and pubs
The Fox, Birmingham
The Fox 2, Birmingham

Time Out says

An energetic, gay-girl orientated bar that welcomes everyone, with live music and summer BBQs

The Fox is the only venue in the gay quarter to market itself to gay women and their friends. Owned by the much loved Andy King, The Fox offers women, men, gay, straight, transgender and pretty much anyone a space to socialise, let loose and forget about their troubles. The Fox even comes with its very own mascot in the form of a German Shepherd called Lady.

The atmosphere at The Fox is energetic, to say the very least. With its laid back attitude, the girls and guys can usually be found dancing on the bar and on the benches, often with owner Andy joining in, feather boa in tow.

Newly decorated, the main bar room features some of the world’s most iconic women, including Marilyn Monroe and Beyoncé, in the form of black and white stencilled artwork on the walls. Adjacent to this is a dedicated pool room, and tying the whole venue together is probably the most impressive beer garden on the scene. With pebbled floors, a rose garden, kitch statues dotted amongst the foliage and ivy snaking its way up a metal staircase, it looks more like a scene from ‘The Secret Garden’ than your average lesbian bar. Needless to say it’s taken full advantage of, especially in the summer months with BBQs and live music events.

Friday night is karaoke night at The Fox, and if you’re planning a Saturday visit, expect it to be packed full of people looking to have a good time, and they definitely always do! Whether it’s a cold pint, a kettle-full (yes, I said kettle) of cocktail or a quick jagerbomb, you will always be welcomed with open arms at The Fox. 

By: Rebecca Homer



Address: 17 Lower Essex Street
B5 6SN

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