One for the dancers, the rockers, the hipsters and the ravers, The Hare & Hounds has an eclectic programme of live music and party nights to cater for almost every taste. It’s also a great place to while away a lazy Sunday.
King's Heath, the increasingly vibrant area to the south of the city centre, is where this musical mecca is found, in a Grade II-listed building sprawling across multiple floors and spaces. Ever since UB40 played their first gig here back in 1979, The Hare & Hounds has been on the city’s music map.
The high ceilings and heritage interiors are a great setting for the buzzing crowds that throng here every weekend (and often during the week, too). There’s a relaxed and friendly atmosphere – even on busy nights – in a venue that manages to retain its neighbourhood pub vibe.
You’ll pay £4.50 for a pint of top-notch local craft beer, but there are plenty of cheaper options like San Miguel and Estrella. They also stock a good range of spirits including Chase gin and various vodkas.
And, as if being a great music venue and pub wasn’t enough, like so many of Birmingham’s bars, The Hare & Hounds has caught on to the city’s foodie revolution, too. The increasing Brummie appetite for high-quality, casual dining is served here by a series of pop-ups by the likes of Soul Food Project, who regularly take over the kitchen and serve up their wares.