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The Roadhouse

Music, Music venues Birmingham

Discretely located suburban venue offers all things eclectic in music and comedy

Tucked away in a corner of Bourneville, behind a Tumble Jumble indoor playground and within an unassuming façade that most resembles an industrial storage unit, is one of Birmingham’s most reputable and delightfully odd live music venues. Honestly.

The Roadhouse’s dedication to staging live music is incomparable, with local bands and tribute acts every weekend, plus jam nights and open mics most days of the week, covering almost any musical genre you’d care to name, including their trademark Blues-day Tuesday.

The live room is fairly large with a massive stage, but still manages to feel intimate thanks to the way things are arranged, with seating at the front and standing-room towards the back.

Open Mic nights at The Roadhouse are renowned for being as chaotic as they are fun and draw a good crowd of honest music lovers who come along for the ride in good faith of the venue’s reputation. Just off the main bar area, there’s also a smaller second room that, in recent years, has mostly been used to stage comedy acts – again, often with an egalitarian, open-mic agenda.

If you’re looking for great entertainment with an eclectic twist, outside the city centre, then The Roadhouse is as good a shout as anywhere in Birmingham.


Venue name: The Roadhouse
Address: Lifford Lane
B30 3DZ
Opening hours: Mon- Sat 6pm-midnight; Sun 3pm-11.30pm
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