What to do over May Day Bank Holiday in the city centre

Our first Bank Holiday after Easter is just round the corner, falling on Monday 7th May.

We’ve picked out some of the best ways to spend your weekend in the city centre. From live music, bottomless brunch to comedy nights, there’s plenty to keep you entertained over the Bank Holiday.

Laugh out loud at Cherry Red’s Comedy night

Chuckle the night away on Friday (4th) at some of the best TV comedians in the UK at Cherry Red’s.

This comedy night has seen guest appearances from the likes of Joe Lycett, Ivo Graham and Daniel Simonson.

You will also be able to enjoy some of Cherry Red’s great food and craft beers during the show.

These shows are very popular so be sure to book your tickets in advance. You can purchase them here.

Enjoy live music, food and drink at City Social

Enjoy what’s going to be the hottest bank holiday on record at City Social.

The food and music festival is back with their Spring event at the Suffolk Street Queensway Underpass.

The event will trade seven days a week from 12noon – 7pm Sunday to Wednesday and 12noon – 9pm Thursday to Saturday until 28th May.

Traders will be serving up local food, drink as well as a full entertainment schedule of local acoustic artists, DJ’s and live bands.

Bespoke set-ups and vehicles will include: Pimms, burgers, juice & smoothies, desserts, Caribbean cuisine, Peaky Blinders bar & retail from Sadler’s Brewery, ABK Bavarian beer, fish & chips, Indian street food from Mahirs, a City Social bar and more.

Enjoy a bottomless brunch at Harvey Nichols

What better way to kick off your Bank Holiday Sunday than with a boozy brunch at Harvey Nichols. Enjoy decadent bottomless champagne and a delicious range of brunch favourites, including mashed avocado & egg on sourdough, cheese & tomato omelette and pancakes with maple syrup.

You can enjoy three courses and unlimited Harvey Nichols NV champagne for two hours for £50pp. The champagne brunch is served from 11am-3pm.

Go for cocktails at Be At One

Is it really a Bank Holiday if a few cocktails weren’t consumed? Pop down to Be At One for their Summer Garden Party and enjoy one or two of their new additions including their very own Petty Filoo cocktail and Butter Beer! Wristbands are just £12 and you will receive a welcome drink on arrival as well as £5 cocktails until 10pm. There will be a chance for you to win 100’s of prizes including festival tickets!

Book your table here 

See Take That’s new musical, The Band at Birmingham Hippodrome

If you’re a Take That fan, The Band Musical is a show you won’t want to miss.

Produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams. The Band Musical follows five 16 year old friends in 1992 where ‘the band’ is everything. Now 25 years on, the group of friends reunite, now 40-something year old women, as they try to once more fulfil their dream of meeting their idols.

It lands at Birmingham Hippodrome on 1st May until 12th May.

An extra performance has now been added due to popular demand. Book your tickets here

Take a trip to Jamaica with Revolution De Cuba

Take a trip to Jamaica this Bank Holiday Sunday with Revolution De Cuba’s island party special!

Join them for live music including a traditional steel band, sample some of their Reggae Rum Punch cocktail and enjoy tasters of their Caribbean Chicken Curry & Jerk Chicken Burger.

If that’s not tempting enough, there will be happy hour on ALL cocktails between 5-7pm and 2-4-1 on tapas all day.

To book a table or booth, call 0121 796 1216


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