The best games and activity bars in Birmingham

Looking to break the ice with your new flatmates and discover more of what Birmingham has to offer? Whether it's games, darts or even cricket, these bars offer more than just an average night out. 


Based at the Custard Factory in Digbeth, NQ64 offers a mixture of retro arcade cabinets and classic consoles to offer a unique experience. They've got a menu full of video game themed cocktails, and even their own craft beer. There's a variety of genres, including the classic dance stage for those still wanting to bust out some moves!

Boom Battle Bar

If video games aren't your vibe, then how about Boom Battle Bar? Based at the top end of Broad Street near Five Ways, they offer a whole host of competitive games, including pool, darts, beer pong and even AR axe throwing! Bring out your competitive edge and see who comes out on top.

Roxy Ball Room

Another of Digbeth's gems, and now with a second venue in Victoria Square, Roxy Ball Rooms offer ball games with a twist. From their crazy pool (think pool mixed with crazy golf), duck pin bowling and basketball. There's plenty on offer for a fun and competitive night out.


OTHERWORLD is truly a unique offering. If their futuristic interior and bar weren't enough, strap on your VR headsets and be transported to a different dimension to enjoy your drinks and explore the new world on offer.

Flight Club

If darts is more your game then look no further than Flight Club! Their Temple Street bar offers social darts, with extra interactive games to change the way you play. The 1930's theming makes it a great place to relax and have a few drinks too.


Whether you're a budding batsman or a first time fielder, Sixes is one of Birmingham's best experiences. Booze and a batting cage make for a great night out. Their shots even come served in mini Ashes trophies. HOWZAT!

Chance & Counters

Time to really get competitive. Chance & Counters is all about board games and beers. There's hundreds of games on offer, and of all genres so there's guaranteed to be something for everyone!

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