You may have seen this new mural across your social media pages over the past week, or in the flesh if Digbeth is your stomping ground. The Digbeth Dozen features a definitive list of the best locations in the area, courtesy of The Ruin.

The Ruin

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A watering hole inspired by the back-street bars of cultured European cities, such as, Budapest. The Ruin is a modest establishment. A un-done, no thrills look, rustic dishes and board games make it the idea location for a quiet one on a laid-back afternoon.

Rico Libre

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Not too far from The Ruin is Rico Libre, an independent tapas set-up known for their experimental flavours featuring portions from across the globe. The place to go if you are bored of big chains and fancy some fresh, fuss-free cuisine.

Dig Brew Co

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A relatively new addition to Birmingham’s craft beer scene and already a worthy mention. The warehouse style surroundings get packed with regulars across the weekend.  Dig Brew serve amazing home-brewed beers with a host of tastes and flavours.

Ghetto Golf

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We’re sure this place doesn’t see a quiet moment! It’s surroundings are a huge sensory treat for crazy golf enthusiasts, or for those who simply want to drink and dine in the quirkiest haunt in town. The punchy, fruity cocktails not to be missed and neither is the amazing street-food, courtesy of Slim’s BBQ Express.

Digbeth Dining Club

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Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays see Digbeth Dining Club open up to food fans of the West Midlands. Each week a different line-up from the very best street-food vendors in Birmingham and beyond serve an amass of cuisines to suit all tastes. Sweet or savoury you are well-looked after here but we’re sure you know this already!

The Spotted Dog

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This traditional boozer based on Warwick Street is the place to be for quality live music. Jazz bands and Irish Folk are the genres of choice here. The perfect location to sup a pint whilst you enjoy the energetic sights and sounds, truly characteristic of Digbeth.

The Anchor

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Another spot for dedicated ale drinkers is The Anchor. An ever-changing beer menu keeps things interesting for those with a passion for their booze. These guys know how to run a pub – free pool Mondays, hearty toasted sarnies, live sports and various themed pub quizzes. What more could you want?

The Mockingbird Cinema

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One of a small sector here in Birmingham, The Mockingbird Cinema is an amazing place to catch the latest films and one-off specials. Classics are often hosted with amazing brunch and lunch packages centred around their showings! Their cute bar and restaurant is a diamond in Digbeth too, so if you have no time for a screening, just a quick bite to eat, no problems!


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Digbeth does independence so well and further proof of this comes in the shape of Kanteen. Workers and regulars alike will be the first to tell you that this place is one of the tastiest to grab lunch if you are around the area. Healthy brunches and lunches are served with a smile here and the smell of fresh coffee is the perfect mid-day pick-me-up!

The Old Crown

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Our city’s oldest pub knows how to put on a party, as you would expect. A walk around the Old Crown will lead you to all sorts of nooks, usually with a lot going on! Fantastic pub grub is served and vibrant theme and quiz nights are held, along with music and sport. It is a versatile place where you are likely to find something fun to do, so keep an eye on events!


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Don’t know whether you’ve noticed by now but Digbeth is thee place for top quality beers and ales. A sea of experts can be found across the place and Clink are amongst them. You are able to by bottles to enjoy at home or treat yourself to a tipple in their tap room which always has something special on draft!

Baked in Brick

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Digbeth Dining Club favourites Baked in Brick are set to open their own restaurant in the area over the next few weeks. To already have fixed a spot on the Digbeth Dozen wall shows that there is no room for failure with these guys. Great pizzas, wraps and ribs are to be expected. We for one can’t wait!