Will be visiting Birmingham on the Sunday the 7th for a night. 4 mid 20's lads on the beer.
Were stopping in a Travelodge in the city centre (broad st) and will be visiting the NEC between 6.30 and 9.30 for a football masters event.
Can you advise a couple of good pubs to visit in the day near broad st... also best way to get two and from the NEC?
Lastly after the football we thought it would be rude not to try the famous midlands curry can anyone recomend a good Indian Restaurant (bearing in mind its gonna be 10pm by the time we get there) and maybe somewhere decent thats open late on a sunday for a night cap?
Travelodge is about halfway up Broad St so you'll have pleny of bars to choose from for daytime drinking, just off Broad Street opposite Walkabout bar is BrindleyPlace with a loads of good bars and behind that is the Mailbox complex, again loads to choose from, if it's nice weather any of these places are great to sit outside on the canal and they'll all be busy.
For a curry you should jump in a cab to the 'Balti triangle' which is the area around Stratford Road in Sparkhill/Sparkbrook and the Ladypool Road which runs adjacent, you'll be spoiled for choice just get dropped off and walk around and see what catches your eye, some are licenced, some not but allow 'bring-your-own-bottle' it's a really colourful place and will be buzzing till the early hours so don't worry that you're no longer in the City Centre.
As for a night-cap my personal favourite is Revolution on Broad St it's just a few mins walk from the Travelodge and is open till 2am on a Sunday - this month they're doing 2-4-1 cocktails all-day every-day but as your here Sep that will prob be over and a new promotion going on, or if that doesn't float your boat instead of heading back to Broad St go to Arcadian Centre in centre of the City, it's a complex full of bars and no attitutde so you can't really go wrong down there as there is something to suit all taste - much better than the run of the mill chain pubs on Broad St really!
Whatever you decide I'm sure you'll have a great time, if you need any more info let me know
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