7 reviews of Nightingale Club in English
I have visited this club a few times but the first time I went on a proper night out there was a Thursday night.
With it being a gay club, I wasn’t too bothered by going in there as a few of my friends are gay/lesbian scene as i’m straight. The people and people who work their were friendly, the music was pretty good. Upstairs played all cheesy stuff. Downstairs was more of the house/r&b stuff. So if you like guilty pleasures then i’m sure you like it here :) .
I remember they had a drag queen, reminded me of butlins, don’t know why.
The drinks were a reasonable price pretty cheap, its good for students too, regarding if your straight/gay aslong as you behave yourself they don’t mind :)
Only downturn was I met a girl in there, she knew i was straight and she cleared me out, kept buying her drinks and she did a runner towards end of the night never saw her again. Woops my own fault.
Known as a superclub the gale has been around a long time. It has occupied various sites around the city in its long history but seems to have found its most success in its present location.
The club went into administration last year. A strange affair as it had been doing well. it seems the holding company had tried to put their fingers into too many pies and took out massive loans to fund other ventures which simply didn’t take off. (The Angel for example)
Alas Lawrence Barton(owner of loft and The Village) and some financial backers stepped in and saved the club from going the same way as the other gay superclub (Route) and standing empty for years.
The club has re-launched with its weekly Saturgay event, the owners keen to re-establish the venue as a dedicated gay venue.
Recently they have announced that membership will be free to join but with a range of membership packages with varying annual tarrifs. In with the membership is promo offers, que jumping and dependant on membership package access to VIP areas.
Don’t panic you don’t have to be a member, however all that means is a longer que and full price admission. (Between £8 and £10)
Various types of music played, something for all really. Drinks are reasonable and certainly compare well to the likes of Broadstreets clubs and the nearby Arcadian.
Weekly live music see’s minor celebs attend usually X factor or BGT rejects but fun none the less.
A great night out!
I LOVED this place! Being a lesbian couple, we were stuck for places to go for a nice night out together...this was perfect! We loved it and the ending to the night was brilliant...female and male dancers with a bizarre routine! EXCELLENT!
Nightingales is a 'super club’, so I’m told - cramming room upon room full of happy dancing people and entertaining them not just with DJ sets of all musical styles but some of the finest live music the world has ever seen.
Remember Tiffany? She’s played there. And so has Luciana of Bodyrox fame. Right Said Fred are due there in December along with X Factor’s Daniel Evans. OK, the last one isn’t so impressive but you get the idea. I’ve performed in the lower bar twice and had a great time - they honestly have a better sound system for live music in there than all the pub venues I’ve ever played at, the staff are way friendlier and more knowledgable and there’s a really lovely dressing room upstairs. And sometimes drag queens share it with you!
Nightingales is a gay club, yes, but they put on lots of more inclusive nights and often students from various universities in the area get bussed in to rip it up on the dancefloor, get wasted and throw up on their own shoes.
How much more fun is there to be had on the weekend?
Love this place. Been a few times on visits to Birmingham. BIG gay club. Shows on in upstairs level. Open during the week too, they just curtain off half the club. Still gets busy though. Busiest and best gay venue in Birmingham!
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