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      Eight date night ideas to impress your Uni of Birmingham Valentine

      ByMonelo Gabriel

      Feb 14, 2023

      If you want to convince your situation to take things further, read this

      In the month of love, you may want to treat your partner to a special night, convince your situation to take things further, or meet someone new in a public setting. If you’re out of ideas on how to impress that special someone, don’t worry, we’ve got it. Here are eight different ideas for a successful date night in Birmingham:

      cocktail night

      If you want to keep it classy and relatively relaxed, Birmingham has a huge range of different cocktail bars on offer. If you’re not looking to impress but not spend too much, then be sure to check out happy hours and student deals.

      Las Iguanas, Be at One, and The Cocktail Club (and even the Goose if you’re not looking to stray far from Selly Oak) are particularly great for happy hour deals, helping you calm date nerves and not bring them up when checking out. your bank account, the next day. Las Iguanas and the Be at One have a number of bars scattered around Birmingham so you can choose where you want to go (or walk away if you must), but make sure you specify where you’re going if you happen to be there.

      If money is no object for this special occasion, then you might consider trying some of the truly spectacular concoctions at The Alchemist, drinks that come with all the accessories at Gas Street Social, or some tasty cocktails in intriguing containers at The Botanist.


      Another classic date night idea involves a trip to the bowling alley. You can opt for the standard setup at the Hollywood Bowl in Birmingham Broadway Plaza, where you can have a few drinks and end the night in the arcade if you have some spare quarters to spend. They also offer a 10 per cent student discount, which means prices start at £6.25 per person for a set. This is ideal if you’re unsure of your date and don’t want to commit to a whole night of awkward chatting, as you can book a game and extend it when you’re there if things go well.

      Alternatively, you can pump it up at Lane 7 Birmingham and combine bowling with other activities such as shuffleboard or karaoke.

      stand up comedy

      If you want to take the pressure off, you can catch what’s going on at one of Birmingham’s stand-up comedy clubs, including the Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre, Closeup Comedy., or The Glee Club. This could be a great way to send your date home, after you’ve had a fun night and are under the delusion that you had something to do with it.

      However, it would be wise to check that the show you are attending matches your date’s taste and sense of humor, otherwise they might leave the night angry and offended by some of the content. These events usually happen on specific days of the week (like Wednesdays and Thursdays at Closeup Comedy), so be sure to check ahead. Prices also range from £8 early bird to £12 on final release (Closeup Comedy ticket prices).

      paint and drink

      If you fancy showing off your creative side in a relaxed atmosphere and with a drink of your choice, you can take a look at the various ‘Sip and Paint’ classes in Birmingham. ClassBento offers public and private sessions throughout the year, however it is quite popular so it is best to book in advance. Also, the venue changes each time and prices vary significantly depending on which session you book, which may be something to consider.

      manufacture of truffles

      The Chocolate Collective’s truffle-making workshops offer another creative alternative. Held at the Novotel Birmingham, this unique bonding experience will test your culinary skills and enhance the instant dread one feels when told you’re going to Broad Street.

      If it’s a first or second date with someone you don’t know very well, you might want to check that they really like food and don’t have any life-threatening allergies (which could take the night for an unexpected turn). ) . This activity is more expensive, making a small dent in the student budget at £45 per person. However (since things are going well), you’ll come away with some fun souvenirs, a new skill AND 15-20 handmade truffles to enjoy at home.


      Visiting a trampoline park is a bit more intense, but it could be fun if you both enjoy getting your heart rate up in a high-energy environment. Seeing yourself casually bouncing with a group of 6-year-olds is certainly a quick icebreaker. You can also impress your date with a few cartwheels and potentially pass a major test (just don’t break any limbs).

      Rush Trampoline Park is an affordable option starting at £13.50 for a 60 minute session (early bird price when you book 24 hours in advance). You can also cheer him up by attending a two-hour “After Dark” session with ultraviolet lighting. This nightclub setting definitely gives Rosies a run for her money. There is generally plenty of availability for bookings, so this is a safe option to fall back on if you’ve really left the planning to the last minute.

      crazy golf

      This is a classic activity that almost all newcomers do with their new group of friends or apartment at the university. It’s also a fun date though with the various challenges on each hole and the option to get a few drinks too (in case you need something to blame for your poor performance).

      You could even extend the invitation and go with a group of friends and their dates (just make sure you’re the one going with your friends and their dates). Golf Fang in Birmingham is a popular venue in Digbeth. Prices start at £12.50 for a classic 18 hole round, but only go up to £14.50 if you decide to include a drink in your booking.

      ball park

      The Ball Park in Birmingham city center is a fantastic opportunity to roll free in a ball pit with a cocktail in each hand. I highly recommend this for those who are going on a first date with someone they don’t know very well or are meeting for the first time. There are several additional activities you can add to the experience, including table tennis, billiards, and a 90-minute cocktail masterclass session.

      With all the fun provided for you, this is a sure way to ensure a good time, even if your new Tinder date isn’t everything you hoped for. If things aren’t going too well, you could even try escaping them for a while in the arcade if it turns out they’re kids with an iPad and they get stuck on the screen (they might forget you’re there, creating the perfect mood). Escape route). Also, it’s a great place to take some fun Instagram photos. Prices start from around £10-15 and go up depending on what you choose to do. Also, there is usually a lot of availability, so it is not too risky if you decide to book the day before.

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