Welcome to Subside Bar

Subside is the dedicated rock and alternative music bar in the heart of Birmingham. Situated at 57 High St, Digbeth, Birmingham, next door to the coach station and virtually opposite the O2 Institute, Subside is THE destination bar for anybody who likes their music to come with attitude. Subside features rock and alternative music entertainment along with a whole lot more. Check out the weekly schedule page for more details on what's happening each and every day of the week.

About Subside Bar

Subside is a FREEHOUSE and has a great selection of lagers, traditional ales, ciders, spirits & soft drinks all at wallet friendly prices to help you enjoy the Subside experience. Also, watch out for our early week specials with some great offers on selected lines.

Subside has a superb smoking area on our patio, allowing you to catch the suns rays, some fresh air and smoke in peace and comfort without being detached from the bar.

Subside is the only alternative bar with its own heated shisha pavilion for those that want to relax and chill out in comfort.

Subside has a selection of great cocktails available at incredible bargain prices. Highly recommended!

Subside has two pool tables available every day of the week for you to relax and play with your friends both old and new.

Subside has an amazing 8K sound rig to make sure you hear your favourite tunes in crystal clear quality.

Subside has live bands every Thursday night organised and run by Surprise You're Dead Music, Birmingham's fastest growing independent promoters.

Subside is the only designated rock bar that is owned, operated and managed by Birmingham born rock fans, in touch with you.

Subside was voted THE BEST rock bar/club by readers in the last Kerrang Readers Poll!


Some Testimonials
what people are saying

  • Feb 4 - My kind of people and a very good vibe about the place) Scott Casey (Facebook 5 stars)
  • Jan 24 - Brilliant friendly staff and an amazing place! Absolutely love the new SubsideLou Boikovs (Facebook 5 stars)
  • Jan 22 - The new venue is so much better in ambience, size and decor. The bar has a fantastic drinks selection with speciality shots in particular the Jam Doughnut!
    Great music selection and room for bands to play which is a bonus. Smoking area/shisha Hut is also a nice relaxing area for people who are more worse for wear than others!
    Overall Subside is now a nice place to have a few quiet drinks with friends as well as a night spot. Kristofer Jeffrey Billingham (Facebook 5 stars)
  • Jan 2 - So glad this came back, Subside is perfect for all you Rockers out there. I've been there a few times, and everytime I go, it's always brilliant.
    It's a hell yes from me 100%Fraser Calderwood Duncan (Facebook 5 stars)
  • Jan 2 - My kind of people and a very good vibe about the place) Richard Hill (Facebook 5 stars)
  • Jan 1 - Fucking awesome night. Fantastic atmosphere and great people, and the staff and security are very polite. Couldn't ask for more.Josh Whelan (Facebook 5 stars)
  • Dec 24 - First time at the new place last night and I'm telling you, music was on top form. 10/10. Well done Dave xLaura Kirsty (Facebook 5 stars)
  • Dec - 19 Amazing venue! Cheap drinks, friendly staff and great music! Can't wait to go againEddie Kent (Facebook 5 stars)
  • Dec 7 - Oustanding place, friendly staff, good value drinks and no-one harvested my organs for the black market. Will definitely come back!Harry James Woodman (Facebook 5 stars)
  • Dec 2 - Friking amazing space.........glad subsides back for business.Amit Duggal (Facebook 5 stars)