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Birmingham Nightlife: 56 reviews and 31 photos
Birmingham has gained quite a reputation in recent years for being the home to a thriving trade in 'Gentleman's clubs' (or lapdancing palaces). Birmingham always used to known as somewhat 'conservative' town in the non-conformist mould. How time have changed.
The names that are picked for such establishments always amuse me. Whilst some are rather obvious in calling themselves 'legs 11', most have names that have no relationship to their business. What the hell is a 'Spearmint Rhino' ? and how does this refer to the girls who work within ? Does it mean they a gum-chewing old bruisers with thick hides ?
Another example is 'The Rocket club'. Not, as you might expect, a club for the study of space exploration but a 'Gentleman's club' on Broad street. Perhaps it implies that after a while inside you will be ready to 'go off like a rocket'. The parrots that adorn the outside of the club may be a subtle reference to the 'birds' that lie within.
Of course, the great irony is that no true 'Gentleman' would enter such an environment anyway.
P.S - Just to show that Birmingham nightlife is not just a testosterone-charged, male-bonding sexist playground, the girls also have their own strip joint. It's called Tricky Dickies. Quite.
Dress Code: Smart - ish. Depends on volume of trade.
Theme: Adult Spot
Rose Villa Tavern
The pub at the centre of the Jewellery quarter looks quite an ordinary midland boozer from the outside, but this 1920's pub is a masterpiece of its kind.
The tiling is of a very high standard and could be considered a work of art. Some of the tiles depict some rather nubile young ladies, which of course adds to the pleasure.
The beer and food are somewhat average, but it's a good place to rest a while whilst contemplating purchasing stuff in the jewellery quarter.
Dress Code: none
Address: Rose Villa Tavern,172 Warstone Lane
Directions: Jewelley quarter - next to the Clocktower
Theme: Eating and Drinking
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