The Crib


Unit 1, Courtyard, Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA
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Why we love it

If you’re looking for a spot that guarantees a solid night out, then the search is over. The Crib landed in the courtyard of the Custard Factory in late 2018, bringing with it an encyclopedic knowledge of dance music and techno tunes. It started as a short-term project, but with its unrivalled energy and passion it quickly positioned itself at the leading edge of Birmingham’s nightlife; now, The Crib is sticking around to host extra-special nights and one-off extravaganzas.

The Crib has presented some killer events with the UK’s biggest DJs and producers, alongside a hand-picked selection of up and coming names. Those in the know will understand what we’re talking about: posters with names such as Roman Candles, Paradox City and Marc Spence littered the Digbeth area, showcasing the very best of the UK electronic music scene. The venue itself has bragging rights to a quality atmosphere as well. It might not be the biggest space in Birmingham’s nightlife scene, but so what? Pile a bunch of people into The Crib and you get huge energy. It’s one of those feel good club spaces, where everyone’s out to have a great time. But word to the wise: don’t expect to leave early; its positive vibes and big tracks has had us dancing there until the ripe hours of the following day!

If the nightlife scene isn’t your bag (or if you’re looking for somewhere new to hangout during the day), then you’ll be chuffed to hear that this cool spot is evolving into much, much more. The team behind The Crib are experimenting with new ways to make it a go-to hangout, and its evolved into a large social hub with plenty of daytime offerings. Now, it has its own streetwear store, stocking independent brands such as Act Natural, Hay Bay Kicks and PINNA; laidback, on-trend and casual, they’ve got some items that’ll give your wardrobe a positive refresh. Their bars open during the day too, stocked with plenty of bottles as well as keg beers, and a handful of courtyard benches to enjoy a drink or two in an alfresco setting. And they’ve got bigger plans for the future with casual dining elements and a coffee shop in the pipeline - watch this space for more news.


Get competitive with their arcade games and pool table.
Order the Purple Kush gin-based cocktail.
Give yourself plenty of time to browse their street-wear store.