This review is focused on the function room available at Walkabout.
The downstairs room can be booked for private parties, which can be accessed from a separate entrance from Broad Street. They have designated security and as I had an invite-only event, I asked guests to show their invites to security in order to be let in.
The room has a beautiful view of the canal from the ceiling-to-floor windows around most of the venue. There is a large dance floor, big bar area and ample seating. You are free to book your own DJ and cater for your own function, although they offer light snacks.
I was impressed by the service of the manager on the night who was very polite and went to lengths to ensure we had a good night. He was accommodating to our requests and I would definitely recommend this venue for your private party!
Compared to other Walkabout's I have been to throughout the country, Birmingham's Walkabout, situated on Broad Street has long been a favourite of mine.
Despite being similar to other Walkabouts in style and service, the location of this particular Walkabout makes it a great destination for those intent on having a drink and a meal, before moving on to somewhere else.
This specific Walkabout is a favourite of my group of friends when it comes to sport. Whether it be Rugby or Football, Walkabout always promotes a great and friendly atmosphere which everyone enjoys.
The prices of some drinks may be slightly excessive in comparison to others, but nonetheless, Birmingham's Walkabout, with its perfect location is head and shoulders above any others I have visited.
This is an ideal venue for a good night out in Birmingham's popular Broad Street.
Whether your after just a beer, a quiet drink, or a good night out with your friends, it's always lively in here. The crowed is mixed, extremely popular on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, and the drink prices are reasonable.
You may find there is quite a wait to get served after 5pm. The bouncers also keep an eye on you, if your too drunk, you may find yourself man handled out of the premises. The place does have an authentic Australian feel, hence the name and it's quite a nice friendly establishment.
A great location with a Taxi rank right opposite, and also near to the restaurants if your peckish after, and local cash machines nearby.
The TV is also on with live sports which creates a nice atmosphere, albeit somewhat loud.
Give this a go for your next pub crawl.
Came here with friends to watch the football - I was amazed at how many screens are in this place! It doesnt matter which way you look or where you standyou will always be able to watch whatever sport is on!
Decided to have lunch while we were there. My jacket potato was pretty small, generally not very impressive. It was just okay. I noticed they have kangaroo on the menu so if your not in the mood for your average chicken, beef or pork then you may want to give it a go?
Deceptively huge inside, The Walkabout is one of the busiest, rowdiest venues on Broad Street, open til the wee small hours and providing cheap(ish) drinks and loud, cheesy music for the ultimate in unpretentious nights out. For the most part, the atmosphere is quite friendly, but you do occasionally get the odd prat in there, as you might expect from somewhere so utterly crammed with lagered-up twentysomethings looking for a good time.
During the day, they serve reasonable Aussie-themed food that is stodgily filling, but really not going to knock your socks off. When there is sport on, they have several huge TVs and plenty of seating for you to enjoy it.
It can be a nightmare getting served when the place fills out, and it's easy to lose your friends due to the size of the place and the fact there are two levels with a busy dancefloor on each. If you're in a large group that just wants to get trolleyed and have a drunken dance, Walkabout is one of your best bets.
In the middle of Broad Street, Walkabout brings Oz to the UKs second city.
Not (at all!) dissimilar to any other Walkabout bar you've ever been in, but that isn't a bad thing.
It's a big bar, with plenty of big screens for you to watch whatever live sport they've got on. It's fun, cheap and lively.
Relaxed atmosphere, decent food, good service. Some drinks can be a rip off - a Magners cost me around £4.95 last time I went!
Still, no attitude which is always a good thing.especially on Broad St!
Don't think ill be going back there.
Big bar, open day and night and serves food.
Similar to most Walkabout pubs so if in a different city at least you'll have the same feel. Large space, large bar and plenty of room to dance. Both upstairs and downstairs are enjoyable playiing a range of music.
Thursday nights out I wouldnt go anywhere else.
Located on Broad Street, Birmingha - this is the ideal place to start your evening, or to visit pre-club.
Its large, its ususally packed and the beer and food is great - what more do you need?
Major sporting events (football, Rugby) are more often than not played here, so if you fancy getting your mates together and heading down to watch 'the match' there is not realy a more welcoming place.
Walkabout consists of two floors that are very different in music yet very satisfying to customers and party people that enjoy these particular genres of music like old school RnB, hip hop, current RnB and Indie. If you happen to go to Walkabout on a weekend night you can tell the division between the floors. The teens and young adults tend to be on the bottom floor and the mid-twenties and early thirties category tend to stay upstairs where the old school vibe it. The layout of Walkabout is really spacious and it is easy to lose friends within this venue; also people tend to crowd around the dance floor and bar making it harder to look for friends or to go about if you're in a group or large party. The drinks at Walkabout are varied and can range from few quid to almost ten pounds.
In some ways it's just another Walkabout, but it's still a pretty cool place as far as Broad St. goes. It's cheap, no dress code, it has live sport, live music, interesting bottled beers (but no real ales). I've had many good times here.
Great for watching the rugby (or if you prefer ir, football). More screens than you can shake a stick at and a sound system good enough so you can still hear the game over the crowds.
Also great for a night out, had many a fun night out with the lads here. Over two floors, both with big bars so it never takes too long to get served, and reasonably priced.
Definitely my choice on Broad Street.
Located on broad street, the hub of birmingham city's night life, varsity is a fun bar which has plenty to offer. It's a bar where you can meet friends for drinks before you proceed onto other nightclubs on broad street. It also shows live football games from the premiership or champions league. The atmosphere is always lively and the security is not very strict as far as dress code is concerned unlike most places on broad street. Highly recommended.
Similar to most big bar chains but the menu is what sets this brand aside from the rest.
They do 'handbuilt' burgers. As well as beef you can have chicken, springbok, kandagoo, lamb or veggie.
Kangaroo was a lot more bland than I expected and I woudln't get it again.
Springbok burgers are outstanding though and would recommend going there for the springbok alone!
Great little australian themed bar/club. Good drinks and its always a good shout when you want something between a quiet night in the pub and a big night in a club. THe staff are very friendly and its well situated on broad street and on the canal so you can go on the outside balcony overlooking gas street. Great little place, good music. Although all walkabouts are the same, so its worth visiting somewhere a little different whilst visiting birmingham.
Its the perfect place to pre-drinking on broadstreet. Drinks are normally priced but there are sometimes really good offers available so check on the website before you go. always seems quite lively after about 9ish and its only a couple of metres away from other broadstreet bars and cluubs like gatecrasher.
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