‘Hottest night out in town’ - Former legendary Birmingham nightspot Bobby Browns to reopen as Verve Lounge

The Verve Lounge is opening on the spot where legendary Birmingham nightclub Bobby Browns was based - and it’s promising to the “hottest night out in town”
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It was a regular haut for celebrities and Brummie party-goers throughout the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s before it closed in 2003.

Now the very spot of the legendary Bobby Browns nightclub is set to become the Verve Lounge - and it’s promising to become the “hottest night out in Birmingham”. The bar is on the Mailbox canal path at 52 Gas Street and, ahead of its opening on February 3,  the venue is inviting guests to “embark on a journey of entertainment, transporting you back to nights filled with youthful exuberance and endless possibilities”.

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This is the place where nights out are set to be redefined, according to the owners. With its comfortable chic decor, and fusion of contemporary and classic elements, the 250 capacity venue will exude an air of warmth and sophistication that sets it apart from the bright lights of Broad Street.

The bar will feature an extensive and innovative cocktail menu crafted by skilled mixologists who understand the art of libation. From timeless classics to signature concoctions that push the boundaries of flavour,  Verve Lounge promises a tantalising journey for your taste buds.

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Birmingham Gas Street Basin

Entertainment will take centre stage at Verve Lounge, where live DJ sets, and house music nights will keep the energy pulsating throughout the week. The venue is designed to cater to the more mature clientéle, ensuring that everyone finds their vibe on the dance floor or as a cosy spot to unwind with friends. Further expansion is planned for the VIP area upstairs and the outdoor heated terrace will open in the summer. Twelve jobs are being created as a result of the opening.

Memories of Bobby Browns nightclub in Birmingham

Verve Lounge has got a tough act to follow. The name Bobby Browns evokes memories of laughter, dancing to infectious rhythms, and friendships forged amidst thumping basslines. 

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The nightclub was more than just a venue, it was a cultural hub that brought people together from all walks of life. It hit the headlines on several occasions, including a night out when it hosted footballer George Best with Patrick Lienham in  the 1980s. Now under the helm of Reece Chauhan, Verve Lounge is set to welcome those seeking an extraordinary night out. And before Bobbys the iconic building originally served as a gun factory and was later used as stables for the adjacent canal. Mike Olley, general manager of Westside BID, said: "The name Bobby Browns is a famous one to anyone who was out and about in town in the 1980s, 90s and early 2000s, and it's fantastic to have the building reimagined and reopening as the Verve Club. We welcome the rejuvenation of this section of Gas Street, and are looking forward to the new fun-seekers who will soon be enjoying themselves here."

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Verve Lounge opening on Gas Street in Birmingham city centre

‘It’s not just a bar, it’s a lifestyle’

Whether you’re a connoisseur of craft cocktails, a music enthusiast, or someone simply looking to elevate their nightlife experience, Verve Lounge is inviting you to join the celebration and become part of Birmingham’s most talked-about destination.

Reece Chauhan said : “Verve Lounge is not just a bar; it’s a lifestyle. We wanted to create a space where people can escape the ordinary and immerse themselves in a world of cultural comforts, taste, and entertainment.” To celebrate the grand opening, Verve Lounge will host an exclusive launch event on Thursday 1st February with the venue officially opening to the public on Saturday 3rd February. Verve Lounge opens Saturday 3rd February on 52 Gas Street, Birmingham. B1 2JT

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