The Yardbird

Paradise Place Birmingham B3 3HJ

Birmingham may be the home of heavy metal, but the music resonating in this cosy venue is far more chilled. Playing host to regular jazz and blues bands, the Yardbird is an unpretentious and easy-going venue with intimate seating, a stage just a smidgen above ankle height and a decor that recalls an age when jazz clubs were smoky basement haunts frequented by hipsters and beatniks. It's a perfect respite from the more rambunctious parts of the city, and quite a draw for more dilettante music lovers.

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