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The Rainbow, Birmingham - pub details

Address: 160 High Street Deritend, Digbeth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 0LD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3033) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Bordesley (0.3 miles), Birmingham Moor Street (0.6 miles), Birmingham New Street (0.7 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.3/10 (rated by 11 users)
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Went in there once, scary place, downed pint very quickly. Not that surprised that someone got shot there at the weekend. Usually a paddywagon or two outside on match days.
son_of_odin - 12 Aug 2013 21:18
I have been to the Rainbow quite a bit recently supporting a friends band- and every time I regret it. The beer is poor at best, undrinkable at worst, and it is very very expensive. 3.80 for the worst pint of guiness I have ever had, poured by some of the rudest bar staff I have ever encountered. As a live music venue I feel I have to support it to a small degree- but seriously, there is nothing special about the Rainbow.
Karlmerrick - 10 Apr 2012 12:35
Place is under threat due to locals complaining about the noise from the bands. UB40 are playing a gig tonight to raise money for sound proofing!
SGA - 3 Nov 2009 21:27
Open as a pub , has been for the last year. Before the refit, it was a bare bones type of pub (red, worn lino on the floor, scarred wooden seats, largely Irish/Brummie male clientele who drank lager, Guinness and Jameson's) which was, at its best, bloody scary. I drank there often as part of a Digbeth crawl though, in truth, I always preferred the Swan, the Anchor, the Floodgate and the Big Bull's Head.
After, it looks more or less identical but has a live music theme and a younger, less addled set of customers, who could be equally at home in the similarly refurbed Old Wharf, down the road. Lager now costs 3 a pint and there's less chance of getting chinned for no particular reason, but it's definitely lost something, as has Digbeth generally, with the outflow of the Irish to Hall Green, Kings Heath and Yardley. Ont he plus side, some good bands. 6/10.
pablos13 - 4 Dec 2008 18:06
Not a normal "drop in" pub anymore. It only opens for special events. Consequently I haven't been in and in the light of this I've withdrawn my rating.
davver - 26 May 2007 12:36

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