Hare and Hounds is one of the best love music venues in Birmingham. A relatively compact, two room club with a total of 400-seat capacity regularly hosts life performances of such musicians as Norman Jay, Ben UFO, Gaslamp Killer, Metz, and many others. The building as we know it today was renovated in 1907. Back in the 1960s, the club hosted such world-famous bands and Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones
, and The Beatles. Today, ticket prices vary from normally £10 to £20, which is a very appealing cost for the second best love music venue in the city.
The club is located on 106 High Street, Kings Heath, and there are several ways to get there:
By train and tube: unfortunately, there are no rail or overground station close by. However, a range of bus lines (see below) circles from the Birmingham New Street station.
By bus: the nearest bus stop is Institute Road. Lines 50, 50A, 150, and X50, will take you there.
By car: Hare and Hounds is located right at the crossroads of York Rd and A435Rd. You definitely won’t miss it if you follow the A435 direction.
International: you can take any rail line to Birmingham New Street station. From there, catch bus 50 or 150 — it will take you right to the venue.
The venue does not have its own parking lot and the number of on-street parking spaces is rather limited, too. But, you can park next to Halifax bank parking area, about 5-10 walk away from the Hare and Hounds. The bank parking has yellow lines for the disabled drivers.
Accessibility for people with special needs
As a historic building, Hare and Hounds does not have a wheelchair access or lifts in the building. Note that even though visitors with special needs are always welcome, carrying a wheelchair up the stairs might call for an extra companion.