So, your Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games tickets are purchased, your accommodation is sorted, travel booked, but you’ve not made any other plans to enjoy Birmingham whilst you’re visiting?! This guide will inspire you with quirky things to see and do, places to eat and all of the top ‘don’t miss’ hotspots to make your itinerary planning a whole load easier if you’re attending an event at or close-by to Smithfield in Digbeth.

Events at Smithfield:

  • Beach Volleyball 

  • Basketball 3x3 

Things to see and do  

Formerly named as ‘the UK’s coolest neighbourhood’ by the likes of The Culture Trip and The Times, Digbeth is brimming with experiential activities in every crevice. From crazy miniature golf to immersive VR, there’s plenty of options for hours of fun to be had!

A vast selection of the below attractions are suitable for guests aged 18 and over. Be sure to check the individual website before visiting for all the latest guidelines and entry requirements.

Golf Fang, formerly known as Ghetto Golf 

18-hole crazy golf, cocktails, street food and DJs, what more could you want? This isn’t just your average crazy golf, each hole is unique, surrounded by bespoke art, insane props and thrills. As you potter through, there will be something new to explore at every turn.

From 29 July, Ghetto Golf will be no more, and the venue will be rebranded as 'Golf Fang' - and transformed with new concepts and artwork.  

Ball Park

This is where the big kids come to play, and the first adult ball pool cocktail bar in Birmingham. Whether you fancy table tennis, beer pong, pool, arcade games a cocktail masterclass or diving deep into Brum’s biggest adult ball pit – Ball Park has it all. 


Take a trip down the nostalgic road and relive some of the best memories from your childhood in Birmingham’s retro arcade. Operating on a walk-in only, strictly over 18s basis, this is the perfect spot to spontaneously visit when in Digbeth. All the classic consoles that you can imagine are here under one roof, with games such as Mortal Kombat, Pac-Man, Robo Cop, Street Fighter and many more.

Roxy Ball Room

Booze and balls… Bowling, American Pool, Ping Pong, Shuffleboard, Beer pong, Basket ball – which ball game is your bag? With a tailored cocktail and food menu also available, perhaps chilling on the side-lines to the sounds of Roxy’s hand picked Rock and Indie playlists will be your thing. 

Roller Jam Disco 

Recently opened in the heart of Digbeth, the purpose-built roller skating rink allows skaters to enjoy the food court, arcade area and all attractions inclusive of any ticket purchased. 

Each week welcomes ‘Club Tropicana’ on a Thursday from 6pm with 2-4-1 cocktails, ‘Eat my Disco’ on a Friday from 6pm and ‘We Jammin’ on a Saturday from 11am.

The Floodgate 

An indoor and outdoor paradise for food, drink and games. With 3 curing lanes and 2 base ball cages, be sure to book in advance if you want part of the action.  

The Mockingbird Cinema  

Independently owned, Mockingbird Cinema’s focus is to provide an uninterrupted cinema experience with snack and drinks in a safe space. Become a member today to reap ongoing discounts and freebies! 

More places to eat and drink in Digbeth 

Places to stay near Digbeth 




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