The area was expanded in the s when land to the east of Hurst Street was cleared for the building of the Arcadian Centre, with the only surviving building being that of the Missing Bar. For these reasons they do not allow photography indoors. Men-only club with a spacious interior housing a large central bar, outdoor smoking area and various other spaces - plus a large upper floor that's open on some of the busier theme nights. Archived from the original on 8 November Retrieved 21 August In early the new owners of the car park, Gallan Properties covered the mural by painting the building black.
Archived from the original on 13 February
Birmingham Gay Village
It was known as Route 2 before closing down, with a capacity for people. Originally a car showroom in the s, entrepreneur Laurie Williams transformed the premises into a private members gay bar in under the name Laurie's International Club and opened it in time for the first Birmingham Pride in Retrieved 18 December Andrew Norris, representing Queer Street, countered: The event included a meal and local drag acts: The first event in February was attended by hundreds [ citation needed ] of members of the transgender community from different parts of the country and was formally launched by popular television personalities. This took place in the s, when the area was a little warehouse district with a few small businesses.
The club has theme nights and features dark rooms, an indoor cinema, and a "piss room" for watersports to members. Folklore of the Wellington tells of how a local priest would bless the wedding couple by sneaking into the building via the subway on Bristol Street. Retrieved 21 September The bar is expected to be refurbished, with a VIP lounge added and a new menu. Friday karaoke, Saturday cabaret, garden and smoking area. The event attracted hundreds of visitors to the Nightingale from across the Midlands.