Situated in the South Birmingham suburb of Kings Heath, the Hare and Hounds has been around since 1820, but has stood in its present form since 1907.  This, along with the beautiful and unique Art Nouveau tiles that line the entry hall and staircase, is a major contributing factor to its current Grade II listed status. 

Although playing host to local Birmingham legends UB4O’s first ever gig in 1979 (recently commemorated by a PRS Music Heritage award and plaque), it is only in the past 7 years that it’s really established itself as one of the most important and influential music venues in the country, playing a vital part in nurturing the city’s vibrant music and creative community.


The pub boasts two downstairs bars which host regular food evenings, a pub quiz and weekend DJs whilst the two upstairs venues feature live music & club nights spanning jazz, indie, funk, reggae, hip hop, soul, house, D’n’B & comedy most nights of the week.

Local & National promoters who present shows at the Hare & Hounds include Leftfoot, This Is Tmrw, Birmingham Promoters, Metropolis Music, SJM, AEG, Kililive, Live Nation, Glasswerk, World Unlimited, Cosmic American, Capsule (Supersonic Festival), Moseley Folk Festival, Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival and many more…


Opening times (Subject to change) –

Mon – Wed 12:00 00:00
Thu 12:00 01:00
Fri – Sat 12:00  03:00
Sun 12:00 00:00



Artists to have graced the stages in recent years include:

  • Alt J
  • Band of Skulls
  • Basement Jaxx
  • Beardyman
  • Ben UFO
  • Bonobo
  • Charles Bradley
  • Conan Mocakasin
  • Craig Charles
  • Daddy G (Massive Attack)
  • Drenge
  • Eagulls
  • Eats Everything
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Erol Alkan
  • Factory Floor
  • First Aid Kit
  • Floating Points
  • George Ezra
  • Gilles Peterson
  • Goldie
  • GZA (Wu Tang Clan)
  • Horace Andy
  • Hot 8 Brass Band
  • Julio Bashmore
  • Jungle
  • Jungle Brothers
  • Lonnie Liston Smith
  • LTJ Bukem
  • Mala
  • Marlena Shaw
  • Marshall Jefferson
  • Martha Reeves
  • Mount Kimbie
  • Mr Scruff
  • Norman Jay
  • Phil Hartnoll (Orbital)
  • Pulled Apart By Horses
  • Quantic
  • Roland Gift
  • Roy Ayers
  • Scroobius Pip
  • Simian Mobile Disco
  • Teleman
  • Theo Parrish
  • These New Puritans
  • Wild Beasts

For more information on all future shows at the Hare and Hounds head over to our events page here.

To enquire about the availability of our function rooms, please send an email to matt@leftfootvenues.co.uk or phone us on 0121 444 2081