We have a great bunch of customers and regulars of all ages and sexes and are always welcoming new friends that choose to stay with us while visiting the city. We’re a friendly bunch despite what you may have heard or read online. It was always inevitable we were going to piss off a few during the 20+ years we have been going.


Here at the Fountain we don’t judge on appearance, race or taste so you’ll find our customer base somewhat eclectic but with that said nor will we tolerate any form of bullying or customers being pests towards other customers or staff. All our staff are fully armed with a mouth and know how to use it.


We open between 4pm-11pm weekdays and get a good crowd of regulars that like a pint or two before that horrid journey out of the city to get home. Then we get the ones that couldn’t wait until the agreed meet time and so get into town early and head for us to sink a few drinks and, to catch up with the once strange regulars that have become friends before heading off to meet up with the rest of their group. Weekends we open at 3pm and have a guest cask ale on tap making us an ideal meeting point for, ale drinkers and those wanting to take advantage of our daily happy hour prices ‘til 7pm while planning out the rest of their evening.


Then there is of course Zebo our pup who you will see roaming round from time to time saying `hi’ to the customers. She is of course super friendly but we do understand some of you are shit scared of man’s best friend, so if you do find your knees are knocking let us know and we will make sure she distributes the love she was going to give you amongst the other customers.


Whether you’re looking for a quiet drink and some solitude, meeting up with mates, looking to make some new mates or just damn curious about us. There is always a friendly face to be found at the Fountain. Might not be the staffs but the customers are a great bunch.

Back in the day when talking about sex was still taboo, we were the rebels that broke the rules and allowed part of the venue to be used by fellow gay men to hook-up in a safe place, away from fear of the police or worse.


Sadly, the days of fighting for floor space and much of what we became known for has faded with the invasion of hook-up apps and sex clubs becoming mainstream. These days we’re more likely to be referred to as the `Old Man’s bar` which basically means we aren’t full of twink’s and screamers and we don’t just put up with idiots or argumentative types.


As we are that bit older we do have certain expectations such as manners, which we are happy to teach you for you to use towards both the staff and other customers. After all they are free and not much else is these days. Must also admit we can be prone to bouts of being a bit grumpy. Yes, it’s true we have shit days too every now and then.


Entertainment wise you won’t find shows and acts here I’m afraid, just good old fashioned meeting new faces and making new friends in a relaxed environment where you can still hear the person you’re talking to.


Music is supplied from the jukebox so you get to pick your own but we do have a reject button just so you know. Also, got a pool table and the usual quiz & fruit machines for you to waste your cash on and then blame us because you didn’t win.


Garden at the rear of the venue for the smokers and the infamous Men’s Area is still here and although it’s not used as much as it once was it is still safe, and to those reading this bit cringing, it’s a small part of the overall venue guys and part of our heritage.


And let’s be honest most of you are glued to your phones these days anyway.

Open 4pm Monday to Friday

3pm Saturdays & Sundays


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The Fountain Inn

102 Wrentham Street,

Birmingham.  B5 6QL


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