February 1997 to February 2008
Initially opened by Laurie Williams in 1996, as a private members bar called Laurie's International Club.
Later brought by Gareth Scratchard and reopened as Angels. It was the first gay bar in Birmingham to have plate glass windows open to the street. The bar opened to coincide with the first Birmingham Pride in 1997.
It featured on a TV programme which was one of the first gay ‘fly on the wall’ documentaries.
The premises was originally built as a car showroom in the 1930s.