Just west of the Digbeth neighborhood and south of famous pedestrian shopping area New Street is Birmingham's Chinatown. At first glance, it has all the makings of your usual Chinatown district; the familiar architecture, the ample number inexpensive eateries, the unsurprising chatter of the Chinese language, etc. If you were to explore Chinatown on this merit alone, we wouldn't blame you. Then again, it may behoove our travelers without evening plans to stick around for a while. Station Street has a couple of highly recommended bars (BrewDog and The Victoria) and the southern section of Hurst Street has a huge gay scene (Sidewalk and Missing are popular), but we found The Arcadian to be a nice little collection of bars and restaurants for those who'd rather not have to set out too far from one area. Hang around at a Latin favorite like Las Iguanas for dinner and cocktails or just find a place that seems to be bustling; either way, it's a great alternative to the potential late night clusterfudge known as Broad Street.