Whether you live in the Vale, Pritchatts or Selly oak, Joe's bar is a great central location to meet up on a spontaneous trip after a stressful day of lectures or for a planned chilled evening drink with your mates. It's filled with students which gives it a good atmosphere and is a great place to meet new people. On a regular day it has a pub like atmosphere where music is playing but you can still hear eachother speak however, it's modern design makes it a whole new experience to your traditional pub. it even has an app where the customers control the music which means you'll have something new every day. However for a student bar, drinks and food are overpriced and the food is a bit average for what you pay for. On a Saturday night hosts it's famous student night Fab n Fresh which is a great student night as you have two floors with the top floor playing chart music and the occasional cheese with downstairs playing house tunes so it has something for everyone. Although it's convenient as it's a walk away so you don't need to spend money on taxis, it is very expensive. Out of all the student nights in Birmingham, Fab is by far the most expensive to buy drinks. On some nights it does get too overcrowded and it becomes a tedeous night of waiting 30 minutes for a drink just for everyone to knock it over after. So overall Joe's bar is a convenient and fun place to hang out however if you live in Selly oak there at much better places for a casual drink such as the Goose and the Soak which both have cheaper food and drink and is even closer for people in Selly Oak. It's student night is great fun but the tunes get a bit repetitive and it's a bit expensive compared to other student nights.