Art Bars in Birmingham
You don't have to be a multi-millionaire to get your mitts on some of the best art there is around, you can just visit a bar in Birmingham instead. From independent art bars and quirky pubs in Birmingham city centre to live art events, Birmingham is a vibrant hubbub of artistic antics. Check out our recommendations for the best art bars in Birmingham and get to know some of the finest local artists and international names in the business.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
How about a bar in Birmingham where you can not only peruse some of the finest in street art, you can buy it too. Hailed as one of the first urban art bars in Birmingham, The Lord Clifden is home to street art's most coveted names including the likes of Banksy, Obey, Nick Walker and Faile. From the beer garden to the pub, every wall is lined with some unique that you could get your mitts on if you fancied coughing up the cash.
A hubbub of artistic activity all week long, ORT is a cafe bar brimming with paint laced souls and artistic spirits. Host to regular artist showcases and gallery exhibitions, ORT is a cosy little nook and comfortable space for those after a relaxing tipple, be it wine or local ale, and a taste of Birmingham's underground art scene.
Not only is The Victoria in Birmingham city centre smothered in the arty stuff, they're true advocates of it too. You need only walk through the doors of this cool and quirky pub in Birmingham to find a whole host of locally commissioned urban pieces and quirky wonders. But catch the right night and you'll find unique drawing events happening only upstairs from the likes of Dr. Sketchy's and more.
What with the success of The Lord Clifden, owners couldn't hold back their excitement in opening another new Urban art bar in the heart of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. Following the same principles from its sister bar, The Red Lion is once more a venue packed with cool, urban pieces and unique one-off's that need to be seen, and can be purchased.
Not only is Urban Coffee Company the place that kindred artistic spirits love to roam, it's a great place to savour some local art too. Boasting their own graffiti-esque murals and commissioned pieces, Urban Coffee Company is a relaxing place to hang out in Birmingham, pint of ale in hand, and watch the local scene just pace you by.
While The Bull's Head in Moseley may not be smothered in unique pieces, there is one event that street artists in Birmingham flock to nearly every month. Canvas is a weekly event that invites local artists to create anything and everything on a unique section of this bar in Birmingham. And the greatest part? It's a free live event that you're all invited to.