Award Winning Bars in Birmingham
Bars in Birmingham don't just brag about being the best the UK has to offer, they have the awards to prove it! Whether it's award winning cider and trophy ales, exotic cocktails, hearty food or simply a friendly face, these Birmingham bars do it best. We've put together a list of some of the award winning bars in Birmingham, have a look through and experience the best of Brum and nab yourself a drink at one of these great trophy wielding venues.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
If you're after a cocktail bar in Birmingham don't miss Island Bar in the City Centre. Not only is this tiki themed venue a tropical retreat from bustling Birmingham life but they bar tenders have won awards for their expertise in mixology. Shaking and stirring traditional cocktails as well as their own exotic inventions with style and panache, these cocktail are sure to impress. Never shy of a challenge, if there is something you really fancy that isn't on the menu ask one of the bar tenders and they will do their best to rustle it up!
Winner of 'The Best City Centre Bar 2012/13' at the Best Bar None Awards, Walkabout now has the credentials to match its buzzing atmosphere. Part of the renowned Aussie themed chain, Walkabout Birmingham is a hub of students and you locals looking for a fun time party bar in Birmingham. With some of the best drinks deals on Broad Street and DJ's spinning the best commercial tracks keeping the dance floor buzzing we can sure see how they bagged the title.
Birmingham is a pretty big city so it isn't always easy to find somewhere where everybody knows your name (and they're always glad you came). Not to worry, the staff at the Loft Lounge know the importance of friendly customer service and they even have the awards to show for it; voted the Midlands Venue with the Friendliest Staff two years in a row. The Loft Lounge is a stylish restaurant bar in Birmingham dishing up everything from brunch to mixed grills and for those who like a bit of sparkle, a champagne afternoon tea.
One of several pubs in Birmingham flying the flag for real ale, The Wellington has certainly caught the eye of those real ale lovers at CAMRA. Winning the title of 'Pub of the Year' a whopping four times, The Wellington know what they are doing. With 16 pumps going at any one time, you're sure to be able to try something different at this pub in Birmingham. Enjoy a nice cold pint at this relaxed pub in Birmingham, showing other boozers how it's done all week long.
With quite possibly the biggest selection of beers and ciders in the city, it's no The Post Office Vaults has a host of awards to show for it. Most recently winning CAMRA's cider pub of the year 2013, their selection of 14 traditional draught and bottled ciders are clearly something to write home about. A bit of a hidden gem, this pub in the City Centre is well worth a visit.
The Jam House is an infamous live music venue in Birmingham's iconic Jewellery Quarter. Brought to you by music master Jools Holland, this bar bagged themselves the award for 'Best Independent Venue 2012/13' at the Best Bar None Awards. With a wide range of live jazz, rock and blues acts entertaining drinkers and diners five nights a week. This lively bar in the Jewellery Quarter promises a lively and unique night will be had by all.
Not quite what you expect on Broad Street, Pushkar is a classy restaurant come cocktail bar in Birmingham. Serving authentic Indian and Punjabi cuisine, the Pushkar menu is full of aromatic dishes all developed by Best Chef 2010/2011 Bishal Rasaily. It isn't just the food that will have your mouth watering, this restaurant bar also have a selection of hand crafted cocktails to accompany your meal.
With five star chefs cooking up authentic Indian cuisine, it's easy to see why Asha's restaurant bar in the City Centre is so highly acclaimed. Winning a diner's choice award in 2010 and even bagging West Midland Best Restaurant 2011. Not only known for their top quality food, Asha's also has an award winning cocktail menu. Made up of classic mixes and new exotic twists, you can try something a little different in Birmingham.