Bars Before the Theatre in Birmingham

Making your way to a spectacular new show at the Hippodrome or the Alexandra theatre in Birmingham and got a little time to spare before the curtains open? Check out our recommendations for the best bars before the theatre in Birmingham and get a feel for what Birmingham has on show, before the show. From vintage boozers, to theatre friendly cafe bars, there's a whole host of pre-theatre venues to dabble in. 

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The Green Room

1 user reviews

Known as something of a pre-theatre hot spot, The Green Room is a popular haunt for audience members, actors and actresses hoping to get a drink in before the show start. A cosy and humble lounge bar in Birmingham, The Green Room is a relaxing place for that one quickie before hilarity and fun ensues at the Hippodrome located directly opposite. 

Happily Affordable ££
Arcadian and Gay Village

Island Bar

9 user reviews

If you're looking for some light hearted frolics and some of the tastiest cocktails in Birmingham before your jaunt at the Alexandra Theatre, then nip right next door to cool and quirky tiki bar, Island Bar. A themed bar in Birmingham at the top of its tiki game, Island Bar is a unique blend of fun time party with cleverly curated cocktails. 

Happily Affordable ££
Birmingham City Centre


2 user reviews

Only a stones throw away from the Hippodrome, there's a great spot for pre-theatre drinks just waiting to be discovered. Perch yourself on their patio tables for a spot of al fresco drinking and dining as Sobar makes for a great place to go people watching in Birmingham. And what with 2-4-1 cocktails every day until 9pm, you can get suitably giddy before the show begins. 

Happily Affordable ££
Arcadian and Gay Village

The Victoria

8 user reviews

Pre-theatre pub sound like your thing before the show in Birmingham? If you happen to be heading to the Alexandra Theatre tonight then why no pop in for a quick pint at one of Birmingham's cool and quirky pubs. From cocktails and craft beer to kitsch furniture and locally commissione artwork, The Victoria is a pub to be seen before the show. 

Happily Affordable ££
Birmingham City Centre

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