Bars in Jewellery Quarter
Bustling with history and something of a golden glow, The Jewellery Quarter happens to be home to a lot more than diamonds and rings you know. Brimming with independent bars and fanciful drinking holes, it's the perfect area to visit if you're looking for after work drinks in one of its many chilled out restaurant bars. Check out our recommendations for places to visit in Birmingham's bustling Jewellery Quarter.
Last updated on 15th September 2016
As if Carl Finn didn't have enough on his hands generating one of the best indie food events in the city with Soul Food Project, he thought he'd open a bar in the Jewellery Quarter too. A cool and quirky bar that boasts Deep South dining, classic cocktails and a rooftop bar to boot, The Church Inn promise some of the most unique drinking and dining events in the city.
Occupying Vertu's old space, The Button Factory is a pared-back, New York-style bar with minimal chic interiors and a lovely little outdoor terrace. The bar specialises in cocktails including classics such as a margherita and a selection of bellinis and martinis.
Known as having one of the coolest and quirkiest beer gardens in Birmingham, The Lord Clifden may seem like any old British boozer, but it harbours some great vintage treat. Home to summer disco's and garden parties alike, it bursts into life during the summer and draws in crowds from all over teh city with it's idyllic garden and bar stocked full of fine wines, craft beers and international spirits.
From private party areas, conference spaces, nineties DJ nights and kooky cocktails, Stirlings Bar and Lounge just by the way of St Pauls Square has something for everyone. Having hosted Channel 4 events and fashion shows, you'll be in amongst good company at this easy-going, Jewellery Quarter based bar.
There's no better place to take in the sights of the scenic St Pauls Square than perched on one of the bar tables at The Rectory. Overlooking this historic square, the bar has made prime use of its surroundings and remained stylish yet traditional throughout. From stained glass windows to chandeliers, it's a real treat for everyone.
A warm and inviting restaurant bar in Birmingham isn't hard to come by, but a charming venue serving local and bespoke ales, well now that's a little harder to find. Serving and suggesting great drinks to accompany their extensive menu, Anderson's Bar and Grill know their palette and will help you work your way around yours.
Presented to you by none other than Jools Holland himself, The Jam House overlooking St Pauls square is one of the very great music venues in Birmingham. Host to live music almost every evening, you can hear the line-up at this music-obsessed venue entertaining the Brummie hordes over drinks and dinner, from nearly a mile down the road.
One of Birmingham's best basement bars, The Vaults is a warm and inviting underground retreat. Primed for dinner and date nights alike, this rich coloured bar and elegantly decorated venue is renowned in the Birmingham scene for its great food, great vibes and great cocktail masterclasses.
Alongside its sister pub (Lord Clifden) , the Red Lion on Warstone Lane has had a defining influence on the city's nightlife scene. The bar itself has all the traditional features that you'd expect to find in a pub; think dark mahogany tones, a booze-full bar and a gastro-pub menu of delectable comfort food. But dragging this bar by the scruff of the shirt into the present day is the venue's walls, covered in contemporary art and featuring the likes of Banksey and Nick Walker. Old wonderfully clashes with new in this quaint Jewellery Quarter bar.
Great live music and brilliant drinks are wonderfully married together at the Actress and Bishop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. With some of the city's brightest young talents on stage, guests can soaks up everything this bar has to offer, including the awe-inspiring decorations and laid-back ambience. The sleek beams branch between the ceiling and floor, while the neon lighting helps to set the underground vibe that oozes from this characterful venue.
Elegant and sophisticated, the Downstairs Cocktail Bar in Birmingham rolls back the clock and invites its guests into their sanctuary of low-hanging chandeliers, dim candle lighting and perfectly balanced cocktails. The bar is nestled underneath a vibrant coffee shop and prides itself on the freedom of creation extended to each member of their bar staff. From fruit infused tipples to potent, spirit heavy concoctions, their expert mixologists will leave you smiling and swaying on your walk home through the city's Jewellery Quarter.
Part of the popular Bitter 'N' Twisted chain, The Rose Villa Tavern is a charming and atmospheric venue at the very heart of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. From Fish and Chips Tuesday to some of the best classic cocktails in its district, it's established a reputation for offering frivolously fun nights out and laid back after work drinks in Birmingham alike.
With a distinct Scandinavian vibe running through its very core, Apres is a fun party bar nestled comfortably in Birmingham's idyllic Jewellery Quarter. Drenched in deep red decor and boasting cosy, wood fired ovens, the centre-piece here is the venue's well-stocked bar. Full of international spirits, delectable beers and all the fine wines you could ask for, the atmosphere is warm, welcoming and frivolous. You're certain to leave with a beaming smile etched on your face.
Here's that Happy Hour in Birmingham that you've been looking for. From 4-7pm every day you can dabble in 2-4-1 cocktails at Fredericks in amongst the contemporary and intoxicating cosmopolitation atmosphere around you. Sit yourself down in the bar's patio seating and get a real feel for the road that led to many of the Jewellery Quarters developments.
Housed in a converted industrial building, The Drop Forge is a fresh and modern venue that still manages to retain the charm of history gone by. A great bar for after work drinks in Birmingham, there are clues and indications of its previous peak status throughout, with machinery nestled in amongst relaxing chesterfield sofa's and seating areas.
Gino offers Birimingham's hungry crowds a eatery of traditional Tapas dishes and exquisite, carefully crafted cocktails. The dining room is elegantly decorated. Serving a range of different small plates and flavoursome cuisine, the detailed upholstery and slick dining tables complement the smattering of vintage lampshades and quaint antiques. Recipes from France, Italy and the Mediterranean will all feature heavily, making this restaurant bar in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter ideal for anyone wanting to diversify their palatte.