Basement Bars in Birmingham
Now, we know that dark and broody basements are the basis of many nightmares and horror stories, but there's nothing horrific about these great basement bars in Birmingham. Utilising the ground underneath Birmingham's feet, these bars host everything from live music nights and local gigs to cocktail bars and medieval themed wonderlands. Check out our recommendations of the best of what's lurking underneath Birmingham's concrete.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
Whilst The Rainbow is comprised of a selection of venues including a warehouse and pub, you won't want to miss this Cellar bar venue in Digbeth. A cool basement venue home some of the rowdiest DJ nights in Birmingham, Digbeth's young creative head downstairs for FACE every Saturday night for the ultimate house and techno club night.
Found in the heart of Birmingham's Gay Village, Sidewalk is a plush late night venue on the vibrant Hurst Street Strip. Another great venue in Birmingham putting bare exposed brickwork to its trendy good use, Sidewalk's basement bar is perfect for private parties and small corporate events that want to make use of its contemporary edge.
As you enter The Vaults in The Jewellery Quarter you are led downstairs to a sultry and stylish underground retreat. Low lighting and exposed brickwork gives this bar in Birmingham a warm and welcoming feel ideal for after work drinks or date nights in Birmingham. Boasting some of the cities most indulgent VIP booths, this cosy basement bar is the ultimate retreat from the bustle of city living.
Whilst it may miss Brewdog's contemporary warehouse flair, their basement bar in Birmingham has a fun-fair of vintage nik naks that will keep your eyes busy. Primarily used for private and intimate taste testings of Brewdog's cleverly created craft beers, this basement bar could soon erupt into an extension of the ground floor's premium bar
Perched under the latin scents of Bodega's South American dining room upstairs, Sugarloaf is a quaint, cosy and quirky basement venue with charm. Loaded with Mexican paraphernalia and sugar skulls adorning the walls, Sugarloaf is as colourful as the creative culture it's representing. A humble venue for local DJ nights and cocktail drinkers, this bar is a great mid-city retreat.
Make your way through the throngs of the young and cool creatives in The Bull's Head and you'll find yourself downstairs in their understated basement bar. Home to many a heart-wrenching acoustic night and raucous live gig, nights downstairs are spent swaying to the great local gigs that The Bull's head has on offer.
Hidden under the decadent Hotel Du Vin is a warm and inviting pub retreat. Pub Du Vin, nestled in between the buildings vintage wine cellars and private tasting rooms, is a petite but inviting pub brimming with classic character.
Hidden from the masses of shoppers flocking to Birmingham's city centre is underground lair, Bacchus. Velvet curtains, Medieval artifacts and wrought iron features and have transformed what may have been considered a dungeon into a cosy pub in Birmingham. Advocating local ales and ciders, Bacchus keep their historic theme local.