Best Bars For A First Date in Birmingham

Sweaty palms, butterflies and oodles of deodorant? We think you're just about ready to go on that first date! Whether you're after quiet drinks in one of Birmingham's cool and quirky bars or hoping for a little plate of something something and some of Brum's best restaurant bars, these bars will make sure you impress first time round. Check out our recommendations for the best first date bars in Birmingham. 

Last updated on 25th November 2019




Island Bar

10 user reviews 4

Why not mix it up a little and try a little tiki fun for your first date in Birmingham? Renowned for their award winning cocktails, sprightly attitudes and fun time vibes, Island Bar is a cocktail bar in Birmingham with awesome written all over it. From its exotic theme to its dapper drinks, Island Bar is a sure fire winner for that romantic yet fun evening out. 

Like to show that special someone the highest of highs on your very first date? If you're out to impress, you'd be hard pushed to ignore rooftop Birmingham bar Marco Pierre White Champagne Lounge at The Mailbox. Found in the iconic Cube Building, MPW Champagne Bar has 360 views of Birmingham city centre and lavish amounts of champagne to spoil that first date with. 

Buffalo & Rye

1 user review 5

Happy Hour and 1 other offer

Stuck for a bit of conversation? Maybe grease the wheels a little bit with that famous American talking point, bourbon! Buffalo & Rye has this and tonnes of lively character in oodles, thanks to its interior of low-hanging fixtures and raw woodworks. And if your bellies start rumbling, lose all the nervous pretence with some gluttonous dishes of burgers, gourmet hot dogs and more American comfort food.

One of our favourite spaces in the city where you can find a delicious dinner and drinks scenario as well as an array of entertainment perfect for your first date night in Birmingham. From comedy nights, to film screenings and live music, The Mockingbird Theatre is a beau for a buzzing atmosphere. 

Bodega

7 user reviews 5

Happy Hour and 3 other offers

If you're after fun and food for your first date then this South American themed restaurant bar in Birmingham city centre could become a regular dating haunt. From tailor made mexican cocktails to cool and quirky surroundings, this bar will give you plenty to talk about and plenty to eat too. And if things go that well? Head downstairs to Sugarloaf for a fun DJ night out. 

The Plough

5 user reviews 4

This little restaurant bar in Birmingham's Harborne is just as charming as we hope your first date will be! From its own little tuck shop to one of the best beer gardens in town, The Plough is a merry and relaxed treat for fans of informal dates and lovely banter. 

Anderson's Bar

2 user reviews 4

Now we know that some may consider music as the food of love, but how does the food itself fare? Take that first date for an adventure in all things steak as Anderson's Bar and Grill in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter promise a selection of some of the best award-winning meats sourced from award-winning butchers in the city, with their very own bespoke ale to boot!

Arco Lounge

3 user reviews 4

Venture to the outskirts or Birmingham city centre and you'll find a charming and whimsical little restaurant bar in Birmingham that oozes Parisian charm. If you want a comfortable first date in the confines of great cocktails and bistro style grub then Arco Lounge is a great place for your very first date, hopefully the first of many!