Best Bars For A First Date in Birmingham

Sweaty palms, butterflies and oodles of deodorant? Sounds like all the symptoms of an upcoming first date. Whether you're hoping to wow them with impressive cocktails and unique activities, or you're heading to the pub to let your personality do the talking, we've got you covered for great first date bars in Birmingham.

Last updated on 29th July 2021




Themed bars in Birmingham have a pretty sweet looking contender in the city centre. If your date likes fun, frivolity and charming hand made cocktails then you'd be crazy to avoid this botanical Victorian themed bar based around explorer Hettie G Watson. And if you're lucky enough, you may impress that date of yours with your secret bar knowledge, if you find it in there that is. 

The Birmingham Stable

563 user reviews 4

You're no show off but you want to take that date somewhere that shows off your local knowledge? A charming pub in the heart of Harborne, The New Inn is a kitsch affair and well known for being part of the Bitters 'N' Twisted chain. Grab a craft beer or glass of wine and head outside to their charming beer garden brimming with bunting and picnic baskets galore. 

Luna Springs

1 user review 5

Need somewhere to completely sweep your crush off their feet? It's gotta be The Sky Bar - Brum's stunning rooftop bar where sophisticated cocktails and views of the Pendigo Lake are the norm. Head along for an evening featuring theatrical Wu Xing cocktails and pan-Asian bites in a sleek and contemporary venue - the only problem? How to top this when that second date rolls around.

The Plough

6 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. 

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. 

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! 

Cafe Colette

1 user review 5
Café Colette is Digbeth’s home to 1920s recklessness, debauchery and extravagance.   The bar is inspired by the 1920s, with a bright blue art deco colour scheme alongside period furniture and decorations…
Hidden away under the railway arches of Birmingham Moor Street, Kilder is a great little bar and all round quirky hangout. Serving up an extensive and curious range of craft beers, natural wines and tasty…

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.