First date jitters are something that's hard to shake, so get yourself some New York-brand confidence at the Button Factory. The sleek interiors will make you feel right at home, while they serve you up a selection of delicious food from their Robata grill, or you can sit back and enjoy a cocktail in their sun-trap balcony.
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.
If there was ever a venue to sweep that person you've always fancied off their feet, Harvey Nichols is it. Found in the heart of the Mailbox complex, this is a classic and stylish venue that would suit dinner and drinks or just a few beautiful cocktails in their high-end apothecary bar upstairs.
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.
We don't know about you, but cocktails are definitely the way to our hearts. If neon pink G&Ts, classic brambles and summer punches sound like your idea of a good time then book a table at Be At One and soak up a few cracking drinks.
Looking to swerve small-talk? Look no further than city-centre bar Kongs. A tribute to all things nostalgia and retro-gaming, this place is a guaranteed good time. Staying open until 2am on the weekends, you'll be in no rush to leave either.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.