Best Bars For Leaving Drinks In Birmingham
Even sad events can be super celebrations, just add a little champagne! When planning a leaving do it can be a difficult task to pick the perfect place to say so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu. But we think we've got the pick of the best bars and pubs that will cater to all your chums wants and provide you with a bon voyage party that will make you wish that you weren't going anywhere. From quirky cocktail bars, to chilled out pubs, to bars with a little extra sparkle and sophistication, we have searched out to find a whole host of leaving bars in Birmingham that are sure to suit your goodbyes.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
If you’re looking for a send-off doused with opulence and style, Harvey Nics at the Mailbox is a sure-fire choice for a memorable night. Ascend the sweeping staircase to the first floor cocktail bar, where leather banquette booths and a high-end apothecary feel create a classy ambience to enjoy a few of these prized cocktails.
Island Bar is a tiki themed city centre cocktail favourite. Casual but with an air of exotic sophistication, this venue is great any night of the week but especially for that place special enough to host your leaving do. The bar consists of two floors, covered in tiki memorabilia, from hula girl murals to inflatable rings hanging from the ceiling. The menu ranges from classic cocktails to unique creations you will only find at Island Bar, and with prices starting at £5.75, it looks like it could host quite the emotional and affordable send off.
If you are looking for a cool and quirky venue in which to say your goodbyes look no further than The Jekyll & Hyde. Maybe you will choose to have your goodbye tipple in the Alice and Wonderland themed beer garden or pop upstairs with your work gang to the Gin Parlour which has an unbelievable selection of 55 gins. Famous for their eccentric approach to cocktails, The Jekyll & Hyde can give you a send off teaming taste served in teeny bathtubs, vintage teacups and maybe a watering can or two.
This deceiving little Moseley gem is not the old man pub you think it is. Have a wee explore and you will find the giant beer garden with multiple stops for you and your guests. Pub favourites and cask ales can be found at the front bar, a delectable and extension selection of wine is to be found in the aptly named wine shed, and if you fancy adding a little Cuban class to you send off, pop into the cigar hut. The cherry on your leaving cake will be the Motiki cocktail bar. The Brummie island getaway is famous for its delicious concoctions served to you in crystal skulls, flowing with dry ice or set alight by the bar staff who are as entertaining as their drinks are delicious.
Set in the swanky neighbourhood of Brindleyplace, The Pitcher & Piano is a great choice for those all important leaving drinks if you are looking for something sophisticated with a little bit of fun thrown in. This sumptuous canal-side bar is a lovely place to head to for your big farewell if you feel like getting a little more dressed up, and being the super sophisti-cat you so obviously are. The Pitcher & Piano will have you splashing a little more cash, with their fantastic selection of wine, cocktails, and of course champagne. But if you can't get a little fancy at your leaving do, when can you?
If you are looking for a proper upmarket do, we can suggest no better than Ginger's. A cocktail bar that oozes class with its sleek, modern interior, this city centre venue is bound to be able to accommodate you and your colleagues as your share your last boozy beverages together. Ginger's has no gimmicks or themes, it is a simple and elegant cocktail bar. Think Henry Bogart leaning on the bar nursing a glass with Ginger Rogers sweeping down a staircase; its all very 1930's glitz and glamour, with a cocktail menu to match.
The Vaults is one of the hidden gems of Birmingham. Snuggled away in the Jewellery Quarter, its cosy Victorian meets modern interior creates a welcoming atmosphere from the outset. The bar's comfy chic booths are available to be hired out, to groups large or small. Plus each booth area can be secluded by closing the luxurious red velvet curtains, creating a more intimate atmosphere for your work send off. The drinks order of the day is premier champagne, wines, beers, and classic cocktails.
Want to go simple but chic for the big goodbye? We can recommend no where better than The Junction in Harborne. With a modern interior with kooky bits and bobs to be discovered, and a lovely little beer garden, this pub is more than just a drinking hole. The venue's size will be of benefit for a leaving do of any size, whether you choose to gather in a chesterfield booth, pull up a pew at their many tables or head out to enjoy the twinkling lights of the garden. Whether it be a speciality beer, a selection from their superb spirit collection or a whiz round the world with their wines, The Junction has most drinks you have heard of, and quite a few you haven't.