Best Bars for People Watching in Birmingham

What can we say, we're creatures of habit and having a good nose at passers by is a pastime tradition that we're not willing to give up, eh? If you fancy propping yourself up in a bar in Birmingham and just watching the city go by then you need a footfall hotspot. From restaurant bars in Birmingham to patio tipples, there are plenty of places to sit back and watch the city's workings. Check out our recommendations for the best bars for people watching in Birmingham and get your curtain twitching fill in the comfort of a seat by the bar. 

What with Birmingham Bullring being one of the busiest shopping centres in the UK, you can count on some top notch people watching from a bar in the near vicinity. Perched right next to the centre, Browns bar and brasserie is a restaurant bar in Birmingham tha offer some great terrace tables that make for a great spot to watch the shoppers stroll by.

Canalside Cafe

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Located right on the banks of Birmingham's scenic canal systsem, Canalside Cafe is just the spot for a tipple and watching the day go by. Perch yourself on one of their patio tables, grab yourself a local ale or beer and get ready for a knockout when it comes to people watching as you watch Brum residents casually stroll the day away on their way through the city.


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Whether it's overlooking the canal or Brindleyplace, Bank is a great cocktail bar in Birmingham to watch the hours fly by. A relaxed, yet cosmopolitan style lounge in the heart of one of Birmingham's most popular entertainment areas, Bank is primed for people watching in the city as everyone and their dogs stroll by.

Pitcher & Piano

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3 Course Festive Lunch £23.95 (Sunday - Wednesday 12-3pm)

Did you know that Birmingham happens to have more canals than Venice? Now you do! And did you also know that they're a hubbub of activity!? Perch yourself on one of The Pitcher and Piano's patio tables for a spot of canalside drinks in Birmingham and some premium people watching action in the city.