Best Chain Bars in Birmingham
Chain bars are a great way to secure a top night in a reliable bar and guess what? Birmingham has loads of them! Not just your bog standard boozers, chain bars in Birmingham still manage to retain character and individuality. From eateries to Birmingham DJ bars and sometimes if you're lucky a bit of both, have a read of our list of the best chain bars in Birmingham and discover how these venues manage to win the hearts of drinkers and diners the UK over.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
Fancy a trip down under? Well, don't spend a fortune on a flight just head to Walkabout on Broad Street. While it can't promise to get you a sun tan, it does promise a big Aussie party. This popular chain are known for their beer, burger and sports attitude during the day and their drinkonomical DJ nights. A fun time party bar on Broad Street, 'I Love Tom's Mum' and 'Pash 'n' Pop' have students and you party revellers flocking week on week.
Not part of your average nationwide chain, Island Bar is part of Birmingham based chain Bitters 'n' Twisted, a selection of six, very different, cool and quirky bars and pubs in Birmingham. Island Bar is a tiki themed getaway right in Birmingham City Centre, mixing up a range of tropical cocktail treats just for you. Whether you fancy a classic Cosmopolitan or shaking things up with a Smokey Scotsman, Island Bar's bartenders will sort you out with a tasty tipple.
With three universities here in Birmingham, it's only right that there are a few Scream Pubs dotted around. Gosta Green is primed for students from Aston and Birmingham City University, sitting on the edges of both campuses. Student pubs in Birmingham don't come cheaper with 'Quids' on a Monday, satisfying even the strictest budgets and a food menu that is quite literally cheap as chips. Not the only Scream pub in Birmingham, check out The Bristol Pear, if you find yourself looking for a beer and a burger in Selly Oak.
Who says going out is just for the weekend? Not Revolution, that's for sure. Nestled in the heart of party bars on Broad Street, Revolution is known for it's rowdy DJ nights whatever day of the week. With 'I Love Vodka' every Wednesday and RLA every Sunday night (yes, Sunday night!), proving ever popular with students and young professionals alike, Revolution promises a fun and lively night with cracking drinks deals and floor fillers to boot.
If you know your music, you will definitely be familiar with the O2 Academy chain. A renowned live music venue in Birmingham, The O2 Academy stage has been graced by the Alt J, Friendly Fires and Basement Jaxx to name but a few. Not just the master of gigs and tours, this bar in Birmingham also has student nights in Birmingham down to a T. Birmingham's indie loving students head here in their hoards every Friday night for Propaganda; the ultimate indie party with three rooms and frequent guest DJ's from the likes of Scott Mills, Greg James and James Corden.
A favourite all rounder pub bar in Birmingham. Pitcher and Piano might be part of a chain but it's not everywhere you can sit canal side. Over looking the water in vibrant Brindleyplace, this bar is a hub for after work drinks in Birmingham or lively bevvies come the weekend. Modern and fresh, Pitcher and Piano strike the balance between relaxed and lively to welcome you in whether it's for chilled drinks of a hearty Sunday roast.
Chef and Brewer pubs are known for creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere and Garden House is no exception. Sitting on bustling Hagley Road in Edgbaston, this pub welcomes you in with a cosy bar and a spacious beer garden complete with heated umbrellas and ample outdoor lighting. Carry on your night outside as the sun goes down on those warm summer nights as you tuck into some top pub grub accompanied by a pint of real ale or a glass of grapey goodness.