Cocktail Bars in Birmingham

Birmingham's thriving drinking dens know all about adding a little bit of exotic bang to their fizz, boasting some of the best tailor-made cocktail delights in the Midlands. From quaint concoctions in cool and quirky bars to the freshest mojitos in town, the city has everything from the upmarket to the experimental waiting to be discovered. Here's our recommendations for the best cocktail bars in Birmingham, check them out and let us know your thoughts.


Last updated on 5th June 2019

The Rose Villa Tavern

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Based in a Grade II listed building, the Rose Villa Tavern in Birmingham is a quaint pub with plenty of charm and character. Beautifully decorated with vintage furniture and colourful knick knacks, the venue serves all the things you'd expect to find in an urban pub, alongside a great line-up of craft cocktails. 

The Button Factory

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A restaurant and bar that plays up its history, The Button Factory sits on Frederick Street and serves its guests a selection of imaginative cocktail creations. Using a range of fresh fruits, vibrant liqueurs and strong spirits, the bar staff have really pulled out all the stops, serving delicately crafted, eye-pleasing cocktails. 

The Jekyll and Hyde

258 user reviews 4

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Two sides to the infamous Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde? You'll find it's the same in Birmingham's playful cocktail bar version. While downstairs boasts flambee'd creations and tasty tailored treats galore, upstairs is a Victorian themed gin parlour with a twist. Working the gin and other such spirits to the best of their abilities, these mixologists conjure up unique and mind-boggling cocktails that we'd bet (quite a fair bit) you've never heard of before.

Buffalo & Rye

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With low light fixture, exposed brick walls and wooden furniture, Buffalo & Rye really is one of the more rustic cocktails bars in Birmingham. Transporting it's guests to the rural land of America's Deep South, the team behind this venue serve up some of the best wheat, rye and barley-based whisky cocktails available in town. 

The Harvey Nichols cocktail bar offers a plush experience for the city's discerning drinkers. Located in the heart of the Mailbox shopping complex, follow a sweeping staircase up from the restaurant to settle into one of the city's most high-end wateringholes; where an apothecary-styled bar oozes with style and opulence. 


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Home to cocktail masterclasses and South American treats alike, Bodega is a restaurant bar in Birmingham at the top of their Mixology game. Brandishing cocktails that suit the spices and variety of their menu, the team pride themselves on being an adventure. You can even grab a tasty little cocktail tipple for just £4 between 4-7pm every day. 


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Part-club, part-cocktail bar, there's many reasons why Rosies should be on your list of cocktail bars to visit in Birmingham. Not only does it offer five rooms of fun across two floors, each offer something different: from Doa, a luxurious, Asian-inspired room with Oriental cocktails and VIP booths, to Montana Bar, serving a signature Martini and Mojito cocktails with a five-hour-happy hour to boot.

Gas Street Social

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Drop anchor in one of Gas Street Social's cosy booths and prepare to sample some curious concoctions. Drinks like the Fig As Thieves and Cox's Grave Spinner are as quirky as their names might suggest, and the venue's Bloody Mix takes no less than 14 days to marinade. A pain-staking process, but totally worth it when the results are this delicious. This is truly one of the more creative cocktail bars in Birimingham. 

The Botanist, Birmingham

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Who doesn't love a horticulture-themed night out in Birmingham? Decked out with walls covered in ivy and a smattering of huge plants, The Botanist is one of the quirkier venues. Alongside cocktail masterclasses perfect for birthdays and small groups, their bartenders use an arsenal of fruits, spices and spirits to serve up an excellent array of cocktail concoctions. 

Island Bar

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Hold your seahorses, there's a Tiki bar in town?! Birmingham's premium Polynesian-themed bar, Island Bar, is an exciting, exotic hidden gem. Boasting cocktails that'll have your taste-buds tingling, these guys conjure up their very own in bar creations tailored to both taste and style. With their upstairs beach retreat hailed as Birmingham's Saturday night destination, these unusual and adventurous drinks are sure to make your experience at this quirky Birmingham bar unforgettable. 


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Located on Birmingham's buzzing Broad Street, Pushkar is your more tailored and stylish alternative for weekend drinks. Whilst catering to the lovers of those cocktail classics, it's Birmingham's next big advocate for custom drinks. From a 'Monaco Fizz' to a 'Lemon Calm', Pushkar are PUSH-KAR-ING the boundaries when it comes to the art of mixology. It's offers a night out in Birmingham that won't be easily forgotten. 


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If you're looking to dazzle a date in Birmingham with cocktails and finesse, then Fumo is the venue for you. Whether you're sitting down for Italian tapas in amongst stylish surroundings or poised at their curved marble bar for a creative little tipple, Fumo is the Birmingham-based cocktail bar that really shines. 

Malmaison Bar

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There's no sight of novelty party umbrellas or twizzly straws at this dapper establishment! Dealing in the very best in 1920's style classic cocktails, traditional mixes and fancy thirst quenchers, this is a marvelous place to get tipsy. Decked out in mahogany and plush red velvet, settle in for an evening of sophisticated imbibing.


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Upmarket cocktails and swanky club nights are the name of the game at Birmingham's Nuvo cocktail bar. Not only offering all your favourite classic cocktails made to the highest of standards, they've also developed an array of signature concoctions all of their own. Don your dancing shoes and grab your favourite tipple come the weekend, as their DJ nights douse the entire venue in glamour and VIP charm.

The Edgbaston

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There's class and sophistication in everything that The Edgbaston does. From the stunning fusion of jet black and gold interiors to the highly innovative cocktails on show, these guys confess to a “passion for perfection” and it's something they achieve with flying colours. Twelve varieties of bubbly add a dash of sparkle at this stunning Birmingham-based cocktail bar.


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If kooky custom cocktails are what you're looking for, pull in those reins and hold your horses for Ginger's Bar. Wowing visitors with their unique and downright bizarre cocktails, Ginger's specialises in serving "re-mastered, timeless classics". With award-winning bar staff and mixologists, this is an absolute must on your tour of Birmingham's premier cocktail jaunts.