Dirty Martini has finally arrived in Birmingham and its bringing all its renowned features with it. The cocktail bar is known for their stylish design, from neon signs to futuristic interiors, and of course, it's one of the best places to grab a martini.
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.
Decked out with walls covered in ivy and a smattering of huge plants, The Botanist is one quirky bar. 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 creative concoctions.
With low light fixture, exposed brick walls and wooden furniture, Buffalo & Rye transports its guests to the rural land of America's Deep South. Expect the team behind this venue to serve up some of the best wheat, rye and barley-based whisky cocktails available in town.
Based in a Grade II listed building, the Rose Villa Tavern 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.
Lost & Found is a characterful cocktail bar that never fails to serve its guests a number of jaw-dropping surprises. Talented bartenders muddle a complex range of mixes split into 'Lost' and 'Found' sub-sections, and there may or may not be a further secret bar tucked behind a bookcase.
A restaurant and bar that plays up its history, The Button Factory sits on Frederick Street and serves its guests a selection of imaginative creations. Cocktails here are made using a range of fresh fruits, vibrant liqueurs and strong spirits, as the bar staff really pull out all the stops.
This is one cocktail bar that needs no introduction. Be At One brings its notorious happy hour, cocktail-centred expertise and fun atmosphere to make one hell of a party, it also happens to stay open until 3am, making it a top late-night destination for the city's party-mad audience.
Head over to Hill Street where The Lobby is serving up an extensive selection of carefully crafted cocktails. Get stuck into classic concoctions and signature sips, including a smoked gingerbread manhattan, or even a bubblegum flavoured take on the traditional daiquiri.
Located in the heart of the Mailbox shopping complex, Harvey Nichols Brasserie & Bar is undoubtedly one of the city's most high-end watering holes; where an apothecary-styled bar oozes with style and opulence.
Two sides to the infamous Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde? You'll find it's the same in Birmingham's playful cocktail bar version. Once inside the quirky hideaway, the mixologists conjure up unique and mind-boggling cocktails that we'd bet (quite a fair bit) you've never heard of before.
From canalside tipples in the summer, through to live-music led after-work drinks, 52 Gas Street is a top choice for drinks in Birmingham. There's even cocktail classes where you can learn to shake up your favourite tipples.
Perched in the Mailbox district is Aluna, a hub of alchemists with a stylishly, velvet clad bar that twinkles with vintage essence. Expect bespoke service and some skilled mixologists knocking up all manner of luxurious drinks at this Birmingham cocktail bar.
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.
Fun-loving by nature, Sobar is a sleek and stylish cocktail bar and club in the middle of town. With both classic and signature cocktails on offer, the venue's resident DJs keep the good vibes going long into the early hours. Grab a drink, grab a booth and relax in this opulent spot.
Not only does Rosie's offer five rooms of fun across two floors, but each offers 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.
If you're looking to dazzle a date with cocktails and finesse, then this is the venue for you. Whether you're sitting down for Italian tapas in among the rooftop foliage or poised at their curved marble bar for a creative little tipple, Fumo really shines.
Dealing in the very best in 1920's style classic cocktails, traditional mixes and fancy thirst quenchers, Malmaison Bar is a marvelous place to get tipsy. Decked out in mahogany and plush red velvet, the bar welcomes you to settle in for an evening of sophisticated imbibing.
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 on the regular.
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 the city's next big advocate for custom creations to pair with their innovative dining.
Drop anchor in one of Gas Street Social's cosy booths and prepare to sample some curious concoctions. Drinks like the Bloody Mix take no less than 14 days to marinade, a pain-staking process but totally worth it when the results are this delicious.
The expert team of mixologists at Bourne & Co offer crowds a selection of carefully crafted drinks, made using fresh fruits, potent spirits and flavoursome liqueurs. The venue regularly hosts Prohibition-themed parties and hopes to recreate some of the magic of the golden days.
If kooky custom cocktails are what you're looking for, pull in those reins and hold your horses for Ginger's Bar. With award-winning bar staff and mixologists, this is an absolute must on your tour of Birmingham's premier cocktail jaunts.
Not only offering all your favourite classic cocktails made to the highest of standards, Nuvo have 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 venue in glamour.
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.