Cool And Quirky Bars In Birmingham
From cosy pubs fronting epic history to the city's most unusual watering holes and Instgrammable haunts, there are hidden gems aplenty in this place we call home. So, if you're hoping to mix up your next date night or plan a particularly fun post-office outing, we're giving you the lowdown on all the cool and quirky bars Birmingham has to offer.
If plants are your thing, then this Temple Street offering is the spot to seek out next time you're looking for something a little different in Birmingham. Covered in vintage knick-knacks and lush foliage, this bar whips up snacks such as baked camembert and calamari, alongside fab cocktails.
Bar Ikigai is giving off minimalist vibes in a chic and stylish space, making for one of the most high end bars in Birmingham Enjoy delicious sake, beer and cocktails, or ask your server for a personalised omakase-style drink, made perfectly to your liking.
Spend your evening sipping a Pot O' Gold and other bizarre concoctions at this Brindleyplace bar. Home to an array of theatrical tipples, The Alchemist can sort you out with smoky, bubbly and colour-changing libations - all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the spectacle.
00s-themed bottomless brunches? Adventurous concoctions? The Cocktail Club Birmingham is here to curb your quirky cravings with its epic space. Enjoy exploring the drinks menu (which includes 2 for 1 'til on everything until 8pm every day), all while taking in the vibrant interiors.
A fun pub with a passion for hearty grub and great pints, Moseley's One Trick Pony Club is one of the quirkiest bars in Birmingham. Step into their mural-covered garden for an afternoon spent sipping away on cocktails and chowing down on juicy burgers and moreish fried chicken.
Head over to Temple Street where you'll find one of the quirkiest bars in the city centre. Book yourself an oche, grab a couple cocktails, chow down on pizza, and prepare to engage in some highly competitive and totally interactive darts.
A watering hole boasting tropical vibes, Jungle Bird Tropical Restaurant and Bar is a grand shout for first dates and friend catch-ups. In addition to top-notch cocktails, mocktails and beer, the venue slings out scrumptious Polynesian and Caribbean cuisine.
Home to neon signs and some of the UK's most iconic pints, BrewDog is a must-visit if you're searching for craft beer. Perched over on Beak Street, you'll find this cool and urban bar in Birmingham serving up a serious array of top-notch brews alongside delicious comfort bites.
Bringing a taste of Miami to the city centre, this quirky boozy bar boasts excellent cocktails and all-day fun. Head down to the Great Western Arcade where The Pineapple Club is serving up a luxe array of quality concoctions, as well as bottomless brunches and tasty eats.
Whether your go-to is a Beatles banger or a Dua Lipa hit, Jukebozers Duelling Piano Bar's live band will blow it out of the water with a cover. Dance 'til the early hours to your fave tunes, with beaut cocktails to keep you refreshed throughout.
Known to employ some of the best bartenders in the biz, Be At One don't mess about when it comes cocktail bars in Birmingham city centre. Championing good times, head here for an awesome 2-4-1 happy hour, as well as creative drinks - the Irish Disco Biscuit is ideal for the sweet-toothed.
Digbeth Dining Club are behind this impressive warehouse street food space in the Jewellery Quarter where you'll be able to pick up grub from the likes of Buddha Belly alongside cocktails, Sunday meals, DJs and more.
A stunning entry on our list, Vagabond Wines deserves a shoutout because of its quirky wine machines featuring over 100 different types of vino. Plus, the gorgeous venue has snacks on offering, including charcuterie spreads and sumptuous pizzas.
If history is your thing and you go crazy for quirky cocktails, then The Lost and Found should be on your agenda. Decked out in vintage fixings and based on the Victorian adventurer, Hettie G. Watson, it's hands down one of the best bars in Birmingham city centre.
Beautifully decorated with vintage records, disco balls and kitsch furniture, Digbeth's Night Owl is a homage to all things retro. A bar and nightclub specialising in funk, soul, ska and reggae, they've got charm, quirk and style by crate-load.
Looking for some fun bar action in Digbeth? This sprawling, open-air space is the one to check out. Luna Springs is bringing more than just creative cocktails and tasty street food. It's got a packed programme of live events and bottomless brunches to boot.
For one of the coolest bars in Birmingham to check out, Tonight Josephine showcases pink neon interiors and crazy good cocktails. Head over to The Burlington where this quirky watering hole will be serving up some of the best nights out in the city, thanks to its lineup of afternoon teas and brunches.
One of the best rooftop bars in Birmingham, Sky By The Water is all about the stunning surroundings. From its chic and colourful interiors, to the igloos on its hugely popular open-air terrace, there's nothing about this vibrant venue that won't catch your eye.
Situated on Birmingham's Great Western Arcade, Shibuya Underground is a fabulous watering hole for first dates and nights out with your pals. Enjoy the most aesthetically-pleasing drinks inspired by Japanese history, from sake cocktails to Roku gins and plenty more.
Hidden behind what looks like someone's front door is one seriously hidden gem. With black booths, dark wooden tables and every spirit you could ever need, 40 St Paul's is a real gem, thanks to its marvellous concoctions made from one of their 140 gins.
Searching for Instagrammable places? Located in the heart ofThe Arcadian, 202 Kitchen is a pink restaurant and bar, fab for girls nights out and hen parties. Plus, their food offering is nothing short of amazing - mac 'n' cheese anyone and pornstar martinis anyone?
Pinball and pints? You don't need to ask us twice. Tilt is a quaint little cafe by day and lively bar by night, serving hot coffees until 5pm and post-work beverages aplenty. They've also got a big selection of machines and classic consoles to get competitive over with your pals.
Offering a taste of the warmer climes in the heart of Digbeth, Birdies features the best beverages and top notch BBQ. Part of the Ghetto Golf complex, they're letting you get stuck into tropical sips at the bar, quiz nights and cocktail masterclasses.