If history is your thing and your throat thrives on mixology then a visit to The Lost and Found goes without saying. Adorned in vintage botanical treats and Victorian themed ventures, it's a unique cocktail bar based around the adventurous exploits of explorer Hettie. G Watson.
Cool and Quirky Bars in Birmingham
Whether it's bold interiors or quirky cocktails you're in the mood for, we've got the lowdown on Birmingham's most bizarre drinking spots. From cool pubs fronting some epic history, to the area's most unusual watering holes, there's hidden gems aplenty in this city we call home, so whether you're hoping to mix-up date night or plan a particularly fun post-office outing, we've rounded the finest cool and quirky bars Birmingham has to offer.
One of the best jazz bars in Birmingham, this St Paul's Square spot is literally dripping in cool. Founded by none other than Jools Holland, The Jam House keeps music at the forefront of everything it does, offering a unique space for full band and unplugged acts.
Spend your evening sipping from a Pot O'Gold and other bizarrely fantastic concoctions at this Brindleyplace cocktail spot. Designed to bedazzle you with their theatrical drinks, choose between an eye-catching selection of smoky, bubbly and colour-changing libations and sit back and enjoy the spectacle.
Known to employ some of the best bartenders in the biz, Be At One don't mess about when it comes to cool drinks. Championing good times, this quirky cocktail bar will complete your night with great music, a fun atmosphere and a serious happy hour.
Head over to Temple Street where this unique Brimingham activity bar brings together darts and drinking in a way you won't have seen before. Book yourself an oche, grab some cocktails and prepare to engage in some highly competitive and totally interactive darts.
One of the best cocktail bars in Birmingham, The Jekyll and Hyde are known for whipping up some of the most sensational libations in the city. Decked out in kooky decor and boasting a mural-covered garden, it's also one of the quirkiest spots in town.
Tucked away down at Gas Street Basin, this unique Birmingham cocktail bar is a must-visit for fans of colourful concoctions. Alongside being able to sample the delights of their menu, this eclectic spot can also show you how to make them at one of their dedicated masterclasses.
Head down to Digbeth on a sunny day where this 652-year-old pub is offering you one of the best beer gardens Birmingham. A sprawling outdoor space decked out with colouful decor, it's the perfect spot to order in some beers and tuck into their delicious pizzas.
A fun pub with a passion for hearty grub and great pints, Moseley's One Trick Pony Club is one of the best cool and quirky 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.
Home to neon and signs and some of the UK's most iconic pints, BrewDog is a must-visit if you're looking for craft beer in Birmingham. Perched over on Beak Street, you'll find this cool and quirky spot serving up a serious array of top-notch brews alongside some delicious comfort bites to boot.
Whether you're heading down to one of their theme day parties, or just looking for a little Bavarian beer hall action, the Bierkeller boasts a top-notch array of events to get stuck into. Head over for steins of traditional German pilsner and if you're lucky you might even catch the house Oompah band doing their thing.
One of the best basement spots in Birmingham, this unique St Paul's Square offering brings together darts and dive bar vibes. Dip down below The Rectory and get ready for the night to fly by as you lob darts and down drinks until the early hours.
A brand new bar in Birmingham, Tonight Josephine is all about pink neons and crazy good cocktails. Head over to The Burlington where this quirky watering hole will be serving up some of the boldest and booziest nights out in the city.
Beautifully decorated with vintage records, retro disco balls and classic typewriters, Digbeth's Night Owl is an 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.
An incredible Birmingham rooftop spot, Sky By The Water is all about the stunning surroundings. From its chic and colourful interiors, to the changing theme of its hugely popular open-air terrace, there's nothing about this restaurant and bar that won't catch your eye.
Bringing a taste of Miami to the city centre, this quirky Birmingham bar is all about 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.
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 pinball machines and classic consoles to get competitive over with your pals.
Offering a taste of the warmer climes in the heart of Digbeth, Birdies Bar is all about bonkers beverages and top notch BBQ. Part of the Ghetto Golf complex, they're letting you get stuck into tropical sips at the bar and meaty meals courtesy of the team at Apocalypse Cow.
In the heart of one of Birmingham's nightlife and creative institutions comes the Mockingbird Theatre. A cultural hub for socialising, eating, drinking and movie-going, it's a cool and casual joint with a community spirit where you can see an array of affordable films.
One of the quirkiest haunts in all of Birmingham, this unique bar, restaurant and gaming hub promises all manner of activities to help you release the child within. Head down for ping pong, bowling, pool and shuffleboard, alongside zesty cocktails and American-inspired eats.
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 and restaurant serves up tasty bites and some very cool cocktails.
Hidden behind what looks like someone's front door is the wold's best gin bar. With black booths, dark wooden tables and a backbar fully stocked with all the spirits you could need, this place is a real gem to sip on some marvelous concoctions made from one of their 140 gins.