Cool Birmingham Bars
Birmingham's not classed as the second city in the UK without being known as all kinds of cool. From trendy underground Digbeth that boasts Birmingham's creative masses to the Jewellery quarter where independence and community spirit reign, you'll find some unique bars that you cool cats wouldn't want to miss out on. Check out our recommendations for some of Birmingham's coolest bars that include everything from exotic tiki retreats to warehouse digs.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
The newest venture from Soul Food Project curator Carl Finn, The Church Inn boast one of the best rooftop bars in Birmingham. If heights aren't your thing though, then their cosmopolitan twist on a traditional pub will. There's a charming lackadaisical Speakeasy approach to this Jewellery Quarter venue that can't be ignored either.
Themed adventures and cocktail delights await at this cool bar in Birmingham city centre. From their Victorian themed gin parlour upstairs to the Alice in Wonderland garden out back, The Jekyll and Hyde in Birmingham are at the top of their cool game. Tuck into a cocktail out of a mini porcelain bath or watering can to delve further into this bar's unique treats.
Now we couldn't not include Birmingham's only tiki bar on the list of cool now could we! From their hand-made cocktails that are brimming with clever quips and mixology charm to their exotic themed decor, Island Bar is a buzzing Saturday night venue.
Clubbing's cool, real cool and don't The Rainbow Venues know it. But we want to talk about their bar. Found in the heart of Digbeth, The Rainbow Pub is a den of trendy thanks to its exposed brickwork and underground charms. From vintage furniture to a life size Doctor Who Tardis for a front door, you'll be pleased with what you find in here.
Craft beer in Birmingham have a true champion and Brewdog is the one. Found just shy of Birmingham's New Street station, Brewdog is a seamless beer bar in Birmingham that take cool in their stride. Be it in their basement bar or in the slick brick exposed arena that is their main bar, Brewdog have got cool covered.
A little by the way of Birmingham city centre in Harborne, The Plough is one of Birmingham's most understated venues. Whilst a relatively traditional pub on the outside, The Plough is anything but indoors. From a stunning beer garden to quirky antler chandeliers, there's a whimsical charm to this Birmingham bar.
Found in one of Digbeth's warehouses, this underground venue oozes cool, attracting Birmingham's young and creative crowd. From it's vintage lampshade down-lighting to tables made out of re-used luggage trunks, there's nothing under dressed or over done in this cool and quirky bar in Birmingham.
A drink in The Victoria is like an awesome arty slap in the face thanks to their selection of locally commissioned wall pieces and cool, kitsch character. Whether it's craft beer you're gagging for or a dabble in their Deep South dining menu courtesy of Soul Food Project, this bar in Birmingham city centre is laden with cool and quirky flair.
Another contender for Birmingham's coolest bar is a little haunt found amongst the suburbs of Moseley. Tucked away on the High Street, The Bull's Head is a slick pub come bar that promise everything from live art nights and DJ sessions to a heralded selection of live gigs and cool characters.
What may seem like a traditional pub in Birmingham could become on of your favourite new cocktail haunts thanks to what The Prince of Wales has up its sleeve. Hailed as one of the coolest beer gardens in Birmingham, The Prince of Wales boast everything from a cool and quirky tiki bar to a cigar shop and ale-laden front pub.
Part of the lounges group, it would be tough not it include Loco Lounge in a list about cool. Relaxed, poised and downright happy with itself, Loco Lounge is a relaxed and charming Parisian style venue that need not try hard. Thanks to its dapper hidden garden and cool quips, this bar in Kings Heath is an easy addition to the list.