Cool Urban Bars in Birmingham
Urban's not necessarily just a music genre; when it comes to bars, urban style is all about Manhattan themed warehouse digs, exposed brickwork and raw feature lighting that bring a dash of New York city atmosphere to this bustling Birmingham city. Popular with Birmingham's young creative crowd, these cool urbans bars in Birmingham are awash with fun loving attitudes and a trendy clientele. Check out our recommendations for the best cool urban bars in Birmingham and uncover the underground nooks and crannies that these bars have for you to discover.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
Whilst they may be one of the biggest clubs in Birmingham, The Rainbow Venues have a charming little secret hidden amongst their midst. An urban pub in the heart of Digbeth, The Rainbow Pub is a cool trip back through time thanks to their vintage furniture, retro games consoles and life size replica of Doctor Who's tardis that doubles as a door.
Channelling what can only be seen at the rustic bars and urban jaunts of New York, Boston Tea Party is a homage to all things cool and industrial thanks to its steel, leather topped stools, exposed brickwork and low hanging rustic lanterns. Whilst it may close relatively early, Boston Tea Party is a great spot to nab a cool beer or glass of wine over lunch, or early evening.
If you're after some chic warehouse digs in non other than Digbeth then spotlight is the bar for you. A cool warehouse bar in Birmingham, this disused building was transformed into a mecca of vintage sofa's, trunk tables, corrugated iron and tassle lamps that will have your head in an urban dizzy. Head down to their courtyard every Friday night for the biggest taste in street food at Digbeth Dining Club.
Sometimes, people can define an urban bar by the sheer magnitude of exposed brickwork alone, and luckily enough, The Vaults has plenty of that. A basement bar in Birmingham putting a glamorous spin on urban chic, The Vaults has utilised this unique venue and turned it into hubbub of party activity come the weekend in the city.
Whilst you may think an urban bar in the Jewellery Quarter is but a thing of dreams, let us rock your world with this one. Formerly an iron forge, The Drop Forge is a charming blend of urban and modern that promise a relaxing drink no matter the day. Honouring its previous industrial features, The Drop Forge still retain a multitude or original iron machinery in their midst.
Premium purveyors of craft beer in Birmingham, this Brum branch of the oh so popular Brewdog chain have hit the nail on the head when it comes to urban chic. Dapper bulb down-lighting, exposed brickwork, steel bar stools and vintage upholstery make for a cool and quirky enviroment in this city centre bar.