Birmingham Canal Bars

Boasting more miles of canals than Venice itself and being lined with natural and man-made beauty, Birmingham's canals are something to behold. From restaurant bars to music venues in Brum, these canals are not only host to barge boats and wildlife, but a great selection of bars and pubs too. So for somewhere to relax in this idyllic setting, check out our recommendations for drinks by the canal in Birmingham. 

Canalside Cafe

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The name pretty much gives the game away here: mosey on down to Gas Street to Canalside Cafe, a cool and quirky pub in Birmingham primed for a spot of canal side drinking. It's not all coffee and cake at this cafe-cum-bar, oh no. Canalside Cafe serve up to four cask ales at any given time, making this a top spot for sipping a pint whilst you take in the views. 

The Flapper

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Make haste to the historical quarter and find a music venue in Birmingham that's hard to miss. From second floor terraced seating areas to canal side courtyard pitches that are perfect for a summer pint, get a glimpse of The Flapper for one of the best canal bars in Birmingham to watch beautiful barge boats go by. 

Bistrot Pierre has a bit of a reputation in Birmingham for delivering French culture in both aesthetics and cuisine. But while you sit on a candlelit table, feasting on a variety of artisanal dishes, they also happen to have some of the best views of the canal in the city.

The Malt House

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As canalside pubs in Birmingham go, this one has quite the spectacular view. The historic pub serves up a variety of local ales, bottles of wine and spirits all at affordable prices. And with a fireplace for when it gets cold and a balcony to enjoy the weather, there's loads of ways to enjoy the Birmingham canal.