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. 

Last updated on 14th November 2019

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.