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

The Distillery

403 user reviews 4

The Distillery has not only one of the best canalside outside seating areas in Birmingham, it also boasts amazing drinks too. From day till night they serve up a wonderful array of gins for your drinking pleasure, and should you get a bit peckish, they've got a rotisserie and robata grill, as well as wood-fired pizza.

Pitcher & Piano Birmingham

279 user reviews 4

Here's a premium canal side spot if ever we saw one. Found just off popular party strip, Broad Street, the Pitcher and Piano can be found nestled in amongst the bars of Brindleyplace and overlooking Brum's scenic canal. Take a place at the Pitcher and Piano every year for the renowned Dragonboat Festival and get the best seats in the house. 

Aluna Birmingham

238 user reviews 4

The perfect companion to some fine views of the canal has to be an alchemical cocktail from Aluna. The masters of mixology have a cocktail menu as long as your arm, serving up a number of theatrical cocktails contained in flasks and other crazy contraption, while the velvet sofas, bespoke mirrors and copper trimmed bars creates a great surrounding.

Canalside Cafe

2 user reviews 4

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.