Drinks By The Canal in Birmingham
Now where would you say had one of highest number of canals in the world? Your first instinct might be Venice, but sorry, you'd be all kinds of wrong. Birmingham just so happens to have more canals than the soggy city, Venice, itself. 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 15th May 2016
Found amongst the hive of restaurants and bars in the Mailbox complex you can bet The Oriental is the only one serving up authentic Malaysian cuisine. Striking the balance between traditional and contemporary as well as hitting the spot for both drinkers and diners, the restaurant in Birmingham is a canal side treat. Enjoy a waterside view and after work drinks in Birmingham over happy hour with 2-4-1 cocktails or impress clients at a working lunch where two courses are just £5.95.
Make haste to the historical quarter and find a music venue in Birmingham that's hard to miss. From second floor terraced seating area's to canal side courtyard pitches that are perfect for a Summer pint, get a glimpse of The Flapper one of the best canal spots in town to watch beautiful barge boats go by.
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 come 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. If it's something a little different you're after, this city centre watering hole is full of kitsch style and unique oddities to make this water side pub just as interesting on the inside as it is on the outside.
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 place at the Pitcher and Piano every year for the renowned Dragonboat Festival and get the best seats in the house.
Champagne by the canal? Don't mind if we do! Featuring one of Birmingham's most extensive collections of wine and champagne, Bar Epernay in The Mailbox is a great example of canal side indulgence. Head outside to their terrace tables for a view of the iconic Cube building and Birmingham's water edge.