Fun Bars in Birmingham
Birmingham is well known for having a collection of fun, vibrant and diverse nightlife. Whether you're after classic cocktails with vintage style or cheesy tunes and disco-balls, Birmingham has something fun for everyone. From tiki bars to underground warehouses as well as live music venues, here are our recommendations for the best fun bars in Birmingham.
Last updated on 20th February 2018
If you're in to fun bars and party nights, the chances are you have heard Aussie bar chain Walkabout. The folks at Walkabout are not believers in staying in with something different going on every night of the week. Even the penny pinching can afford a night out at this bar in Birmingham, with their drinkonomical deals catering to the students massive.
If you’re going out for a few drinks for your birthday, then we’ve got just the place for you: the Birmingham Bierkeller. Featuring everything you love from a German beer hall, including long tables, delicious steins and staff decked out in traditional outfits, what should really seal the deal is the lively Oompah bands that get everyone up on their feet.
Dive down to Digbeth for a character-crammed, atmospheric drinking den that delivers the ultimate in old-school. Harking back to the iconic, bygone decades of the 60s, 70s and 80s, The Night Owl grotto guarantees retro grooves as you kick your dancing shoes to an eclectic array of symphonic Northern Soul sounds, Motown melodies and disco beats, as well as a rhythmic, move-your-feet mix of reggae & ska. With strictly vintage vinyl spinning on the decks, a bunch of bubbly boogie-ers atop a sprung wooden dance-floor against a full-on, funky interior design, you'll no doubt be jiggling, twirling and twinkling late into the night.
Dirty Martini is perking up nights out in Birmingham; the gorgeous cocktail space is perfect for everything from a girl's night out through to date night. Check out their list of martinis, which muddle everything from passion fruit to lychee, and are 2-4-1 over happy hour.
Tucked away on the backstreets, The Victoria has all the friendliness of a traditional pub in Birmingham's city centre but with heaps of cool and quirky artwork and lighting, The Victoria also has something a little different. With a weekly sound & vision quiz and DJ's to kick start your weekend, The Victoria is a go to for Birmingham's young creatives.
Brought to us by the brilliant Jools Holland, The Jam House is well established as an intimate and exciting live music venue in Birmingham. With a funky, feel good atmosphere, The Jam House promises you a fun and lively night where you can discover and enjoy a range of music from jazz to rock and blues, something you can really take in from the highly sought after balcony tables.
One of the only tiki themed bars in Birmingham, Island Bar serve a range of cocktails complete with exotic tiki decor that whisk you away from the bustling city centre to a tropical Hawaiian Luau. Even giving you the chance to create your own concoctions with their 'shaken and stirred' cocktail classes to turn you into masters of mixology.
Sitting in the heart of Moseley village is The Bull's Head, a cool and quirky bar in Birmingham. A laid back atmosphere, created by the artsy decor, attracts young professionals and creatives who come to enjoy great music and a host of live events. Come the weekend The Bull's Head is a fun time party bar acting as a club space come DJ bar attracting weekend party goers.
In keeping with Digbeth's industrial roots, Spotlight is a rough and ready bar in Digbeth. Spotlight combines a lounge bar with a cool and quirky club space bringing you the best local underground DJ's. It also plays host to Digbeth Dining Club, bringing first-rate local street food to Digbeth's after work crowd.
Right in the heart of the city centre, The Sun On The Hill is somewhat of a mecca for students and young professionals. With live music shows galore and some of the funkiest DJ nights in Birmingham, The Sun On The Hill makes a top alternative to your weekends in Birmingham.