Pre-Drinks in Birmingham
You're heading out for a big night at some of Birmingham's best clubs, but before you get your dancing shoes on and bust out your John Travolta, you fancy some pre-drinks to get yourself warmed up. Birmingham has loads of great bars to meet your mates for pre-club chats, laughs and catch-ups. Check out our recommendations of the best bars for pre-drinks in Birmingham and get yourself preened for what is sure to be a great night ahead.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
If you're looking for something a bit different from your pre-drinks in Birmingham then what better than a tiki themed cocktail bar?! You'll find all your favourite classics as well as a few Island Bar originals. Made to perfection by their expert staff, you'll even receive some light entertainment from extravagant shaking to tongue in cheek banter! With cocktails at just £4 from 5-8pm it would be rude not to!
With Broad Street known for being one of Birmingham's most bustling party strips, we think it's right about time to get a tipple before a big night out on the city tiles. Boasting some of the most affordable drinks in the city, it's no wonder that a pub like the Brasshouse is such a pre-drinks destination. From pints coming in at a mere £2.95 to bottles of wine for just £8.95, you and your chums can make a great start on your night out at this fun-filled city boozer.
The Lord Clifden brings a touch of urban charm to Birmingham's elegant Jewellery Quarter. With urban art catching your eye from every angle inside and out, The Lord Clifden is popular with young and cool creatives looking for pre-drinks in Birmingham. A large garden complete with heated patio, ping pong table and retro party tunes make this a great warm up bar before you head to the nearby city centre or St Pauls Square.
If you are already hyped for a night on the town and just need somewhere fun and lively to get started, The Victoria is a good shout! Attracting Birmingham's cool early 20's crowd each and every day of the week, this quirky, charismatic pub is a hit for pre-drinks. Open til 2am on the weekends, the only danger is you might not want to move on!
A prime Broad Street location makes Revolution Birmingham a top pre-drink spot. With something different happening almost every day of the week, this vodka bar has a chilled out party vibe that will surely get you in the mood to go out. Neighbours with Gatecrasher and a stones throw away from other Broad Street favourites you can enjoy a cocktail or two while you decide where the nights headed!
Simmer down, grab a bottle of the good stuff and enjoy a luxurious, if not wholly British meal upstairs at Fleet Street Kitchen thanks to their locally sourced grub before you venture downstairs for the real party. A basement bar boasting rich, leather VIP booths, a cracking wine menu and live music to boot, downstairs at Fleet Street Kitchen is the perfect bar to have your little black dress in tow.
Hidden underneath restaurant bar, Bodega, Sugarloaf is known as a great place for pre-drinks and chilled out cocktails. Whether you go for an in your face tequila cocktail or one of their international beers you're sure to relax into the South American theme and take the night as it comes. Slap bang in the middle of Birmingham's city centre you can chat over your drinks and bop along to everything form hip-hop to retro classics before you hit the clubs.
Leading the way for independent pubs and music venues in Birmingham is The Flapper. Tucked away behind Broad Street, The Flapper attracts Birmingham's young music lovers who come to catch a live gig downstairs or have a pint and a game of pool in the upstairs bar. Popular for pre-drinks in Birmingham, you can take your drinks outside and enjoy the canal side view from the beer garden while you plan the night ahead!