Catch Canalside Cafe on a quiet weekday in Birmingham and you've got yourself a little slice of serene heaven. Perfectly poised over the canal, grab a local ale and head outside to a patio table to watch Birmingham go by. Great for people watching, Canalside Cafe is a wholesome bar in the city that is all about relaxed drinks and good company.
Quiet Bars in Birmingham
Sometimes, a party bar in Birmingham's Broad Street simply will not cut it. You've had a busy day and the last thing you need is to have to shout at a friend only inches away just so they can hear you and sometimes you just want to sink down into a comfy sofa, tipple in hand. Fortunately we've pulled together some of Birmingham's cosiest and quiet bars, so you're sure to find a top notch retreat in the heart of the UK's second city. Check out our recommendations for the best quiet bars in Birmingham and relax in some of the city's most charming drinking holes.
Whilst The Green Man is part of the Ember Pub and Dining chain, it still manages to retain the charm of a traditional local pub in Birmingham. Found on bustling Harborne High Street, The Green Man serves up wholesome pub grub and a selection of cask ales and draught ciders in a relaxing weekday environment.
Ju Ju's Cafe is one of the only canalside bars in Birmingham boasting 360 degree views. Sit back and relax at this cafe bar, where you can enjoy scenic views from every table. An intimate restaurant bar where as much thought has gone into the menu as the decor, Ju Ju's Cafe have got you covered for relaxed eating and drinking in Birmingham.
Pub Du Vin is a bit of a hidden gem in Brum. A basement pub in one of Birmingham's most luxurious hotels Hotel Du Vin, Pub Du Vin is the perfect cubby-hole for an intimate retreat, with low ceilings, comfy sofas and a wine cellar perfect for a relaxed weekday tipple.
Leading the way for independent coffee shops and bars in Birmingham, Urban Coffee serves ales and prosecco too and gives the bigger chains a run for their money. Spread over three floors, Urban is full of sofas and bean bag seating set back in nooks and crannies for a more private feel.
Romantic, intimate and downright cosy, Arco Lounge in Harborne is a home away from home. Brimming with vintage lampshades, framed art, cosy sofas and bookshelves; Arco Lounge feels like the living room you have always wanted. Relax with one of their sherbet lemon cocktails and enjoy the calming, Parisian feel of this suburban Birmingham bar.
Head a little off the beaten track in Birmingham and you may just come across Fletchers in Kings Heath. A charming little restaurant bar in Birmingham that promises relaxed Mediterranean tones. A humble bar offering everything from poetry readings to live Jazz nights, Fletcher's is for those looking to slow down and enjoy life a little.
A cafe bar-cum-gallery, ORT is an arty alternative to the hustle and bustle of city life. Brimming with independent souls and creative characters, ORT is all about taking the pace of life in your stride, craft beer and all. A basement haven boasting live music, home-cooked food and local ales, ORT is sure-fire energy topper upper.
The Wolf has a relaxed aesthetic and this permeates through the whole venue. This is the ideal place to visit if you love drinking a wide selection of delicious beers, good company and maybe a bite to eat or two from their deli. They're open all day too, so you can relax in this Birmingham pub from morning till night.