Riverside Bars in Birmingham
Now we don't know if anyone's told you yet, but Birmingham just so happens to have more canals than Venice. And while you may not find any gondola rowers hooting and hollering their way down the river, you will catch a great collection of bars and pubs in Birmingham that make for relaxed drinks in the city. Check out our recommendations for the best riverside bars in Birmingham and get your fill of some scenic canal side views of this bustling and vibrant city.
Would you look at that name. It couldn't be anywhere other than based by a canal in Birmingham could it? Canalside Cafe is a quirky pub in Birmingham with a premium riverside location. Hop off your bike or rest your weary feet after a wander through the city in a bar brimming with knick knack and kitsch quirks that adorn the walls.
A slick and swanky restaurant bar poised over both the canalside and iconic Brindleyplace, Bank are known for their modern, crisp interiors and city centre guests alike. Boasting a selection of some of the finest classic cocktails and brands of wine, Bank is a premium place to stop by for an indulgent tipple by the riverside in Birmingham and take in the charming views.
Just a short stroll from the party bars of Broad Street, Pitcher and Piano is a charming wine bar poised directly over the river. Make haste for one of their patio tables or perch yourself over their second floor balcony to get a great glimpse of the city's waterways where once a year you may just spot a Dragonboat Race fly by.
Teetering on the river's edge and neighbours to a whole host of charming canal boats, this music venue in Birmingham really has hit the canal sweet spot. Whether you're relaxing with a cold bevvie in their beer garden on the side of the river, or making your way downstairs to their basement bar for a gig, The Flapper in Birmingham city centre is a grand canal side bar in the city.
If you're looking for relaxed drinks in Birmingham then this riverside pub in the city couldn't be more perfect. Nab a spot outside on one of their patio tables and just watch the world go by. Or if you fancy a spot of grub on your visit? Go for their fry-up, that rather than arrive in a plate, comes in a quirky little frying pan instead.