Romantic Bars in Birmingham
Treating your lady to the most fanciful of fine dining, swooning your man to the sounds of local live music or just looking for an adventure on that tummy butterfly churning first date? Then some of these bars could be your love boat all the way to smooch city, be them restaurant bars, cocktail bars or music venues. Check out our recommendations for some of the most romantic bars in Birmingham for first dates, fourth dates and anniversaries alike.
Last updated on 8th August 2016
The High Line Bar and Lounge has consistently been at the top of Birmingham's bar scene. The venue is decorated as a stylish watering hole in America's vibrant 1920s. The simple design and colours of the venue's furniture clashes wonderful with the significant detail of the decorated walls and low-hanging light fixtures. To complete the romantic, opulent ambience, guests can sample a range of carefully crafted cocktails that all hark back to America's golden age of mixology.
Serving mouth-watering food and stunning cocktails, the Gas Street Social offers Birmingham's many romantic couples a heart culinary experience. Describing itself as a friendly 'urban neighbourhood kitchen', the menu here is bursting full of simple, freshly made dishes, composed of only the freshest seasonal ingredients on offer in the Midlands. Grad your other half, head over and chow down at this cosy Birmingham eatery with bagfuls of attitude.
Vibrant colours, great cocktails and a frivolous devil-may-care attitude combines wonderfully at the Jekyll and Hyde in Birmingham. The team behind this quirky bar have put a lot of effort into both the flavours and stunning surroundings on offer at this venue. With an Alice in Wonderland courtyard and an idyllic gin parlour, grab a drink and jump head first down the rabbit hole with your special partner at this characterful romantic bar.
With stunning views across the Pendigo Lake and a bar stocked full of all your favourite drinks and spirits, the Sky Bar is a fantastic date night location in Birmingham. The bar itself is elegant and sleek. Simple furniture, elegant wall hangings and a stunningly decorated bar helps this bar ozzes opulence, whilst the cocktail menu combines the best flavours of both the mystical orient and bustling New York City. Grab a drink, grab your other half and unwind together at the bar's dazzling balcony.
Now here's a show stopper for all you love birds. Ready to take that date to the highest of high's in Birmingham? How about the very top of the iconic Cube building? The Marco Pierre White Champagne Bar is a chic, stylish and exclusive champagne bar curated by one of the world's most famous chefs. Wow your date with an evening view of Birmingham in all its splendour.
Tapas dates are usually framed by a spread of exotic and vibrant food to share over chats and giggles. And thankfully, Bar Estilo in Birmingham's Mailbox complex offers just that. Complete with terracotta walls and traditional antiques, the venue is relaxed, cosy and inviting, offering each couple a spicy Spanish experience like no other.
Hotel bars in Birmingham are on the up in the romantic stakes, with Malbar in the luxurious Malmaison hotel being of no exception. If you're other half likes low lighting, charming oak furniture and getting decked out in their finest attire, then this is the ideal romantic bar for you. Dabble in some of the finest champagne cocktails in the city and woo them with your oh so funny banter.
One-of-a-kind, stylish and smoothly specialised, Aluna is a comfortable and classy cocktail haven hidden in Brum's upmarket Mailbox mall. Following a romantic, mouth-watering meal for two, thanks to expert mixologists experimenting with a variety of fruity fun, herbs, spices and liquor loves, you and your lucky amour will be able to sample a sassy spread of entirely unique creations, as well as classic, lip-smacker staples.
Fresh, vibrant and classy, this Italian restaurant bar in Birmingham is a great alternative to the intimate settings of some of the city's other bars. Rich red leather seating area's, polished steel surfaces and marble floors make for a cosmopolitan date adventure worthy of two young working professionals looking for a venue to match.
Settle down in Hotel Du Vin's indulgent Bubbles Lounge for a champagne flute or three, as this rich venue offers one of the best selections of wine and sparkling beverages in town. Nestled in the building, this bar's luxurious decor and vintage furniture is primed for a date night in Birmingham.
If you fancy woo-ing the person you like (or even love) with the charm of days gone by then how about dinner and drinks in one of Birmingham's most romantic restaurants. A charming trip back in time to the delicacy and romance of the 1920s, Annexe serve international wines and traditional French cuisine in a relaxed and intimate setting, where flapper dresses and candle-lit tables are the talk of the town.
Located just by the way of Gay Village in Hurst Street, The Loft Lounge is a sultry dining experience you wont forget in a hurry. Pass the bar and make your way to their indulgent dining area for a restaurant bar in Birmingham that's sure to leave your date smiling from ear to ear. Rich velvet textures, exposed brickwork, black chandeliers make for an intimate dinner setting and romantic ambience.
Thanks to its Parisian style and indulgent tones, come nightfall, Arco Lounge becomes one of Harborne's most romantic bars. Whether you're nestling up on one of their vintage sofa's or tucking into their brasserie style grub with a cocktail nearby, it offers the city's many romantics a great place to take that special someone.
Swanky, stylish Malbar is certainly steeped in an elegant, contemporary ambience. Cocktails galore, this swish-sharp saloon serves up a slurp-happy selection of quirky concoctions and classic staple faves, as well as craft beers aplenty and a fizzing frenzy of Champagne by the bucket-load. Sink straight into this boozy bounty with your that special someone and sip up a few sumptuous concoctions.
Dinner dates don't come much more cosmopolitan than Fumo in Birmingham city centre. Boasting an adventurous Italian tapas menu and marble topped bar, Fumo is the venue for great-get ups and even greater grub in amongst this restaurant bar's sleek and modern surroundings.
Innovative, garden-inspired The Botanist brings a beautiful, bubbly grean bounce to Birmingham's City Centre. With an enormous, eclectic menu, you'll be feasting on the freshest fare and most delicious drinks whipped up in watering cans and plant pots. This idyllic and elegant town treasure will make for a magical setting for you lil' sweethearts to enjoy a banquet of great bites and exquisite beverages.
Giving off that glorious Great Gatsby feel, The Edgbaston cocktail lounge is an atmospheric, underground lair tucked beneath the boutique Hotel Edgbaston. Suave, sharp and sophisticated in elegant Art Deco style, whisk your beau or belle back to the tremendous twenties in this jet black and glitzy gold watering hole. If that wasn't enough, guests can even feast on some of the finest spirit collections in the UK.
Going on a first date always feels like an adventure; the butterflies, the first kiss, the 'can I order that? Is that too expensive?'. Let The Lost and Found in Birmingham be your adventurous accompaniment to those feelings. Based around Victorian explorer Hettie G. Watson, the bar cultivates cocktails that will impress both you and your boo.
Treat your date to the idyllic surroundings and warmth of one of the most sultry bars in the Jewellery Quarter. With it's subtle lighting and exposed brickwork, this bar oozes date night opulence. VIP booths and vibrant cocktail making classes mean that you could even dabble in something a little different to wow your other half.