Sophisticated Bars in Birmingham
Penchant for Prosecco? Looking to escape the riff-raff of the city and indulge in a spot of sophisticated schmoozing? Then one of these great Birmingham bars are sure to hit the spot. From classic cocktail spots and refined restaurant bars to cosmopolitan hideaways, any Duke, Duchess or Midlands patron fancying themselves of a posh title would be at home in one of these bars. Check out our recommendations for some of the very best in sophisticated bars in Birmingham and dabble in a refined tipple like the discerning drinkers that you all are.
Last updated on 24th June 2016
A cocktail bar built with its Asian heritage firmly in mind, there’s also plenty of touches of a slick Manhattan rooftop bar to The Sky Bar. You’ll find it on the top floor of the Resorts World complex, just a short train journey from the city centre. Head over to discover a sleek and stylish bar serving theatrical Wu Xing-inspired cocktails to guests on a stunning terrace that overlooks the Pendigo Lake.
Depart from the woo woo's of Broad Street and divulge in some decadent drinks at Ginger's Bar. Popular with the after work crowd and those happy to depart with a little more cash for a more premium tipple, this contemporary drinking spot is just the place to find a selection of homemade and luxurious cocktails.
This bar is so sophisticated, that many people hardly even notice that it's here. Found in the Hyatt Regency, this Birmingham hotel bar has a lot more to boast than just a selection of snazzy rooms above its head. From indulgent cocktails and a cosmopolitan drinking lounge to its plush clientele, sophistication and cocktails at Bar Pravda go hand in hand.
Created by one of the most sophisticated brands in the hospitality industry, Searcys, The Balcony is the prim and proper of shopping centre based bars in Birmingham. If you're not indulging in some top notch bubbly fare at their champagne bar, you're sure to be found at a dining table, scoffing, or shall we say delicately tucking in to some premium bistro grub.
Its called Bubble Lounge, its main fare is international wine, sought after bottles of champagne and sofas made of real leather, if that's not sophisticated, we don't know what is. Often flourishing with the suited and booted after work crowd, the Bubble Lounge in the heralded Hotel Du Vin is most certainly a splash the cash kind of drinking spot.
One of the most luxurious champagne bars in Birmingham and one of the highest ones at that? Sophistication at its peak ladies and gentleman, its peak. Found at the top of the heralded Cube building, Marco Pierre White's Champagne Bar and Steakhouse is sitting pretty on the 25th floor with 360 degree views of the Birmingham skyline, and some of the best champagne in the city at that.
Just because you're all kinds of sophisticated doesn't mean that you can't have a little fun every now and then, right? Take to a bar like Fleet Street Kitchen for a little sophisticated entertainment as live music and international bottles of wine are doing the rounds. Book yourself a space under their main table and indulge in some luxurious fare at one of the best seats in the house.
Venetian tapas and creative cocktails, even the muttering of those words makes you more sophisticated than all of those around you, don't you know. Heralded for their booming cocktail menu and contemporary styled tapas, Fumo is perfect for date nights, birthday dinners and romantic meals the like; a truly stunning backdrop for drinks in the city.
When it comes to sophistication in the city, hotel bars are truly holding up their end of the deal with Alvar Bar being of no exception. Found in Hotel LaTour, one of the most luxurious hotels in the city, Alvar Bar is contemporary and all kinds of swish. Predominantly known for their boozy afternoon teas, Alvar Bar is a radiant retreat from the bustle of Broad Street bars.