Speakeasy Bars in Birmingham
Beginning in the Prohibition era in early 20th century America, Speakeasies were hedonistic and ever-so illegal party joints set-up by the city's most undesirable folk to get around the ban on booze at the time. Except for the illegal bit, not much has changed, with the speakeasies on our streets today specialising in creative cocktails, low-lit intimate interiors and a sense of unrivalled exclusive charm that you won't find in any of the mainstream bars on the high street. Check out our list and find your new favourite vintage-styled gem in Birmingham.
Last updated on 30th May 2017
Named after the elevated public park that twists through the heart of Manhattan, the High Line is one ultra-stylish lounge bar with a speakeasy twist. Join them for their regular speakeasy parties or prohibition-styled Afternoon Tea sessions; or just sneak in after work to enjoy a few NYC-inspired cocktails, proseccos or American whiskeys in their low-leather seats.
A luscious cocktail retreat in the heart of the Colmore District, this hidden gem has an air of the 1920s that any dapper son of a gun would surely enjoy. From their Italian marble walls and their plush mahogany booths down to their discerning selection of cocktails, The Bureau has a proud air of prohibition-style boozing with the whisky selection to boot.
Bourne & Co combines speakeasy aesthetics and drinks with a love of coffee and health-focused living, this is one of the more unique speakeasy bars in Birmingham. Their cocktail menu channels the Golden Age elegance of days gone by to create old, new and signature mixed drinks. Meanwhile, you can treat yourself to some artisan coffee or opt for the even healthier option at their smoothie bar.
Fancy a taste of French cuisine and a dabble in the 1920s at one of the most romantic restaurant bars in Birmingham? Boasting prohibition themed cocktails, indulgent French dishes and themed nights aplenty, this speakeasy restaurant in Birmingham promises a classic environment to dabble in the class of New Orleans-esque style.