Student Bars in Birmingham

There's nothing like the taste of a boozy drink after a long day of lectures, or hours spent slogging away at the library. Whether it's an ice cold beer or hand-crafted cocktail that floats your boat, there are plenty of great bars for students to drink in Birmingham. On a tight budget, you may struggle to find somewhere outside of the student union - so we have rounded up our top picks of the best student bars that Birmingham has to offer.

The Jekyll and Hyde

258 user reviews 4

Happy Hour and 2 other offers

Cheap can still be cheerful and if you're after a fabulous cocktail, then this Steelhouse Lane drinking den is the perfect place. Confectionaries and Remedial Refreshments like the affectionately named Love Hearts start from £5.50 and you can get 2 for £9 through the week. Grab a seat upstairs at Dr. Jekyll's Gin Parlour or Mr Hyde's emporium below.

Thursday Is The New Friday!

Drink your way through the 2-for-1 happy hour specials which run daily at Be At One. As one of the best student bars, drinks include classics like the Old Fashioned, and fun newbies like the Buenot; made with Kahlúa salted cramel, white chocolate cream liqueur, vanilla ice cream and topped with a Kinder Bueno.

The Rose Villa Tavern

7 user reviews 4

Wing It Monday and 3 other offers

With a weekly pub quiz, monthly comedy club plus a slew of engaging events, this is one of the most fun places for Birmingham students to drink. Located in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter, you can find diner classics like hot dogs, nachos and wings. Choose from over 100 bottles of vodka, hand crafted cocktails or cask ales and keep an eye out for daily happy hour offers.

Island Bar

9 user reviews 4

You can't go wrong with a cocktail...or two...or three at Island Bar. This tiki-tastic haunt on Suffolk Street takes pride in its impressive rum collection. If you're looking for the best student bar in Birmingham, this could be it. At Happy Hour, cocktails are 2 for £9 which is a bargain considering these libations are award-winning.

Bristol Pear

1 user review 5

From breakfast through to the wee hours, the Bristol Pear has you covered. Defend your spot at the pool table or cozy up on a vintage sofa to watch a match on one of their many HD screens... pint in hand. Make the most of the Bristol Pear and register for a MORE card to collect points and win prizes at one of the best students bars in Birmingham.


7 user reviews 3

Complimentary bottle of champagne and 1 other offer

If it's a glamourous night out that you're looking for, then head to Nuvo. Get your fill at the sushi bar, OKO, find happy hour discounts at the ritzy cocktail lounge and finally, head to the club where plush VIP Champagne booths await. As a favourite of celebrities and locals alike, Nuvo is one of the best student bars in Birmingham. 


3 user reviews 4

This cool hangout in the heart of the Chinese Quarter sticks to an Asian theme with its plush leather booths and outdoor terrace set to a soundtrack of funk and soul. Relax here between lectures or let loose post-exams; either way, you can enjoy one of the best student bars in Birmingham while sipping on 2-for-1 cocktails.


7 user reviews 5

Happy Hour and 3 other offers

Quench your thirst at this South American inspired neighbourhood cantina. Bodega boasts vibrant interiors with an eclectic food menu and a huge range of spirits, from pisco and cachaça, to gin and rum. Keep an eye out for happy hour deals at one of Birmingham's best student bars.

Inspired by the ruin bars of Budapest, this Digbeth street boozer is one of the leading places for Birmingham students to drink. Don't underestimate the shabby chic interior and worn decor, as this Grade II listed building is home to some of the best drinks in Brum. With close proximity to Ghetto Golf and Digbeth Dining Club, a night beginning (or ending) at The Ruin will be one to remember.

The Sunflower Lounge

3 user reviews 4

Lovers of live music will love this independent venue, which draws a laid-back crowd. Listen to an intimate gig with a date or chill out with mates at one of the most student-friendly cocktail bars in Birmingham. Discover new indie bands and be sure to keep an eye out on social media for album launch parties and other uber cool events.