Top 10 Bars in Birmingham

Everyone loves a list right? On that premise we decided to put our noggins to the test and come up with a selection of ten amazing bars in Birmingham that you would be utterly barmy to miss. From quirky Victorian cocktail bars in Birmingham city centre and adventurous decor ventures, to slick warehouse bars that promise the best in independent events, there's a cool selection of places to choose from in the UK's second city. Check out our recommendations for the top 10 bars in Birmingham and explore what some of the city's best drinking dens have in store.

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The Night Owl

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Dive down to Digbeth for a character-crammed, atmospheric drinking den that delivers the ultimate in old-school. Harking back to the iconic, bygone decades of the 60s, 70s and 80s, The Night Owl grotto guarantees retro grooves as you kick your dancing shoes to an eclectic array of symphonic Northern Soul sounds, Motown melodies and disco beats, as well as a rhythmic, move-your-feet mix of reggae & ska. With strictly vintage vinyl spinning on the decks, a bunch of bubbly boogie-ers atop a sprung wooden dance-floor against a full-on, funky interior design, you'll no doubt be jiggling, twirling and twinkling late into the night in this top Brummy bar-room.

The Cuban Embassy

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A cool and quirky independent bar in Moseley, The Cuban Embassy is in our top ten list for many reasons. From its unique, buzzing atmosphere and trendy clientele to Latin music nights that will blow your mind. The Cuban Embassy is one of the coolest live music venues, who not only play music till the early hours of the morning, but also serve up a mean roster of Cuban street food and lashings of rum.


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If you like urban independent styles and cracking DJ nights, then Spotlight is a bar in Digbeth with the goods. Cool and quirky, Spotlight boast a cool urban mix of industrial with vintage thanks to their warehouse location and vintage furniture. Not only are Spotlight at the forefront of independent bars in Birmingham, they're a dab hand with independent food too, hosting heralded street foodie event Ddigbeth Dining Club every Friday night. 


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Known for their simple, chic and sophisticated enviroment, Ginger's is a humble bar in the heart of the city that are known for their less than humble drinks. Popular with the after work crowd in Birmingham, Ginger's is a vibrant haunt known for their creative take on the fine art of mixology. From roast dinner themed cocktails to classics, Ginger's have the clever cocktails and the clever bar staff to match.