Where to Drink in Birmingham
If a great night out for you party revelers rests heavily on a top quality tipple then you're in the right place. Whether you're after a classic cocktail, a quirky concoction, a fine wine or a real ale; Birmingham has an eclectic mix of bars and pubs serving up some top quality, refreshing bevvies. Be sure to check out our recommendations for where to drink in Birmingham for high quality drinks in great bars with heaps of character.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
If cocktails are the game, Island Bar's the name. Whether it's a Mojito, a Cosmopolitan or Island's very own Round of Applause, this cocktail bar will shake your tipple to perfection. A tiki themed haven right in Birmingham City Centre, head here for a chilled out drink with mates and let the exotic tasty treats transport you from a cocktail bar in Birmingham to a lush Hawaiin retreat.
As the name suggests, The Jekyll and Hyde is a cool and quirky venue where everything including the drinks is full of personality. With a tradition Victorian Gin Parlour upstairs, their cocktail concoctions know how to pack a punch. Original cocktails like the Chiminey Sweep or the Blueberry Thrill served in everything from tea cups to glass jars make this a very different cocktail bar experience. The good news is, you can enjoy these creative inventions from just £6 or kick you weekend off at Potion every Saturday where they sink to a refreshing £4.
Like nothing better than lounging in a beer garden with your hand clasped around an ice cold beer? The Lord Clifden pub in the Jewellery Quarter not only have one of the coolest beer gardens in Birmingham but they also boast an seven continental lagers. On top of all that, The Lord Clifden is also one of only two venues in Birmingham to supply the highly sought after Budvar Yeast. This cool, urban art clad bar is a go-to for any beer enthusiasts.
In the Birmingham branch of this well known bar, Brewdog are education Brummies in the art of craft beer. Boasting a vast range of original beers that have been hand crafted and brewed to perfection this bar in Birmingham is a mecca for beer enthusiasts. Playing host to a load of live music and gig nights you can enjoy your beer and wind down with great music.
Brought to you by no other than chef to the stars, Marco Pierre White this bar serve up some of the finest bubbly around. Enjoy world renowned Laurent Perrier Champagne and take in the stunning 360 degree views of Birmingham City Centre from the top of the The Cube. If you embrace all things sparkling head up to Marco Pierre White Champagne bar and why not try one of their creative champagne cocktails.
A cool and quirky addition to pubs in Kings Heath, The Sun at the Station is a contemporary and stylish venue. A firm believer in showcasing local talent, The Sun at the Station hold regular jazz and live music nights, attracting a lively crowd. With hearty food, kitsch style and a whopping great beer garden, drinks at this pub in Birmingham never go a miss.
When it comes to tailored cocktails few are more inventive than Ginger's in Birmingham City Centre. A host of award winning bar staff experimenting with flavours and mixes to create one of the most original cocktail bar menus around. There can't be many bars serving a Sunday Roast inspired cocktail that tickles your taste buds with flavours of lamb and mint sauce! For you more classic folk, Ginger's also mix up tasty, traditional cocktails. In this simplistic and stylish setting, Ginger's let the drinks do the talking.
Quirky quizzes and lively DJ nights make this pub in Birmingham City Centre a hive of activity. The Victoria is a popular watering hole for students and young professionals alike. One of six bars in the Bitters 'n' Twisted chain, you can expect hand crafted cocktails and trendy vibes. For those of you with a competitive streak, don your thinking caps and head to 'Sound and Vision quiz nights every Tuesday to test your film and music knowledge.
Bringing all the charm and character that makes us love the traditional British boozer, The Post Office Vaults combine cosy comforts with quite possibly the most extensive beer and cider range in Birmingham. Boasting a selection of a whopping 200 beers, you won't go thirsty in this pub in Birmingham City Centre. If your a beer enthusiast pick up a passport and drink your way around the globe. With a full crate and a place on the wall of fame on offer, it's worth the challenge!