Trust us when we say that we've been sat where you're sitting, slumped over a laptop checking your bank balance online after the post-Christmas and New Year splurge; wondering if you should called the wonga police for crimes against your bank account. But we want you to get out of that mardy pit, we want you to remember that there's a city out there, waiting to be explored; drinks waiting to be guzzled of course. We've compiled a list of five of the very best drinks deals in Birmingham this January, making sure that 2014 isn't another bank based calamity:

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Scrimpin' and savin' needn't be an ordeal in January when these bars in Birmingham are happy to help you along the way.

The Lost and Found: 'Hettie Watson's Cocktail Club'

Not only did the fictional explorer that The Lost and Found is based upon retrieve a bounty of Victorian wares for this 19th Century inspired bar, she brought back a wealth of drinks deals too. Try Hettie's Cocktail Club at The Lost and Found where a selection of cocktails go down to a mere £5 between 5-8pm.

The Rose Villa Tavern: Foodie 2-4-1's and £4 Cocktails

Looking for a bounty of offers? Welcome to your pocket friendly mecca this January. From two Stateside style burgers for £12.50 on a Wednesday, American style sandwich and alcoholic tipple for £6 on a Monday to selected £4 cocktails between 4-7pm everyday, we're getting dizzy and the thought of so much liquid and chow for so little at The Rose Villa Tavern.

The Jekyll and Hyde: £4 for mouth watering mixology

£4 for some of the very best cocktails in Birmingham? We kid you not. Some of the most educated master mixologists with a treasure trove of unique flavours behind the bar, The Jekyll and Hyde only ask for 400 of your hard earned pennies every Monday to Friday between 4-7pm for one of their delicious mixes.

The Plough: Hamburger Tuesdays

So you're probably outraged and wondering why this isn't a drinks deal, but hold your grumpy gurn. With 2-4-1 on sought after hamburgers at this kitsch little retreat in Harborne, from pulled cajun chicken to spiced beef burgers, Tuesdays at The Plough leave you more money to spend on the things that beer. 

Bohemian Bar and Kitchen: January £5 Cocktails

It may be one of the newest watering holes in Moseley, but Bohemian is already coming up trumps when it comes to happy hours in the city. With January seeing their range of cocktails go down to a mere £5 all day, every day, Bohemian feel your January pain and hope to ease it.