Drinking and Dancing in Birmingham
We've all been there, you go out for a few drinks and before you know it you're feet are tapping under the table and the dance floor becomes a magnet that you just can't escape. Luckily, bars in Birmingham aren't short of dance floors with DJ's playing the top tunes that will have even those with two left feet bopping away. So, whether you're an old school groover or if bump 'n' grind is more your style be sure to check out our recommendations of the best bars for drinking and dancing in Birmingham.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
Take a music-mad teleport mission back to the boogie-busting bygone decades of the 60s, 70s and 80s, as uplifting, live music lair The Night Owl wreaks retro in Digbeth. Focusing heavily on the old-school Motown and Northern Soul Movement, come expecting authentic, vintage vinyl on the decks, and an eclectic assortment of top tunes, from soul, disco jingles and funk to chilled-as reggae, ska and mod. A funky interior to match the buzzing vibes throughout, you'll club in groovy, retro comfort and embrace those oh so sweet, symphonic sounds of yester-decades.
With a hefty happy hour, one of the best cocktail collections going and a fun atmosphere, drinks and dancing in Birmingham is something Be At One specialise in. Their late licence until 3am makes them a prime destination for enjoying the music with some hella creative cocktails.
The cocktails aren't the only things shaken in this Tiki themed cocktail bar. Lounge seating for your early door catch ups then an intimate dance floor for when your dancing feet take over. With cocktails made to perfection and the DJ spinning the best retro and party tunes you will be up and shaking your thing in no time.This bar in the city centre has an exotic party vibe like no other.
Hidden under restaurant bar Bodega, Sugarloaf is the ideal place to carry on your night without any hassle! Continuing the South American theme, with sugar skull and mexican wrestler wall art makes this bar popular with party lovers and pre-drinkers. Lucha Libre every Friday serves up the best hip-hop and funk that is sure to have you up and grooving.
Drinking and dancing doesn't have to be saved for the weekend, not at Revolution. Jam packed with party revellers every day with drinks deals and cocktails that will send you in to a spin. A real fun time party bar on Broad Street, this buzzing venue will have you in the mood the dance in no time! I love Vodka every Wednesday and RLA every Sunday have party goers flocking here week on week ready to bust a move.
Just by the way of the Jewellery Quarter lies The Vaults, a sultry and sleek lounge come DJ bar in Birmingham. Boasting some of the most luxurious VIP booths around you can do your drinking and dancing tucked away just you and your mates. Or dance on over to the main bar and dabble in hand crafted cocktails and get your groove on with some soulful club nights.
Keeping things cool and quirky, Spotlight bar in Digbeth throws some of the best DJ nights around. Embracing local underground and DJ talent this unique warehouse space attracts Birmingham's young and hip in their hoards. Playing and eclectic mix of house, rock, jazz and reggae you'll soon be up and off the vintage style sofas and doing your thing on the dance floor.
Nestled in a hub of stylish bars in Summer Row, Apres brings party chic and Scandinavian style to proceedings. Slick red decor complete with leather booths this place is perfect for those who like to prep themselves before a night on the dance floor. With a three hour happy hour to top it off you will soon leave the cocoon of the booth and strut your stuff to a playlist of floor fillers.
Looking for some glitz and glamour to accompany your favourite tipple and your best dance moves? Nuvo is a cocktail bar come club in Brindleyplace is just what you need. Host to some super stylish DJ and club nights, Nuvo has Birmingham's young party ready crowd fishing out their most dapper outfit week on week. With DJ's playing house and club classics to get you up and moving, the dance floor at Nuvo is always a lively one.
Flying the flag for independent pubs in Birmingham, The Bull's Head is a go to for young professionals. A popular pub in Moseley all week long with an eclectic mix of music and clientele. Getting any weekend party started, this pub becomes a trendy DJ bar taking you through to the small hours of the morning. With a gold booth housing their resident DJ's, you can tell this place means business for drinking and dancing in Birmingham.
A fresh and stylish restaurant upstairs and well loved party bar in Birmingham downstairs, Fleet Street Kitchen is primed for drinking and dancing. Hosting live session every Friday and frequent soul discos, this bar in Birmingham throw one swanky party. Once you've been here it's safe to say 'you will always find you in the (Fleet Street) Kitchen at parties'.
Surrounded by bars and restaurants in the Arcadian, Indi Bar still manages to stand out from the crowd. Full of young, student, party goers looking for a buzzing party where they can dance the night away. Le Glam Thursdays are ever popular and with drinks from £1, it's no wonder! Pop down to this bar in Birmingham and make the most of smashing drinks deals and relish the chance to show off your sweet moves.