Pretty Bars in Birmingham
The UK's second biggest city has a lot to offer in the drinking department, but Birmingham has quality to accompany the quantity of water holes. Birmingham is the home to some of the prettiest bars in central England, with no shortage of spectacular views and cozy cocktail bars. Read our recommendations for the prettiest drinking spots in Birmingham.
Last updated on 20th February 2018
In June 2016, the former Vertu was restored from its original architecture from 1824. Nearly 200 years later, the Button Factory brings a modern twist to its industrial roots, with the original brick walls, exposed beams and traditional-style furnishings. One of its most charming qualities of this pretty bar is the sun-trap terrace, which is the perfect spot to grab a cocktail or eat on warm, sunny days.
Prepare to be sent back in time when you step into The Jekyll and Hyde. If the purple exterior didn't intrigue you enough, the gin parlour upstairs is quintessentially Victorian, full of antique plush red and gold period decor, with equally pretty cocktails. The walls of the outdoor tearoom are covered in quirky Alice in Wonderland paintings The Queen of Hearts would approve of this pretty Birmingham bar.
With a stain-glass window and a red telephone box, Rose Villa Tavern is a sight for sore eyes. The quirky little pub and bar is also a great spot for comforting bites and stylish cocktails.
Dirty Martini is all sorts of sexy; the futuristic bar is deviating from bar norm with gorgeous design features, from neon signs to stunning murals. When you're done ogling at the space, make sure to try their strong martini selection, which is 2-4-1 during happy hour.
Get lost and find yourself in Birmingham's charming botanical hideaway based on the adventures of Hettie G. Watson. Sip on eclectic cocktails like Blueberry Rum Sours and Mediterranean Juleps in a whimsical space Hettie herself would enjoy. The private rooms for hire are just pretty drinking spots; just be sure to check out the secret bar behind the bookcase.
Rustic meets trendy on Temple Street, where one of the most eclectic cocktail menus in Birmingham gets a fitting home. The Botanist, known for its use of fresh herbs, fruits and spices, is a pretty bar where cast iron fixtures and stripped bare walls meet nature. These famous cocktails are as beautiful as they are unique. Be sure to order a watering can, pitchers are going out of style.
Are you afraid of the dark? At the Grand Hotel on Colomore Row, the Alchemist's cocktail dungeon occupies the 138 year old basement. The vaulted ceilings, low lighting and intricate artwork create a mysterious ambience, accentuated by smoke from their state of the art nitrogen infused Negroni tap. A night at the darkest of Birmingham's pretty drinking spots will definitely be one for the books.
Escape the hustle and bustle of Birmingham in the lush oasis of the charming Kitchen Garden Cafe. Enjoy live music and cocktails in the garden under fairy lights, surrounded by vines and overgrown greenery. Kitchen Garden Cafe is just as pretty inside as it is out, with a rustic wooden and brick combo.
Sleek and chic are the name of the game at Fumo's Birmingham location. Marble countertops and the overall linear design bring an air of sophistication to this pretty cocktail bar and lounge, where nothing is too over the top. Located in the sophisticated banking district, Fumo is sure to wow guests from all over.
Full of fun and serving big American eats, The Church Inn is winning choice when you're next in the Jewellery Quarter. It's also got a lovely little roof terrace along with regular music nights.