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. 

The Button Factory

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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. 

2 Found Cocktails for £12

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.

The Botanist, Birmingham

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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.