Pubs in Birmingham City Centre
You've just hopped off at Birmingham New Street Station and you'd love a drink after a long old day at work. Bars aren't going to cut it this evening though, you need a good old fashioned pint in one of Birmingham's city centre pubs, but where are they? Whether they're hidden pub ventures, timeless traditional buildings or quirky independents, we've made a list of the pubs to visit in Birmingham City Centre.
Last updated on 30th May 2017
The Old Joint Stock isn’t just a Victorian-style pub serving up fantastic beers and tonnes of charm, it’s also an entertainment hotspot. Either come in and enjoy one of their many drinks, eat some dinner on their Victorian balcony or see one of their comedy, plays, improv or live music that plays almost every day.
The Jekyll and Hyde is one of the quirkiest bars in Birmingham and it sits in the city’s very centre. Offering up a range of different cocktails, it’s perfect for mixed drink lovers and gin hounds alike. Whether you sit down for a hearty meal downstairs or head upstairs for their Victorian gin parlour, this is one of the best pubs in Birmingham city centre you don’t want to miss.
It's not just glitzy clubs and fine food establishments that are reserved for Summer Row in Birmingham city centre, it's made for one of the city's good old fashioned pubs too. Brimming with Victorian authenticity, vintage character pieces and regular cask ales, this traditional pub in Birmingham is a gem in the eye of the beer-holder.
Secret pubs in Birmingham don't come much more elusive then the grandiose Bacchus, hiding devilishly under the feet of new street shoppers. Whilst the interiors scream of unique and unusual thanks to its historical medieval theme, you'll also be happy to find that their collection of locally brewed beverages is at a top notch tally.
With a name honouring First World War Heroes, you know straight away that The Old Contemptibles is set to be a Birmingham pub with modest and historical charm. Setting a cosy scene with ceiling high glass windows and classic arched panels, The Old Contemptibles is a relaxed setting to both Birmingham's young and old.
Birmingham is a buzzing city full of students and The Sun on the Hill is a buzzing pub that's no different. Primed for student nights in Birmingham, The Sun on the Hill's central location makes it a busy pub any day of the week. If you're looking for an indie pub with an indie crowd then this is the place for you.
Heralded for its overwhelming selection of global beers and locally sourced brews, The Post Office Vaults may be one of the smallest pubs in Birmingham, but it's so much more than square metres. Home to over 300 beers alone, The Post Office Vaults assure that you'll find a drink you like in this pub in Birmingham. They'll even give you a passport to tick those tipples off on.
With 16 taps worth of sweet ale and beer served all day long and having served over 2000 different types of ale in one year alone, you can expect one of the most diverse pub ranges in the city. Boasting a CAMRA seal of approval, rooftop terrace and traditional interiors, The Wellington is a beloved local pub in Birmingham city centre.
While Brewdog might err on the side of ‘bar’ on the looks side, it’s wonderfully large selection of beer will win over the most staunch pub traditionalist. Grab a bottle of one of their trademark beers, kick back and enjoy some live music or the cool, alternative atmosphere.
Nestling the border between Birmingham city centre and the iconic Jewellery Quarter, The Queen's Arms is a gem of a traditional pub in Birmingham thank to it period Victorian features and regular cask ales. What you might not know is that thanks to this pub's longstanding heritage, it's also home to one of Birmingham's only bum pinching ghosts.
One of the most infamous venues on the Bitters 'N' Twisted chain, The Victoria is an independent delight on the pub scene. From craft beers in Birmingham to locally brewed ales, The Victoria's unique selection of pub beverages match the unique interiors; a cool and quirky mecca of vintage furniture and contemporary art work and street pieces.