Top Pubs in Birmingham

Now this was a tough one folks. Birmingham is home to so much culture and history that it is practically swamped with traditional pubs and fun British boozers, but alas, a top 10 list needed to be made of some of these great pubs in Birmingham. From quirky independents to some of the best beer gardens in Birmingham, this list is brimming with top class pubs in the city. Check out our recommendations for the top 10 pubs in Birmingham and make your way around some of the city's greatest drinking dens. 




The Dark Horse

32 user reviews 4

One of the best pubs in Moseley, The Dark Horse brings you a twist on the classic boozer. Offering cool and cozy interiors complete a lively roster of music events that run from Monday through Sunday, you can also pair their delicious selection of American-inspired eats with a rotating line-up of craft beers from home and abroad.

The Distillery

503 user reviews 4

A pub and gin distillery next to the canal, this charming two-storey bar and restaurant is a go to for delicious food, live sports and, obviously, an excellent gin selection. Head down for the chance to enjoy their fine selection of eats, including pizzas, roasts and bottomless brunches, and take advantage of their sun-ready terrace.

One of the finest pubs on Temple Row, there's much more to The Old Joint Stock than meets the eye. You'll find a slap-up selection of cask ales, wines and tasty pub grub, and even a swish mezzanine to enjoy it all on, but the real prize is their in-house theatre which programmes some of the most ground-breaking plays and productions in the city.

The Junction

10 user reviews 4

A big, traditional boozer on Harborne High Street, The Junction has been a linchpin of the community as far back as 1904. Alongside cosy interiors full of vintage touches and a pretty alfresco courtyard, they'll sort you for some serious grub, including sticky pork belly with sweet potato wedges, vegan burgers and pub classics.

The Old Contemptibles

52 user reviews 4

An icon of Birmingham boozer scene, The Old Contemptibles is a traditional British pub fronting a dreamy selection of cask ales and whole lot of quality grub. Get your fill of pies, burgers and classic plates, washed down with a few pints of your chosen poison.

The Old Crown

4 user reviews 5

One of the funnest pubs in Birmingham, this huge bar and beer garden in Digbeth is also one the city's oldest public house. Offering far more than a bit of beer and grub, you'll find a sprawling outdoor area with a separate bar and a mammoth roster of events showcasing everything from quizzes and Q&As to huge celebrations.

The Rose Villa Tavern

7 user reviews 4

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An Edwardian haven in the heart of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, The Rose Villa Tavern is a cool blend of the modern with the traditional. From kitsch antler chandeliers, period tiled walls and up-cycled vintage furniture to the latest in cool and creative cocktails; it's no wonder so many of Birmingham's young creatives flock to this pub when it's just so darn cool.