Top 10 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.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
Would you expect one of our top 10 pubs in Birmingham to be part of the city's biggest clubbing group? You'd better believe it! Part of the popular clubbing warehouse mecca The Rainbow, The Rainbow pub is a cool and quirky bar in the heart of Digbeth. From vintage games consoles and furniture to a lifesize replica of Doctor Who's tardis for a front door, The Rainbow pub is a quirky gem in Birmingham.
Oozing the charm and sophistication of any 1920s speakeasy bar, this pub in Jewellery Quarter is a majesty unto its own. With Soul Food Society's Carl Finn at the helm, this traditional pub has been transformed into a wonderland of Deep South dining and creative cocktail charm. Oh and did we forget to mention that they do movie screenings on their rooftop bar? Oh, we must have forgot to mention that.
A unique art pub in the heart of Birmingham's iconic Jewellery Quarter, The Lord Clifden isn't famous for its plethora of Banksy pieces alone. Boasting one of the coolest beer gardens in Birmingham, stocked with vintage oddities, two bars and TV screens galore; The Lord Clifden is a fun and rowdy enviroment any day of the week thanks to its indie atmosphere.
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.
You can forget an empty seat in one of the most vibrant pubs in Harborne. A quirky blend of the traditional with the contemporary, The Plough is a fun and independent mish-mash of vintage knick knacks and kitsch soul throughout. Boasting one of the best beer gardens in Birmingham with its own bar and heated terrace area, The Plough is a pub unlike any other in Brum.
If we were going to stick a real ale pub in Birmingham into our top ten list then it had to be the best now didn't it. Serving up over 2000 different types of ale in 2005 alone, The Wellington is a heralded pub in Birmingham that has the stock to match. Cosy and traditional, The Wellington is a 16-pump boozer with atmosphere and a plethora of awards under its belt.
A 19th century pub with craft beer, cool locally commissioned artwork, birdcages for lampshades? On and on we could go about this brilliant pub in Birmingham city centre but we can't urge you enough for a visit yourselves. A cool and quirky pub needs cool and quirky decor, and that's just what The Victoria has. From independent pieces to murals, it's the art and atmosphere that make The Victoria what it is.
It may be one of the newest pubs on the Birmingham scene, but The Village has more than earned its right to a place on this page. With their gut hugging gastro grub, charming vintage inspired interiors and booming outside spaces, The Village is much more than a pub, it's something of a home away from home.
One of the most unusual pubs in Birmingham, The Prince of Wales is a traditional pub in Moseley that appears to have hit a bit of an all-rounder. Whilst it boasts a traditional bar out front, The Prince of Wales is meant to be seen as an adventure where a classic cocktail room, cigar shop and one of the only tiki bars in Birmingham await out back.
If you're looking for a pub in Birmingham stocking the biggest collection of beer in the city then The Post Office Vaults you must visit. It's not in our top 10 pub in Birmingham list for quantity alone though, even though a selection of 300 different beers is incredible. The Post Office Vaults is in this list because of its inviting atmosphere, quirky attitude and enthusiasm for the art of beer.