Bars to Avoid the World Cup in Birmingham

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Ah, football? To heck with it! Done with the the lairy lounging about, consistent heckling and frankly off-side antics that a football match brings about? Or would simple rather a darling drink in the city instead? From artisan liquid escapes and sky-high sauntering to quiet lil' charmers, we've found just the destinations to escape from one of the biggest football tournaments in history. Check out our recommendations for the best bars to avoid the 2018 World Cup in Birmingham.

Last updated on 15th May 2016

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1 user reviews

One of the city's most bespoke, vintage inspired restaurants, we've got a funny feeling that football isn't exactly Annexe's bag. A charming and delicious retreat from the bustle of the football faring crowds this World Cup in Birmingham, drinkers and diners can descend on Annexe for top notch French food and more than mastered cocktails in a plush enviroment. 

Happily Affordable ££
Birmingham City Centre


7 user reviews

One of the most sought after destinations for tapas in the city, Fumo is a dapper dining establishment where high-end dishes and high-end cocktails reign supreme. From a collection of over 60 cocktails to be dabbled and devoured by their marble top bar, to tapas dishes delectably dined in their main restaurant, there wont be a football in sight at this hot to trot city centre establishment.

Splash the Cash £££
Birmingham City Centre


4 user reviews

A 1920s inspired den of liquid lush, Ginger's is a Ginger Rogers inspired bar in the heart of the city, that we're pretty sure, will avoid favouring football this summer in the city. From bespoke concoctions and fanciful flavours to award winning mixology, escape the World Cup in the city with some of the best cocktails and most dapper atmospheres in the city, football-free. 

Happily Affordable ££
Birmingham City Centre

Where better to escape from the football in Birmingham than a bar set at its highest destination? Found atop of Birmingham's infamous Cube building and boasting some of the most sought after views of the city, Marco Pierre White's Champagne Bar is sure to be a darling, dapper and sophisticated escape from the hooting and hollering of football fans in the city.

Splash the Cash £££
The Mailbox and Brindleyplace

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