Date Night in Birmingham
Cheeky first date smooches, the coveted one year anniversary, or heck, maybe you guys just fancied a romantic meal in the city because you're all lovely like that! Birmingham has a whole host of great restaurants and romantic bars that can make any occasion a fun and memorable one. Check out our recommendations for the best bars for a date night in Birmingham and treat that special someone to a night out in the UK's second city.
Last updated on 22nd February 2017
Is your beau a little obsessed with cocktails? Looking for the ultimate destination to impress? Then we've just the place. A Victorian den of cocktail whimsy, The Jekyll and Hyde cultivate some of the most unique concoctions in the city, where a toothpaste cocktail merely comes as standard and vintage charm reigns supreme.
Creativity reaches new peaks at the Island Bar on Suffolk Street. Armed by a diverse arsenal of sweet fruits, potent spirits and an eye for blending flavours, the team of mixologists love to push boundaries. Having curated a quirky menu of fine libations, the bartenders entertain the crowds with their flaring skills and juggling hands. Grab your partner and watch all the high jinx at this quirky Birmingham bar.
Get ready to impress your dates at this pared-back, minimalist and chic restaurant and bar. The Button Factory is in the Jewellery Quarter and offers diners intimate and cosy dining areas. A charcoal grill is used to gently flavour the menu, and the bartenders are experts at whipping up a cocktail.
Located in the heart of the heralded Mailbox complex, Harvey Nichols offers an experience of luxury and decadence to loved up couples. Enjoy dinner and drinks from their stylish restaurant or come for a few cocktails upstairs, where elegant drinks are enjoyed in a high-end apothecary styled venue with leather banquette booths.
If you and that lucky someone happen to be after some authentic Spanish cuisine in the heart of Birmingham's trendy Mailbox complex then you've come to the right place! Boasting a traditional selection of authentic Spanish tapas, Bar Estilo is a serene, romantic and inviting restaurant bar in the heart of the city, and right by the canal too might we add.
Located on the top floor of Brum’s Resorts World complex, The Sky Bar is a sophisticated cocktail bar inspired by some of the finest rooftop bars in the world. Come for exquisite Wu Xing cocktails and pan-Asian eats at one of the most sought after venues in the Midlands.
Teetering on the edge of vintage-cafe, Annexe is a heralded romantic venue in the heart of the city. Oozing 1920s charm and dining finesse, Annexe serves an indulgent selection of French dishes - the food of love, we hear. With a handful of themed dining nights out and plenty of surprises up their sleeves, a visit to this spot is sure to put a smile on your partner's face.
Located in The Mailbox's Malmaison Hotel, Malbar is the most devilishly stylish bar for date night. Whether you want to swoon a first date or have an intimate catch up with your other half, the dim lighting, rich mahogany furnishings and swooping staircase give just the right air of romance. Choose your poison from an extensive drinks list, and definitely sample a cocktail mixed by the maestro barman.
Subtle Parisian chic and crafty cocktails, Arco Lounge has it all. An intimate and cosy restaurant bar in Harborne, Arco Lounge is a great venue for a relaxed date night in Birmingham that's perfect for getting to know each other. How about wowing your date with a cool urban myth? Because apparently this bar may in fact be owned by none other than Banksy.
Mix up your date night in Birmingham with some new and different vibes from the Mockingbird Theatre in the heart of the Custard Factory. Taking to Birmingham's most creative quarter like a duck to water, the venue is a socialising hub, where you guests treat their special someone to frivolous comedy nights, thrilling film screenings and a great casual dining experience in a buzzing atmosphere.
With their subtle 1920's chic and clear nod to the days of drinking like Don Draper, The Bureau can be an ultimately amorous destination come sundown. From their cleverly crafted cocktails to charming leather booths for a private, and cosy chat, date nights at The Bureau are a damn dapper affair.
Looking to wow that special someone that you're with? Do you think that panoramic views of the Birmingham skyline may just cut the romantic mustard? Marco Pierre White does. Opening up his very own steak and champagne bar at the top of Birmingham's iconic Cube, MPW has created a romantic atmosphere in the heart of the city with plenty of premium bottles of bubbly to boot.
So what's the one thing that many may say is the best part of their relationship? The sharing? The caring? If you fancy plumping yourself in one of Birmingham's most luxurious restaurant bars with a crafty cocktail and sharing platter of Venetian tapas, then Fumo is the place to do it. Boasting upmarket dishes and indulgent fine dining, a suit and dress at dinner wouldn't look out of place at all.
If you're looking for something a little different in Birmingham for your date night then how about a unique and cleverly crafted event at The Electric Cinema in Birmingham city centre? Hailed as one of the UK's oldest working cinema's, The Electric Cinema boast only the best in red velvet finery for many a night of thrilling scenes and independent movies.
Many may say that a basement bar in Birmingham doesn't exactly sound like a romantic affair, but we think they may just be wrong. Hidden away under the streets of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter is this bespoke restaurant bar in the city. From private brick-clad booths to rich seating areas and low lighting, The Vaults make for a truly romantic meal on a weekend in Birmingham.