Perfectly situated on the canal by Brindley Place, The Distillery is a stylish gin spot for first date drinks, also featuring an expansive terrace. If drinks should turn to food then take your pick between a selection of wood-fired sourdough pizza, robata-grilled meats and sharing plates and tacos.
Date Night in Birmingham
Oh Birmingham, you hopeless romantics. You guys love a cheeky candlelit wine and dine, sharing smooches and popcorn at the movies and whispering sweet nothings to your significant other over a cocktail of two. Fortunately for you, Birmingham has a whole host of romantic restaurants and intimate bars to make any occasion - whether that be a first date, anniversary or romantic meal - a fun and memorable one. Check out our recommendations of the best Brummie date night spots and treat that special someone to a night out in the UK's second city.
Fancy a bit of flirty competition with your crush? Then take them to Flight Club - the new 'social darts' phenomenon that's bringing life back to the tradition pub sport. Head to the stylish arcade-themed spot on Temple Street during their daily Fizz Hour from 5-7pm for some prosecco and let the games begin.
Looking for something a little different to your usual dinner and drinks date night? Look no further than The Big Birmingham Bake. Perfect for those with a competitive streak, you'll be given 90 minutes to mix your way to victory. Plus, for those of you looking for something alfresco, they've also got a garden bar, offering cakes and drinks.
With an amazing selection of cocktails, a seriously generous happy hour and futuristic design, Dirty Martini is a top choice for date night in Birmingham. Sip on craft cocktails whilst snacking on a number of small plates in one of the spot's cosy booths or banquettes.
Do you think that panoramic views of the city 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.
This quirky cocktail spot will definitely break the ice with their mass selection of theatrical tipples and sultry interiors. Pick between bubbly, smoky and colour-changing libations to start your night before moving on to their delicious menu of internationally-inspired dishes.
Get ready to impress your date at this pared-back, intimate and cosy restaurant and bar. Located in the city's Jewellery Quarter, The Button Factory uses a Robata grill to gently flavour their menu, whilst bartenders expertly whip up delicious cocktails.
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.
If you and that lucky someone happen to be after some authentic Spanish cuisine then you've come to the right place. Situated next to the canal in the heart of Birmingham's Mailbox complex, Bar Estilo is a serene, romantic and inviting restaurant bar. Shall we make that one or two carafes of vino for the table?
Mix up your date night with some new and different vibes from the Mockingbird Theatre in the heart of the creative quarter's Custard Factory. Treat your other half to a frivolous comedy night or thrilling film screening alongside a great casual dining experience in a buzzing atmosphere.
If you're looking for something a little different this date night then how about a unique and cleverly crafted event at The Electric Cinema? Hailed as one of the UK's oldest working cinemas, the venue boasts red velvet furniture and sharing sofas for a perfect laid-back evening of thrilling scenes and independent movies.
Tucked away behind what seems like someone's front door is the most intimate gin bar you could hope to find. Wow your date with your knowledge of this hideaway heaven, featuring a bar that stocks over 140 different kinds of gin, each served with a garnish and tonic that perfectly complements the flavour.
If you're looking for something a little unusual for your next date night then this authentic Polish restaurant is the place to head. The eccentric venue is decorated in the style of an old Polish country cottage, complete with ornate wall-paintings, fake fur blankets and bizarrely fantastic decorative ornaments.
Subtle Parisian chic and crafty cocktails, this spot has it all. A relaxed and cosy restaurant bar in Harborne, Arco Lounge is a great first date venue to get to know each other over a bottle or two. How about wowing your date with a cool urban myth? Because apparently this bar may in fact be owned by none other than Banksy.
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.