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 17th September 2018




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.

The Jekyll and Hyde

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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.

The Button Factory

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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.

  Cherry Reds Comedy Club

9 user reviews 4

@ Cherry Reds on Wednesday 21st and Friday 7th December 2018

They say laughter is an aphrodisiac – so head to Cherry Reds Comedy Club for the ultimate date night. You'll laugh all night to their top comedians – who have included Joe Lycett in the past – and the intimate 50 seats will make sure you are in the middle of the action.

Arco Lounge

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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. 

The Electric Cinema

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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.

Malmaison Bar

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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. 

Island Bar

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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. 

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. 

Fumo

8 user reviews 4

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. 

40 St Paul's

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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 for any gin lover, with a bar that stocks over 140 different kinds of gin, each served with a garnish and tonic that perfectly complements the flavour. 

Bar Estilo

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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.