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.
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.
Creativity reaches new peaks at the Island Bar on Suffolk Street. Armed with a diverse arsenal of sweet fruits and potent spirits, the team of mixologists entertain the crowds with their flaring skills and juggling hands. Grab your partner and watch all the high jinx at this quirky Birmingham bar.
Located in the heart of the heralded Mailbox complex, Harvey Nichols offers a luxurious and decadent experience for loved-up couples. Enjoy dinner at their stylish restaurant or come for a few cocktails upstairs, where elegant drinks are enjoyed in a glamarous venue with leather banquette booths.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Win some additional brownie points with your vegan beau by taking them to Birmingham's first all-vegan eatery, located in the centre of the city. The industrial-chic venue features floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed pipes and low-hanging lights whilst serving a host of organic ramen bowls, vegan burgers, tortes and cheesecakes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.