Date Night In Birmingham

Let's face it. Whether it's a cheeky candlelit wine and dine or a cuddle at the cinema with a cocktail in hand, we all love a little bit of romance in our lives. Fortunately for you, the city has a whole host of beautiful restaurants and intimate bars to make any occasion - from first dates to anniversaries and engagement dinners. Check out our recommendations for the best date night ideas in Birmingham.

Last updated on 26th January 2023

The Distillery

605 user reviews 4

Perfectly situated on the canal by Brindleyplace, The Distillery is a stylish gin spot for first date drinks, also featuring an expansive terrace. If tipples should turn to food then take your pick between a selection of wood-fired sourdough pizza, robata-grilled meats, sharing plates and tacos.

  The Big Birmingham Bake

402 user reviews 5

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One of the most fun things to do in Birmingham for adults, The Big Bake is the perfect recipe for a successful date. Ideal 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.


202 user reviews 5

If you're searching for fun things to do for couples in Birmingham, then this date night activity will more than suffice. Enjoy munching on salmon nigris, crunchy Cali rolls and avocado makis. The best part? You get to create them yourself, alongside a guided lesson and some accompanied snacks to nibble on.

Mowgli Birmingham

392 user reviews 5

If your sweetie loves Indian food and slick interiors, then this fun and friendly spot has you covered for your next outing together. Head to Grand Central where Mowgli is sorting you out with chats, tiffin boxes and delicious cocktails.

Vagabond Cheese + Wine

2 user reviews 5

For date ideas in Birmingham city centre, Vagabond is a great shout, especially when the vino joint is offering up food and wine masterclasses. You'll get to enjoy five of each while finding the perfect pairing, all guided by experts.

The Electric Cinema

3 user reviews 5

Searching for something a little different with your other half? 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.

Arco Lounge

3 user reviews 4

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. 

The Karczma

1 user review 4

If you're looking for something a little unusual for your next couple's 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. 

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.