25 Cool Bars in Birmingham

Best Bars in Birmingham

Whether you’re a craft ale enthusiast or a cocktail connoisseur, we’re sure that you’ll find what you’re looking for in one of these amazing Birmingham bars!

Known as England’s second city, Birmingham is packed to the brim with quirky bars and pubs. To save you all the confusion of trying to find the best place to celebrate we have compiled a list of some of the best bars that this fabulous city has to offer


25 Bars in Birmingham to Visit

Flight Club - Best Bars in Birmingham

1. Flight Club Birmingham

A buzzing sports bar in the heart of the city, Flight Club Birmingham is the perfect place for all the dart-lovers out there! This bustling and exciting sports bar is a small and cosy venue yet packs a real atmosphere during live sports events. Open ‘til late through the week, this contemporary venue holds a Victorian charm with its décor and is truly a unique place to celebrate on the big night out.

📌 13 Temple St » | Website »

The Loft - Best Bars in Birmingham

2. The Loft

Get in the spirit at the Loft Bar which has a specialised range of premium spirits on offer. Not to forget the cocktails, craft beer and delicious, homemade food, which is perfect to line the stomach before a tipsy night. You will be sure to enjoy the chilled vibe inside or outside, with the award winning weather proof garden which is open all year long. There is even blankets to keep you cosy on cold winters nights! You name it the lofts got it.

📌 143 Bromsgrove St » | Website »

The Florence - Best Bars in Birmingham

3. The Florence

A popular city bar for business district workers, the Florence is an upmarket Birmingham bar with a chic and ornate interior, perfect for a relaxed night out. With a great food menu, this is the ideal place to grab a bite to eat with a pint or two during the day, but is also a fantastic place to visit on your big night out too. With an extensive cocktail menu as well, there’s no reason you shouldn’t stop off here!

📌 106-110 Edmund St » | Website »

The Gin Vault - Best Bars in Birmingham

4. The Gin Vault

Calling all gin lovers. There is absolutely no fault in this gin vault! This cosy and independent bar offers over 350 gins, alongside a cool atmosphere and the expertise of its gin devoted staff, it’s a must. You best hope they have plenty of gin glasses because you will be refilling all night long with a selection of gin you could only dream of. If gin isn’t your thing then don’t worry because there are plenty more beverages to choose from, these shelves are stacked! Situated in Birmingham’s historic Canal surroundings, you would be silly not to pop in.

📌 16 Gas St » | Website »

The Old Contemptibles - Best Bars in Birmingham

5. The Old Contemptibles

A popular city bar for business district workers, the Florence is an upmarket Birmingham bar with a chic and ornate interior, perfect for a relaxed night out. With a great food menu, this is the ideal place to grab a bite to eat with a pint or two during the day, but is also a fantastic place to visit on your big night out too. With an extensive cocktail menu as well, there’s no reason you shouldn’t stop off here!

📌 176 Edmund St » | Website »

The Lost & Found - Best Bars in Birmingham

6. The Lost & Found

It’s in the name. This place is all about discovering both your drinking and dining desires. Situated on Bennetts Hill this venue offers more than what meets the eye. Victorian hideaways are sure to have you talking or in this case drinking, with the collection of unconventional yet irresistible cocktails and food available. Bring a hint of glamour to this social setting and embark on a new experience at Lost & Found. Each visit is unique, just like the luxurious, individual décor which really contributes to the classy Victorian theme. Take a trip to one of the best Italian restaurants in Birmingham before you hit the bars.

📌 8 Bennetts Hill » | Website »

Gunmakers Arms - Best Bars in Birmingham

7. Gunmakers Arms

With a name that nods to this city’s rich history, The Gunmaker’s Arms is a brilliant real ale pub at the centre of this bustling city. Known for its eclectic live music, this quaint bar in Birmingham is a cosy and exciting spot that’s probably one of the best-kept secrets in the city. With a brewery on site, you can guarantee a fresh pint here as it’s pumped to the taps.

📌 93 Bath St » | Website »

Gas Street Social - Best Bars in Birmingham

8. Gas Street Social

This place will let both you and the drinks do the talking! It’s a highly sociable venue, which gives you every opportunity to catch up with friends over cocktails, this ties in with Gas Street’s values of togetherness and tradition. They truly do believe sharing is caring! If you are after great value for money the set menu offers some options that might take your fancy, they aren’t lying when they say food and drink go hand in hand. It’s also rumoured to hold Birmingham’s best bottomless brunch, but the rest you’ll have to see for yourself!

📌 166-68 Wharfside St » | Website »

40 St. Paul's - Best Bars in Birmingham

9. 40 St. Paul's

You don’t have to be a saint at St Pauls! Awarded the world’s best Gin bar of 2019, it would be extremely rude not to explore the menu. You don’t need wild music to have a good time, this bar has plenty of chilled songs to sing along to or simply sip along to. These aren’t any old gins, and they are all garnished with a variety of extras, flowers ‘n’ all! It may not be the most noticeable bar in Birmingham but it might be the most magical. Here are all of the best sports bars in Birmingham for your night out.

📌 40 Cox St » | Website »

Bacchus Bar - Best Bars in Birmingham

10. Bacchus Bar

Bacchus Bar is located a stone throw from Birmingham New street station, very close to some of Birmingham’s biggest tourist attractions such as the Museum & Art Gallery. This pub/bar has a great personality and historic feel, this shows in its range of themed rooms, making it an ideal place to grab a drink… or two. Everyone is friendly and it is defiantly a more casual option compared to some of Birmingham’s glitz and glam. Less is sometimes more!

📌 Burlington Arcade » | Website »


Best Beer Gardens in Birmingham

Pitcher & Piano | The Water’s Edge

Bristol Pear | Bristol Rd

The Canal House | 12 Bridge St

The Gosta Green | Holt St

Hop Garden | 19 Metchley Ln

The Fighting Cocks | 1 Saint Mary’s Row


The Botanist - Best Bars in Birmingham

11. The Botanist

The Botanist puts the Botanical in Birmingham. Feel like a rose In-between two thrones in this outstanding bar. Cocktail inventions are never ending and will be sure to make your mouth water, so much you may in fact wish to participate in one of the Botanist’s marvellous masterclasses, this is great for parties of 6 or more and brings something different to your night! If you’d rather blossom on your private table or at the bar the menu has an amazing choice of both drinks and food, so no one will go un watered!

📌 14-16 Temple St » | Website »

The Rose Villa Tavern - Best Bars in Birmingham

12. Rose Villa Tavern

The Rose Villa Tavern offers a never ending list of things to keep you busy! Whether that’s from daytime drinks and carefree cocktails to light lunches and delightful dinners, everyone’s a winner. If you like what the cocktails that much you can always do a masterclass, The Rose Villa Tavern has the best teachers who will make sure you learn as well as drink. Its open to midnight on a weekend so make sure to get as many drinks in before then or you’ll miss out!

📌 172 Warstone Ln » | Website »

The Victoria - Best Bars in Birmingham

13. The Victoria

A theatre pub on the doorstep of Birmingham New Street train station, this characterful venue boasts a fantastic range of whiskeys from across the globe from Japan to the United States, as well as a vast cocktail menu and prides itself on being a Birmingham CAMRA member for real ale. If you’re looking for a real classic English pub with a beautiful modern menu, then you’ll definitely find it here.

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📌 48 John Bright St » | Website »

Bodega Bar & Cantina - Best Bars in Birmingham

14. Bodega Bar & Cantina

A bright, inviting and vibrant venue, this South American inspired neighbourhood bar and cantina, Bodega boasts an awesome menu of classic beers, gins and wines that you would expect to find anywhere else, but also a range of South American spirits like tequila, cachaca and mezcal to treat your taste buds with. If you’re a fan of the global variety of spirits that this vibrant venue has to offer or you’re looking to try something new and exciting, this is a fantastic place to start!

📌 10 Bennetts Hill » | Website »

Aluna - Best Bars in Birmingham

15. Aluna Birmingham

An experience like no other, Aluna prides itself on providing some of the best hospitality around, with a keen passion for creating some of the most amazing cocktails you could possibly try! With a number of signature concoctions and well-loved classics, Aluna’s menu compliments its stylish and modern interior and makes for a fantastic experience like no other.

📌 128-130 The Mailbox » | Website »

Purecraft Beer & Kitchen - Best Bars in Birmingham

16. Purecraft Beer & Kitchen

2015 winner of the Great British Pub Awards’ Best Beer Pub title, Purecraft Beer & Kitchen has gone from strength to strength and has earned its reputation for its extensive and high quality range of beers from all over the world. If you’re a big fan of real ale or you’re a connoisseur when it comes to trialling weird and wonderful beers, then this is the place to be!

📌 30 Waterloo St » | Website »

Tilt - Best Bars in Birmingham

17. Tilt Birmingham

A diverse and vibrant venue just off Corporation Street in the heart of Birmingham City Centre, Tilt has made a name for itself for its celebration of craft beer, coffee and pinball! So whether you’re looking to swing by for a coffee, a pint or a spin on a classic arcade machine, then this is the place to go.

📌 2 Union St » | Website »

Purnell's - Best Bars in Birmingham

18. Purnell's Bistro & Ginger's Bar

2015 winner of the Great British Pub Awards’ Best Beer Pub title, Purecraft Beer & Kitchen has gone from strength to strength and has earned its reputation for its extensive and high quality range of beers from all over the world. If you’re a big fan of real ale or you’re a connoisseur when it comes to trialling weird and wonderful beers, then this is the place to be!

📌 55 Cornwall St » | Website »

Mist Shisha - Best Bars in Birmingham

19. Mist Shisha Birmingham

A diverse and vibrant venue just off Corporation Street in the heart of Birmingham City Centre, Tilt has made a name for itself for its celebration of craft beer, coffee and pinball! So whether you’re looking to swing by for a coffee, a pint or a spin on a classic arcade machine, then this is the place to go.

📌 1 Adelaide St » | Website »

NQ64 - Best Bars in Birmingham

20. NQ64 Birmingham

Bring yourselves back to the old days and enjoy a host of retro arcade games at NQ64 Birmingham. Noted across the country for being a great place to drink and enjoy a few old-school games, this place is perfect for anyone who wants a night out with a bit of a difference. With every console from PlayStation to GameCube and plenty of arcade cabinets, this is definitely a place you shouldn’t miss out on.

📌 The Custard Factory » | Website »

The Good Intent - Best Bars in Birmingham

21. The Good Intent

The flagship pub from Craddocks Brewery, The Good Intent is a brilliantly cosy bar in the heart of the city centre, situated inside the historic Great Western Arcade. Open late throughout the week, this relaxing bar has a great deal of stock behind the bar which you can enjoy whilst enjoying the chatty atmosphere. With all profits going to local charities, this is also the first (and only) not-for-profit bar in the city!

📌 Great Western Arcade » | Website »

Post Office Vaults - Best Bars in Birmingham

22. Post Office Vaults

Situated right in the centre of the city along the popular New Street, the Post Office Vaults is a cosy and compact underground bar that specialises in weird and wonderful craft beers. With over two hundred bottles on offer, this Birmingham pub has one of the best selections anywhere in the city. If you’re looking for world beers from Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and further afield, then this is the place for you.

📌 84 New St » | Website »

The Wellington - Best Bars in Birmingham

23. The Wellington

A fantastic real ale pub in the heart of the city, The Wellington is a favourite for both locals and visitors to England’s second city for that exact reason. Just a stone’s throw away from New Street, this modern and atmospheric Birmingham pub doesn’t just have amazing ales for you to try; with a great selection of whisky, wine and spirits too, this is a great place to try something new or enjoy the old classics.

📌 37 Bennetts Hill » | Website »

The Gosta Green - Best Bars in Birmingham

24. The Gosta Green

Easily one of the best places to catch live sport with a pint in the city, The Gosta Green is an eclectic sports bar-style pub situated right next to Aston University’s campus in the city centre. Open ‘til late throughout the week, this modern and laid-back pub has everything you need to make it a great place to stop off on your big night out. With pool tables, a great cocktail menu and great food & drink menus, this is a Birmingham pub you certainly don’t want to miss out on visiting.

📌 Holt St » | Website »

The Sun on the Hill - Best Bars in Birmingham

25. The Sun on the Hill

A modern and exciting independent pub just off New Street is The Sun on the Hill. Noted for being the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and a few drinks during the day, this eclectic Birmingham bar also hosts live DJs in the evenings and at weekends, giving this place a buzzing vibe like no other. With a food menu that runs throughout the day and plenty of space to party by night, this is a great place to party in the city.

📌 23 Bennetts Hill » | Website »


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