With so many world class venues and reasons to spend some time in Birmingham there also happens to be an abundance of great bars where you can let your hair down.
We’ve scoured the city and picked out the 7 best, from high-end cocktails to a good cold pint. You’ll find the perfect Birmingham bars right here…
Best Bars Birmingham
This spot on the canal has something for everybody. From a great selection of craft beers to a big focus on gin, it just ticks so many boxes. Throw in quality pizzas and great interiors and it’s the sort of place you’ll never want to leave.
This is where you’ll get the most spectacular cocktails in the city. You’ll always have your head turned by some dry ice or potion-style masterpiece being whisked to a table near you.
The spot to go if you want that perfect Instagrammable shot of you with your friends and some swish cocktails.
Any bar that has over 80 types of gin is going to be a winner with most people. A fun place to spend time in, and don’t worry – there’s loads of other drinks besides the gin if that’s not your go-to tipple.
Who doesn’t love a big German drinking hall with long benches and a great selection of beers in huge steins? They’ve pulled the traditional German vibes off here perfectly, without it feeling tacky.
They serve over 100 beers here, from Belgium, Germany, France, Norway, Holland, Austria and the USA to name but a few. They also have 13 different ciders.
In fact, the Post Office Vaults are so confident in what they do that they say “if we don’t serve it you are welcome to bring your own”.
If a pub has been around since 1368 then you can be fairly confident they know what they’re doing – this is worth a special trip to visit. The Old Crown acts as a landmark in the Digbeth community and is one of the most iconic pubs in England.
This pub has won the Birmingham pub of the year for three years in a row, in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and is a wonderful place for a couple of beers. We’re giving them a special mention for their huge range of craft beers, which change every week.