Best Bars in Birmingham

Birmingham’s great selection of bars is always growing, from glamorous cocktail bars to traditional pubs and lively party bars, making it the perfect place for abar crawl. The most popular bars are renowned for putting quality first, with handcrafted cocktails and huge selections of their chosen speciality. You’ll find plenty of unique venues scattered around Birmingham or, if you head toBroad Street, you’ll find places perfect for partying.

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Island Bar

This tropical themed cocktail bar is an unpretentious venue, all about having fun and drinking rum. There are over 70 varieties of rum available, making a huge and varied menu full of fresh cocktails and some unique, award-winning creations. Upstairs there’s the signature Tiki bar, where fruity cocktails, funky beats and drinks set on fire are the norm.


#CLOSED# Revolution Birmingham

This neighbourhood cocktail bar is ideally located on the lively Broad Street. It’s a modern and quirky space with wooden-shack style charm, comfortable seating and a stunning mezzanine. There are several bars and a large dance floor making it a chilled out party environment. It’s a fun destination for groups, and they even do cocktail masterclasses.



This sophisticated party bar on Broad Street brings style and glamour to the bar and club scene. Combining industrial interiors with modern tastes, you’ll find chic decor, vibrant LED lighting, a superb sound system and comfortable seating. There’s a wide range of drinks available, as well as classic British dishes like burgers.


The Canal House

This pub is perched right beside the canal, with rustic charm and a relaxed atmosphere. With rustic charm and a relaxed atmosphere, this pub is a great place for groups. It’s perched right beside the canal and is spread across two floors, it also has a study, lounge and drawing room - all of which are decorated with eye-catching antique decor. There’s an impressive cocktail list, with drinks that smoke and flame. The food menu features traditional pub grub and a meat deli section.

Cuban Embassy

If you don’t mind travelling a bit, this exotic cocktail bar, restaurant and live music venue is one of the most fun bars in Moseley. Inspired by Cuba’s famous rum cocktails, street food and authentic Latin vibes, it really is a chilled out summer paradise. You can even expect resident DJs playing Latin grooves throughout the night!


Jekyll and Hyde

This Victorian-inspired gin parlour is in the city centre, on Steelhouse Lane. Inspired by the novel, you enter Mr Hyde’s bar, with retro touches like big sweet jars and melting candles, where the cocktails are topped with pear drops or love hearts. There’s an Alice in Wonderland inspired beer garden called ‘The Wonderland Courtyard’ and upstairs you’ll find Dr Jekyll’s gin parlour, with over 90 different gins to choose from, served in anything from a teacup to mini bathtub!


Players Bar - Birmingham

This American-style sports bar on Broad Street is everything at once: late bar, sports bar, kitchen and club. Arranged across two floors, there are three rooms, each with its own personality and electric atmosphere. Every night is a party with the best selection of DJs, state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, dance floors and luxury VIP booths.


The Bureau

This bespoke style bar is in the heart of Colmore Business District. It has a distinct speakeasy charm, with plush leather booths, water washed marble bar tops and high ceilings. There’s also a stunning rooftop terrace during the summer months. There’s a huge range of spirits, beers and wines, as well as expertly crafted cocktails. The food menu uses locally sourced produce and is well known for their deli hot dogs.


The Victoria

This quirky theatre pub is on John Bright Street and combines the authentic British pub atmosphere with more creative, bohemian vibes. There’s an eclectic array of cocktails, including classics and their own seasonal innovations, some big name and hard-to-find whiskies, and unique craft beers.