A vibrant mix of bars and pubs, from pre-clubbing hot spots to student nights and cocktail chic, Birmingham and the region has got it all.
Tree-lined squares and canalside cool draw people to the stylish bars of Brindleyplace.
The Mailbox is a hub of sparkling, buzzing nightlife. Chill with music great food and drinks at Aluna, Gas Street Social or Pennyblacks. Or head to Malmaison, nicknamed 'The Champagne Bar of Birmingham' for a great glass of fizz.
Jump from one pulsating bar to the next on Broad Street which acts as a magnet for party-goers from Birmingham and beyond.
Trek into Aussie-bar Walkabout for the best food and drink this side of the big red rock.
Or for a whole night out in one venue try 6 on Broad Street the latest opening on Broad Street which also incorporates Jongluers.
How about a little Black Jack at the Grosvenor Casino? For something a little different, the casino offers great food, late bars, quality entertainment and the best gaming.
The Gentleman & Scholar at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham is a sophisticated but welcoming pub styled on a traditional tavern with a contemporary twist.
With a selection of exquisite cocktails, fine wines, champagnes, beers and local ales, The Gentleman & Scholar provides the perfect place to enjoy a drink before a night out, a pre-theatre beverage or a relaxed glass after dinner.
Pop along to Mooch bar, one of Birmingham’s most stylish venues, situated on the vivacious Broad street at the heart of Birmingham’s nightlife. Whether you’re looking to relax with a glass of wine or dance the night away, Mooch bar has it all.
Bitters ‘n Twisted venues are an independent, Birmingham-based collective of highly-original venues.
Bodega is a contemporary South American inspired cantina, located in the heart of the city centre, with flavoursome South American-inspired cuisine, cocktails, wines and bottled beers and the late night, Sugarloaf bar.
The Victoria brings together quality bartenders, a great selection of drinks & homemade food and a cracking calendar of events and DJ nights.
Island Bar, next to the Alexandra Theatre, hosts regular DJs and live music, serves unique cocktails and also offers Birmingham's very first Tiki Bar! Check out their cocktail master classes too.
The Jekyll & Hyde has a Alice in Wonderland-inspired heated courtyard and a beautiful Victorian-era Gin Parlour, offering a quirky, refreshing experience away from the mainstream.
The Rose Villa Tavern, next to the clock tower in the Jewellery Quarter, offers a contemporary mix of cocktails, global beers and quality pub food, as well as regular DJ nights, in a grand grade II listed building.
The New Inn located in Harborne is a contemporary British gastropub offering a delicious range of organic and free-range meat.
Marmalade located at Birmingham REP
Buffao & Rye - Americana dining with a fantastic selection of rye whiskey
Summerrow is home to Après and Mechu. Après is chilled by day and buzzing at night, a relaxed ski-lodge style bar with wood burning fires, giant plasma screens showing the latest sporting fixtures and mellow music that blends into up-tempo grooves for the evening, Mechu, has the best of everything.
Downstairs is the Bar and Grill, offering laid back informality. Upstairs, though, is the ultimate in exclusivity: a private VIP club lounge with a stylish nod to the sixties and luxurious champagne bar.
The Old Joint Stock is one of the grandest pubs in Birmingham's city centre. The pub serves the finest ales and wines and a selection of great pub food, including their trade-mark pies - made fresh on the premises. The Old Joint Stock's Theatre plays host to the Birmingham Wine School- an independent wine education company, running regular wine tasting and wine courses. Why not enjoy a laid back drink in the tranquil Blue Piano. Drinks can be enjoyed outside in their delightful south facing garden and they also have an outdoor bar service available during sunny weather.
The Botanist is a concept like no other, located on Temple Street, close to New Street Station, it’s renowned for its botanical themed cocktails and food inspired by the deli, BBQ and rotisserie.
A popular choice for locals and visitors alike, The Botanist offers a world-famous selection of botanical cocktails, craft beers and ales, champagne and wine. With live music every night and eccentric interiors, sublime social times are guaranteed!
Lost and Found's cocktail menu was created on the premise of re-discovering forgotten classics and creating their own signature drinks. they're very passionate about only using the very best ingredients behind the bar; some spirits you'll know and some you might not so they'd be more than happy to recommend a tipple.
A walk from the centre of the city towards The Jewellery Quarter takes you into an area with some of the best independent bars in Birmingham.
Set within an impressive Grade II listed Victorian building; Stirlings Bar occupies three floors - a stylish mezzanine overlooking the main bar and a luxurious function room in the basement.
The outside terrace is perfect when the sun is shining for alfresco drinking and dining. The restaurant serves food all day and the bar and lounge areas come alive in the evening. It is the ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Hidden in the leafy tranquillity of St Paul's Square is the jumping Jam House - the live music bar whose musical director is none other than the Rhythm and Blues maestro, Jools Holland.
Finally, The Vaults is a welcoming retreat. Get comfy in an armchair as you listen to low-level smooth grooves and sip premier champagnes, bottled beers or carefully crafted cocktails.
In a stylish, Art Deco interior of jet-black and gold, the Edgbaston Cocktail Lounge is all about cocktails. Nationally recognised bartenders serving classic cocktails with wit and style in their award-winning throwback to the classic era of Martinis before dinner and service tableside.
There are three beautifully designed cocktail lounges to choose from. To avoid disappointment, they strongly advise that you book a table in the cocktail lounge.
The Birmingham Whisky Club
The Birmingham Whisky Club is a whisky-tasting events company that plays host to a varied and exciting calendar of events, including: tutored tastings, brand and distillery events, food and whisky matching, cigar and whisky classes, festivals, taste-a-long film nights, distillery tours and much more.
The Club is committed to showcasing only the finest whisky from around the world to the people of Birmingham, whether they are beginners or whisky connoisseurs!
Nickolls & Perks
Established in the year 1797, situated in the Black Country, Stourbridge, Nickolls & Perks is the oldest wines and spirits merchant in the UK outside London.
Bordeaux, Champagne, Vintage Port & Whisky are their main specialist areas, they have recently been named by Which Wine Guide as "The Bordeaux Wine Merchant Specialist of the UK".
Nickolls & Perks regularly host tasting events for retail and corporate customers in their 16th Century Cellars and other venues in the Midlands.
Want to carry the night on? Then check out our guide to the best clubs in Birmingham here.
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