Birmingham is a lively city filled with nightlife, bars, and pubs, a lot of which serve up amazing cocktail creations every day of the week. In this article, you will learn about 17 of the cocktail bars in Birmingham, which are great to visit, from boozy brunch chillouts to high-energy night-out spots. Birmingham has it all and more!
Looking for more cocktail bar inspiration? We also have a cocktail bar article on Belfast; why not check it out the next time you visit?
What Cocktail Bars in Birmingham Should You Visit?
- 40 St Pauls
- Dirty Martini
- Fox & Chance
- Gas Street Social
- Henman & cooper
- Kilo Ziro
- The Alchemist
- The Botanist
- The Cocktail Club
- The Lost & Found
- The Pineapple Club
- The Prince of Wales
- Tonight Josephine
- Bar + Block
40 St Paul’s
Voted the Best Cocktail Bar in Birmingham 2019 by Independent Birmingham, this amazing moody venue had to make the list. An ideal cocktail bar for a gin lover as they specialise in gin cocktails, but their menu has a cocktail to suit anyone. Celebrating a special occasion? Why not book in for a Gin Tasting session or for a taster of ‘Gin, Chocolate, and Cheese’ sounds like a winning combo to me.
Address: 40 Cox St, Birmingham B3 1RD
Located at the beautiful Canalside in The Mailbox is Aluna, a place to get away from the norm and experience some extraordinary cocktails. Aluna offers a huge range of cocktails, including, signature drinks that come Instagram-ready to your table, cocktail trees to share with all your friends, and large sharers which come from a cauldron. All that a bit too much? Don’t worry; they also serve classic cocktails such as the espresso martini, sour, or zombie.
If you are looking for an extra special weekend treat, you can book a bottomless brunch and enjoy delicious brunch food and a few too many cocktails.
Address: 128-130, The Mailbox, Wharfside St, Birmingham B1 1RQ
Couch is a neighbourhood cocktail bar that stands for having the enjoyment of cocktails in a relaxed and casual setting. Put away the pretension of cocktail culture and have a laid-back experience here. Their cocktail menus change every 6 months and have fun themes inspired by TV. This bar was voted one of the top 20 bars to visit in the world by The Telegraph, so if you’re looking for cocktail bars in Birmingham, make sure this one makes your list.
Address: 1466 Pershore Rd, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2NT
Dirty Martini has a quirky and fun vibe to go with their funky cocktails, making it a great spot to take photos of your cocktails as well as enjoy them. You can, of course, look forward to a wide range of martinis served in a variety of flavours. Dirty Martini offers 12 varieties of Martini, from Espresso to Mango and Chilli. Martinis, is that not your thing? They also offer a wide range of gin, tequila, rum, and vodka cocktails to suit you.
Address: 7 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5ST
Fox & Chance
Take a chance on this loungey venue for pages worth of cocktails. The friendly staff will ensure you find one you love, whether it is an adventurous new creation or a well-loved classic. Sit back and relax on a comfy couch and take the chance to enjoy a lovely cocktail.
Address: 45 Pinfold St, Birmingham B2 4AY
Gas Street Social
Filled with a great atmosphere, bottomless brunches, fantastical cocktails, and great fun, makes Gas Street Social a great place to be for cocktails in Birmingham. Relax and enjoy a cocktail while having a good socialize with great company. Why not enjoy a cocktail for dessert such as their rhubarb and custard cocktail?
Address: The Mailbox, 166-168 Wharfside St, Birmingham B1 1RL
Henman & Cooper
A jazzy rooftop bar with high-energy atmosphere and great drinks flowing. Enjoy great company and music in this exciting cocktail bar. Perfect for parties and special events, just make sure your party go-ers are over 21 as they are an over 21s venue.
Address: 110 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 3AG
Want something a little bit different from your cocktail bar? This newcomer to the cocktail bar scene in Birmingham is offering just that. Ikigai in the Jewelry Quarter specialises in cocktails made with amazing Japanese ingredients. Paired with a relaxed atmosphere to ensure you can sit back and enjoy some amazing flavours you may have never tried. Find your ikigai (Life’s passion) in this funky venue.
Address: 16 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HE
Dance, drink, and dine the night away with this quirky take on a cocktail bar. Jukeboxers hosts live music constantly throughout the night from a set of pianos duelling on stage. There are also other instruments and lovely vocals which join the fray at certain times, and the talented staff take on requests ensuring you can hear your favourite songs while tasting your favourite cocktails.
Address: Unit 1, Arena, Birmingham B1 2AA
This café and bar are helping out the planet and supporting ethical businesses around Birmingham and beyond. They even offer a range of cocktails which are from a local garden patch, reducing food waste and giving you a creative new cocktail with seasonal produce. They also offer classes on zero-waste cocktails and live music in the bar. What’s not to love?
Address: 1 Gibb St, Deritend, Birmingham B9 4BF
Dramatically crafted and served cocktails which will make you feel magic, The Alchemist offer spell-binding cocktails and classes to let you in on the magic.
Address: 10F-12F The Water’s Edge, Brindley Pl, Birmingham B1 2HL
Explore a world of botanical cocktails, including seasonal offerings to make anyone feel festive. They even offer bottomless brunch if you want to try out the beautiful food served with their cocktails.
Address: House 14, Cheltenham, 16 Temple St, Birmingham B2 5BG
The Cocktail Club
Looking for a party atmosphere with DJs, dancing, and of course, cocktails? The Cocktail club is a great venue for all three. You may even get a themed cocktail or two, as their menu is always changing. If you are looking for less bottomless brunch and more banging tunes and bellinis, this is a great cocktail bar for you.
Address: 31 Temple St, Birmingham B2 5DB
The Lost & Found
Victorian architecture and classic British food accompany cocktails at Lost & Found, not to mention the possibility of finding a secret bar…
Definitely worth having a look around while you enjoy their delicious range of cocktails.
Address: 8 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5RS
The Pineapple Club
The self-proclaimed sassiest cocktail bar in Birmingham, is filled with pink and green interiors which make for a beautiful setting to enjoy and Instagram your cocktails.
Address: 16 Great Western Arcade, Birmingham B2 5HU
The Prince of Wales
This traditional boozer is not just serving up pints and delicious pub grub as they also offer amazing cocktails from raspberry bellinis to espresso martinis. Relax in the comfortable atmosphere and sip the day away.
Address: 84 Cambridge St, Birmingham B1 2NP
A girls night paradise full of flowing cocktails and photo ops. Tonight Josephines is a great spot for the girls who want to grab a years worth of instagram pictures and enjoy cocktails at the same time.
Address: 12 Burlington Arcade, Stephenson St, Birmingham B2 5EE
Bar + Block Birmingham
With experts hand-cutting steaks to match guests’ appetites, Bar + Block has quickly become a firm favourite amongst steak lovers in the city. Open from breakfast until late, Bar + Block has got everything covered. Whether it’s a location for a date night, you’re grabbing an after-work cocktail or catching up with friends and family; it is one to add to your list.
You can indulge in more of everyone’s favourites; the new restaurant has launched a fantastic Bottomless Brunch, where you can enjoy 2 delicious courses and 2 hours of bottomless drinks. That means more flame-grilled steak, more hand-crafted burgers, more sparkling prosecco, more ice-cold beer, and most importantly … more reasons to brunch out with friends!
Address: 5 Exchange Square, The Priory Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6FY
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The city of Birmingham is bursting with amazing bars, and so many serve up a menu packed with brilliant cocktails from the classic to the crazy out there! Did we mention your favourite cocktail bars in Birmingham, or have we missed it? Let us know in the comments below.