Drinking at the best bars in Birmingham, UK is going to be covered in full detail as this post goes along. Some may be searching for a tall glass of beer, a shot of vodka, to save money on liquor during local drink special times, or maybe to sing karaoke and either way we will get you sorted out.
We will kick this baby off with the best wine and cocktail bars in Birmingham. Breweries and sports bars where you can watch the big game or maybe play some pool or throw some darts will get our second section.
The best drink specials at bars near you with cheaper alcohol will come next before we pivot to bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights in your area. Bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music will garner our final section.
Expect to find a local bar map with all these spots pinned on it so you can have a better feel for what venues are closest to your current area at the moment. This region is one that we have written about many times in the past if you are interested in reading more.
Cocktail & Wine Bars
The best cocktail and wine bars in Birmingham might just be:
- The Botanist at House 14 Cheltenham
- The Alchemist Colmore Row at The Grand, Colmore Row
- The Jekyll & Hyde at 28 Steelhouse Ln
- The Wellington at 37 Bennetts Hill
At The Botanist you can explore a secret garden of wonderful cuisine and intriguing concoctions while listening to live music or catching up with friends. The Alchemist Colmore Row is nestled in one of the best-preserved 19th century streetscapes in the country and delivers a bespoke menu of wicked concoctions that are not available anywhere else.
They also provide a mixology workshop and gifting options such as cocktail boxes, gift cards, dark artwork prints, and more. The Wellington specializes in interesting real ales and you may visit them between 10am and midnight every day. There is also a wide selection of lagers, ciders, scotch whiskies, gins, rums, and more fine liquors near you from around the world to choose from.
Birmingham Breweries & Sports Bars
Watch the big game with your friends and sample new flavors of beers at the best breweries and sports bars in your area:
- Post Office Vaults at 84 New St
- BrewDog at 81 John Bright St
- O’Neills at Broad St
- Nicholson’s Pubs at New St, Burlington Arcade
O’Neill’s carries a wide assortment of Irish, Scottish, and American whiskies and wines in your area to suit all budgets and occasions. They host a variety of live music and sporting events creating memorable moments that’ll lift your spirits.
Since 1873 Nicholson’s Pubs has enchanted the community with great pubs that present wonderful cuisine and drinks in a welcoming atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for typical British pub fare or seasonal specials they have it all along with a huge collection of cask ales and fine gins.
Local Drink Specials
Bite Your Brum at 264 Broad St has vast menu Monday through Friday from 8pm to 10pm and you can have two cocktails for £10 from Bite Your Brum’s. Potato shortages, traditional chippy favorites, and hamburgers are all available.
Trivia, Quiz, & Game Nights
If you want to enjoy fun bars with trivia, quiz, or game nights in your area try out:
- The Wellington at 37 Bennetts Hill
- The Victoria at 48 John Bright St
- The Flapper at Kingston Row, Cambrian Wharf
- Reflex Birmingham at 36-37 Broad St
The Wellington hosts quiz nights and gives out amazing prizes every Sunday at 7:30pm. Pub quizzes in Birmingham are hosted on Wednesday nights in a room filled with colorful cartoon art and Victoriana décor at The Victoria.
The Flapper is a canalside tavern and music venue that also offers weekly quizzes. Local bar quiz nights are hosted every Tuesday starting at 8pm with great prizes up for grabs at Reflex.
Dance, Karaoke, & Live Music
Anyone that wants to dance, listen to live music, and sing karaoke can head to:
- Pad Thai Restaurant & Karaoke Bar at 86 Holloway Head
- Jukeboxers Duelling Piano Bar at #1 Arena
- The Jam House at 3-5 St Pauls Square
- Phoenix at #4 Masshouse Ln
Pad Thai Restaurant & Karaoke Bar is open daily from 5:30pm to 2am providing an entire evening’s entertainment in which you can eat, drink, and sing karaoke all in one location.
For a dueling piano bar with non-stop live music, great drinks, tasty food, and a neon-lit atmosphere head to Jukeboxers.
The Jam House is an award-winning independent live music venue that combines tunes, food, and good times.
If you want to party at a new live music bar that opens daily at 6pm consider Phoenix.
We also have written posts on:
- Bars With Trivia & Quiz Nights In London
- Bars With Trivia & Quiz Nights In Manchester
- Bars With Trivia & Quiz Nights In Sheffield
- Bars With Trivia & Quiz Nights In Worcester
Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In Birmingham, UK
Now that you have read all of that you should have a much better understanding of what is available in your area. There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke near you.
If you notice us listing any venues that are no longer open or just think we got something wrong please tell us in the comments so this page stays as up to date as possible. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Birmingham, UK.