10 Atmospheric and Unusual Bars in Birmingham

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Now that summer has officially ended, many people are swapping out holidays for city breaks. If you don’t fancy flying, Birmingham is a great place to go to for a weekend getaway this winter. We’ve compiled a list of ten of the best bars in Birmingham, all of which are known for their impressive drinks menu and their aesthetic interiors!

1. Jungle Bird

If you’re looking for a vegetarian or vegan-friendly bar, give Jungle Bird a try! This tropical spot has a vibrant and fun interior, inspired by the jungle. As mentioned, it is also entirely plant-based and serves a variety of tasty dishes. Additionally, if you’re buying food, Jungle Bird offers customers the chance to upgrade to a bottomless brunch for an additional £19.99 per person, and this includes a selection of bottomless cocktails or lager. This bar boasts an extensive drinks menu, featuring over 18 exotic cocktails to choose from, in addition to a variety of other drinks. 

To find out more about The Jungle Bird, visit this link.


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2. The Botanist

The Botanist is a beautiful and elegant bar located in the heart of Birmingham city centre. The interior features light wooden panelling, giving the venue an airy feel and making it suitable for a range of occasions. The Botanist serves a range of drinks, including many non-alcoholic and alcoholic cocktails all under £10. Offering a luxurious feel at an affordable price, this bar is a great option when looking for a nice venue that won’t break the bank!

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3. Sky By The Water

Now that it is getting colder, many of us are missing the rooftop bar aesthetic. However, Sky By The Water is fully enclosed, meaning that visitors can emulate sitting in a rooftop bar without feeling cold. Additionally, this bar offers indoor seating and outdoor pods which visitors can book to sit in for an additional fee. Sky By The Water boasts a very picturesque interior, featuring a number of Instagrammable areas including a flower wall with neon signs. 

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4. 202 Kitchen

Painted top to bottom with pink paint and filled with pink decor, 202 Kitchen is truly a Barbie fantasy. Famous for being one of the most Instagrammable bars within Birmingham, you will not be disappointed if you choose to visit this glamorous venue. In addition to its beautiful decor, 202 Kitchen serves an array of delicious soul food and a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, bound to leave you wanting more. 

To book a table to 202 Kitchen, click here.


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5. The Pineapple Club

Known as ‘the sassiest bar in Birmingham’, The Pineapple Club cocktail bar has a unique and breathtaking interior filled with foliage. This aesthetically pleasing bar also serves a wide range of unique cocktails, one of which is the Bananarama – peanut butter, spiced rum, custard creams, and banana juice. If you’re looking for somewhere that is visually appealing and reasonably priced, consider trying The Pineapple Club. 

6. 40 St Paul’s

Rated the world’s best gin bar in 2019, 40 St Paul’s boasts a thorough selection of 140 premium gins in addition to its cocktail menu. This exclusive bar only contains 24 seats, which at times makes it difficult to book. However, if you are visiting Birmingham and fancy going, it’s worth booking it in advance to ensure that you are able to secure a seat.  

To explore 40 St Paul’s extensive gin menu, click here.


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7.Birdies Bar Birmingham

Birdies Bar is one of the most popular bars within Birmingham. Similar to Sky By The Water, Birdies also offers rooftop seating in an enclosed space, guaranteeing that guests can enjoy the view of the city without the cold! Additionally, Birdies Bar is decorated with faux flowers and leaves, giving it a tropical feel. Treats on offer include cocktails, delicious burgers, and loaded fries – should you want a bite to eat. 

If you’d wish to visit Birdies Bar Birmingham, click here.

8. Tilt

If you fancy going somewhere a bit different, Tilt is an interactive bar filled with old school pinball machines giving it a retro feel. In addition to the vintage machines, Tilt also offers a selection of craft beer, making it a great venue for beer enthusiasts. Tilt does not serve food but does offer a BYOF (bring your own food) policy, allowing customers to bring their own lunch, dinner or snacks at no additional charge or objection!

Visit Tilt by following this link.


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9. Ikigai 

If you’re interested in trying something new and expanding your palate, Ikigai is a sleek cocktail lounge serving a variety of unusual and delicious cocktails! Examples of these innovative cocktails include: the Isle of Pie cocktail (containing whiskey, caramel, and seaweed) or the Pixilated Punch (with gin, mango, and passionfruit). If you enjoy drinking refreshing cocktails in an atmospheric and sultry environment, consider visiting Ikigai. 

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10. Nuvo Bar

This bar is known for providing excellent service and creating artisanal and spectacular drinks. Offering 17 different cocktails, Nuvo Bar boasts a luxurious interior and is a great place to come for sophisticated drinks during the day. By night, Nuvo opens up its space to incorporate a dance floor so that guests can have a boogie while listening to music played by the live DJ. 

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