10 Best Cocktail Bars In Birmingham

Jun 13 2024

Whether you’re looking for a place to kick back and relax with mates, or somewhere swanky to impress a date, then look no further – because we’ve got the go-to list of the best cocktail bars in Birmingham.

From incredible – and somewhat edible – cocktail creations to classics that showcase the very best spirits, Birmingham is a one-stop shop for tipples.

In this guide, our in-house Neighbourhood experts have collated some of our favourites, so there’s a little something for all tastes and budgets.

Just make sure to save this page for when you need a place to impress your mates!

The Edgbaston Hotel

A stylish cocktail lounge situated in the eponymous Edgbaston Hotel, come here for sophisticated craft cocktails with an upmarket feel.

Designed with art-deco influences and plenty of black and gold accents, the Edgbaston cocktail lounge boasts prestige bartenders and top-shelf ingredients.

Prices start at £6 and go up to £12.50, with customers choosing from a bespoke flavour wheel – to help you get a feel for whether your cocktail is set to be fruity, dry, or even how potent it might be.

40 St Paul’s

Found in the Jewellery Quarter, 40 St Paul’s was voted the World’s Best Gin Bar in 2019 – featuring over 140 gins and 24 seats for an intimate, but relaxed night out. Featuring an extensive cocktail menu, including creative and innovative concoctions, come here for a warm and inviting date night.

For gin lovers, you can even enjoy a hands-on tasting night, complete with cheese and chocolate combinations to elevate your experience.

The Alchemist

The Alchemist is everyone’s favourite when it comes to theatrical cocktails, smart small plates and a fun atmosphere. Located right in the heart of Biringham’s city centre, The Alchemist has two bars, one on Colmore Row and the other in Brindley Park.

Mixing top-notch, high-concept cocktails with music, dancing and late-night revelry, there’s a reason The Alchemist is known up and down the country.

Gas Street Social

From bottomless brunches to after-work tipples, Gas Street Social offers a relaxed atmosphere and a selection of classic and contemporary cocktails. Perfect for balmy summer events and get-togethers, this canal-side location has plenty of offers – great for those keeping an eye on the pennies before payday.

Expect tasty treats and dishes to tuck into as well, with a huge selection of burgers, brunch and much more.

Passing Fancies

Launched in 2022, Passing Fancies aims to channel ‘the kitchen at a house party’.

Inspired by the idea of creativity out of love, the bar regularly changes their menu and avoids a set theme, choosing to serve up a range of delicious small plates with complimentary cocktails.

With 12 cocktails currently on the menu, make sure to try Nectarine Bellini, Apple Highball, Berry Cobbler, and the aptly named Adult Ribena.

Island Bar

Do you roll with the quirky crowd? With its tropical-themed decor and lively atmosphere, Island Bar has been a Tiki-haven for cocktail enthusiasts since 2006. Thanks to its down-to-earth DIY vibe and one of the largest collections of rum in the West Midlands, Island Bar is a must-visit nightlife destination.

The Botanist

Offering a botanical-inspired setting and a diverse cocktail menu, The Botanist is a great spot for drinks with friends. Find this branch over on Temple Street, where they are shaking up specialist botanical cocktails and tipples with a twist.

With its iconic ‘greenhouse decor’ and hearty menu, The Botanist is another staple location for casual drinks or a weekend treat.

The Lost & Found

Located in the historic Bennetts Hill building, The Lost & Found offers stunning cocktails in an environment to match. With striking decor, decadent dining and even a bottomless brunch to die for – Lost & Found specialises in botanical cocktails, curated especially for you by expert mixologists.


Tucked away in a Victorian-style building, Noir has a laid-back vibe paired with a truly impressive selection of cocktails. With classics such as Mojitos and Old Fashioned’s on offer, there are also daily specials and surprises to keep customers on their toes.

Taking inspiration from chilled-out Japanese bars and clubs, Noire has a stellar soundtrack thanks to an extensive vinyl collection. It has all the makings of a perfect hole in the wall, where you can listen, sip and while the night away in good company.

The Victoria

Situated in the heart of Birmingham, The Victoria combines a traditional pub atmosphere with a selection of expertly crafted cocktails.

Far from your regular boozer, The Victoria’s drinks menu offers a mix of classics & our own seasonal creations made by their stand-out team of bartenders. Can’t see something you like? They’ll whip it up for you, no problem – or give them a vibe and they’ll get creative.

The Victoria also houses one of the best selections of whiskey in the city, with their friendly staff more than happy to recommend the best serve for your chosen spirit – especially as a cocktail. For those taking it easy on the booze, the Vic also has an impressive range of mocktails and 0% abv beers and ciders.

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