Cool and Quirky Bars in Birmingham

Whether it's bold interiors or vibrant cocktails you're in the mood for, we've got the lowdown on Birmingham's most bizarre drinking spots. From cosy pubs fronting some epic history, to the area's most unusual watering holes, there's hidden gems aplenty in this city we call home. So, if you're hoping to mix-up date night or plan a particularly fun post-office outing, we've rounded the best cool and quirky bars Birmingham has to offer.

Last updated on 9th November 2021

The Old Crown

128 user reviews 4

One of the best pubs in Digbeth, The Old Crown is a 650-year-old boozer with a whole lot going on. The quirky Birmingham bar fronts a mammoth programme of hilarious quizzes and unique nights out, as well as a sprawling outdoor space, cold pints and hot pizza.

One Trick Pony Club

10 user reviews 5

A fun pub with a passion for hearty grub and great pints, Moseley's One Trick Pony Club is one of the best cool and quirky bars in Birmingham. Step into their mural-covered garden for an afternoon spent sipping away on cocktails and chowing down on juicy burgers and moreish fried chicken. 

The Jam House Birmingham

423 user reviews 5

One of the best jazz bars in Birmingham, this St Paul's Square spot is literally dripping in cool. Founded by none other than Jools Holland, The Jam House keeps music at the forefront of everything it does, offering a unique space for full bands and unplugged acts.

A bar and brewery down in Digbeth, this relaxed and friendly taproom offers some of the best craft beer in Birmingham. Get stuck into their house sips in industrial surroundings, then soak up the damage with slices of their delicious pizzas.


1 user review 5

Pinball and pints? You don't need to ask us twice. Tilt is a quaint little cafe by day and lively bar by night, serving hot coffees until 5pm and post-work beverages aplenty. They've also got a big selection of pinball machines and classic consoles to get competitive over with your pals.

Looking for low-key style and high-brow brews? Head down to the arches of Moor Street Station and you'll find this chic little craft beer bar offering a mammoth line-up of exceptional sips, as well as some of the best cheese toasties in Birmingham.