The second city has no shortage of fantastic bars in which to enjoy your favourite alcoholic tipple. Here are six Birmingham cocktail bars that we would raise a glass to...

1466 Pershore Road, Stirchley, B30 2NT

Independent neighbourhood cocktail bar Couch was recently voted one of the 20 best bars in the world by the Telegraph.

Its current menu is designed around all things music and features such delights as The Gambler: Lot 40 Rye, Talisker 10-year-old caramelised sherry and acorn bitters, and Take It Easy: Italicus Rosolio, Manzanilla sherry, lemon acid and cucumber soda.

The Grand Hotel, Colmore Row, B3 2BS

Madeleine follows the tradition of grand hotels with luxurious cocktail bars. Its double-height windows, sparkling chandeliers and rich, soft furnishings make it at once super-glamorous and utterly enticing.
Part of the Grand Hotel, Madeleine is ideal for informal meetings and get-togethers by day, and exceptional cocktails, wine and Champagne by night.

40 St. Paul’s
40 Cox Street, B3 1RD

Winner of the 2019 World Gin Bar of the Year award, 40 St Paul’s serves over 140 different gins. These can be enjoyed on their own, as a G&T or in a downright delicious cocktail - or maybe even all three!
Boasting an intimate, relaxed and exclusive atmosphere, the venue has only 24 seats, so pre-booking your slot at this Birmingham gem is highly recommended.

Henman & Cooper
110 Colmore Row, B3 3AG

A beautiful example of fine architecture, with a granite facade, imposing bay windows, three versatile bar areas and a unique city-centre rooftop space. Sounds good, right? 

Located on Colmore Row and open to guests aged 21 and older, Henman & Cooper is the perfect place to head for if you’re after cocktails in the sun and a party atmosphere. 

The Edgbaston
18 Highfield Road, B15 3DU

Boasting a stylish art deco interior of jet-black and gold, The Edgbaston cocktail lounge is all about quality creations. Nationally recognised bartenders with a passion for perfection serve classic cocktails with wit and style, in a throwback to the golden era of Martinis before dinner served tableside. All three of The Edgbaston’s cocktail lounges also offer a fine collections of spirits.

The Pineapple Club
Unit 16 Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU

Chic, contemporary, and located in the heart of the historic Great Western Arcade, The Pineapple Club cocktail bar is an Instagram lover’s paradise - think neon signs and funky decor.

Boasting a selection of delightfully handcrafted cocktails, a wide range of craft beers and a fantastic food menu, this one really does come highly recommended.