The dining scene in Birmingham is enjoyed by both the locals and travellers from afar. Whether you come for the fantastic food or the amazing views, Birmingham’s rooftop bars and restaurants make the most fabulous settings. From romantic date nights, to a social night out or to make the most memorable first date. Here are 10 of the best rooftop bars in Birmingham. Or if you don’t fancy the heights, try out one of the best pubs in the city instead.
1. Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Bar & Grill
Address: Level 25, The Cube, 200 Wharfside St, Birmingham B1 1PR
We have all heard of celebrity restaurateur Marco Pierre White from his appearances as a judge on various Masterchef programmes around the world. He is the owner of the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Bar & grill in Birmingham.
This restaurant’s view is said to be spectacular, with the scenery of the entire city for you to experience at 360 degrees. Enjoy a classic British menu and the signature cocktail The Cube, named after the place that this modern, sleek restaurant is located. At 25 floors up and with smart and strictly no trainers dress code, anyone special that you take here will be thoroughly impressed.
This restaurant is perfect to take that special someone on an even more special occasion.
Address: Sky By The Water, Resorts World Birmingham, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1PU
Located on the top floor of resorts world is The Sky By The Water, a bar and restaurant with a view that is truly worthy of that Instagram post. A combination of both British and French cooking with a modern twist is on the menu but is it rumoured that it is the desserts at this restaurant that are worth the visit.
The desserts are reportedly made by a team run by Channel 4’s Bake Off: The Professionals finalist Darryl Collins. But perhaps the most special thing about this place is the not so Secret Garden secluded away on the rooftop is an indoor bar and outdoor garden, complete with eight pods to sit, relax and enjoy the garden to your heart’s content.
From a gorgeous afternoon tea to the exclusive cocktail menu with a twist. The bar also includes something called dessert cocktails, like the Chocolate Martini pure ambience is created by a live DJ on a Friday evening to late, and calming vocalists from 9am on a Saturday.
Perfect for the Friday night date, Sunday lunch with the family or afternoon tea with the grandparents, Sky By The Water is a great restaurant for any occasion with a view that everyone should see.
Address: The Button Factory, 25 Frederick Street, Birmingham, B1 3HH
The Button Factory is a restoration of one of the city of Birmingham’s traditional factory buildings. If you come here you will view a piece of Birmingham history, the original character remains untouched and this is part of the appeal and charm.
Whilst it was formally a Birmingham factory it is said to remind tourists of the New York scene, resembling that of an NYC loft.
The building provides a great stay all day atmosphere offering their famous bottomless brunch on the weekends that includes unlimited Bellini’s or Prosecco. You can a two or three-course bottomless brunch with their extensive menu that includes desserts too!
With five different food menus to choose from and an amazing drinks menu, you truly will be here all week! Best of all is the rooftop garden where you can get lost in the scenery of the rooftop terrace.
Address: The Malt House, 75 King Edwards Road, Birmingham, United Kingdom
The traditional British pub The Malt House, located in Brindley Place is great for those who seek simple traditional, tasty pub grub or just a quick pint of real ale. It’s conveniently located by Birmingham canal side and its balcony offers you a beautiful view that overlooks the water.
It is rumoured that this pub was once visited by former President of the US Bill Clinton.
The ambience is homey and exactly what you would expect from that of a British pub, but with a view so picturesque, it gives a visit to the pub a unique experience. Whether you are looking for a day out with the family, affordable date or simply to just enjoy the views of the canal, you can find The Malt locates near to a number of Birmingham attractions, including the National Sea-life Centre and Area Birmingham.
Address: 22 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham B18 6AQ, United Kingdom
Said to have a romantic atmosphere, The Church Inn can be found in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. The menu is now under the influence of Peel & Stone one of Birmingham’s pizzerias and artisan bakeries and offers traditional wood-fired pizzas in a place that would similar to that of a speakeasy or New Orleans Bar and all this without leaving Birmingham.
The look and overall feel of the place being of Louisiana’s French quarter might be the reason that this venue is home to The Soul food Project.
Its rooftop terrace is where you can enjoy a handcrafted beer or a cocktail and its because of this that the venue maintains some of its “British Boozer” features. And what’s more, the feel of New Orleans with the music and soul food gives a unique stamp on the Birmingham pub scene.
Address: 37 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5SN
The Wellington is another British pub in Birmingham. Due to major refurbishment in 2014, the pub now has an upper floor terrace, and there are even two bars one on the ground floor and one on the upper level where you can enjoy a selection of real ales, foreign beers, quality ciders and more. Take them outside to the roof terrace in the summer months and enjoy the scenery. Unfortunately, Wellington does not offer food, but customers are allowed to order a takeaway to this pub.
Located five minutes from New Street Station is where you will find The Wellington, in the heart of Birmingham’s business district.
Address: 2 Bridge St, Birmingham B1 2JZ
Inspired by the Gentleman’s club and The Lunarmen Society of 1765 in Birmingham that had famous members like Erasmus Darwin. A group of men ultimately came up with the idea for the Birmingham canals and factories that exist today.
Here you can partake in food, drink and live music on the large terrace that is heated in the winter and cool in the summer months where you can sit outside with a cocktail. Located inside The Hyatt Regency Hotel, Birmingham.
Address: 12 Bridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2JR
Definitely worthy of its win for West Midlands Pub/Bar of the Year 2019. This is what you call a restaurant with a view. The Canal House serves an exclusive menu of Bistro food, along with ale, wine and craft cocktails. But the sun decks, its most worthy attraction, that is for sure overlooking Birmingham’s canals.
They also host events throughout the year along the waterfront so well worth the attendance.
Address: Pitcher & Piano Birmingham, The Water’s Edge, B1 2HP
If you are searching for a relaxing lounge bar that overlooks the water, then you have found it in the form of the Pitcher & Piano at Brindley place. Its little terrace means you can enjoy a drink in the sun, reminding you of Venice right in Birmingham.
Address: Park Regis Hotel, Birmingham, B15 1DT
The Park Regis Hotel has a beautiful outdoor terrace called 1565, a beautiful bar, where you can make the most of summer weather, relax and bask in the heat with a cocktail in hand, or on that special occasion you can privately hire the outdoor space making the event extra special.from lunch to dinner, to afternoon tea, this beautiful place caters for all and whether you want ambience or peace and quiet this place has everything. However, it is a hotel so you may want to dress fancy!
Come out to Birmingham and try out some of the amazing rooftop bars and terraces.