Whether you’ve had one too many club nights mid-week or wild nights out aren’t your scene, Birmingham’s beer gardens are unbeatable places to chill and hang out with friends. With a wealth of them on offer, including themed gardens and places specifically for students, Birmingham is the perfect city to enjoy an evening out with friends in one of their many beer gardens. Here are 8 of the best beer gardens in Birmingham.
Address: 37 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5SN
A local giant when it comes to excellent beer, The Wellington is Birmingham’s premier beer garden, with a huge selection of branded and local ales, including beers from Herefordshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire. This central bar celebrates local brewing and appreciating flavour and variety in beer. Perfect for your university’s ale society or just a trip out with friends!
Address: 104 Warwick St, Birmingham B12 0NH
A favourite in the indie scene, this pub has a charming beer garden, perfect for anyone looking for something a bit different. With quiz and movie nights on offer, as well as local music, the Spotted Dog is great for students and non-students alike. It is also surrounded by plenty of places to eat and enjoy the latest in alternative music and fashion.
Digbeth is home to plenty of beer gardens. The Digbeth Dining Club serves local ales on tap, with the option to sit in their rustic dining areas whilst sampling local-made food from all cultures.
Address: Birmingham Road, Walsall, West Midlands, WS5 3JP
The most family-oriented of our selection, this is perfect for when the family comes to visit. With a classic collection of beers and lagers on draft, this chain pub has all the charm of a traditional place with a lovely beer garden to boot, the Bell is convenient for a day out with the family or a day trip to Ikea for all of those student house essentials.
Ember Inns have plenty of branches in Birmingham, including Selly Oak, Aston and the city centre. They all offer a different range of beers and ales, so if you’re looking for something closer to home, Ember Inns have got you covered.
Address: 31 Summer Row, Birmingham B3 1JJ
Minutes from New Street station, The Shakespeare Inn serves local beers as well as popular brands. It is a vibrant and busy spot on the weekends and a chilled-out space during the week, perfect for anyone looking for something classic in an urban area. And, if you’re a literature student, it might just count as revision.
Accessible to students from all of Birmingham’s five universities, this is a treasure for all to enjoy!
Address: 676 Bristol Rd, Birmingham B29 6BJ
Okay, so we chose this one for its appeal to students, but it is a classic. The Bristol Pear sits on the corner of Bristol Road and Heeley Road and is a favourite among students at the University of Birmingham. Serving a range of affordable ales and lagers, the Pear’s garden is small and sweet, perfect for a study break or celebratory end-of-term drinks before going home. Every UoB student remembers it fondly
Address: 12 Bridge St, Birmingham B1 2JR
With a diverse and delicious menu on offer, the Canal House is perfect for those who like to eat with their beer. Their lovely outdoor seating compliments their cosy indoor area very well, and beer-lovers can expect to find an excellent choice from their ‘ale anthology’, ranging from pale ales to lagers to speciality ales. A gem for anyone really into their beer!
Address: 34 Great Hampton St, Birmingham B18 6AA
Dark and intimidating outside, the Lord Clifden is nothing but charming inside. The beer garden is cosy and retro, perfect for the beginning of the night or for a chill night of its own. They have a small but choice selection of beers and lagers on offer and the venue is surrounded by some of Birmingham’s best and most interesting museums and historical attractions. Definitely a great day out for those new to Birmingham for university.
Address: 118 Alcester Rd, Birmingham B13 8EE
Beautiful and chilled, the Prince of Wales boasts a fairy light-covered garden with tranquillity and atmosphere to spare. With a wine bar, a tiki bar and rooms available to book, this pub is perfect for anyone. Whatever you look for in a pub, this one has it. It is more out of the way than others on the list, making it great for trying something new.
Birmingham boasts an incredible number of beer gardens and bars, each one designed for a different type of beer fan, whether casual or enthusiastic, traditional or avant-garde, there is something for everyone in Birmingham. The vast range of options encourages experimentation and trying a new flavour or type of beer and possibly finding a new passion.