There’s one thing we can rely on during these trying times and that’s a relaxing pint. But the cost of living crisis has not been kind to anyone’s wallet. A cheap drink in Birmingham is becoming harder and harder to find by the day. Some pints are starting to cost upwards of £7. (We know, we couldn’t quite believe it either as we forked over the cash.) Luckily this map of budget pubs in Birmingham City Centre is here to save the day and the weekend!
Like a lot of Brummies, we plan on spending a lot of time in the City Centre over the summer. Wandering around the canals, soaking up the sights, so knowing where a good pit-stop pub for a cheap pint is a must. Nothing tastes sweeter than a pint that doesn’t rely on you remortgaging your house.
There are 14 pubs here to choose from. Most are right bang in the City Centre, but a couple is found further into the Chinese Quarter. There’s also one Digbeth, another in the Gun Quarter and a few more towards the Gas Steet Basin. All are good, friendly and within walking distance of each other. Pub crawl anyone?
Some of the highlights include The Tap & Spile on Gas Street. This canalside pub, built back in 1821, offers a selection of real ales and comfort food. Cask Tuesday is specifically great if you’re on a budget when all casks drop down to the price of £3.25. There a good deals throughout the week, however, with food and drink offers for less than a tenner. Sacks of Potatoes is another traditional pub, up by the Aston University campus, with a wide range of cheap-and-cheerful cask ales.
But it’s not all old-man pubs to be found; there’s a real diversity of budget pubs in Birmingham. The Irish-themed pub O’Neill’s on Broad Street has some great deals on offer, with a burger and a pint for as low as £9. While Subside, the dedicated rock and alternative music bar, sells drinks “at wallet-friendly prices”. There’s also just a Wetherspoons here, The Dragon Inn.
The other places to apparently hit up while checking out these budget pubs in Birmingham are The Trocadero, The Old Royal, The Shakespeare Inn, The Old Joint, The Wellington, The Old Contemptibles, The Vine Inn, The Windsor, and Shooters. While far from an exhaustive list of Birmingham’s cheapest pubs, this map should start you off on your search for more.
To see the map of Birmingham’s budget pubs head here.