Beer and footy on the big screen are back!
The long-awaited Euros are here for the summer and it’s time to hit up the pubs and enjoy the rowdy atmosphere once again. It has been a while! With the sun shining and newfound freedom, things are getting booked up ASAP, however, we’re here to lend a hand in planning your football outings. Check out our round-up of the best places to watch the Euros in Birmingham which are taking place over the months of June and July.
The Canal House is bringing the big screen to its outdoor terrace so you needn’t have to miss out on the Euros matches and the warm weather. And it’s not a bad setting during those nail-biting moments when you may feel the need to turn away, you can always look out onto the calm waters nearby. The Canal House is available for walk-ins for all of the Euros games, but due to the demand for the England matches those sessions will be ticketed and require a £10 deposit with a complimentary pint of Madri, the pub’s new house Spanish lager. Plus, alongside the games happening you can also tuck into The Canal House’s Sunday Roast.
The Canal House, 12 Bridge Street, B1 2JR
Euros and an rooftop outdoor space? Boy, is The Button Factory spoiling us! The Jewellery Quarter bar is promising us “an outdoor kitchen, two unique bars and the best atmosphere for the hopeful celebrations to be had!” You can catch the games throughout the month-long tournament at The Button Factory’s yard, however booking is essential in order to not be disappointed.
The Button Factory, 25 Frederick Street, Jewellery Quarter, B1 3HH
In the words of Zumhof Biergarten, “it’s Brummin’ home!” With free entry and no need to book, the Digbeth food and drink venue will be screening all of England’s group matches and possibly the final, if they get that far. Expect big screens, banging food from the likes of Bonehead, OSO Mexican Street Food, Rudy’s and Meat Meets Bun as well as some refreshing bevs. They’ll also be serving bratwursts from their in-house kitchen Schwënker from £5.
Zumhof Biergarten, 29 Heath Mill Lane, B9 4AL
Another gem in the Jewellery Quarter for you to watch the Euros at is Hen & Chickens. There’s nothing quite like a pint of local cask ale and a mighty curry whilst watching the football and luckily this curry and ale house has got us covered. You can munch on pakoras whilst witnessing penalties as Hen & Chickens are taking bookings to watch the tournament via their website or if you’re looking to book two tables (more than six people) you can give them a call.
Hen & Chickens, 27 Constitution Hill, B19 3JT
One of the city’s thriving venues, the Birmingham Bierkeller frequently screens live sports – with over twenty screens, two projector screens and a massive LED superscreen to accommodate footy fans. Bookings are now open for the rest of the Euros, too, so you can snap up a table ready for the matches. Enjoy cold beers, steins and pitchers, as well as 8-pint beer towers, stein cocktails and more.
Birmingham Bierkeller, 195-196 Broad Street, B15 1AY
6. The Rectory
A modern pub found on the quaint St Paul’s Square, The Rectory serves up cold pints with plenty of space to watch the footy – and they’re screening the Euros matches this summer. One of Birmingham’s cosy bars, guests can expect tons of beers on tap, as well as English pub grub and a proper atmosphere. Plus, it boasts a lovely courtyard at the back as well as seating looking out towards the square.
The Rectory, 50-54 St Paul’s Square, B3 1QS
7. Big Fang
One of the latest additions to Digbeth is dystopian-inspired pop-up bar from the creators of Ghetto Golf and Birdies, Big Fang, which will be providing a place to watch for all the big matches. You can see England head to glory (fingers crossed) whilst being surrounded by impressive street art produced by local artists. Big Fang has put up a big screen underneath their art-filled arches so you needn’t miss out on the football fun. The art space will be providing all the beer and pizza (by locals Baked In Brick) you could need whilst watching the Euros.
Big Fang, Floodgate Street, Digbeth
8. The Loft
Upstairs at The Loft, the brilliant bar will be showing plenty of the tournament’s matches taking place in from June 11 to July 11 – including all of the England ones, of course. The Loft will be serving delicious cocktails and food alongside the games with the added extra that there is no need to book. Located in Birmingham’s southside, you can also enjoy the choice of three outdoor spaces- the lovely terrace, beer garden or parklet- for you to sip a few pints or cocktails pre, during or post-match too.
The Loft, 143 Bromsgrove Street, B5 6RG
9. Luna Springs
This Digbeth delight hosts a number of cinema nights so inevitably it has a rather enviable-sized screen for you to watch the Euros matches from. Armed with said giant outdoor screen, a huge beer garden and plenty of delicious booze, Luna Springs will be serving up what some might call a hat-trick. The outdoor cinema and bottomless brunch venue will be showing England’s games against Croatia, Czech Republic and Scotland, plus the big final.
Luna Springs, Digbeth Arena, Lower Trinity Street, B9 4AG
10. The Village
It might be further out from the city centre, but the beautifully-quaint pub and restaurant, The Village, is also providing us with our Euros fix. Head to Moseley, where you’ll find screens and unbelievable outdoor space to soak up the sun from. The Village is a pretty laid-back spot whatever time of day it may be and you can even score gold by lounging on their sofas or by the log-burner whilst having your own post-match analysis.
The Village, 179 Alcester Road, Moseley, B13 8JR