With the sun occasionally creeping out and British summertime officially here, a drink at one of the rooftop bars in Birmingham is definitely overdue. Offering insane views of the city and helping you make the most of the warm weather, it’s the best way to soak up some sunshine. Here are some of the best rooftop bars in Birmingham for you to visit.
1. The Button Factory
Located in the Jewellery Quarter, this restored factory building is great for al fresco bottomless brunch. The Button Factory’s brickwork gives the bar its charm and has a New York loft-style feel to it. The rooftop terrace offers ample seating with umbrellas as well as views across the Jewellery Quarter and beyond. There’s nothing quite like sipping a Bellini and tucking into some waffles with views of the Library of Birmingham (which has its own secret rooftop garden) and Chamberlain’s Clock in the distance.
25 Frederick Street, B1 3HH
2. Sky By The Water
Decked out with golden pods, thick blankets for those chilly evenings and beautiful views of Birmingham – Sky By The Water at Resorts World Birmingham serves up an array of drinks that are great for both dates and nights out with your household bubble or friends, with a lengthy menu featuring a little something for everyone. A recent addition to their menu is their Jaffa Cake ball cocktail featuring Jaffa Cake gin, Aperol, orange juice and cinnamon syrup, giving us all the nostalgic feels.
Resorts World Birmingham, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, B40 1PU
3. The Church Inn
Another Jewellery Quarter favourite, this classic-looking pub is an absolute suntrap come summertime. And come the evening, The Church Inn puts on the light bulbs hanging above the rooftop pub garden creating a chilled atmosphere. An Aperol Spritz on one of the pub’s benches here will make you wish that summer never ends. If you feel you’ve had too much sun, you can take refuge at their sports bar with a number of live sports matches being shown here.
22 Great Hampton Street, B18 6AQ
4. Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill
With all that time indoors over the past few months, you might as well treat yourself to some views that aren’t from your window. The Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill is situated on the top floor of The Cube and is one of the only rooftop bars in Birmingham where you can experience 360-degree panoramic views of the city. Locals are torn as to whether they love or loathe The Cube’s exterior design, but the views, on the other hand, are hands down impressive. Add an extensive menu of drinks to choose from like Champagne, Prosecco, and Pornstar Martinis, followed by a meal whether it’s a steak or afternoon tea, it’ll be a pretty special experience.
Level 25, The Cube, 200 Wharfside Street, B1 1PR
5. The Mill
Some of the coolest DJs often play at The Mill in Digbeth. But it is the gorgeous floral roof garden that makes this club so special. The open-air terrace is always a party! Boasting packed summer season of day and night events with both international and local DJs, bands, artists and promoters.
29 Lower Trinity St, Deritend, Birmingham B9 4AG
6. The Malt House
This canalside pub offers tranquil spots looking out at the water as you sip a pint or two. The Malt House has balconies which act as their rooftop terrace, which are draped in fairy lights bringing some magic to Brum. In the summertime, the canal area really comes alive and it will be great to witness the hubbub of both this pub and the Birmingham area after a year of restrictions and difficult times. Cheers to that!
75 King Edwards Road, B1 2NX
7. Henman & Cooper
Opening towards the end of 2019, this stylish venue on Colmore Row has the feel of a traditional cocktail bar. However, climb up the winding, spiral staircase of this Birmingham bar and you will discover a magnificent rooftop terrace. Henman & Cooper’s rooftop has two tiers of space in which to stand or sit, as well as little snug areas, and the décor is a mix of elegance and laidback vibes. The bar overlooks the city centre and business district and even has an underground basement with more seating available there.
110 Colmore Row, B3 3AG
8. The Wellington
The rooftop terrace at, specialist real ale pub, The Wellington is open all year round, and even features a retractable roof to keep you dry during any unexpected downpours! Plus there’s a TV screen so you can follow any sporting events over the summer. The terrace is directly adjacent to the upstairs bar, which is fully stocked with seven regular cask ales. But you also find a range of quality lagers, ciders and foreign bottled beers too. Plus there’s a big stock of Scotch whiskies on the ground floor!
37 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5SN
9. 1565 Bar & Terrace
Located on the fourth floor of Park Regis Hotel, 1565 Bar & Terrace provides a sophisticated, well-lit hotel restaurant and bar with an extensive menu of creative cocktails. Kick back in the sunshine or cosy up by the terrace heaters in the evening. The outdoor terrace lets you enjoy the gorgeous sights of Birmingham no matter the weather. There are plenty of all-day dining and afternoon tea options to tuck into too!
Park Regis, 160 Broad St, Birmingham B15 1DT
10. Pitcher & Piano
Next time you’re in Brindleyplace make sure to head to Pitcher & Piano for one of the very best rooftop bars in Birmingham. There are some stunning views of the City Centre from the first-floor balcony. Plus, there are plenty of amazing deals to enjoy too!
Eleven Brindley Place, Brindley Pl, Birmingham B1 2HP