Spring: a time where we get ready for summer and pray for a bit of sunshine. As we get closer to the end of April, the temperature is due to rise, and hopefully this bank holiday will give us the chance to enjoy some of Birmingham’s best beer gardens.
Birmingham city centre is full of bars and restaurants and some of the best beer gardens around. If you didn’t know, The Bureau on Colmore Row has its very own roof top terrace and is a lovely space to sit down and relax after a hard day’s work. If you want a drink with a view, Marco Pierre White’s rooftop bar and terrace is the place for you. With views across the west midlands, why wouldn’t you want to have a cheeky cocktail in the clouds?
If you’re looking for a canalside view, head down to Brindleyplace. It is popular and comes to life even more at night as it’s just around the corner from Birmingham’s thriving club scene. The Malt House has a terrace and balcony and serves the best British ales. Just across the way you’ll find The Pitcher & Piano, which is perfect for lunch with your colleagues or pre-drinks before you hit Broad Street. If you’re looking for something stylish and sophisticated, Bank is the perfect location for a nice sit down in its outside heated seating area.
Digbeth is Birmingham’s creative quarter and is home to some of the city’s biggest events. The popular Rainbow Venues offer live music and events constantly through the year, but you can also enjoy a cheeky drink in the sun on its rooftop mezzanine which over looks the city’s skyline. With Digbeth’s creativity also comes its beautiful and rich history. The Old Crown on Heath Mill Lane is one of Birmingham’s oldest buildings and has a huge beer garden with plenty of seating. It’s also just a stone’s throw away from Digbeth Dining Club, making The Old Crown the ideal place to have ‘one for the road’…
Last stop: Barques’ patch, the Jewellery Quarter. Part of the Urban Art Bar (UAB) collective, The Lord Clifden is popular for its vibrant and quirky back garden.. Its sister pub, The Red Lion, has a slightly more secluded beer garden, making it perfect for lunch meetings. Last but not least, The Rectory on St Paul’s Square has an intimate courtyard and is open until 1am at the weekend (with the best Sunday roasts served until 8pm).
If you’re looking to quench your thirst and catch some rays at the same time this Bank Holiday Weekend, look no further.