Let’s face it, we all love a good beer garden. Thankfully, Birmingham has loads of them, as well as rooftop terraces where you can pass the time away on a sunny afternoon. Here are some of the best!
The Plough, Harborne
This country-style pub in the quaint south Birmingham village of Harborne has a cosy beer garden out back, perfect for enjoying an ice-cold beer and stone-baked pizza in the sun.
21 High Street, Birmingham B17 9NT, England, UK, +44 121 427 3678
The Prince of Wales, Moseley
We’re not exaggerating when we say the Prince‘s beer garden has it all. Not only is the beer garden heated, meaning you can enjoy it all year round, but it has its own separate cocktail bar, cigar and wine sheds, a food hut with local trader Chillidogdogs serving up grub and it’s all rounded off by table service. Nice.
118 Alcester Road, Birmingham B13 8EE, England, UK, +44 121 449 4198
The Lord Clifden, Jewellery Quarter
This bustling Jewellery Quarter pub boasts a rather large beer garden with its own unique identities. It’s got a BBQ area, flat screen TV, cool artwork to gaze at and its own postbox!
Great Hampton Street, Birmingham B19 3DL, England, UK, +44 121 523 7515
Gosta Green, city centre
Possibly the only beer garden with an outdoor pool table, the Gosta Green pub, with its heated beer garden sits prettily on Aston University campus. With plentiful big screens, a rather large drinks selection and a popular menu, expect to catch all of your favourite sports here.
Holt St, Birmingham B7 4BG, England, UK, +44 121 359 0044
Marco Pierre White’s at the Cube, city centre
For some of the best views of the city, head to Marco Pierre White’s bar in The Cube. Its rooftop terrace offers stunning panoramic skyline views of Birmingham and the bartenders can knock up a mean mojito too.
The Cube, 200 Wharfside St, Birmingham B1 1PR, England, UK, +44 121 634 3433
The Duke Inn, Sutton Coldfield
The Duke Inn dates back to 1853, and is the last traditional public house left in Sutton Coldfield. This pub is a tucked away gem off the main Birmingham Road, and has a rather large, grassy beer garden out the back to get lost in during those summer months.
12 Duke St, Sutton Coldfield B72 1RJ, England, UK, +44 121 355 1767
The Jekyll & Hyde, Jewellery Quarter
The Jekyll & Hyde is up there with the quirkiest and most unique pubs in Birmingham, and its beer garden is suitably Alice in Wonderland-themed. Here you’ll find cocktails served in mini bath tubs and drinks on draught aplenty, so grab a seat outside and let your imagination run wild.
28 Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6BJ, England, UK, +44 121 236 0345
The Old Crown, Digbeth
Famously known as the oldest pub in the city, and dating all the way back to 1368, The Old Crown’s cool beer garden is backed by a splendour of urban concrete. This isn’t just any old beer garden though; there are regular DJs out back and street food traders too!
188 High Street, Birmingham B12 0LD, England, UK, +44 121 248 1368
The British Oak, Stirchley
Recently refurbished, this Grade II listed pub has a beer garden which can be enjoyed at all times. Its horseshoe pavilion leads out to a 300-capacity marquee, which is a great way to wish away the time, while its outdoor Tiki Bar serves up some of the best cocktails Birmingham has to offer.
1364 Pershore Road, Birmingham B30 2XS, England, UK, +44 121 458 1758
The Bureau, city centre
The Bureau is set in a stunning Victorian high-rise building nestled between offices and banks on Colmore Row. Climb its spiral staircase to reach the jewel in this bar’s crown, its rooftop terrace.
110 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 3AG, England, UK, +44 121 236 1110
The Button Factory, Jewellery Quarter
Another rooftop terrace (Birmingham has quite a few of these!) awaits you at the top of The Button Factory. Grab a pint and head to the terrace for great views of a plethora of historic buildings across the Jewellery Quarter.
25 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HH, England, UK, +44 121 236 4653
The Bell, Harborne
It’s hard to believe that a suburban south Brum village is home to a pub like this. This traditional timber boozer backs on to a fully functional bowling green, with its quaint beer garden offering great views over the green grass ahead of it.
11 Old Church Road, Birmingham B17 0BB, England, UK, +44 121 428 4609