I have had approximately 173920 messages in the last few days asking me for the best beer gardens in Birmingham.
In a bid to save me some time this weekend and to help people out, I’ve put together a list of some of my favourites. I’m aware this isn’t an exhaustive list (before the Twitter police come after me) and there’s lots more places with outdoor space – the below venues are simply some of my go-tos depending where I am. These are in no particular order and include 3 reasons why I rate them. Enjoy the sunshine!
The Distillery, City Centre
Gets the sun all day, lots of space, dog friendly, nice canal views
The Physician, Edgbaston
Big beer garden and terrace, nice pub grub, usually lacking in idiots who only drink at Christmas and when it’s sunny
Lord Clifden, Jewellery Quarter
Great vibe, decent music, drunken ping pong tournaments
The Edgbaston, Edgbaston
Award-winning cocktails, relaxed space, gorgeous setting
Old Crown, Digbeth
Outside bar, shaded areas, next to Digbeth Dining Club
The Flapper, City Centre
Totally unpretentious, gets the sunshine all day, cheap beer
Button Factory, Jewellery Quarter
Rooftop terrace, gets the sun most of the day, does a boozy brunch at the weekend
Prince of Wales, Moseley
One of the most fun beer gardens around, lots of space, outside cocktail bar
The Plough, Harborne
Attractive space, decent grub, outdoor bar
The British Oak, Stirchley
Loads of seating, big garden, often has live music/entertainment
Canal House, City Centre
Gets the sun all day, sits on the canal, good pig snacks
The Church Inn, Jewellery Quarter
Rooftop terrace, nice crowd, often has drink offers
The Station, Sutton Coldfield
Decent beer selection, big garden, near a station when you want to escape come 9pm when the knobheads arrive.
Brewhouse Bar & Kitchen, Sutton Coldfield
Colourful garden, big beer selection, has its own microbrewery inside.
El Borracho, Edgbaston
Not strictly a beer garden (hear me out) but this tapas restaurant has a sun-trap terrace and lots of sangria.