The Best Places to get a Cocktail in Birmingham
Monday November 28, 2016
Are cocktails your idea of heaven? Here at Staying Cool, we’ve put dedicated research into the best places to get a cocktail in Birmingham. This selection of sophisticated cocktail bars offer everything from classic cocktails - such as martinis and pina coladas - to cutting-edge cocktails that you'll never have tried before. Read on for our top 6 picks plus recommendations from our team on what you should try!
- Ginger’s at Purnell's Bistro, 11 Newhall Street, Birmingham
The recommendation of Tracey, our MD. She’s all about the Pisco Sours (Pisco ABA, sugar, lime , Chuncho Amargo , egg white). Alex from our team is also a Ginger’s fan, but he opts for The Brumble cocktail (gin, lemon, sugar, blackberries, cassis).
- Harvey Nichols The Mailbox, Wharfside Street, Birmingham
The bar at Harvey Nichs is a cool, sophisticated place to enjoy a drink. It’s hard to resist champagne in this environment, but do try a Parisienne (Finlandia vodka, homemade apple and dill cordial, lemon juice, apple juice, egg white and elderflower tonic).
- The Alchemist The Grand, Colmore Row, Birmingham
A new cocktail bar for Birmingham and recommended by Cory from our team. The Alchemist offers an extensive cocktails list using “lots of dry ice and interesting ingredients”. Try a LightBulb Moment – Tanqueray Gin, Pimms, ginger beer, raspberry, lemon and mint.
- The Botanist 14-16 Temple Street, Birmingham
Janie likes The Botanist but claims that a lot of their drinks are “almost too pretty to drink”. As the name suggest, The Botanist is big on botanical cocktails. The English Mojito is a long cocktail for gin lovers (Tanqueray gin, cucumber and mint, fresh lime juice, sugar syrup, green apple liqueur and apple juice.
- Bar Opus One Snowhill, Birmingham
Rum cocktails are divine and Bar Opus serves up a mighty fine Hemmingway Daiquiri (Havana 7 rum, Luxardo liqueur, grapefruit). If someone in your party isn’t a fan of alcoholic drinks then mocktails are also available.
- Asha’s 12-22 Newhall Street Birmingham
Danny recommends Asha’s - also an excellent Asian restaurant - for “a quick cheeky cocktail”. He loves their Passion Collins (crushed ice, vodka and fresh passionfruit).
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