Want to meet your friends and support ace local businesses at the same time?
Birmingham has been placed in Tier 2, meaning that separate households cannot meet one another unless they do so outside (or unless they are part of a support bubble) – abiding, as ever, by the rule of 6. To view the most recent rules/government guidelines, click here.
We have had SO many messages from you all asking us which independents in Birmingham offer outdoor seating so that you can meet your friends and loved ones for a bite to eat (and a drink, or three) – so we’ve curated this useful guide denoting which fabulous independents in Brum have outdoor seating, categorised by area for your ease of use.
Many of the businesses below feature on the Independent Birmingham App – meaning you can enjoy up to 20% off (alongside exclusive 2-for-1 offers, freebies and more) at many of these fantastic independents, giving you EVEN more reason to get out there and support local. If you’d like to download the IB App and become a member for just £1.99 a month, and save money whilst supporting local at over 125 of Brum’s very best independents, you can do so here.
Note: Whilst VERY long, this is by no means a definitive list of every single bar, pub, coffee shop and restaurant in the entire of Birmingham that offers outdoor seating. Inevitably we will have missed a few places. If you’re an independent business who has outdoor seating at your venue, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include you in this article.
Whilst you are currently only allowed to meet people from other households outside, please do also remember to support the local independent venues in Birmingham who cannot offer outdoor seating (either by visiting with those from your own household/support bubble, or even going Han Solo for dinner or drinks). Our independents need us now more than ever, and any support really does make a huge difference.
Location: 88-90 John Bright Street, B1 1BN
What To Expect: Your family home from home, serving quality, home-cooked food, locally-brewed beers and more.
IB Deal: A FREE pint of cask ale, lager, cider or draught soft drink with your main meal.
Location: 42 Bull Street, B4 6AF
What To Expect: Coffee shop known for their tasty brunches and excellent coffee (their eggy crumpets are a must-try dish).
IB Deal: 10% off the bill.
Location: 16A Colmore Row, B2 5HU
What To Expect: Healthy and tasty eatery offering fresh and delicious Poké bowls, Açai bowls and more to eat in or take-away.
IB Deal: A FREE starter (choice of Miso Soup [vegan or salmon/prawn] or Chilli Salt Edamame Beans) when you purchase a Sumo Poké Bowl
Purecraft Bar And Kitchen
Location: 30 Waterloo Street, B2 5TJ
What To Expect: Craft beer bar delivering an extensive range of great beers and proper food.
IB Deal: 10% off the bill (Sunday – Thursday)
Location: Unit 10, The ICC, Centenary Square, B1 2EA
What To Expect: Relaxed, fine-dining restaurant celebrating the very best that the British Isles have too offer, from spirits to wine, and meat to vegetables.
IB Deal: 20% off the bill (Monday – Friday) [Please mention your IB App at the time of booking]
Gas Street Social
Location: 166-168 Wharfside Street, The Mailbox, B1 1RL
What To Expect: Stylish, canal-side restaurant known for their weekend bottomless brunches, but also serving great lunch and dinner options, alongside craft beer and cocktails.
IB Deal: A FREE cocktail, craft beer or glass of wine when purchasing any main course (three social plates is equivalent to a main course) – see IB profile for a list of drinks included in this offer.
The Jekyll And Hyde
Location: 28 Steelhouse Lane, B4 6BJ
What To Expect: Unique and quirky gin parlour, home to a fun and innovative cocktail menu.
IB Deal: 10% off drinks
Location: 29-30 Stephenson Street, B2 4BH
What To Expect: Coffee shop with an all-day brunch menu, serving speciality coffees, cakes and bakes, and the aforementioned brunch.
Location: Unit 3, Brindleyplace, B1 2JF
What To Expect: Stunning, Argentinian-inspired steak restaurant by Aktar Islam, specialising in unique and exquisite steaks, cooked to perfection over open flame.
IB Deal: 10% off food (excluding Saturday evenings)
Indian Streatery Express
Location: The Bullring, Birmingham, B5 4BU
What To Expect: Indian street food favourites and home-style dishes available to eat in (indoor and outdoor) at this vibrant eatery, and also to take-away.
IB Deal: 10% off the bill, 20% off Mango Pale Ale Beer, and Exclusivity On Specials (IB Members will be able to try specials first before they go on general sale)
Yorks Cafe At IKON
Location: 1 Oozells Street, B1 2HS
What To Expect: Coffee shop and brunch cafe from Yorks, set in the stunning former schoolhouse home to the renowned Ikon Gallery, with a lovely terrace.
Ju Ju’s Cafe
Location: 1 Canal Square, B16 8EH
What To Expect: Cosy, canal-side, family-run cafe, serving proper home-cooked comfort food in proper portions.
IB Deal: 20% off food (Wednesday – Friday)
The Prince Of Wales Cambridge Street
Location: 84 Cambridge Street, B1 2NP
What To Expect: Traditional British pub with a modern twist, serving beers, cask ales, classic cocktails and more.
IB Deal: 15% off the bill
Location: 121 Edmund St, B3 2HJ
What To Expect: All day coffee house, tapas restaurant and wine bar, offering Spanish wines alongside modern snacks and tapas.
Henman And Cooper
Location: 110 Colmore Row, B3 3AG
What To Expect: Cocktail bar housed in a stunning building, serving unique cocktails and tasty small plates, with a rooftop terrace.
Location: 37 Bennetts Hill, B2 5SN
What To Expect: Traditional style pub with a wide range of beers and ales on tap, with a hidden beer garden/terrace.
The Craven Arms
Location: 47 Upper Gough Street, B1 1JL
What To Expect: Traditional pub known for their impressive keg range and selection of cask ales.
The Rose Villa Tavern
Location: 172 Warstone Lane, B18 6JW
What To Expect: Traditional pub with a contemporary twist, found in a stunning Grade II listed building, serving American diner-style food, cocktails, beers, cask ales, wines and soft drinks.
IB Deal: 20% off food (Monday – Thursday)
Indian Brewery Taproom
Location: Unit 5, Aston Expressway Industrial Estate, Pritchett Street, B6 4EX
What To Expect: Taproom from the team behind Indian Brewery Snowhill, serving Indian street food dishes and their own beers, with a games area and big screen for live sports.
IB Deal: 20% off all Indian Brewery beers and street food.
Saint Paul’s House
Location: 15-20 St Paul’s Square, B3 1QU
What To Expect: Boutique hotel, restaurant and cocktail bar with a chic outdoor roof terrace, serving tasty food and a wide selection of drinks.
IB Deal: 20% off food (Sunday – Thursday)
Location: The Big Peg, Warstone Lane, B18 6NF
What To Expect: Friendly, welcoming coffee shop, serving an excellent range of coffees, cakes, breakfast and brunch.
IB Deal: Any medium hot drink and cake for £4.50 (Church St. and JQ)
Burning Soul Brewing
Location: Unit 1 Mott Street, B19 3HE
What To Expect: Fantastic independent brewery and taproom serving their own distinctive beers, including some pilot brews to sample (with the most popular becoming permanent fixtures).
Location: 61A St Paul’s Square, B3 1QS
What To Expect: Laid-back coffee shop serving all-day breakfast and brunch, speciality coffee and tea and a Middle Eastern inspired lunch menu, all cooked on site from fresh.
IB Deal: 50% off a side or salad when you purchase any bagel (Monday – Friday)
Location: 2-10 Constitution Hill, B19 3LY
What To Expect: Local pub with a welcoming atmosphere, serving a carefully-curated selection of beer and comfort food dishes.
IB Deal: 15% off the bill
Location: Unit 2 Heritage Court, 17-21 Warstone Lane, B18 6HP
What To Expect: Family-run coffee shop specialising in beautiful home-made cakes and serving coffee, teas and incredible hot chocolates with all the trimmings.
Ana Rocha Bar & Gallery
Location: 48 Frederick Street
What To Expect: Bar and gallery serving tapas, fine wine and cocktails within a gallery setting where guests can enjoy the permanent collection of art.
Jojolapa Nepalese Bar And Kitchen
Location: 21 Frederick Street, B1 3HE
What To Expect: Nepalese restaurant serving traditional Nepalese dishes, including a good range of vegetarian and vegan options.
Location: 24 Ludgate Hill, B3 1DX
What To Expect: Stylish Italian restaurant serving authentic Italian dishes with a modern twist in an elegant and relaxed restaurant.
Location: 16 Frederick Street, B1 3HE
What To Expect: Neighbourhood bar and kitchen, acting as a social hub in the JQ and celebrating all forms of craft from natural wine and craft beer, to local art.
IB Deal: 10% off drinks (excluding Friday and Saturday evenings, after 6pm)
The Pig & Tail
Location: 12-13 Albion Street, B1 3EB
What To Expect: Funky and friendly gastropub serving local beer, cocktails and wine alongside home-made food.
Actress & Bishop
Location: 36 Ludgate Hill, B3 1EH
What To Expect: Local pub and live music venue, known for their regular programme of gigs and events.
Baked In Brick
Location: Gibb Street, The Custard Factory, B9 4AA
What To Expect: The multi-award winning street food trader’s permanent restaurant, serving incredible wood-fired pizzas, specials and mains, and amazing Sunday roasts.
IB Deal: 15% off the bill
The Old Crown
Location: 188 High Street, B12 0LD
What To Expect: Birmingham’s oldest pub and an iconic landmark, with a sizeable beer garden, serving traditional pub food and a range of drinks.
IB Deal: 15% off all food
Location: 308 Bradford Street, B5 6ET
What To Expect: Local pub with traditional charm and a laid-back atmosphere, serving craft beer, real ale, cocktails, wine and bar snacks.
IB Deal: 12.5% off all drinks
Location: 92 Floodgate Street, B5 5SR
What To Expect: Quirky pub with electic décor, serving traditional ales and a European-inspired food menu.
IB Deal: 2 flatbreads and a bottle of house wine for £20
The Night Owl
Location: 17-18 Lower Trinity Street, B9 4AG
What To Expect: Retro club and live music venue, inspired by Northern Soul and playing the best soul and retro sounds.
IB Deal: 2 cocktails for £10 AND £1 off entry.
Original Patty Men
Location: 9 Shaw’s Passage, B5 5JG
What To Expect: Cult favourite burger and craft beer restaurant serving epic burgers in a stripped back restaurant.
Birdies Bar & BBQ
Location: The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, B9 4AA
What To Expect: Tropical themed outdoor cocktail bar serving street food and fun and fruity cocktails.
Location: 3 Lower Trinity Street, B9 4AG
What To Expect: Bar and live music venue with a beer garden serving Only Jerkin’ street food and drinks from the bar.
Location: The Custard Factory, B9 4AA
What To Expect: Coffee shop, cocktail bar and barbershop putting its own stamp on Digbeth nightlife.
IB Deal: 10% off all bar purchases
Location: The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, B9 4AA
What To Expect: Retro arcade bar packed with retro arcade games and classic consoles and serving fun themed cocktails.
Chance And Counters
Location: Courtyard Studio 8, Custart Factory, B9 4AA
What To Expect: Board game cafe with around 500 games to choose from serving draught beer and cider alongside a menu of wings, burgers, tacos and more.
Roberto’s Bar and Tasting Club
Location: 6 Gibb Street, The Custard Factory, B9 4AA
What To Expect: Craft beer bar sourcing the very best local and European beers both on tap and by the bottle.
Karibu Coffee House
Location: 110 Digbeth, B5 6DT
What To Expect: East African, family-run coffee shop, serving Fair Trade coffee and tea from East Africa, alongside light bites, cakes and authentic African street food dishes.
IB Deal: 10% off the bill
The Spotted Dog
Location: 104 Warwick Street, B12 0NH
What To Expect: Quirky yet traditional Irish pub with a covered garden and hosting regular live music events.
Location: The Custard Factory, B9 4AA
What To Expect: Minimal, Scandi-style coffee shop inspired by healthy, feel-good food, serving nutritious and delicious brunch and lunch, inspired by world cuisine.
IB Deal: A FREE hot drink with any brunch ordered.
Location: 104 Floodgate Street, B5 5SR
What To Expect: Experiential bar where you can have a go at Bleachers Baseball, curling, table golf and more, alongside street eats, craft beer and themed cocktails.
Location: 30-31 Allison Street, B5 5TJ
What To Expect: Family-owned bar showing live sports and serving pub grub, with a sizeable heated garden.
Location: 43-45 Meriden Street, B5 5LS
What To Expect: Irish bar with a twist – contemporary take on a traditional Irish pub showing live sports and with regular live music.
The Prince Of Wales
Location: 118 Alcester Road, B13 8EE
What To Expect: Vibrant and bustling pub with traditional charm and modern edge, with a wonderful beer garden and Brum-famous Mo-Tiki bar.
IB Deal: £1 off cocktails at the Mo-Tiki bar (anytime, before 9pm) and buy any 3 tacos and get the 4th free at Taconistas (Thursday – Sunday, before 9pm)
The Dark Horse
Location: 145 Alcester Road, B13 8JP
What To Expect: Neighbourhood pub serving a wide selection of craft beer, both on draught and by the bottle, alongside food from a rotating line-up of street food pop-ups.
IB Deal: 15% off craft beer and food
Location: 138 Alcester Road, B13 8EE
What To Expect: Contemporary coffee bar, serving premium quality coffee, bespoke cakes, breakfast and freshly made panini, salads and sandwiches.
IB Deal: 10% off the bill
Location: 179 Alcester Road, B13 8JR
What To Expect: Neighbourhood pub with a focus on honest, home-made food and a contemporary, cosy space to enjoy good food and drink.
IB Deal: 10% off food (Monday – Friday)
Location: 115-117 Alcester Road, B13 8DD
What To Expect: A coffee house for 21st Century living with an ethos of sustainability and living life with meaning.
Location: 133 Alcester Road, B13 8JP
What To Expect: “Your local, far-away coffee house”, serving Middle Eastern food, coffee and their signature fresh mint tea.
The Cuban Embassy
Location: 23 St Mary’s Row, B13 8HW
What To Expect: Independent venue born from a passion for all things Cuba, rum, live music and good food – serving Cuban sandwiches, Cuban cocktails and more.
The Covered Wagon
Location: 298 Yardley Wood Road, B13 9JW
What To Expect: Neighbourhood pub and Indian eatery serving gourmet, home-made, authentic Punjabi Indian cuisine.
Grace + James
Location: 23 York Road, B14 7SA
What To Expect: Neighbourhood wine bar with a focus on organic, biodynamic and natural wine and delicious meats and cheeses from Britain and Europe.
Location: 21 York Road, B14 7SA
What To Expect: Delicious wood-fired pizzas and small plates alongside natural wine and craft beer in a welcoming, casual restaurant.
Kitchen Garden Cafe
Location: 17 York Road, B14 7SA
What To Expect: Cosy and welcoming deli-cafe, serving home-cooked food made from locally and ethically sourced ingredients – expect all-day breakfasts, wholesome lunches and Sunday roasts.
IB Deal: 10% off the bill
Location: 16 York Road, B14 7RZ
What To Expect: Neighbourhood craft beer bar and eatery with a focus on good beer, good music and good people, with regular kitchen pop-ups and a vintage Jukebox.
Fletchers Bar And Eatery
Location: 7 York Road, B14 7SA
What To Expect: Relaxed neighbourhood bar and bistro serving a wide range of drinks, with regular live music events.
IB Deal: 10% off the bill when dining
Location: 7 High Street, B14 7BB
What To Expect: Neighbourhood pub serving comfort food and pub classics from their quirky pub featuring original Victorian aspects of the interior.
Location: 21 High Street, B17 9NT
What To Expect: Neighbourhood gastro pub with a welcoming atmosphere, a food menu full of crowd-pleasers and a Brum-famous beer garden.
IB Deal: 10% off food, 8am – 5pm (Monday – Friday)
The Paper Duck
Location: 115 High Street, B17 9NP
What To Expect: Neighbourhood craft beer bar with 18 taps and a fully-stocked fridge packed with cans and bottles, showcasing craft beers from all over the world, as well as local brews.
IB Deal: 2 cocktails for £12 (Sunday – Wednesday)
Location: 19 Metchley Lane, B17 0HT
What To Expect: Neighbourhood pub with a large, covered garden, serving a range of cask ales, craft keg beers and specialist bottled beers from the UK, Europe and around the world.
Stirchley And Bournville
Location: 1466 Pershore Road, B30 2NT
What To Expect: Neighbourhood cocktail bar serving some of the best cocktails in Birmingham in a relaxed yet elegant bar.
Location: 1364 Pershore Road, B30 2XS
What To Expect: Traditional pub with a large beer garden, serving a fantastic range of beers and gins, as well as wine and cocktails. Burgers available courtesy of Original Patty Men.
IB Deal: £1 off cocktails
Birmingham Brewing Co
Location: Unit 17, Stirchley Trading Estate, Hazelwell Road, B30 2PF
What To Expect: Local brewery producing vegan and gluten free Brummie beers using the best ingredients for the best taste and distinctive flavours.
IB Deal: 10% off beer in the taproom.
Alicia’s Micro Bakehouse
Location: 1377 Pershore Road, B30 2JR
What To Expect: Artisan pizzeria focusing on simple, high-quality ingredients and using their baking knowledge to produce their light and bubbly sourdough crust.
Leverton And Halls
Location: 218 Mary Vale Road, B30 1 PJ
What To Expect: Independent deli, cafe and shop offering breakfast, brunch and comfort food classics.
Attic Brew Co
Location: 29B Mary Vale Road, B30 2DA
What To Expect: Micro-brewery and taproom serving tasty vegan beers. Dog friendly.
Location: 1397 Pershore Road, B30 2JR
What To Expect: Local cafe serving great coffee and delicious brunch made from fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Location: 22-24 Islington Row, B15 1LD
What To Expect: Authentic Italian restaurant and deli, serving delicious hand-made pasta, authentic pizzas and more, using the finest Italian ingredients.
IB Deal: 10% off the bill (Monday – Thursday) OR 20% off all take-away pizzas (anytime)
Location: Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU
What To Expect: Award-winning wine bar, offering a wide choice of wines by the bottle, and a number of wines available by the glass and to taste, along with cheeseboards and deli snacks.
IB Deal: 10% off tasting card top ups
Location: 38 Islington Row, B15 1LD
What To Expect: Create your own bespoke gelato lollies by choosing combinations of flavours and toppings, also serving coffee and tea.
IB Deal: 10% off the bill
The Blue Piano
Location: 26 Harborne Road, B15 3AA
What To Expect: Independent guesthouse, restaurant and bar serving Southeast Asian cuisine and known for their live music events and beautiful garden.
The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel And Cocktail Bar
Location: 18 Highfield Road, B15 3DU
What To Expect: Boutique hotel and cocktail bar, know for their stunning Afternoon Tea and highly drinkable cocktails, served in an art deco style lounge.
Fiesta Del Asado
Location: 229 Hagley Road, B16 9RP
What To Expect: Authentic Argentine Asado restaurant, offering delicious steak and Argentinian inspired dishes in a relaxed, contemporary setting.
The Stable Yard Cafe
Location: Aston Hall, Trinity Road, B6 6JD
What To Expect: Cafe in the North Courtyard of Grade I listed Jacobean mansion, Aston Hall, serving coffee, tea, sandwiches and snacks.
The Loft Bar And Kitchen
Location: 143 Bromsgrove Street, B5 6RG
What To Expect: Lively bar and grill offering craft beer and fun cocktails, alongside home-made, comfort food classics, with a heated, weather-proof garden.
IB Deal: 25% off food
Quarter Horse Coffee
Location: 80-90 Bristol Street, B5 7AH
What To Expect: Birmingham’s first coffee-roastery cafe, roasting beans in-house and serving some of the best speciality coffees in the city in a light, minimal and stylish space. Brunch also available.
IB Deal: 10% off the bill OR £1 off freshly roasted bags of coffee
Bourne & Co.
Location: 7-8 Suffolk Street Queensway, B1 1LT
What To Expect: Speakeasy style cocktail bar serving perfectly-balanced original and classic cocktails in a stylish prohibition era-inspired bar.
IB Deal: 20% off the Specials menu AND a complimentary Aperitif upon arrival (please mention you have a valid IB App when booking, or upon arrival).
Location: 51 Smallbrook Queensway, B5 4HX
What To Expect: Brum-famous nightclub, home to a Bar & Grill offering tasty food, live sports and a great drinks menu.
IB Deal: 20% off food (anytime) and £1 off club entry (before midnight).
Chung Ying Cantonese
Location: 16-18 Wrottesley Street, B5 4RT
What To Expect: Birmingham’s original authentic Cantonese restaurant, known for their delicious food and great service.
The Village Inn
Location: 152 Hurst Street, B5 6RY
What To Expect: One of the longest running and most popular bars in Birmingham’s Gay Village, known for their live cabaret shows.
Location: 48 Bromsgrove Street, B5 6NU
What To Expect: ‘Party Bar’ in the heart of the Gay Village known for their quick-witted drag hosts, karaoke, DJ sets and dance shows.
The Duke Inn
Location: 12 Duke Street, B72 1RJ
What To Expect: Traditional local pub with a classic drinks offering and a sizeable, grassy beer garden.
The Deli In Boldmere
Location: 60b – 60c Boldmere Road, B73 5TJ
What To Expect: Cafe-bar offering breakfast, lunch and a range of hot, soft and alcoholic drinks with regular street food events.
Sarehole Mill Bakehouse
Location: Sarehole Mill, Cole Bank Road, B13 0BD
What To Expect: Delicious, freshly-baked pizzas and baked goods from the on-site bakery, to be enjoyed in the courtyard of this fascinating, historic property.
Location: 1355 Stratford Road, B28 9HW
What To Expect: Indian ‘roadside cafe’ offering delicious and authentic Indian cuisine in a newly refurbished, spacious restaurant.
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