Top 5 Rooftop Bars In Birmingham, England

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Set on the captivating West Midlands region of England, Birmingham is a stunning major city that boasts memorable landmarks and upscale attractions. The city’s facade reflects its booming economy, as well as its history as a manufacturing giant. Also, the city features a fascinating canal system that is somehow like Venice, Italy. If it’s food and beautiful views you are after, explore Sherborne Wharf and enjoy the picturesque sights while trying out any of the superb restaurants and chic cafes in the area. For the best views of the city, here is a list of the top rooftop bars in Birmingham, UK, that are worth a visit. Feel free to browse below.

1. The Gentleman & Scholar Pub and Terrace

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Located on Bridge Street, The Gentleman & Scholar Pub and Terrace is a fantastic dining place in Birmingham. It showcases an elegant rustic interior design with vintage charm and exudes sophistication in every corner. Perfect for any occasion, especially romantic dates, this superb restaurant has a charming indoor dining area with a magnificent bar as its centerpiece. Not only that, but most people come to this place to chill on its cozy terrace while marveling at the beautiful city views. Its food is not only delicious but also presented in a way that makes it such a sight for sore eyes. Aside from mouthwatering eats, you might want to order a cocktail drink or a glass of wine while here.

The Gentleman & Scholar Pub and Terrace

Address: 2 Bridge St, Birmingham B1 2JZ, United Kingdom

Website: The Gentleman & Scholar Pub and Terrace

Opening hours: 4pm - 1am (daily)

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2. Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Bar & Grill Birmingham

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Nesting on the 25th floor of the sky-high The Cube, Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Bar & Grill Birmingham offers not just exquisite food but also a majestic panoramic view of the city. Its interior showcases sleek contemporary design, and its walls are built with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that allow guests to enjoy vistas from above. The extensive menu is filled with British specialties, and its premium steaks are a blockbuster among guests. Plus, be sure to pair your plates with a fruity cocktail drink for a complete dining experience.

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Bar & Grill Birmingham

Address: The Cube, 200 Wharfside St, Birmingham B1 1PR, United Kingdom

Website: Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Bar & Grill Birmingham

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 10am - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 1am

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3. The Button Factory

The Button Factory, 25 Frederick Street, Birmingham
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A modern pub that speaks authentic British character, The Button Factory is one of the best restaurants in Birmingham that offers scenic views of the city. It features a Victorian architectural design with expansive windows that allow lots of natural light. Compared to The Gentleman & Scholar Pub and Terrace and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Bar & Grill Birmingham, The Button Factory is more laidback, and its atmosphere is friendlier—perfect for people who like to socialize. Whether you need a table for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or after-hour drinks, this place is the perfect go-to venue.

The Button Factory

Address: 25 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HH, United Kingdom

Website: The Button Factory

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 7am - 11pm; Fri: 7am - 12am; Sat: 8am - 12am; Sun: 8am - 10pm

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4. Sky by the Water

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An upscale rooftop bar in Birmingham, Sky by the Water is a magnificent hip hangout spot that is located at the top floor of Resorts World Birmingham. The city views from this vantage point will surely take your breath away. On a different note, the bar oozes luxury, and every corner of it is picture-perfect—surely very Instagram-worthy, as millennials would say. Every furnishing in Sky by the Water is well-curated. Even the food is served in an aesthetically pleasing exhibit. While in the restaurant, be sure to try some of its top-selling specialties, such as slow-cooked British beef, baked blue cheese gnocchi, and duo of salmon with fennel, baby carrots, and a smoked cream sauce, among others.

Sky by the Water

Address: Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1PU, United Kingdom

Website: Sky by the Water

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12pm - 12am; Sun: 12pm - 1am

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5. The Church Inn

Jewellery Quarter - The Church Inn
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Heavily influenced by the stunning city of New Orleans in Louisiana, USA, The Church Inn showcases an impressive interior design that shouts festive in every angle. It is fun, lively, creative, and bursting with colors. The establishment somehow exudes the vibes of sophisticated speakeasies, and the place is perfectly lit to provide the right amount of romantic feel to it. It has a chic indoor restaurant and a charming roof terrace, where you can watch the hustle and bustle of the city from above. Back in the day, The Church Inn only serves soul food, and all fares are of Southern taste, but now there are pizzas and pastries on its extensive menu. Surely, this bar will either send you back to the past or bring you to New Orleans—without you stepping out of the United Kingdom.

The Church Inn

Address: 22 Great Hampton St, B186 Birmingham, United Kingdom

Website: The Church Inn

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 12pm - 11pm; Wed - Thu: 12pm - 12am; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 1am; Sun: 12pm - 10pm

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Fall in love with Birmingham's stunning rooftop bars

Chamberlain Clock and the Rose Villa Tavern, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham UK
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Birmingham is a captivating city in England that showcases a stunning cityscape, and it boasts a booming economy. It has a vibrant nightlife and an active party scene, and every corner of the city has a wonderful dining and social spot where you can enjoy delicious English food and some cocktail drinks—and unleash your inner social butterfly. If you want a memorable experience in the city, try some of its most majestic rooftop bars and fall in love with the spectacular views. Don’t forget to use this list as your guide.

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