Whether you are going out on a very first date or celebrating a special anniversary, you’re sure to find somewhere appropriate to mark the occasion in England’s second city, Birmingham. The city is teeming with romantic bars and restaurants made in foodie heaven, all practically guaranteed to make your night special.
The expert mixologists know not only how to break the ice but also how to crush it and add it to a huge range of spirits and mixers to create boundary-pushing, unusual and sensational flavours. If you’ve ever been impressed by Tom Cruise juggling in the movie Cocktail, you’ll need to order a drink or two at the this super trendy place on Suffolk Street.
The Electric Cinema
Taking a date “to the pictures” might sound like something your grandparents did, but that’s exactly the point of choosing one of the oldest working cinemas in the UK. The modern multiplex makes way for red velvet seats and a series of independent films.
Another nod to days gone by is the stylish 1920s decor of The Bureau, which is a great destination in its own right. Delicious cocktails and cosy leather booths are the order of the day here, perfect for chatting and getting to know your date.
The Button Factory
Super chic, the Button Factory in the stylish Jewellery Quarter is a great option for somewhere for dinner or just for a drink.
Marco Pierre White Champagne Bar
Nothing says luxury quite like champagne, so why not do it properly with a panoramic view of the city skyline? The romantic atmosphere makes for an unforgettable evening, and as a restaurant from one of the best celebrity chefs, the food’s not bad, either!
Why not make a weekend of it and book somewhere to stay, too? Birmingham serviced apartments can give you really flexible accommodation right in the centre of the city and within walking distance of the bars, restaurants and big attractions. Look at somewhere like no. 8 Waterloo Street apartments for a modern space in the heart of the city.
For some more unusual inspiration for date night in Birmingham, check out some of the wackier ideas at the Culture Trip.
Whatever you’re looking for from your date, Birmingham is able to oblige.