Bars

If your idea of nightlife includes hitting a bar for drinks and socializing, then our Birmingham guide is just what you want. Capitalizing on first-hand experience and extensive research, we've located the best bars in Birmingham for hanging out and kicking back in. From long-lived mainstays like The Anchor to busy places like The Prince of Wales that get lots of 10Best reader approval, we present the top bars in town and offer details about them all. What's the energy like? How do the bartenders pour? Are most bars located in the Airport - Qqn area? No fear - we share all the facts!

6 52° North
FiftyTwoDegreesNorth is a great place to wine and dine in class and style. This classy bar has a great world menu, including filet of salmon and Oriental chicken and lemon soup. You can follow your meal with your favorite cocktail from their extensive drink menu. This restaurant, bar, and lounge is the perfect venue for a social evening with a stylish crowd. (121-622-5250)

5 The Prince of Wales
The Prince of Wales is a classic for the locals, who have watched it keep its charm as the atmosphere around it changes. There is no music in the front bar, so you can enjoy the Burton Ale that makes them famous while enjoying a good conversation. A great place to meet locals. (121-643-9460)

4 Slurping Toad
If you come here during the day, you can get some great pub food and your favorite drink, but the place really comes to life at night. You will find that each night has a different theme, with crowds rushing to dance to the music played by Saturday's local DJ that hosts the party. Big screen TVs, just in case you're not feeling quite as lively as the rest. Wednesday is student night. (121-633-9584)

3 Flapper and Firkin
Flapper and Firkin is a favorite among the young locals. During the day, a jukebox is constantly pumping out everyone's favorite tunes. At night, the basement comes alive when this bar hosts all kinds of gigs and concerts. The bar is packed with crowds of people on the weekends. (121-236-2421)

2 Edward's
You can hang out at Edward's all day long. You can start with a great breakfast and then a scrumptious lunch. After a full day of touring or meetings, you can relax here and get a good dinner such as fish and chips, steak, or hickory chicken. Then sit and sip on your favorite beer or wine and socialize with the locals. (121-643-0444)

1 The Anchor
The Anchor is Birmingham's home for real ale and beer festivals. The beer selections on tap are always changing, so don't hesitate to come in and try something new. The crowds are often large and always friendly, and the food is inexpensive and tasty. (121-622-4516)


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