The Best Rooftop Bars In Birmingham

Ready for a summer jam-packed with fun, sun, and laughs? Yeah, we thought so. Check out the best rooftop bars in Birmingham for an unforgettable summer.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 27th Jul 2022

360-degree skyline view with champagne and steak or buzzing rooftop party with DJs? Cosy, typical British pub or a secret garden with stylish pods for intimate after-work catch-ups? Choosing between the best rooftop bars in Birmingham is tough, we know. But the good news is, you don’t have to! 

There are plenty of summer days and evenings left to check out the best Birmingham rooftop bars. And with the sun radiating off your skin and a stunning cocktail of serotonin and alcohol coursing through you, you’ll be buzzing you checked them all out. We guarantee it! 


The Button Factory


Photo: The Button Factory Birmingham on Facebook 

Where: 25 Frederick Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B1 3HH

With one of the best rooftop bars in Birmingham and two other outdoor areas, The Button Factory should be near the top of your list for bars to check out when the sun comes out to play. Their rooftop bar has that warm, summery, happy beer garden vibe but with a better view. The type of bar for socialising, The Button Factory is perfect for after-work drinks, catch-ups, and relaxed nights out with your friends. 



Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill


Photo: Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill Birmingham (Birmingham) on Facebook 

Where: 200 Wharfside Street, The Cube, Birmingham B1 1PR

If you’re in need of a glamorous night out, perhaps to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or graduation, Marco Pierre’s is the place to go for delicious comfort food paired with stunning views from the 25th floor. A fantastic option for those who get cold easily, there’s lots of indoor seating too. And thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows, the warm orange glow from the sunset will spill inside too. 



The Mill


Photo: The Mill Birmingham on Facebook 

Where: 29 Lower Trinity Street, Birmingham B9 4AG 

When the spirit of your casual night out start to mutate into something a bit heavier, The Mill is a good shout. One of the rowdier Birmingham rooftop bars, The Mill is, of course, actually a nightclub. So if you find yourself eager to stay up late but still want to enjoy one of the best rooftop bars in Birmingham, head over to The Mill for rooftop parties and festivals with local DJs and bands. 

Click or tap here for the best student clubs and bars in Birmingham.


Find tickets for events at The Mill - here



Malt House


Photo: Malt House on Instagram

Where: 75 King Edwards Road, Birmingham B1 2NX

Or maybe simply relaxing and enjoying a casual drink in one of Birmingham’s rooftop bars is more you. If so, you’ll love Malt House. This pub loved by locals sits beside the canal, offering pretty, tranquil views from its rooftop seating area while you sip your local craft beer or ale. Nailing those laid-back pub vibes, Malt House is where you go to unwind, shut off, and absorb that all-important Vitamin D as you cruise your way into the weekend.



Sky By The Water


Photo: Sky By The Water - Resorts World Birmingham on Facebook 

Where: Resorts World, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1PU 

Having just introduced a new cocktail menu and a summer food menu, this fifth-floor bar has it all. But really has it all. For example, you can book out pods for a more private, cosier experience or sit at the classy marble tables on a chair draped in fur. Who said being boujee means you have to sacrifice comfort and warmth? Sky By The Water lets you drink in luxury as you sip on smokey cocktails while staying snug. 



Pitcher & Piano Birmingham 


Photo: Pitcher & Piano Birmingham (Birmingham) on Facebook 

Where: Brindley Place, Birmingham B1 2HP

Admittedly, this one has more of a “first floor ledge” vibe than a proper rooftop bar. But it’s a goodun, so we thought we’d let it slide onto our list of the best rooftop bars in Birmingham. Located beside the canal, the views will pair brilliantly with a cocktail, such as their Sicilian Sunset with Bulldog gin, pink grapefruit, and Sicilian lemonade. If you want can’t wait until the evening, they have a killer bottomless brunch where you can choose from bottomless prosecco, Bellini's, mimosas, Aperol spritz or Amstel.



Henman & Cooper


Photo: Henman & Cooper on Facebook 

Where: 110 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 3AG

Offering views of the business district and the city centre, Henman & Cooper is the summer escape we all want and need. On Fridays and Saturdays, the party continues until 2:30 giving you ample opportunity to dance your troubles away before the DJ with a cocktail in hand. A posh do, the venue encourages smart or smart casual wear. And they don’t accept bookings, meaning you can just rock up whenever you’re ready.



The Canal House


Photo: The Canal House on Instagram

Where: 12 Bridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2JR

The Canal House is, would you believe it, on the canal and, this year, it won the West Midlands Pub/Bar of the Year. So why wouldn’t you stop by for a pint of Budvar if you’re in the area? One word of warning though: as an incredibly popular award-winning bar, securing a seat won't be easy. But if you do, you’ll enjoy picturesque views across the canal.



There are so many Birmingham rooftop bars that are worth checking out this summer, but these are our top picks. As you sit in the sun with a cold, delicious drink in the best rooftop bars in Birmingham, remember you’ve still got some unreal beer gardens awaiting you, too. You can thank us later when your hangover’s died down. 



Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.








Header: The Button Factory Birmingham on Facebook