We might be a little biased but, in our humble opinion, Birmingham is one of the best cities in the world. Chic, cosmopolitan and most definitely up-and-coming, it has so many brilliant bars, amazing eateries and more to offer, which makes it a great place for dating. That’s what inspired us to write this article. Looking for the perfect venue to take your partner when you need some quality time together? Then these five fantastic locations are certain to impress.
Whether you’re going on a first date with a lovely lady you met on Badoo or you want somewhere special to take your long-term beau, The Jailrbird is one of the best eateries around. This chilled out American-style bar and restaurant has lobster as the focal point not just of its menu, but of its furnishings too. Outfitted with lots of lobster-related adornments, plus an amazing lift to take you down into the bowels of its basement loos, it’s cool, quirky and will make it pretty clear that you’ve put plenty of thought into choosing your venue. There’s a very tasty beer menu too if you’re planning on getting tipsy.
The Electric Cinema
When you want a chilled date night, few things can beat a trip to the cinema. But we don’t have just any complex in mind: if you really want to pull out all the stops and impress, step away from your standard silver screen venue and go for somewhere with a bit more ambience and style instead, like the amazing Electric Cinema. The oldest working movie theatre in the UK, this place not only has a great vibe but offers the chance to book your own sofa, enjoy table service and even sip a bottle of champagne together. What’s not to love about that?
If you fancy high-brow and sophisticated, afternoon tea is something a little different for you to enjoy together and the best place to experience it is The Edgbaston. Serving up the most scrumptious dining experiences you’ll find anywhere in the city, its menu has a habit of deviating from the norm, with specialities that include a particularly delicious tea-based gin cocktail. It’s cute, out there and makes for a really sweet and innovative date idea.
In the mood for a night of delights? Then Island Bar is the place to head come evening. This quirky, tiki-inspired venue is set up to offer the most amazing date destination and its fantastic cocktails are the perfect tonic for loosening tongues and getting the conversation flowing. Throw a flowery lei around your neck, dress to impress and make it a night to remember for your lucky sweetheart.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
If you’re looking for ideas with more of a laidback vibe, Birmingham Botanical Gardens is another great place to try. Beautiful, romantic and peaceful enough to leave plenty of room for talking, it offers a special discounted rate for couples, purely to accommodate all of the people who go on dates there! As well as the gardens themselves, it usually has an outdoor play or some other fun event going on, so you should find plenty to keep you entertained.
Where will you take that special someone first?