Our guide to the ultimate night out in Jewellery Quarter

We’re lucky to have an incredible variety of bars and restaurants across the city that are perfect for a night out.

But what if we told you that you could have just as much of a blast in the Jewellery Quarter as you do hitting the dance floor in a club in the city centre? From pubs serving up real ales and signature cocktails to the best gin bar in the UK, get ready for the ultimate guide to a night out in JQ like no other!

Ana Rocha | Frederick Street

If you’re anything like us, you’ll probably want to start off your evening with a cocktail and in Jewellery Quarter you aren’t short of choice. We recommend kicking things off in Ana Rocha; located on Frederick St this super funky bar meets art gallery is a favourite of ours here in the Style Birmingham HQ. With incredible cocktails, live music and a real party vibe, you couldn’t look for a better place to start your night. They also hand out free shots and some pretty delicious nibbles too, so that’s pre-drink snacks covered.

WE RECOMMEND | The White Chocolate and Raspberry Martini; surprisingly not too sweet and very refreshing with a little bit of a kick, this is one of our go-to drink at Ana Rocha that can be enjoyed either with a meal or on its own. But if you’re really letting your hair down, we’ve tried and tested the Ana Rocha Iced Tea; a medley of alcohol: Vanilla Vodka, Rum, Gin, Tequila, Cointreau, lemon juice and ginger beer.

The Button Factory | Frederick Street

Just a hop across the road from Ana Rocha, you’ll find The Button Factory. After undergoing a full refurb a couple of years’ ago, this relaxed bar and restaurant boasts a fresh interior with exposed walls, traditional features and more importantly, its very own outdoor terrace. Filled with plenty of seats and outdoor heaters and blankets to snuggle under, it’s one of our go-to places for a tipple or two when Friday evening hits.

WE RECOMMEND | Alongside its popular bottomless brunch The Button Factory also hosts bottomless bingo, where players can enjoy a few rounds of the classic game with a comical twist while drinking as much Prosecco or beer as possible.

The Vanguard at 1000 Trades | Frederick Street

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When you leave The Button Factory, take a right. Just a short walk away you’ll find 1000 Trades; as well as being home to a resident restaurant once a month, it’s a great little secluded spot to grab yourself a drink – especially if you’re a fan of real ale. On the ground floor you’ll find the main bar and restaurant area, but if you venture up the stairs you’ll come across 1000 Trade’s newest addition – The Vanguard, which is gaining a great reputation for serving up cocktails with style alongside a great selection of mead.

WE RECOMMEND | If you’re looking for somewhere to dine in the city, 1000 Trades is the place to be. With ever-changing residencies, you’re sure to have a different food experience every time you visit.

The Church | Great Hampton Street

Next up, make your way down to Great Hampton Street, while you’ll find two of the spots that guarantee a great night out every time you visit. First up is The Church; a pub with a bit of a twist, this hot spot is known for putting on some great events including everything from a Super Bowl bash to bringing a taste of New Orleans to the city with its recent Mardi Gras party. The Church’s Southern roots are reflected on its great selection of food and drinks – best enjoyed on the roof terrace on sunny days.

WE RECOMMEND | From sticky ribs, mouth-watering burgers you’d be silly not to try out The Church’s delicious food menu, washed down with a signature cocktail to mix up your evening.

The Lord Clifden | Great Hampton Street

A popular spot for students, The Lord Clifden is sister pub to The Red Lion (which does a seriously good Sunday roast – trust us). This quirky pub has something to offer everyone – from craft beers to bottled beers and everything in between, you’re sure to find something on the menu to suit you. As well as having an incredible art collection, there are also ping pong and football tables for you to battle it out, or take part in one of the quizzes with your pals.

WE RECOMMEND | The Lord Clifden has a really great beer garden, so if you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre without actually leaving, this is the place!

40 St Pauls | Cox Street

If you love, and I mean really love a G&T, then no night out in Jewellery Quarter is complete without a tipple at the multi award-winning gin bar, 40 St Pauls. With 140 gins to choose from, 40 St Paul’s offers a bespoke flavour matching service to help create the perfect G&T. One that should probably be on the top of your list to pay a visit, 40 St Paul’s are winners of the Best Gin Menu in the UK, and they recently won the Icons of Gin World Gin Award for Bar of the Year in the UK! Do we need to give you any more reasons to go?

WE RECOMMEND | You haven’t had the full 40 St Paul’s experience until you’ve tried out their gin hot chocolate – yes, a gin-based hot chocolate. Admittedly probably not your first choice if you’re out on a Saturday night, but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.

Actress & Bishop | Ludgate Hill

The night’s slowly coming to a close – or, it may just be getting started, who’re we to judge? Open until 4am, The Actress and Bishop is absolutely for you if what you’re looking for is somewhere to party well into the early hours of the morning. With live music and drinks aplenty, here you can dance the night away after a great night out in the JQ.

WE RECOMMEND | Catch some of the best up-and-coming bands in the city with live music at The Actress and Bishop. Keep your eye on their website for listings!

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