As we’re now in full beer garden mode, let’s get those dates in the diary for the Summer months and book yourself a table in the sun for a catch-up with friends and family! Bring the shades (and maybe an extra jumper) and dive into some amazing outdoor JQ venues. From people-watching at a curbside seat to sipping drinks in a secluded courtyard, or soaking up the views from a rooftop table – there’s PLENTY of room for everyone! If you notice a venue that offers outdoor seating and it’s missed off the list, let us know by emailing: email@example.com
Sheltered courtyards and beer gardens
This colourful JQ venue specialises in TrapBox food with a slap-up menu! They even offer pink burgers! Now taking bookings for their private outdoor garden, don’t miss the chance to eat some seriously delicious grub and sip on colourful cocktails. Also vegan friendly!
Where? 19 Pitsford Street, B18 6LJ
Birmingham’s first 100% vegan brewery, creating small batches of finely balanced beer. Paired with their love of music it makes for a perfectly relaxing night out. They’ve recently opened up a fantastic beer garden at the back of their venue.
Where? 19 Hall Street, B18 6BS
It doesn’t get much better than a sunny weekend at The Clifden in this quirky backyard setting. With award-winning food on the menu and a long list of wines, beers, spirits and alcohol free options on tap, get your bookings in for ASAP – we guarantee they will book up!
Where? 34 Great Hampton Street, B18 6AA
This hidden gem, tucked down Albion Street, holds another secret – a beer garden! Now taking bookings from and filling up fast. Be sure to order food as JQ favourites, Lisa and Pann have taken over their kitchen and are serving up authentically delicious South-East Asian food.
Where? 12-13 Albion Street, B1 3ED
A traditional pub, The Red Lion is known for their award-winning Sunday Roasts and friendly atmosphere. The cellar boasts a huge range of premium lagers as well as local draft ales. Their sheltered beer garden is the perfect place to relax and catch-up with some real heart warming food.
Where? 95 Warstone Lane, B18 6NG
A boutique hotel, restaurant and bar, Saint Paul’s House is ready to welcome you back in 2021 for all those UK staycations! With booking open for their sunny courtyard and new outdoor space, guests can enjoy Bottomless Brunch and some truly awesome food.
Where? 15-20 St Paul’s Square, B3 1QU
Classic pub grub in a cosy JQ courtyard, the stuff of dreams! Their newly revamped menu features everything from house burgers and sandwiches to eggs and waffles. A full range of beers are on tap and the cocktail menu is extensive.
Where? 50-54, St Paul’s Square, B3 1QS
If you say ‘rooftop terrace’ the chances are the response will be “Button Factory”. The original rooftop spot, this lively venue on Frederick Street offers fantastic views of the JQ. The rooftop terrace, plus their beer garden and huge courtyard at the back, makes The Button Factory one of the most popular venues for drinking outdoors in the JQ.
Where? 25 Frederick Street, B1 3HH
Fancy a rooftop terrace but not the wind and the stares? Book a spot (quickly, they’re going fast!) at The Church for a secluded rooftop bar experience! Serving up delectable soul food and refreshing drinks.
Where? 22 Great Hampton Street, B18 6AQ
People watching from the curb
Bringing a new lease of life to a listed building, this classic pub puts community at the heart of everything they do. From serving local beer, to being a food hub for Slow Food JQ and hosting music and comedy nights. Planning to reopen on 17th May so keep an eye on their social media for updates.
Where? 16 Frederick Street, B1 3HE
Sipping cocktails in the sunshine and listening to fresh tunes – summertime here we come! This live music venue has a completely revamped outdoor terrace with lush greenery and views of historic JQ buildings.
Where? 50 Frederick Street, B1 3HR
A cult Birmingham venue, best known for their live music and late-night DJ’s. Although it may be a little while before we can enjoy live events at the Actress & Bishop again, their gorgeous outside dining space is now open. Look forward to real ales and cocktails sitting in the picturesque surroundings of Ludgate Hill.
Where? 36 Ludgate Hill, B3 1EH
Part Spanish tapas bar, part fine art & antiques gallery – this is a cult venue like no other! Although we may have to wait a little longer to linger over the quirky and beautifully curated collection inside, we can still enjoy tapas and beer outside in the sun!
Where? 48 Frederick Street, B1 3HN
If you have a sweet tooth then look no further than Bake Even Cakery! From sparkling cocktails and rich hot chocolates to Hershey’s Dream Cakes, Boozy Cupcakes and even cronuts – these guys have got you covered. Prebook a seat outside for you and a friend and enjoy some truly indulgent treats.
Where? 95 Spencer Street, B18 6DA
Renowned for their cakes and sweet treats – all made in house – this beloved JQ cafe has been busy delivering cakes for takeaway and delivery! The perfect place to grab a cuppa and a snack and have a seat outside to catch-up with a friend. Especially good for any vegan friends & family.
Where? 17-21 Warstone Lane
This stylish restaurant sitting on the picturesque Ludgate Hill overlooking St Paul’s Church is the perfect relaxing spot for some authentic Italian food. No need to book a table, Cucina Rustica are operating on a first-come first-serve basis.
Where? 24 Ludgate Hill, B3 1DX
The mixed mezze platter, need we say more? The JQ branch of this renowned Birmingham chain opened 2019 serving up classic middle-eastern food and sweets in their gorgeously decorated restaurant. Still open for take-away and delivery, we look forward to using their outdoor seating soon to snack on a falafel wrap in the company of friends.
Where? 17-21 Warstone Lane
Recently rebranded from the Birmingham Whisky Club, Grain & Glass is located next to the famous Museum of the Jewellery Quarter and is a gorgeous spot for sipping cocktails, experimenting with Whisky and catching those rays. Now with plenty of outside seating.
Where? 75-80 Vyse Street, B18 6HA
With their sheltered outdoor seating spots just outside the front door, Jojolapa is the perfect place to enjoy a lunch or dinner date with someone special! Opening soon, their extensive range of vegetarian options and exciting flavours, this is sure to become your new favourite haunt.
Where? 21 Frederick Street, B1 3HE
One of Birmingham’s favourite venues, Indian Brewery is now back with an awesome outside seating area on the partially closed Livery Street. Serving Indian street food and craft beer, book ahead by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Where? Arch 15 & 16, Livery Street, B3 1EU
Locanta serves up mediterranean and Italian dishes on the beautiful Ludgate Hill. It is the perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon in the Jewellery Quarter, drinking wine from their extensive wine list and eating tapas until the sun goes down.
Where? 31 Ludgate hill, B3 1EH
Situated in the heart of the JQ on the Golden Square for the last 30 years, Lunchi have made a name for themselves a menu that changes daily featuring classics like pies and frittata as well as their legendary sandwiches and baguettes! With plenty of outdoor seating now in the Golden Square, it’s your perfect people-watching spot.
Where? 1, The Big Peg, Warstone Lane, B18 6NA
Classic American-style diner food in a traditional listed English Pub, a match made in heaven! With a large outdoor seating area there’s no better spot for people watching while enjoying cocktails and delicious ales on a summer night. The RVT is hosting online events until their re-opening on 18th May.
Where? 172 Warstone Lane, B18 6JW
Doughnuts and bagels, is there anything better in life? This independent cafe in the heart of Saint Paul’s Square serves up both in abundance, with a plethora of toppings and flavours. Grab a cup of coffee or loose leaf tea and have a seat with views of the historic Saint Paul’s Church. Currently open for takeaway, delivery and seating outside with their brand new outdoor dining area.
Where? 61a St Paul’s Square, B3 1QS
Get the grill out! This Portuguese inspired restaurant specialises in peri-peri chicken, burgers, sizzling steaks and luscious lamb chops. Currently available for delivery, takeaway and brand new outdoor seating area with views of the Chamberlain Clock and Warstone Lane Cemetery.
Where? 54 Warstone Lane, B18 6NG
This friendly neighbourhood cafe is a real community hub! Organising charity raffles, customising orders to your preference, and converting the cafe into a mini corner store during the pandemic in 2020. They took advantage of the summer weather in 2020 to add additional outdoor seating and will be looking to do the same soon in 2021.
Where? 63 St Paul’s Square, B3 1QS
Reopening on Sunday 30th May, the Boogie Shed has a brand new outdoor seating area along Water Street and will be bringing you Ibiza vibes on Ludgate Hill (along with a giraffe, of course). Make sure to book ahead at one of the JQ’s hottest new venues
Where? 21 Ludgate Hill, B3 1DQ
This cosy classic pub features a fireplace and upholstered seats on the inside, serving a huge range of hand-pulled beers, gins and wines. Their perfectly located outdoor picnic tables is now heaving with regulars and visitors alike enjoying a pint in the sunshine.
Where? 23 Hockley Street, B18 6BW
The JQ’s only dedicated Sports Bar and Grill. Showing all games live and serving up weekly BBQs, grab your sport at one of their many outdoor spaces on Warstone Lane.
Where? 166 Warstone Lane, B18 ^NN
Craft beer Nirvana! The amazing folks behind The Wolf have channelled all their energy and expertise into creating possibly the best craft beer shop we’ve ever seen. We can’t wait for the doors to open so we can enjoy a cold pint in the sunshine alongside some pies, or the wine & cheese platter, with some much-missed friends.
Where? 2-10 Constitution hill, B19 3LY
Renowned for their brunch options, whether you go for the pancake special, a halloumi wrap or avocado on toast – you will not be disappointed! Coupled with perfectly foamy coffees and a plethora of tea options. Hit them up for lazy weekend mornings soaking up the sun and good vibes on the Golden Square with a friend. Planned re-opening date is 12th April.
Where? The Big Peg, Warstone Lane, B18 6NF