As you’d expect from the UK’s second city, the nightlife in Birmingham is buzzing, so it’s the perfect place for a hot date. Whether you’re looking for food, drink, laughs or tears, you’ll find it here in the heart of the West Midlands.

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Harvey Nichols Restaurant Bar

Anything London can do . . . Harvey Nichols has a branch in Birmingham, right in the middle of the stylish Mailbox complex. This is a date if you’re looking to impress with decadence and luxury with its stylish, high-end option for food or drinks.

Bar Estilo

If you’re in the Mailbox looking for something more relaxed but no less romantic then the authentic Spanish cuisine on offer at Bar Estilo is worth investigating. It’s a very welcoming restaurant, right on the waterfront.

The Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen

Perhaps you’re looking for something more than drinks or a meal. Take a trip to the old Custard Factory and now Birmingham’s most creative district. The Mockingbird Cinema and theatre is something that little bit different and will show you’ve put in some thought. It’s a relaxed vibe with all sorts of events from films to comedy and drinks to dining.

Arco Lounge

If you long for a chic Parisian feel, Arco Lounge is your place. It’s a little off the center, in Harborne, and is a cozy, intimate venue, apparently owned by urban legend, Banksy, in case you need a conversation starter!

Fumo

Perhaps fine dining is the order of the day? Be prepared to dress up to eat delicious Venetian tapas or sip a cocktail at Fumo.

The Birmingham Mail has more ideas for places to take a date in Birmingham that goes beyond eating and drinking.

If you’re traveling to Birmingham for the special occasion, why not make a proper night of it? Look up Birmingham serviced apartments like no. 8 Waterloo Street apartments if you’re after a modern, contemporary base for a flexible stay right in the heart of the city. Without having to worry about when and how to get home, you’re all but guaranteed to make your night unforgettable.

Whether it’s a fledgling relationship or a celebration of something far more longstanding, Birmingham is a great place to mark the occasion. Book ahead to make sure you’re able to have the perfect date you’ve dreamed of.