From authentic cuisine to sweet summer tipples, make the most of warmer temperatures and lighter evenings at these local hotspots.

For al-fresco dining

Las Iguanas

Whether you’re grabbing a pre-theatre meal at The Green Room, tucking into a Latin American feast at Las Iguanas or enjoying a Sunday roast (with all the trimmings) within the tropical atmosphere of The Loft’s popular garden, dining al-fresco has never been so easy.

For drinks with a side of culture

Glee Club

For a quick tipple in a traditional pub atmosphere, Sly Old Fox is a must-visit, particularly if you’re lucky enough to get a table outside. And if the weather takes a turn for the worst and you’re looking to explore some cultural gems inside, discover some of the freshest new music acts at The Sunflower Lounge or get your friends together for a night of comedy at Glee Club, which has previously played host to the likes of Russell Brand, Michael McIntyre and Birmingham’s very own Joe Lycett.

For the cocktails

Olivia’s Townhouse

Just a few doors up from Radisson Blu, you’ll find Bourne and Co, a quirky independent offering one of the most exquisite cocktail experiences in the city. For another intimate venue perfect for date night, find your way to 18/81, the hidden bar which is just waiting to be discovered by cocktail connoisseurs. And if it’s more of a party atmosphere you’re after, look no further than Olivia’s Townhouse, the stylish bar and club with live music performances, a buzzing atmosphere and an extensive drinks menu with everything from Lychee Martinis to Pink Gin Trees!

For authentic cuisine

Here at Southside, we have an unparalleled array of cuisines for you to choose from, meaning you’ll never struggle to find somewhere to enjoy some hearty, tasty food. Alongside a huge selection of traditional Chinese restaurants such as Han’s Kitchen, Ken Ho, Peach Garden and Chung Ying, we’ve got Vietnamese favourite Café Soya and Birmingham’s first ever Taiwanese restaurant Formosa Izakaya.

Featured image: Olivia’s Townhouse