Top 50 Cocktail Bars



Stirchley, West Midlands

Birmingham’s Couch cocktail bar sits in the heart of Stirchley and is a proud neighbourhood establishment that serves some of the best cocktails without the pretence.

Top 50 Accolades
  • 2024 Bar Team of the Year

First entering the list in 2022 at number 37, this neighbourhood bar has continued to climb the ranks to top 4, and rightfully so.

Expect handcrafted cocktails inspired by films, with each drink based on iconic movies, while there is also a curated wine list and a rotating special cocktail on draught.

The venue is walk-ins only, which is expected from most neighbourhood bars, and it operates from Wednesday through to Saturday from 4pm until 11pm.

Notable serves on the current menu have included A Bronx Tale with Malfy lemon gin, blood orange, Cocchi Di Torino Vermouth. 

Other interesting serves from previous menus have also included My Jamaican Guy, made using Hibiscus Veritas Rum, vermouth blend and Grapefruit (inspired by Grace Jones); the Dreamboat Annie, with Boatyard Gin, violet and lemon cordial and sparkling wine (Heart Anne and Nancy Wilson); and Hello Sunshine, with Sunshine Vodka, oats and raisin and espresso (Aretha Franklin).

Also worth mentioning is the high design of the cocktail menu itself, which is graphically designed and set out as a series of picture editorials. Previous menus have highlighted women in music, TV and history with future menus to follow suit.

Couch’s interior is clean and spacious with stools at the bar and bistro tables dotted around the main bar area.

The team are expertly trained and clued up on all things drinks and Couch making them the 2024 winner of Bar Team of the Year.

Key Information

  • SPECIALITIES: Neighbourhood Cocktail Bar
  • WEBSITE: Visit Here
  • ADDRESS: 1466 Pershore Rd, Stirchley, Birmingham, B30 2NT