We’re heading into BBQ season, but we get it! You’re not quite ready to tidy up the garden and you haven’t bought in all of the meaty treats you require in order to quash your craving. No worries, because luckily, there are plenty of eateries you can visit for that true taste of America!


Smokehaus is a hard one to spot, but when you seek out this gem, you’re in for a treat. Especially those of you who love American style grub and getting those hands dirty! These guys offer an amazingly authentic trans-Atlantic experience with food and drinks that will take you to another place! Far away from Birmingham’s quaint Brindley Place, into the deep south of America!

We recommend :

Spicy 3 Bone Wings

Philly Cheese Steak Sub

Jacob’s Ladder Short Ribs


Buffalo & Rye

In the heart of the centre lies Buffalo & Rye. Just from the name you can tell you are in for all American tastes, here. The dark setting is reminiscent of the dive bars of the States. Offering a laid-back atmosphere where you can sit back, relax and enjoy great foods and amazing cocktails. The bar staff here are particularly talented at conjuring up tasty drinks to wash all the goodness down, with whiskey being the speciality.

We recommend:

Buffalo Chicken Fries

Ox Cheek Tacos

The Rudebwoy Burger


Meat Shack

Since 2012, Meat Shack have been offering up ‘Dripping Filthy Goodness’, as their slogan supports! Now at home in their own eatery, the former street-food vendor continues to dish out some of the tastiest, meatiest burgers available across the city. The edgy décor is something to behold and the service even better!

We recommend :

Halloumi Fries

Buffalo Blue Burger

Bella Emberg Burger


The Church

The guys at The Church live, breath and sleep classic Southern cuisine and are one of Birmingham’s only specialists in food from this specific region.  You can enjoy the eats up high on their special roof terrace or bring it down a notch and sit in their traditional boozer, whilst tucking in. This is an absolute must for BBQ enthusiasts. You won’t regret a trip to The Church!

We recommend:

Bacon & Stilton Smothered Chicken

Pork Rib Tips & Beans

Spicy Beef Gumbo


Nosh & Quaff

Nosh and Quaff are known to offer bibs to patrons because things are known to get messy, here. They serve a small but quality menu with authentic American at the heart. A cool set up on the corner of Colmore Row is the setting for their shrine to all things BBQ. An unforgettable experience that will leave you wanting more.

We recommend:

Charred Corn

Rib Eye Steak

Fresh Whole Lobster

Additionally, there are plenty street-food vendors offering amazing tastes, including:

Low & Slow

Patty Freaks

Dicks Smokehouse

Nosh & Quaff and Buffalo & Rye offer deals for My Bull keyring holders. Click here for more information.