(Image: Island Bar)

If the ‘beast from the east’ is getting you down or it’s been yet another hard day at the office, there is a million and one cocktail bars in and around the city centre, where you can enjoy a tipple or two and de-stress.

Here are just a handful that offer great Happy Hours. Please remember to drink responsibly. Nothing worse than a banging headache to start the next day!

The Victoria

(Image: The Victoria)

The Victoriana bar have a lot going on, from live music to quiz nights in the week. Based on John Bright Street it is usually packed with loyal punters, who love their vast array of drinks, suiting all tastes.

Top three happy hour drinks:

Raspberry Collins – Bulldog Gin, Chambord, raspberry puree, fresh lemon juice and soda.

Match Maker – White chocolate and mint liqueurs, cream, milk and mint matchmakers.

The Godfather Sour – Jack Daniels, Amaretto, fresh lemon juice, bitters and egg white.

Details: Mon-Thurs 2 for £9 on selected cocktails 4pm-8pm and All Weekend from 4pm Fri – Sun close.

Be at One

(Image: Be At One)

A stylish basement bar that lies just opposite New Street station, perfectly located for a quick one to ease the stress before the dreaded evening commute.

Top three happy hour drinks:

Killing Monica – Absolut Elyx vodka, Mumm Rose Champagne, rhubarb, lemon and rhubarb bitters.

Popster – Butterscotch Schnapps, ProperCorn pop-corn sweet & salty and vanilla ice-cream.

Dark & Stormy – Gosling’s dark rum, fresh limes and ginger beer.

Details: 2 for 1 Mon-Wed 4.30pm-8pm Thurs 4.30pm- 7pm. For other offers ask on arrival.

The Jekyll  and Hyde

(Image: The Jekyll and Hyde)

The Victorian style bar located on Steelhouse Lane is a cosy little place for quiet conversation and quirky cocktails. It has been a favourite on Birmingham’s cocktail scene for years!

Top three happy hour drinks:

Turkish Delight – Aztec Azul tequila, crème de cacao, rose syrup and cranberry juice.

Rumbullion – Mr Hyde’s Rum, chocolate bitters, coffee and banana liqueurs and fresh pineapple juice.

Lemon Bon Bon – Absolut Vanilla vodka, Limoncello, butterscotch and fresh lemon juice.

Details: Mon-Thurs 2 for £9 on selected cocktails 4pm-8pm and from 5pm Fri – Sat close.

Island Bar

Pretend its holiday time for a few hours and visit this Caribbean inspired haven. The staff are knowledgeable, artistic and have got flare by the bucket load.

Top three happy hour drinks:

Zoolander – Koko Kanu coconut rum, Midori melon liqueur, citrus, pineapple and grapefruit fizz.

Tourist – Larios Rose Gin, elderflower, apple and ginger ale.

Dr. Funk – Red Leg spiced rum, citrus, grenadine and homemade aniseed cordial

Details: Mon-Sat 2 for £9 on selected cocktails 5pm-8pm. All night on Thursdays.