Thousands of Hibs supporters are expected to travel for this battle of Britain clash, even though the Hibess were well beaten in the first leg, going down to a heavy 5-0 home loss at Easter Road last week.
The UK’s second largest city has plenty of boozers for Hibs supporters to congregate before and after the second leg at Villa Park on Thursday, August 31. As fans make the most of the shortish European journey down south against Aston Villa, who are of course captained by Hibs legend ‘Super’ John McGinn.
1. The Bullring
The Bullring shopping mall in the centre of Birmingham has plent of restaurants and bars for Hibs supporters to enjoy before heading to Villa Park in the city's Aston area for the battle of Britain football match. Photo: joe daniel price/ Getty
2. Hennessey's Bar
Hibs supporters are sure to receive a warm welcome at Hennessey's Bar, 30-31 at Allison Street. The city centre pub is popular with fans of Aston Villa's rivals Birmingham City and is packed with 'Blues' fans before and after their games at St Andrew's stadium. The pub is also just a ten minute walk from New Street Train Station, so the perfect spot to enjoy a cold pint after the Hibs fans complete their four hour train journey to Birmingham. Photo: Google
3. The Mailbox
The Mailbox is one of the UK's largest mixed use destinations outside London. Situated beside the Birmingham Canal Old Line in the city centre, this attraction features plenty of bars and restaurants to keep Hibees fed and watered during their trip to England for the football. Photo: Craig Holmes/Images of Birmingham
4. The Malt House
For HIbs fans missing the Water of Leith why not try this large pub by the Birmingham Canal for a drink or seven before the Aston Villa match? And if Hibs fans take the sunshine with them from the sunny port of Leith then this pub, which is just a short walk from the city centre next to the Utilita Arena Birmingham, has plenty of outdoor space for them to enjoy. Photo: Kevin Quinn