Good People Brewing Company
Located across the street from the city’s newly popular Regions Field, this classic brewery is a Birmingham favorite. For just $10, they offer tours of the brewery twice each Saturday. They even throw in a collectible glass and one free pint to sweeten the deal. With eight to 10 options of different brews, depending on the season, Good People is a great place to chill with a cold one.
114 14th Street South Birmingham, AL, USA, +1 205 286 2337
There is so much happening at this quirky bar that it has rapidly become a local favorite. Old school typewriters adorn a few tables so that guests can write out fun messages on index cards. The food menu also happens to be typed on index cards, making them a creative staple of the establishment. With frequent live performances and guest bartenders, Collins is a must visit.
2125 2nd Ave N. Birmingham, AL, USA, +1 205 323 7995
At this sports bar, you can do more than just watch the game – you can play one. In fact, you can play several since Paramount offers 25 of the best arcade games around. After working up an appetite, nosh on the BLT Bruschetta, house-ground burgers, and more delectable grub.
200 20th St. N. Birmingham, AL, +1 205 320 2824
Dram Whiskey Bar
A contemporary bar, Dram shares its space with Avo, a fine-dining experience that brilliantly melds California cuisine with classic southern dishes. They offer well over 50 different types of whiskey, in addition to bourbon, scotch, moonshine, and the classic beer and wine. This place is located just a few blocks away from both the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Birmingham Zoo. Dram’s mouthwatering bites, extensive drinks menu, and impeccable service make it well worth the money.
2721 Cahaba Rd. Mountain Brook, AL, USA, +1 205 871 8212
The J. Clyde
Voted one of the “33 Best Bars in America” by Thrillist, J. Clyde has some of the best craft beers and ciders around. This awesome pub offers weekly specials, and the deals are so good, this gastropub will soon become your after-work hangout. Stop by to try menu items like the sauerkraut balls, or sip an ale on the cafe patio.
1312 Cobb Lane Birmingham, AL, USA, +1 205 939 1312
This trendy tavern has become a haunt for locals. Though a bar with an impressive inventory, daily live entertainment and a diverse menu make Rogue a great place for all ages. The dinner and a show combo make it perfect for any date night or group hang.
2312 2nd Ave. N. Birmingham, AL, USA, +1 205 202 4151
Avondale Brewing Co.
Way back in the 1910s, Miss Fancy the Elephant was an Avondale attraction. Now, almost 100 years later, Avondale Brewing Company has resurrected her by making her the mascot of their business. But, that’s just one example of this place’s rich history. Cleverly, there are brews named for each significant moment from the brewery’s background. Swing by for a tour of the facility or enjoy a drink in the taproom, which often has live entertainment.
201 41st Street South Birmingham, AL, USA, +1 205 777 5456
Carrigan’s Public House
With its beautifully lit terrace, rooftop deck, and industrial vibe, Carrigan’s has character. They offer seasonal crafts, innovative eats, and a full liquor bar. In addition, enjoy occasional menu specials and fun entertainment, such as trivia night.
2430 Morris Ave. Birmingham, AL, USA, +1 205 440 2430
Chez Fonfon is the cultural getaway you’ve been waiting for. Step inside, and you’re transplanted to France. This beautiful bistro has a sensational menu, not to mention a wine list that puts all others to shame. After dinner, do as the French do and play boules in the courtyard.
2007 Eleventh Avenue South Birmingham, AL, USA, +1 205 939 3221
Highlands Bar and Grill
Featured in more than 30 publications, including New York Times magazine, Esquire, and Bon Appétit, it’s no secret that Highlands is the best. Everything on the menu promises to be a gastronomic delight and, with more than 300 labels to offer, it’s the perfect spot for any wine connoisseur. Visiting Highlands is quite the experience and one you don’t want to miss.
2011 Eleventh Avenue South Birmingham, Alabama, USA, +1 205 939 1400