The 10 Best Bars In Homewood, Alabama

Photo of Shyla Watson
9 February 2017

Homewood, Alabama, a suburb just outside of Birmingham, is rightly named. Many of the establishments in the town feel like stepping into your very own home or backyard, and everyone is friendly and happy to be there. It’s a small town atmosphere in a Southern big city, and nobody knows Southern hospitality like bartenders. Read our list to discover the 10 best bars in Homewood, Alabama.

Wxyz | ©Yelp Inc./Flickr

Wxyz Bar

Bar, Pub Grub
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Karaoke | ©edenpictures/Flickr
Located in the lobby of the Aloft Hotel in Birmingham’s SoHo, Wxyz is a trendy bar perfect for guests of the hotel or outside visitors. Rather than sitting in a loud, crowded bar, Wxyz provides patrons with an intimate place to enjoy happy hour with coworkers or a nightcap with friends. Sit on the couches and enjoy excellently prepared drinks. The bartenders are attentive, the atmosphere is comfortable and classy, and there’s even cozy outdoor seating.

Stir Crazy

Bar, Pub Grub
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Nachos | ©jeffreyw/Flickr
Ideal for a night out with friends, Stir Crazy comes highly recommended by Birmingham locals. Located in a strip mall, most people gloss over this funky juke joint, but those lucky enough to discover it are never disappointed. Twice a week, the bar features karaoke with a diverse musical selection sure to please everyone in attendance. The bar owner will even accompany you on the drums! The drinks are inexpensive, but there’s still a happy hour. Grab some friends and belt your heart out.

PT’S Of SoHo

Bar, American
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Mic | ©Derek Gavey/Flickr
The recently re-opened sports bar has once again brought life to the Birmingham community. This SoHo favorite offers tasty bar treats, such as wings, nachos, cheese fries, and more. Choose from a long list of craft beers, wine, and signature cocktails, which you can enjoy while watching the game on the big screen TVs. There are weekly specials, happy hour, and popular trivia nights hosted on the patio.

Oak Hill Bar & Grill

Bar, Pub, Restaurant, Pub Grub
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Bar & Lounge
Bar & Lounge | ©Eastside Lounge/Flickr
A pub and restaurant, Oak Hill is great for any occasion. Stop by for a night out with friends, a happy hour with coworkers, or even for a lunch business meeting. They have a delicious menu and, each month, offer patrons $1 beer nights, trivia nights, live music, and more. It’s more than just a bar, it’s a place for entertainment.

Red Lion Lounge

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub Grub
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Darts | ©Robert Occhialini/Flickr
This hidden establishment has been in business since 1962. Tucked away, the Red Lion Lounge is something that only locals know about, but even then, many people miss out on this great cocktail bar. It is a mom and pop location, run by a loving couple that has lived in the neighborhood their whole lives. The bar is mostly visited by regulars, because once people go they always want to return. Kick back and have a beer, watch the game, and catch up with friends at the Red Lion.

Upper Deck

Bar, Craft Ale Bar, Pub, Pub Grub
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Burger | ©jpellgen/Flickr
Upper Deck is everything a sports bar should be. Drink beer, watch sports, and play games at this Homewood establishment. Snack on pub bites, such as nachos, wings, and fries, and wash it down with an ice-cold draft beer. Compete at darts with your friends, challenge a stranger to a game of pool, or glue your eyes to the TV as you watch your favorite team win the game. It all happens at Upper Deck.

Otey’s Tavern

Pub, Restaurant, American, Pub Grub, $$$
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Glass of Beer
Glass of Beer | ©Charleston’s The Digital/Flickr
Open for over 25 years, Otey’s Tavern is the kind of place where you run into old friends and everybody knows your name. It’s a casual environment, with sports on TV, tasty pub food, and inexpensive drinks. Look out for the burgers, which are some of the best in town and a local favorite. They often have live music, and sometimes trivia. However, the standout feature is the staff. They are hometown friendly, attentive, and know how to make sure you’re having a good time.

Dave’s Pub

Bar, Pub, Pub Grub, $$$
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Pool | ©Ed Schipul/Flickr
There’s no place like Dave’s. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails and beer in a trendy, neighborhood environment that is always crowded. Perfect for a happy hour with friends after work or even date night. They have live music, trivia nights, and weekly specials, but the real draw is the Trough Club. To become a member, you have to eventually drink every beer on the list. Sounds easy, but beware of some kooky rules. The Trough Club is an elite status at Dave’s, and only 66 people have been up to the challenge. Do you think you could handle it?

Billy’s Sports Grill

Bar, American, Pub Grub, $$$
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Whiskey on the Rocks
Whiskey on the Rocks | ©dominicotine/Flickr
This Birmingham sports bar and grill offers a full menu and bar. Known to be a great place for lunch, patrons can munch on sandwiches, burgers, wings, and more. At night, Billy’s comes alive and is a popular place for people to enjoy live music, a night time drink, and a cool atmosphere. They offer small specials, like ‘wine down Wednesdays.’ However, they also have bigger specials and contests, such as a chance to win tickets, accommodations, and meet-up with band Imagine Dragons. At Billy’s, you come for a drink and leave with so much more.

Black Market Bar & Grill

Bar, Market, Pub, American, $$$
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Pies & Pints
Pies & Pints | ©Yelp Inc./Flickr
This themed bar is dark and always buzzing with people who have a taste for the spookier things in life. But, the food is so tasty and the signature drinks are made so well that this establishment will have a hard time scaring you away. Stumble upon trivia nights, bingo, and even live music at this cool, local pub.

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