We’re so excited you decided on Birmingham for your new home. This city we love has so much to offer from food to the great outdoors. We know it’s not easy being in a new city so we’ve pulled together a guide of our favorite local spots. Enjoy!
Highlands Bar & Grill
Recently named “Most Outstanding Restaurant in America,” this is an iconic Birmingham spot. Don’t forget to try the award winning coconut cake while you’re there!
Another charming Frank Stitt spot. Slightly more relaxed atmosphere and excellent French inspired cuisine.
Hot and Hot Fish Club
Classic Birmingham. We recommend sitting at the chef’s table for the full experience.
Although Birmingham has some outstanding burgers, Jack Browns is arguably one of the best. The extensive beer offering, secret sauce and outrageous burger selections (try one with mac and cheese or peanut butter) make this spot unlike any other.
Fancy’s on 5th
Another great spot to grab an out-of-the-ordinary burger, or oysters. Fancy’s often has live music on the patio and a creative cocktail menu that never disappoints.
The best Mexican food in town. Try their seasonal guacamole and margarita for a real taste of something different!
Bamboo on 2nd
Right across the street from El Barrio, downtown. You won’t find more delicious sushi!
This charming new spot on Morris Ave is known for their homemade pop tarts but don’t miss out on their lunch and dinner menus!
Dine on the casual side, formal side or al fresco. Bottega is a classic Highland Park spot with a little something for everyone.
A unique dinning experience – don’t let the airstream and low key atmosphere fool you, this food is no joke
The Bham beer scene is pretty strong. Head to Good People before a Barons game, take your dog to Avondale or try out the new Back Forty. Did we mention Trim Tab, Cahaba, Ghost Train and Red Hills? Explore multiple stops in one afternoon when you book a Pedal Tour.
The Collins Bar
Let these mixologists create the cocktail you never knew existed and play a few board games while you wait. This is a great spot to grab a drink after work.
Take a time machine back to the 1960’s at this downtown bar. You can even choose a costume off the costume menu. It’s a unique cocktail experience to say the least.
Birmingham’s first German biergarten. The indoor/outdoor space is uniquely charming and offers bocce and fire pits. Enjoy both German and local beers as well as German food selections.
It might not look like much but you’ll feel right at home with the friendly and knowledgeable staff. Don’t forget to play a round of Yahtzi for a chance to win some cash!
Birmingham’s 1920’s speakeasy experience. Enter through a phone booth in Hot Diggity Dog’s and enjoy a throwback to the flapper era. Now you can enjoy a glitter themed dance floor out on the patio at Zeldas!
This rooftop bar can be found at the top of The Elyton Hotel. Comfortable seating and great view make this is laid back spot to catch up with friends.
Coming soon to Morris Ave, we can’t wait to try out this Mezcal speakeasy! A first for Birmingham!
Music & Entertainment
This restaurant and event space doubles as a concert venue and when they’re not hosting live music, they’re offering family friendly events, sports viewing parties and more.
Coffee shop, bar, concert venue and all around entertainment center thanks to their selection of board and video games. There’s constantly something fun going on here.
This Birmingham landmark offers plays, concerts, and even movie nights! Catch a different Christmas movie every night of the week during December!
The oldest theatre in Birmingham has been restored and is used for concerts, ballets and entertainment of all kinds!
Get some fresh air and hike the beautiful trails of this nature preserve. You can also enjoy family and community events a couple times a month at the nature center.
This 8-block green space in the heart of the city is a great place to spend time outdoors. Enjoy free exercise classes, summer concerts and ice skating in the winter.
This two mile trail has been recently expanded and leads straight to The Vulcan and Vulcan museum.
The easiest and most affordable way to get around the downtown area. You can rent a Zyp bike at one location and return it to another.
A nod to Birmingham’s history, this is a great place in the city to take a stroll!