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1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
One of the cornerstones of Birmingham’s revitalization, Railroad Park used to be two run-down city blocks adjacent to major railroad lines. It is now a gorgeous greenspace that boasts a walking trail, a small lake, a skate park, two playgrounds,...
2829 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
Located in and around the nostalgic Dr. Pepper and Martin Biscuit buildings on Birmingham's Southside, Pepper Place is home to an outstanding collection of locally-owned shops. Charlie Thigpen's Garden Gallery is Birmingham's favorite nursery,...
2323 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
What's On 2nd is an eclectic mix of anything and everything antique and/or vintage ranging in items from cameras to dolls to medicine bottles. There are household items from the 1940s and '50s to video games and gaming systems from the 1980s and...
2320 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
Urban Standard opened in 2007 and has become a catalyst for the downtown revitalization that has blossomed around it. It’s the perfect place for anyone to congregate: creatives, business folks, locals who live in the surrounding lofts, students...
2021 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
Independent bookstores are an increasingly rare breed, but Reed Books in Birmingham has continued to defy the downward trend. Owned by Jim Reed, an author and columnist, the store features a rare book loft and shelves that overflow with paperbacks...
2430 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
Carrigan’s Public House certainly lives up to the “gastronomy” part of its status as a gastropub. In addition to craft cocktails that highlight fresh ingredients, you’ll find a menu of haute comfort food, with dishes like oxtail chili, Panko fried...
2821 Central Ave #101, Homewood, AL 35209, USA
I love this place. It meshes authentic Mexican food (NOT Tex-Mex) with just enough New South to keep it bright, beautiful, and original. Every time we go, despite our best efforts to try something new, we order the same thing: a couple of tacos...
2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223, USA
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is, without a doubt, one of the most loved and visited places in the entire city. Most locals consider the Japanese Garden and its bright red bridge spanning the koi-filled pond to be the highlight. In addition the...
358 Hollywood Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35209, USA
OverEasy is the place to visit in Birmingham if you are passionate about breakfast food and all of the comfort it brings. The menu offers something for everyone, from healthy options to a full-on Southern breakfast. The ingredients are from local...
2901 2nd Ave S #120, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
When you walk into Red Cat, you are surrounded by the ideal coffeehouse atmosphere: exposed brick walls, twinkling white lights, comfy leather chairs, live music, and burlap coffee sacks on the walls. Red Cat Coffeehouse is a great place is grab...
Five Points South, Birmingham, AL, USA
5 Points South is one of Birmingham's epicenters of food, drink, and entertainment, but the local favorites are the two record stores, Charlemagne and Renaissance. They have been there for years and are permanent fixtures in the Southside...
17 Dexter Ave, Birmingham, AL 35213, USA
The Pantry by Stone Hollow Farmstead is located in little house just off the Crestline Village shopping area. It’s where the foodies of Birmingham go to get their favorite artisanal goat cheeses and various sundries, and they stay for a light...
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