Birmingham for Anyone
Collected by Max Power
Birmingham is experiencing a cultural renaissance that is attracting new visitors and has residents excited about their city. The Magic City offers something for everyone, from down-home cooking to world-class art.
113 20th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
Cafe Dupont is housed in a building dating back to the 1870s, and the exposed brick and high ceilings enhance the traditional bistro atmosphere. The Dupont serves "slow food," and sources locally. The menu changes daily based on availability, so...
2221 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
Uptown is a new entertainment center that has opened virtually in the Westin Birmingham's back yard and is super-convenient for the concerts, exhibitions, and other events at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. Uptown is home to numerous...
329 Summit Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35243, USA
Birmingham's favorite new way to beat the heat (although they flock here in the dead of winter too) is Steel City Pops. Owner Jim Watkins partnered up with Dreamcakes Bakery owner Jan Moon to create unique popsicle flavors out of only the freshest...
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,...
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...
2304 10th Terrace S, Birmingham, AL 35205, USA
Housed behind a small unassuming frontage in a residential area of Southside, the Garage opens up to a huge patio that is surrounded by roll-front doors that house an eclectic mix of random findings. It is filled with concrete tables, benches, and...
Over The Mtn, Georgiana, AL 36033, USA
The Melt truck (or Matilda, as she is affectionately known) is one of the newest 4-wheeled places to lunch in Birmingham. It was started by two ladies who had a dream to bring grilled, cheesy comfort to downtown, and they have struck a chord with...
2922, 2240 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205, USA
Rounding out renowned Chef Frank Stitt's trio of Birmingham's most beloved restaurants is Bottega Restaurant and Cafe. The stately building sits in the historic Highlands neighborhood and has long been a favorite place to meet for after-work...
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...
1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
One of the city’s oldest and most thriving landmarks, the Alabama Theatre is a step back in time. It opened in 1927 and the interior is still filled with the Golden Age splendor of nearly 100 years ago. Along the sidewalk leading into the entrance...
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...
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...
1236, 20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222, USA
The water tower that looms over downtown Birmingham, emblazoned with the word “SLOSS” and visible from all over the city, is synonymous with Birmingham and the rise and fall of the iron industry. During the turn of the 20th century, Birmingham...
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,...
520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
2013 marked the 50th anniversary of some of Birmingham’s darkest moments: the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church that took the lives of four little girls, fire hoses set loose by its police chief on civil rights activists, and the...
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