Huntsville for Friends
Collected by Max Power
Huntsville was the city that first sent man to the moon, but if you want to stay a little closer to earth, it’s a great destination that offers up local cuisine, fun nightlife and plenty of attractions to suit any visitor. No space suit required.
Huntsville, AL, USA
French-style fromage in northern Alabama? Mais oui. Belle Chevre has been making artisanal goat cheese since before artisanal was a thing. Until recently, fans of their products had to go to Elkton, about 45 minutes' drive from Huntsville. Now...
3017 Governors Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Bandito Burrito is the the second oldest Mexican restaurant in Huntsville and has spent decades serving up great food and winning over the locals. Oscar, the owner and a local legend in his own right, is the friendly and ever-present face of this...
2610 Clinton Ave W, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
At the epicenter of the craft beer movement in Huntsville, you will find the Straight to Ale Taproom. They are open every day of the week, and will happily pour up their expertly crafted brews for you. Being that their brewery is located in the...
800 Wellman Ave NE, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Thai Garden Restaurant is the local favorite for authentic cuisine: the service is friendly and the menu can accommodate the boldest or the pickiest of eaters. When Thai Garden opened its doors as the city’s first Thai restaurant, it struck a...
6196 University Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35806, USA
Rosie's bright atmosphere, good food, and great drinks keeps locals packing this place out every night. They serve up great TexMex fare, and to drink, opt for their famous Mambo Taxi, a margarita and sangria mixture served in a frosty glass. It's...
110 Southside Square, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
The Voodoo Lounge is a favorite for the young and hip crowd of Huntsville. Its long, narrow space in the basement of a Greek restaurant in downtown's Courtyard Square makes for a fun place to spend a late night meeting new friends or hanging out...
106 Cleveland Ave NW, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Sandwich Farm is run by sweet gal named Samantha who has made Huntsville her adopted home. Her goal is simple: to source fresh ingredients and serve them up on unique creations that excite her customers. It's located in the trendy Lumberyard...
420 Church St NW, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Huntsville recently followed in the footsteps of other Alabama cities by creating an entertainment district; a large area surrounded by bars and restaurants and hinged on this beautiful urban green space. Big Spring Park is adjacent to many...
233-245 Stoneway Trail, Madison, AL 35758, USA
The Rainbow Mountain Trail is the effort of the Madison Greenway and Trails to preserve the last of the undeveloped areas of Madison for all to enjoy. It is part of the Appalachian Trail, and provides fantastic hiking for visitors of all ages and...
4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Located just below the space age technology of the US Space & Rocket Center is the breathtaking Huntsville Botanical Gardens. Is it filled with countless herbs, flowers, plants, and trees that will make you forget that you're in one of the most...
619 Meridian St N #200, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
Locals flock to this patio nightly for some of the best entertainment in town. The atmosphere is classically Southern from the sweet hospitality, to the born and bred Alabama clientele. Even the dishes and drinks won't let you forget where you...
2211 Seminole Dr SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Located off the back docks of the artist-centric Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment you will find 20,000 new and vintage pieces of vinyl, each waiting to be hunted for, found, and brought home to your record player where it will pop, crackle, and fill...
1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
Huntsville is the birthplace of the United States Space Program and where the Space Race was won back in 1969, when man first went to the moon and returned safely home. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is the world's largest space museum and has...
120-A Cleveland Ave NW, Huntsville, AL 35801, USA
A few years ago New Yorker Monique found herself living in Huntsville and dismayed by how many people were shopping at big box stores for the same kinds of things that locals were making beautiful versions of. After meeting lots of artists at...
Huntsville, AL, USA
3 sisters from Maryland opened up shop in Huntville's downtown courtyard square to honor their father, and to bring fresh, seasonal dining to their patrons at the best possible prices. The menu is decidedly Southern, and anything but old-school....
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