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Bars and nightlife in Birmingham

Top bars

Brewery
“Good beers, love their hard seltzer, an amazing outdoor space to watch football games and an incredible concert venue! ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
“One of our top spots. AMAZING food and fun atmosphere. Their grapefruit sangria is killer. They don't take reservations, so we recommend getting there early or hanging out at the bar while you wait for a table. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Paper airplane themed, with craft cocktails that stand up. This place has great booths if you have 4 or 6 people and get there early. A periodic table of birmingham elements is on behind the bar, and the bartenders make custom drinks based on flavors you suggest. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Only a 10 min walk or a 3 min car ride to enjoy some delicious food and drinks for lunch or a nice night out”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“Arguably the best in Birmingham. James Beard Award-winning restaurant serving French-inspired southern food. Very expensive and will likely need a reservation.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Brewery
“Birmingham's first craft brewery. This is my favorite spot to watch sports or hang with friends on a Saturday. Outside food is welcome and there are always food trucks parked outside. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Upscale French restaurant. Wonderful food (try the coconut cake) and wine selection. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Old warehouse turned bar on Historic Morris Avenue with a rooftop patio and cool views of Vulcan and sloss furnace. ”
  • 20 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Lounge
“Blue Monkey is a "cave like" bar located in the basement of a building in 5 Points South. The entrance is from cobblestone alley in the back of the building. Tini Tuesday offers a $5 martini menu. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Night Club
“One of the longest-running juke joints in Birmingham. Housed in Gip’s home in Bessemer, this local institution promises a unique musical experience. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Check out your favorite band. only a 12 minute walk over looking the city...not to shabby”
  • 3 locals recommend
Night Club
“If you're in the mood for a good, solid burger or pizza, this is the place to go. They also have some local beers on tap, and offer up music on the weekend. It's a hop, skip, and a jump from The Treehouse.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lounge
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Tobacconist
  • 1 local recommends

Music venues

Bar
“Paper airplane themed, with craft cocktails that stand up. This place has great booths if you have 4 or 6 people and get there early. A periodic table of birmingham elements is on behind the bar, and the bartenders make custom drinks based on flavors you suggest. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Theatre
“Take in one of the many on screen or live events they have in one of the most beautiful theaters in the south. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Great place for live music. Also has large screen tv for all the games and great food.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Rock Club
“This is our second favorite music venue. It has a couple of stages, but great acoustics and more importantly, seating. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Rock Club
  • 1 local recommends
Gay Bar
“Great place to catch a drag show and in my opinion they play the best dance music out of all the LBTQ+ bars in Birmingham.”
  • 1 local recommends