Guidebook for Birmingham

Erin & Cory
Erin & Cory
Guidebook for Birmingham

Food Scene

Distance from house: 1.2mi; Why we like them: flat out excellent pizza; exclusively serve Avondale beers
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Post Office Pies
209 41st Street South
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Distance from house: 1.2mi; Why we like them: flat out excellent pizza; exclusively serve Avondale beers
Distance from house: ~3 miles (at Good People Brewing); Why we like them:  never had a bad thing there; consistent quality; good range of dish sizes depending on how you're feeling; quick service
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hotbox
4036 5th Avenue South
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Distance from house: ~3 miles (at Good People Brewing); Why we like them:  never had a bad thing there; consistent quality; good range of dish sizes depending on how you're feeling; quick service
Distance from house:  1.2mi; Why we like them:  solid brunch options; large accommodation room inside/outside; liquor sales from product made under same roof
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Avondale Common House & Distillery
4100 3rd Ave S
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Distance from house:  1.2mi; Why we like them:  solid brunch options; large accommodation room inside/outside; liquor sales from product made under same roof
Distance from house: 1.6mi; Why we like them:  home away from home Louisiana dishes (we’re from New Orleans); located in old house; great neighborhood spot
The Rougaroux
817 39th St S
Distance from house: 1.6mi; Why we like them:  home away from home Louisiana dishes (we’re from New Orleans); located in old house; great neighborhood spot
Distance from house:  3.8mi; Why we like them: quality of food is unmatched; head chef/ owner ensures staff keeps track of preferences for returning patrons; duck rillettes are to die for; our favorite high end restaurant in town; **May want to call ahead before just showing up to ensure they can fit you in. (205-983-7999)
Bistro Two Eighteen
218 20th St N
Distance from house:  3.8mi; Why we like them: quality of food is unmatched; head chef/ owner ensures staff keeps track of preferences for returning patrons; duck rillettes are to die for; our favorite high end restaurant in town; **May want to call ahead before just showing up to ensure they can fit you in. (205-983-7999)
Distance from house:  8.9mi; Why we like them:   Chef JP is very accommodating; multi-room setup to suit different needs; crawfish eggrolls are our favorite; great brunch and dinner; **May want to call ahead before just showing up to ensure they can fit you in. (205-969-6711)
Fig Tree Cafe and Catering
3160 Cahaba Heights Rd
Distance from house:  8.9mi; Why we like them:   Chef JP is very accommodating; multi-room setup to suit different needs; crawfish eggrolls are our favorite; great brunch and dinner; **May want to call ahead before just showing up to ensure they can fit you in. (205-969-6711)
Distance from house: 0.7 miles; Why we like them: Open daily; super nice owner; great selection of breakfast and lunch options; sell coffee and also beer and wine
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Crestwood Coffee Co
5512 Crestwood Boulevard
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Distance from house: 0.7 miles; Why we like them: Open daily; super nice owner; great selection of breakfast and lunch options; sell coffee and also beer and wine
Distance from house: 1.2 miles Why we like them: In the heart of Avondale; best coffee brews in town (in our opinion); 80s video games, photo booth, and countless board games; cool space-age vibe; doughnuts and biscuits
Domestique Coffee - Satellite (Saturn)
200 41st St S
Distance from house: 1.2 miles Why we like them: In the heart of Avondale; best coffee brews in town (in our opinion); 80s video games, photo booth, and countless board games; cool space-age vibe; doughnuts and biscuits
Distance from house: 3.1 miles; Why we like them: Drive through you can enter on 3rd Ave South just after you cross 20th street- entrance on your left, so get in far left lane (3rd avenue south is a one-way street by then).
Starbucks
308 20th St S
Distance from house: 3.1 miles; Why we like them: Drive through you can enter on 3rd Ave South just after you cross 20th street- entrance on your left, so get in far left lane (3rd avenue south is a one-way street by then).

Drinks & Nightlife

Distance from house: 0.6 mile; Why we like them: Awesome location in the historic Continental Gin building; Cahaba Blonde, Kiwi Kolsch, and Octoberfest (our faves); skee ball; tons of seating
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Cahaba Brewing Company
4500 5th Avenue South
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Distance from house: 0.6 mile; Why we like them: Awesome location in the historic Continental Gin building; Cahaba Blonde, Kiwi Kolsch, and Octoberfest (our faves); skee ball; tons of seating
Distance from house: 1.2 miles; Why we like them: Large grassy area in back that people basically treat like a park (tons of pups); large selection of brews, including a SOUR ROOM; indoor and outdoor bars; Spring Street Saison, Strawberry Kolsch, Warning Shot Double IPA (our faves); host a ton of festivals and musical acts on their large outdoor stage; multiple food options steps away.
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Avondale Brewing Company
201 41st Street South
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Distance from house: 1.2 miles; Why we like them: Large grassy area in back that people basically treat like a park (tons of pups); large selection of brews, including a SOUR ROOM; indoor and outdoor bars; Spring Street Saison, Strawberry Kolsch, Warning Shot Double IPA (our faves); host a ton of festivals and musical acts on their large outdoor stage; multiple food options steps away.
Distance from house: 2.4 miles; Why we like them: We got married there! Doubles as an art gallery; good selection of different types of beer flavors, including sours; host awesome events that feature fun things like fire eaters or aerial dancers; almost always have a food truck; Paradise Now Berliner Weisse and the TrimTab IPA are two of our favorites that are around pretty constantly, but they constantly add in amazing limited-edition small batch brews that we love!
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TrimTab Brewing Company
2721 5th Avenue South
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Distance from house: 2.4 miles; Why we like them: We got married there! Doubles as an art gallery; good selection of different types of beer flavors, including sours; host awesome events that feature fun things like fire eaters or aerial dancers; almost always have a food truck; Paradise Now Berliner Weisse and the TrimTab IPA are two of our favorites that are around pretty constantly, but they constantly add in amazing limited-edition small batch brews that we love!
Distance from house: 2.4 miles; Why we like them: Serve their own very delicious food; large number of registers open where you can order drinks or food easily; large indoor and outdoor seating areas; ridiculously friendly staff; Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale and Peanut Butter Porter (our faves)
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Back Forty Beer Company Birmingham
3201 1st Ave N
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Distance from house: 2.4 miles; Why we like them: Serve their own very delicious food; large number of registers open where you can order drinks or food easily; large indoor and outdoor seating areas; ridiculously friendly staff; Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale and Peanut Butter Porter (our faves)
Distance from house: 2.5 miles; Why we like them: Cozy atmosphere; walkable from Pepper Place farmer’s market; have an ambulance that doubles as a beer-mobile; Kaleidoscope kettle sour and Blueberry cheesecake smoothie sour- small batch (our faves)
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Ghost Train Brewing Co.
2616 3rd Ave S
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Distance from house: 2.5 miles; Why we like them: Cozy atmosphere; walkable from Pepper Place farmer’s market; have an ambulance that doubles as a beer-mobile; Kaleidoscope kettle sour and Blueberry cheesecake smoothie sour- small batch (our faves)
Distance from house: 3.7 miles; Why we like them: Oldest brewery in town; across the street from Regions Field baseball park and Regions Park; one block from end of Rotary Trail bike path; large amount of indoor and outdoor space; lots of “swag”; Snake Handler Double IPA, Coffee Oatmeal Stout, and Urban Farmer (our faves)
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Good People Brewing Company
114 14th Street South
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Distance from house: 3.7 miles; Why we like them: Oldest brewery in town; across the street from Regions Field baseball park and Regions Park; one block from end of Rotary Trail bike path; large amount of indoor and outdoor space; lots of “swag”; Snake Handler Double IPA, Coffee Oatmeal Stout, and Urban Farmer (our faves)
Distance from house:  1.2mi; Why we like them:  best Guinness pour in town; table shuffleboard; Moscow Mules in copper mugs; good mix of clientele
41st Street Pub & Aircraft Sales
130 41st St S
Distance from house:  1.2mi; Why we like them:  best Guinness pour in town; table shuffleboard; Moscow Mules in copper mugs; good mix of clientele
Pending reopening—Distance from house:  1.2mi; Why we like them:  phone booth entry to speakeasy; great atmosphere; staff dress the part to match Prohibition period; decent cocktail selection; food available for order
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The Marble Ring
430 41st St S
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Pending reopening—Distance from house:  1.2mi; Why we like them:  phone booth entry to speakeasy; great atmosphere; staff dress the part to match Prohibition period; decent cocktail selection; food available for order
Distance from house:   1.2 miles; Why we like them:   fresh turnover of independent bands; community & city feel in one place; two separate bars; rarely super crowded
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Saturn
200 41st Street South
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Distance from house:   1.2 miles; Why we like them:   fresh turnover of independent bands; community & city feel in one place; two separate bars; rarely super crowded
Distance from house:  1.2mi; Why we like them:   spacious outdoor courtyard to bring the pups; good mix of people; Brandon the Cat
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Parkside
4036 5th Avenue South
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Distance from house:  1.2mi; Why we like them:   spacious outdoor courtyard to bring the pups; good mix of people; Brandon the Cat
Distance from house:  2.2mi; Why we like them:   55+ taps for beer tasting, large indoor/outdoor seating areas, excellent selection of beer & wine, will work with you to source something they don't carry
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Hop City Beer & Wine Birmingham
2924 3rd Avenue South
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Distance from house:  2.2mi; Why we like them:   55+ taps for beer tasting, large indoor/outdoor seating areas, excellent selection of beer & wine, will work with you to source something they don't carry
Distance from house:  2.2 miles; Why we like them:  one-of-a-kind in Birmingham; a literal beer garden; huge space; drink German beers you haven't heard of and eat authentic German food
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Carrigan's Beer Garden
2910 6th Ave S
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Distance from house:  2.2 miles; Why we like them:  one-of-a-kind in Birmingham; a literal beer garden; huge space; drink German beers you haven't heard of and eat authentic German food
Distance from house:  3.4 miles; Why we like them:  patrons can request and wear animal costumes while drinking excellent, nationally-awarded cocktails; cool atmosphere; mid-century décor throughout with excellent attention to detail
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The Atomic Lounge
2113 1st Ave N
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Distance from house:  3.4 miles; Why we like them:  patrons can request and wear animal costumes while drinking excellent, nationally-awarded cocktails; cool atmosphere; mid-century décor throughout with excellent attention to detail
Distance from house:  3.1 mi; Why we like them:  industrial décor; excellent food & drink, including large cocktail and beer selection; people watching, rooftop lounge; if you order the corndog (which you should- thank us later), you may want to split it with someone…
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Carrigan's Public House
2430 Morris Avenue
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Distance from house:  3.1 mi; Why we like them:  industrial décor; excellent food & drink, including large cocktail and beer selection; people watching, rooftop lounge; if you order the corndog (which you should- thank us later), you may want to split it with someone…  
Distance from house:  3.9 miles Why we like them:  old school arcade games; great food & drink selection
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Paramount Bar
200 20th St N
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Distance from house:  3.9 miles Why we like them:  old school arcade games; great food & drink selection

Shopping

Distance from house: 0.8 miles; Why we like them: locally owned and operated; good selection of high quality pet food, treats, beds, and toys; helps host low-cost vaccine/ heartworm test/ microchip clinics
Sheppard's Pet Supply
4410 4th Ave S
Distance from house: 0.8 miles; Why we like them: locally owned and operated; good selection of high quality pet food, treats, beds, and toys; helps host low-cost vaccine/ heartworm test/ microchip clinics
Distance from house: 0.7 miles; Why we like them: Made up of large number of booths from different sellers; high quality antique items from different eras; offer frequent sales; very nice staff; in same complex as Crestwood Coffee (can grab a brew before you peruse)
Urban Suburban Antiques
5514 Crestwood Boulevard
Distance from house: 0.7 miles; Why we like them: Made up of large number of booths from different sellers; high quality antique items from different eras; offer frequent sales; very nice staff; in same complex as Crestwood Coffee (can grab a brew before you peruse)
Distance from house: 0.9 miles; Why we like them: Very nice owner; large selection of antiques and glassware; if you’re looking for something in particular and don’t see it, ask the owner because he may have it in another of his locations (the mirror over the fireplace is an example of this)
Avondale Antiques
4301 3rd Ave S
Distance from house: 0.9 miles; Why we like them: Very nice owner; large selection of antiques and glassware; if you’re looking for something in particular and don’t see it, ask the owner because he may have it in another of his locations (the mirror over the fireplace is an example of this)
Distance from house: 2.4 miles; Why we like them: Occurs on Saturday mornings from 7am-12pm, rain or shine; Essentially year-round, with indoor- winter market January-April and the outdoor component being added April-December; during summer, local chef demo every Saturday at 9am; outdoor market consists of food, craft, and oddities vendors; delicious food trucks, live music, and samples.
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The Market at Pepper Place | Saturday Farmers Market
2829 2nd Avenue South
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Distance from house: 2.4 miles; Why we like them: Occurs on Saturday mornings from 7am-12pm, rain or shine; Essentially year-round, with indoor- winter market January-April and the outdoor component being added April-December; during summer, local chef demo every Saturday at 9am; outdoor market consists of food, craft, and oddities vendors; delicious food trucks, live music, and samples.
Distance from house: 10 miles; Why we like them: Large outdoor mall, so you can park and run into the store you specifically need; several restaurants, bookstore, and a movie theater located here; mixture of high end and affordable shops.
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The Summit Birmingham
214 Summit Boulevard
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Distance from house: 10 miles; Why we like them: Large outdoor mall, so you can park and run into the store you specifically need; several restaurants, bookstore, and a movie theater located here; mixture of high end and affordable shops.
Distance from house: 12 miles; Why we like them: Outlet stores for large number of clothing, décor, kitchen, and bath/body needs.
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The Outlet Shops of Grand River
6200 Grand River Pkwy
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Distance from house: 12 miles; Why we like them: Outlet stores for large number of clothing, décor, kitchen, and bath/body needs.
Distance from house: 17 miles; Why we like them: Very large indoor mall with most historically-popular department and décor stores
Galleria Circle
Distance from house: 17 miles; Why we like them: Very large indoor mall with most historically-popular department and décor stores

Parks & Nature

Distance from house: 30 minutes Why we like them: We are willing to make the drive because the dog park is so well taken care of; it’s part of Red Mountain Park, so you can also do some hiking (if your dog is up for that also); large, separated areas for small, large, and special needs dogs with shaded and sunny areas in each
Remy's Dog Park
2011 Frankfurt Dr
Distance from house: 30 minutes Why we like them: We are willing to make the drive because the dog park is so well taken care of; it’s part of Red Mountain Park, so you can also do some hiking (if your dog is up for that also); large, separated areas for small, large, and special needs dogs with shaded and sunny areas in each

Everything Else

Distance from house: 1.5 miles Why we like them: Open 7 days a week; grooming, daycare, boarding; next door to and affiliated with a veterinary office (the vet we personally use- Avondale Animal Hospital); very friendly staff
The Pawms Pet Resort Avondale
3626 5th Ave S
Distance from house: 1.5 miles Why we like them: Open 7 days a week; grooming, daycare, boarding; next door to and affiliated with a veterinary office (the vet we personally use- Avondale Animal Hospital); very friendly staff

Entertainment & Activities

Distance from house: 2.4 or 3.7 miles; Why we like them: Pedal tavern where you can explore the city a bit while drinking some brews; explores both breweries and bars; Contact: 205-304-TOUR
Birmingham Pedal Tours
2717 5th Ave S
Distance from house: 2.4 or 3.7 miles; Why we like them: Pedal tavern where you can explore the city a bit while drinking some brews; explores both breweries and bars; Contact: 205-304-TOUR
Distance from house: 3.7 miles; Why we like them: Amazing stadium built recently with great traditional seating and a grassy berm; beer garden, Birmingham Barons baseball team is a city staple; Thirsty Thursdays have $2 beers, Wet Nose Wednesdays allow you to bring your pooch, and Fridays end with Fireworks.; Contact: 205-988-3200
Birmingham Barons
1401 1st Ave S
Distance from house: 3.7 miles; Why we like them: Amazing stadium built recently with great traditional seating and a grassy berm; beer garden, Birmingham Barons baseball team is a city staple; Thirsty Thursdays have $2 beers, Wet Nose Wednesdays allow you to bring your pooch, and Fridays end with Fireworks.; Contact: 205-988-3200

Arts & Culture

Address: 2 locations: Red Mountain Cabaret Theatre (301 19th St. N, Birmingham); Dorothy Jemison Day Theater at Alabama School of Fine Arts (800 19th St. N, Birmingham); Distance from house: 3.7 miles or 4.2 miles, respectively; Why we like them: Our favorite theater company in town; does a phenomenal job of both cultivating local talent and recruiting for roles from New York and Nashville; affordable tickets and refreshments; cabaret theater is extremely intimate setting.; Contact: 205-324-2424
Red Mountain Theatre Company (Cabaret Theatre)
301 19th St N
Address: 2 locations: Red Mountain Cabaret Theatre (301 19th St. N, Birmingham); Dorothy Jemison Day Theater at Alabama School of Fine Arts (800 19th St. N, Birmingham); Distance from house: 3.7 miles or 4.2 miles, respectively; Why we like them: Our favorite theater company in town; does a phenomenal job of both cultivating local talent and recruiting for roles from New York and Nashville; affordable tickets and refreshments; cabaret theater is extremely intimate setting.; Contact: 205-324-2424
Distance from house: 4.0 miles; Why we like them: Admission and parking are free; various collections and exhibits that both rotate and are permanent fixtures; frequent events; Contact: 205-254-2565
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Birmingham Museum of Art
2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Junior Boulevard
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Distance from house: 4.0 miles; Why we like them: Admission and parking are free; various collections and exhibits that both rotate and are permanent fixtures; frequent events; Contact: 205-254-2565
Distance from house: 4.2 miles; Why we like them: Cultural and educational research center that promotes comprehensive understanding for the significance of civil rights developments in Birmingham; truly a moving, humbling series of interactive exhibits to experience; Contact: 1-866-328-9696
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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
520 16th Street North
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Distance from house: 4.2 miles; Why we like them: Cultural and educational research center that promotes comprehensive understanding for the significance of civil rights developments in Birmingham; truly a moving, humbling series of interactive exhibits to experience; Contact: 1-866-328-9696
Distance from house: 4.8 miles; Why we like them: The Vulcan statue overlooks the entire city and stands as a symbol of the city’s iron origins; museum and observation tower open 7 days a week 10am-6pm (as of this writing); world’s largest cast iron statue; best view of Birmingham; Contact: 205-933-1409
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Vulcan Park and Museum
1701 Valley View Drive
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Distance from house: 4.8 miles; Why we like them: The Vulcan statue overlooks the entire city and stands as a symbol of the city’s iron origins; museum and observation tower open 7 days a week 10am-6pm (as of this writing); world’s largest cast iron statue; best view of Birmingham; Contact: 205-933-1409