Guidebook for Birmingham

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Guidebook for Birmingham

Food Scene

Nearby, local coffee shop that most coffee goers enjoy.
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O'Henry's Coffee
2831 18th St S
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Nearby, local coffee shop that most coffee goers enjoy.
Tasty, local donuts and baked goods.
Yo Yo Donuts, Etc
1919 28th Ave S
Tasty, local donuts and baked goods.
This is a delicious local bakery and cafe run by a kind, German lady. Their food is super good. They have some great brunch, too.
Klingler's European Bakery & Cafe
621 Montgomery Hwy
This is a delicious local bakery and cafe run by a kind, German lady. Their food is super good. They have some great brunch, too.
Super tasty local American restaurant. They have some great brunch, too.
Bistro V
521 Montgomery Hwy
Super tasty local American restaurant. They have some great brunch, too.
Super fresh and tasty frozen yogurt. They have quite a few local offerings of toppings from fruit to baked goods.
Yogurt Lab
633 Montgomery Highway
Super fresh and tasty frozen yogurt. They have quite a few local offerings of toppings from fruit to baked goods.
Super tasty brunch and food spot.
Another Broken Egg Cafe
2418 Montevallo Rd
Super tasty brunch and food spot.
Legendary. This is a must visit while in town, and is super close to our home. If you don't go here, you should at least try Dreamland Barbecue in Southside, or Jim N Nick's.
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Saw's BBQ
1008 Oxmoor Rd
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Legendary. This is a must visit while in town, and is super close to our home. If you don't go here, you should at least try Dreamland Barbecue in Southside, or Jim N Nick's.
This is a very tasty sushi/hibachi restaurant with great food and good prices.
Okinawa Sushi & Hibachi Steak House
148 Wildwood Pkwy
This is a very tasty sushi/hibachi restaurant with great food and good prices.
The hours of operation are a bit brief, but I've never had a cookie here I did not like. Great prices, size, taste, texture, creativity. Yum.
Icing on the Cookie
2907 Central Ave
The hours of operation are a bit brief, but I've never had a cookie here I did not like. Great prices, size, taste, texture, creativity. Yum.
Tasty Mexican food just down the street. A bit nicer than the standard Mexican restaurant.
Cocina Superior
587 Brookwood Village
Tasty Mexican food just down the street. A bit nicer than the standard Mexican restaurant.
Tasty Italian food just down the street.
BRIO Tuscan Grille
591 Brookwood Village
Tasty Italian food just down the street.
One of my favorite local places! It is so fresh and local and well priced and well run. I will always come here.
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Urban Cookhouse
1920 29th Ave S
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One of my favorite local places! It is so fresh and local and well priced and well run. I will always come here.
This place has some delicious baked goods. Yum!
Savage's Bakery
2916 18th St S
This place has some delicious baked goods. Yum!
Authentic Mexican. Comparable to Los Dos Hermanos Taco Truck just a mile or so West down Valley Ave. Tasty and cheap.
Gordos - Homewood
433 Valley Ave
Authentic Mexican. Comparable to Los Dos Hermanos Taco Truck just a mile or so West down Valley Ave. Tasty and cheap.
A super tasty grill and bar. Their burgers are very good.
Mugshots Grill & Bar - Vestavia Hills, AL
1919 Kentucky Ave
A super tasty grill and bar. Their burgers are very good.
One of the finest dining experiences you can have in Birmingham is very nearby. Make reservations far in advance though.
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Gianmarco's Restaurant
721 Broadway St
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One of the finest dining experiences you can have in Birmingham is very nearby. Make reservations far in advance though.
I really like this fresh, affordable restaurant.
Jason's Deli
583 Brookwood Village
I really like this fresh, affordable restaurant.
This is a super tasty BBQ joint with some delicious complimentary cheese biscuits.
Jim 'N Nick's
220 Oxmoor Rd
This is a super tasty BBQ joint with some delicious complimentary cheese biscuits.
One of the Top 3 BBQ restaurants in town. It is worth a visit, but I would go to one of the Saw's or Jim N Nicks before here.
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Dreamland BBQ Birmingham
1427 14th Ave S
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One of the Top 3 BBQ restaurants in town. It is worth a visit, but I would go to one of the Saw's or Jim N Nicks before here.
Super close for coffee and donuts, or their other foods.
Dunkin'
505 Brookwood Blvd
Super close for coffee and donuts, or their other foods.
Another very nearby coffee spot.
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Starbucks
3130 Cahaba Heights Rd
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Another very nearby coffee spot.
A great coffee and bar for early mornings or late nights.
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Octane Coffee And Bar
2822 Central Ave
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A great coffee and bar for early mornings or late nights.
Just in case you need another one to visit in this part of town.
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O'Henry's Coffee
2831 18th St S
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Just in case you need another one to visit in this part of town.
This is a newer, neat coffee shop. They do their own roasting or something like that I believe. They have musicians in a lot, too.
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Seeds Coffee Co. - Homewood
174 Oxmoor Rd
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This is a newer, neat coffee shop. They do their own roasting or something like that I believe. They have musicians in a lot, too.
Some delicious deep dish Chicago style pizza. Call your order in 30-45 minutes before you plan on arriving.
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Tortugas Pizza
1304 2nd Ave S
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Some delicious deep dish Chicago style pizza. Call your order in 30-45 minutes before you plan on arriving.
Some of the best Chinese in town you will find.
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Mr Chen's Authentic Chinese Cooking
1917 Hoover Ct
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Some of the best Chinese in town you will find.
Super tasty and affordable calzones and other stuff. Neat idea, build your own like sub shops.
Pazzo Big Slice Pizza
1678 Montgomery Hwy
Super tasty and affordable calzones and other stuff. Neat idea, build your own like sub shops.

Shopping

There are a lot of good shopping and dining options here. Chick-fil-A inside for lunch or dinner.
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Brookwood Village
780 Brookwood Village
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There are a lot of good shopping and dining options here. Chick-fil-A inside for lunch or dinner.
Buy anything you need from this neat Target just down the street. There is also a Starbucks and Pizza Hut Express inside. Park underneath the store!
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Target
531 Brookwood Village
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Buy anything you need from this neat Target just down the street. There is also a Starbucks and Pizza Hut Express inside. Park underneath the store!
Excellent shopping and restaurants to walk around and visit while you are here. An outdoor mall with very cool design.
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The Summit Birmingham
214 Summit Blvd
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Excellent shopping and restaurants to walk around and visit while you are here. An outdoor mall with very cool design.
The biggest mall as far as shop option numbers goes in Birmingham. All indoors, and at your fingertips.
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Riverchase Galleria
2000 Galleria Cir
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The biggest mall as far as shop option numbers goes in Birmingham. All indoors, and at your fingertips.
In case you need some outdoor gear while you visit.
Alabama Outdoors
108 Inverness Plaza
In case you need some outdoor gear while you visit.

Everything Else

Any medical needs can be handled in a flash just down the street.
Brookwood Baptist Medical Center
2010 Brookwood Medical Center Dr
Any medical needs can be handled in a flash just down the street.
My wife and I love this place! It is a super neat design for a library. It is in the middle of the woods, and you can actually hike from there all through the woods around a stream.
Vestavia Hills Public Library
1221 Montgomery Hwy
My wife and I love this place! It is a super neat design for a library. It is in the middle of the woods, and you can actually hike from there all through the woods around a stream.
Just in case you need to know where it is. Inside is Chick-fil-A, Jim n Nick's, some cafe/bakery, Good People Brewing. And they have free WiFi throughout.
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Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
5900 Messer Airport Hwy
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Just in case you need to know where it is. Inside is Chick-fil-A, Jim n Nick's, some cafe/bakery, Good People Brewing. And they have free WiFi throughout.
It is super close. It has great exercise equipment. The staff is super friendly. Indoor and outdoor pool. Indoor walking track, gym.
Shades Valley YMCA
3551 Montgomery Hwy
It is super close. It has great exercise equipment. The staff is super friendly. Indoor and outdoor pool. Indoor walking track, gym.
Fitness buffs needing to visit their place.
Gold's Gym
1090 Montgomery Hwy
Fitness buffs needing to visit their place.
Very neat, new place for family fitness and fun.
Homewood Community Center
1632 Oxmoor Rd
Very neat, new place for family fitness and fun.
Great for disc golf, tennis, and a big cookout. Not the nicest part of town, but perfectly fine during the day.
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George Ward Park
1901 Greensprings Ave S
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Great for disc golf, tennis, and a big cookout. Not the nicest part of town, but perfectly fine during the day.

Essentials

A great, healthy, upscale, natural, organic type grocery store just down the street.
The Fresh Market
549 Brookwood Village
A great, healthy, upscale, natural, organic type grocery store just down the street.
It's super close just over the hill. Buy One Get One deals are excellent, the bakery and deli is so good. It is super clean, and the people are super friendly. Redbox movie rental inside.
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Publix Super Market at Vestavia Hills City Center
784 Montgomery Hwy
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It's super close just over the hill. Buy One Get One deals are excellent, the bakery and deli is so good. It is super clean, and the people are super friendly. Redbox movie rental inside.
If you're into the more affordable groceries.
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Walmart Neighborhood Market
312 Palisades Blvd
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If you're into the more affordable groceries.
If you're into buying your own fresh fish and cooking it up.
Snapper Grabber’s Land & Sea
521 Montgomery Hwy
If you're into buying your own fresh fish and cooking it up.
Upscale, fresh groceries.
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Whole Foods Market
3100 Cahaba Village Pl
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Upscale, fresh groceries.

Sightseeing

It is free and almost always open as far as I know. It is a beautiful place to walk around and relax.
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Birmingham Botanical Gardens
2612 Lane Park Rd
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It is free and almost always open as far as I know. It is a beautiful place to walk around and relax.
This is a gorgeous campus you can stroll around in and relax. Maybe catch some arts or sport entertainment.
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Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
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This is a gorgeous campus you can stroll around in and relax. Maybe catch some arts or sport entertainment.
This is a national landmark full of history, color, and character. It's fun for walking around and taking pictures. Entertainment options are here a lot, too.
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Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
20 32nd St N
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This is a national landmark full of history, color, and character. It's fun for walking around and taking pictures. Entertainment options are here a lot, too.
Great history here.
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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
520 16th St N
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Great history here.
A beautiful preserve for rock climbing, hiking, and relaxing in the outdoors.
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Moss Rock Preserve
617 Preserve Way
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A beautiful preserve for rock climbing, hiking, and relaxing in the outdoors.

Arts & Culture

This is a gorgeous venue that is regularly putting on events. Parking is pretty easy with street spots all around.
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Alabama Theatre
1817 3rd Ave N
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This is a gorgeous venue that is regularly putting on events. Parking is pretty easy with street spots all around.
This is a very neat stadium, tickets are super cheap, it is always a fun, family friendly atmosphere.
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Regions Field
1401 1st Ave S
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This is a very neat stadium, tickets are super cheap, it is always a fun, family friendly atmosphere.
The movie theater just a few minutes up the hill.
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AMC Vestavia Hills 10
1911 Kentucky Ave
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The movie theater just a few minutes up the hill.
It's not the most re-assuring place. But the ticket price is hard to beat. $1.50/ticket, $3.50/ 3D ticket. It shows the movies right after they leave the main theaters.
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AMC CLASSIC Lorna Ridge 10
3443 Lorna Ridge Dr
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It's not the most re-assuring place. But the ticket price is hard to beat. $1.50/ticket, $3.50/ 3D ticket. It shows the movies right after they leave the main theaters.
For those of you with children that need to get them some pizza and entertainment:)
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Chuck E. Cheese
500 Old Town Rd
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For those of you with children that need to get them some pizza and entertainment:)
Bowling, drinks, food, games, billiards. Laid back good time.
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Vestavia Bowl
1429 Montgomery Hwy
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Bowling, drinks, food, games, billiards. Laid back good time.

Entertainment & Activities

This is a very fun and relaxing place to visit while in town. Play in the park on a nice day, and see the downtown skyline. There are also performances/shows here at times.
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Railroad Park Foundation
1600 1st Ave S
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This is a very fun and relaxing place to visit while in town. Play in the park on a nice day, and see the downtown skyline. There are also performances/shows here at times.
Probably the most family friendly place in town. Young families, kids, pets, festivals galore.
Homewood Central Park
1632 Oxmoor Rd
Probably the most family friendly place in town. Young families, kids, pets, festivals galore.
This is a very neat park for all sorts of outdoor adventures!
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Red Mountain Park
2011 Frankfurt Dr
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This is a very neat park for all sorts of outdoor adventures!
This is a very large park with tons of outdoor activities available for all.
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Oak Mountain State Park
200 Terrace Dr
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This is a very large park with tons of outdoor activities available for all.
For some entertainment for yourself or the kids. Mini golf, go karts, games, etc.
Treetop Family Adventure
1012 Dunnavant Valley Rd
For some entertainment for yourself or the kids. Mini golf, go karts, games, etc.