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Best things to do in Birmingham

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bar
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“Southern fine dining. Recipients of 2018 James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant and Outstanding Pastry Chef. Reservations required, but not at their sister restaurant next door, Chez Fonfon.”
23 locals recommend
Brewery
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“My favorite local brewery. It’s also directly across the street from the Baron’s baseball stadium.”
9 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Upscale French restaurant. Wonderful food (try the coconut cake) and wine selection. ”
15 locals recommend
Food
“If you're here on a Saturday morning, be sure to check out the farmers market. It's open almost all year long, though fresh produce may be limited.”
21 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This place is why Birmingham is called Iron (or Magic) City! These photos don't give it justice!!! Check it out and bring your camera! The cooling pond is a nice place for a picnic. ”
11 locals recommend
Bar
“Next door. Great place for a beer and food. Really great place with a roof top deck.”
18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“BEST PLACE FOR BBQ. There are other locations around town, but we like this one (though it's small). ”
15 locals recommend
Stadium
“Home of the Double "A", Birmingham Barons! The Barons are an affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.”
13 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“Local watering hole with good beer and decent food in a casual environment.”
10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“This grocery store is the closest. It stays open until 10pm everyday except Sundays (when it closes at 9pm). They have a good selection of wines and beer too.”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fire grilled pizza crust, build your own pie or choose from their specials. Next to The Brewery with nightlife and live music entertainment. Great atmosphere. ”
14 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Great place for live music. Also has large screen tv for all the games and great food.”
9 locals recommend
Bar
“This lounge will take you back to the 70s. A great place for drinks downtown with the option to put on a costume if you choose!”
15 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“This is one of our favorite places to grab a bite to eat. Sushi is amazing!”
8 locals recommend
Café
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“Italian cafe in a historic building. Is often very busy with the well-heeled set. ”
11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“a franchise of the original restaurant (located in Tuscaloosa), Dreamland BBQ has amazing ribs. ”
6 locals recommend