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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.

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“a franchise of the original restaurant (located in Tuscaloosa), Dreamland BBQ has amazing ribs. ”
6 locals recommend
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“Nice atmosphere, can belly up to the bar indoors or head out to their outdoor area. Has a small food stand in the back called Hot Box if you're hungry and another little open window bar if you miss the days when you could smoke inside. ”
16 locals recommend
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“Another one of our early adopters, CBC, outgrew their space on 4th Ave South and relocated in an old Gin in the midst of revival. The large brewery space packs out on weekends, and many locals grab food at the food truck parked out front most days of the week, or they walk a few steps next door to grab tasty Puerto Rican Food from Tropicaleo. ”
7 locals recommend
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“My favorite Birmingham Brewery! I love the artwork they feature inside, they have a wonderful patio area, and they make interesting small-batch brews they release every month!”
8 locals recommend
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“Cheese all day long, on every type of sandwich, in every form. Yummy, gooey, cheese. Lines are out the door to eat inside, or on the patio in this converted gas station in the Avondale area.”
7 locals recommend
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“I have heard they have the best burgers and oysters!! Walk across the street to breweries in Avondale too.”
9 locals recommend
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“lakeview area very happening area with lots of restuarants and nightclubs and bars, ”
4 locals recommend
Café
“Super cute decor, great coffee, and amazing breakfast/brunch options. We highly recommend the sweet potato biscuits. ”
8 locals recommend
Bus Station
“The Summit is a large, outdoor mall where you can fulfill all your shopping needs and desires.”
4 locals recommend
Park
“Walkable in 10 minutes. There's a nice pond with a walking trail, plus a play area with slides and swings for kids. ”
7 locals recommend
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“Must. Eat. Burger. Made-from-scratch-at-your-table guacamole is another must-have. I also really like their chopped salad.”
5 locals recommend
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“Go to the wine bar right at 5pm when they open in the back. The food is cheaper than the main restaurant and the food and wine are incredible. ”
12 locals recommend
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“Chef Hastings beat Bobby Flay in Iron Chef America! He knows his food. $$$. Amazing food. Menu changes everyday, but my dessert rec: the chocolate souffle.”
6 locals recommend
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“You'll take a step back in time when you enter this beautiful hidden speakeasy. ”
8 locals recommend
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“This place is perfect if you are heading to the mcwain center or hanging out downtown and want to grab a bite of food ”
7 locals recommend
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3 locals recommend