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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Scenic Lookout
“Historical Vulcan monument & gift shop surrounded by a nice park with a grand view off the mountain.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Museum
“An important snapshot of Birmingham’s complicated history- a beautiful museum telling the story of the Civil Rights struggle in Birmingham and the country as a whole.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Museum
“One of the finest museums in the Southeast- extensive collection, thousands of works of art, in a beautiful museum.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park near the center of town- you can explore the park and then grab a beer at Good People, Birmingham’s oldest brewery! ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Fun rainy day activity for the whole family: hands-on science museum with Alabama’s largest aquarium and an IMAX theater.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
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“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
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“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
Park
“Great outdoor activities, hiking, biking and even archery but check their website for more information. 15 mins away from our door step”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“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
Bar
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“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
French Restaurant
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“Upscale French restaurant. Wonderful food (try the coconut cake) and wine selection. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Brewery
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“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
Bar
“Amazing 70s themed bar. Incredible detail and a fun environment. Be sure to ask the bartender for a Brad Green. It isn't always on the menu, but it's one of the best cocktails in the city. ”
  • 19 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
Stadium
“Home of the Birmingham Barons, this is a new facility recently built downtown in an area that is seeing a nice resurgence. ”
  • 15 locals recommend

Top restaurants

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
“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
“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
“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
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
Asian Restaurant
“This is one of our favorite places to grab a bite to eat. Sushi is amazing!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Great place for live music. Also has large screen tv for all the games and great food.”
  • 9 locals recommend

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