The best part about dive bars? There are so many awesome ways to eat on the cheap in Birmingham.
Some call it sad, I call it having two friends. Heidi Elenora is on that street —hint, hint.
For the couple who met studying abroad
I pretty much insist on trying a new restaurant every time we go on a date, but unfortunately, my wallet insists on stopping. Plus, you get the chance to see them on the big screen.
That being said, early morning dates are my JAM. You can choose from quiche, fresh bread, pastries and more along with coffee. Plus we all know the famous saying: a couple who gives back to the community together, stays together ok, I made that up, but it should definitely be a thing.
Browse the bookstore or bring your own and settle into the cozy atmosphere with a cup of coffee. Looking for a lunch date? We have an entire guide dedicated to them —check it out! Birmingham is made up of 23 communities that contain 99 neighborhoods.
Enjoy a Monday happy hour sitting on the patio of The Essential. Bonus tip: get your lunch to-go and head across the street to Railroad Park for a hassle-free picnic.
General features amazing live music and a beautiful spread of charcuterie boards, along with drinks. You can also catch a dreamy underground show put on by Sofar Sounds. Yeah, this is an incredible deal.
The entire city is like an art museum when you count all the fantastic murals scattered throughout. I may be 21, but my partying days are pretty much limited to a few drinks after work. You can do a quick walk over to the highly-rated Canary Gallery on 2nd Ave. Third Friday in Forest Park is a true dream for anyone that loves art, live music, wine and supporting local business so, all of Birmingham.
Calling myself out here!