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Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum
Buckle up! Founded by race driver George Barber, the Vintage Motorsports Museum is a result of his passion for cars and motorcycles. The museum itself has an impressive collection of motorcycles, totaling more than 1,400 in all, and about half of them are on display at any given time. They span a wide range of both time and origin, representing more than 200 manufacturers and nearly two dozen countries. There is also a car collection which includes several Lotus and rare race cars.
The Birmingham Zoo The Birmingham Zoo
The Birmingham Zoo is a zoological park that opened in 1955 in Birmingham, Alabama. It is the largest zoo in Alabama. The 122-acre zoo is home to almost 800 animals representing over 200 species, including many endangered species from six continents. The zoo is managed by a private non-profit corporation.
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is a large interpretive museum and research center in Birmingham, Alabama that depicts the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s.
Alabama Theatre Alabama Theatre
The Alabama Theatre is a movie palace in Birmingham, Alabama. It was built in 1927 by Paramount's Publix Theatre chain as its flagship theater for the southeastern region of the United States. Seating 2,500 people at the time, it was the largest in the Birmingham Theatre district.
Birmingham Museum of Art Birmingham Museum of Art
The Birmingham Museum of Art is home to more than 20,000 works, from ancient to contemporary and originating from all parts of the globe. The largest of the museum's collections, in fact nearly half of the items, are European decorative arts. The American decorative arts collection contains more than 2,000 pieces, and together these collections include a wide variety of items, such as porcelain; vases and vessels; and metalwork like fine silver, furniture, and textiles.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens Birmingham Botanical Gardens
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens adorn a 67-acre park, which is also a center for horticultural education. Visitors will first see the impressive glass conservatory when arriving through the Queen's Gates, as it sits behind the stunning Formal Garden. The majority of gardens here are categorized by plant type, referred to as the Gardens of Collections, and among these, you will find two dedicated to rhododendrons; one formal rose garden; and others containing varieties of lily, iris, hosta, and more. The Gardens of Nature focus on native local plants, and the Gardens of Culture are home to a wide variety of flora, each representing various design styles. Among these you will find a Japanese garden, a herb garden, and many other themes.
Birmingham's Railroad Park Birmingham's Railroad Park
In the middle of downtown Birmingham, the Railroad Park is an oasis of green space and water features, offering a retreat from the bustle and heat of the city. It covers 19 acres, laid out to include plenty of lawn space, trees for shade, flowers, and a variety of streams and ponds. The park is also home to a small lake and offers several trails for walking or running, with the three-quarter-mile Rail Trail offering excellent views of the city. For younger kids, there are two playgrounds, and active teens will be excited about the three skate bowls. The park also hosts various cultural events, family activities, and concerts, and is monitored 24/7 by security cameras and rangers. Restrooms and dining facilities are also available on-site.

Food and Drink in Birmingham

With the combination of established, award-winning chefs and the hottest up-and-coming talent has created a community dedicated to the culinary arts that has a flavor all its own. New twists on southern classics. European-inspired creations. Down-home soul food. Birmingham has just what your palate is looking for.

Highlands Bar & Grill
This James Beard Foundation Award Winning Restaurant is a must try! With their ever-changing seasonal menu of French-inspired, regional Southern fare served in an elegant setting.

Ovenbird
Buzzy, rustic-chic eatery & bar with a patio offering adventurous, globally inspired small plates. The menu focuses on the amazing seasonal southern ingredients that takes inspiration from the live fire traditions of Spain, Portugal, Uruguay, Argentina and of course the American South.

Roots & Revelry
A fun, energetic tribute to American cuisine. The dining room is bustling with high-energy just like the surroundings of Birmingham's, great Magic City. The menu boasts local and seasonal from farms throughout Alabama; the menu is ever changing, always having the freshest product on hand. Roots & Revelry's dishes are fun, playful yet elegant with a feeling of comfort to them. Roots & Revelry departs from the norm by modernizing fine dining. It's haute with casual undertones, southern with international influences.

SAW's Juke Joint
Self-proclaimed "upscale dive" serving Southern barbecue fare like pulled pork & chicken & waffles.

Miss Myra's
All the usual smoky suspects are on the menu (pork, brisket, sausage and chicken) but Miss Myra's has a secret weapon: homemade pies. Plow through a two-meat combination plate and finish up with a giant slice of peanut butter pie. You'll be rolling with the Tide in no time.

Hot and Hot Fish Club
The Hot and Hot Fish Club takes a modern approach to blending French, Southern, and California-styles of cooking, set against the backdrop of downtown Birmingham. The airy dining room and connecting bar offer ever-changing dishes and cocktails executed by Chef/Co-Owner Chris Hastings and his team and are inspired by Alabama, the local farmer's harvest, and other artisans of every kind.

Bottega
Bottega features flavors inspired by the wine bars and trattorias of Italy–from Venice to Palermo. The best aperitifs, wines, beers, cocktails, savory bites and sublime desserts are offered in a warm and sophisticated atmosphere. Italy inspires the cuisine, carefully crafted by linking ingredients from the American South with artisanal producers from the Italian countryside.

Bottega Café
This Café is a part of the Bottega fine restaurant. Opening two years after the restaurant the relaxed cafe opened offering a menu built around pizza and dishes cooked in a wood burning oven.

Bettola
Brick-front pizzeria featuring straight-up Italian fare & wood-fired Neopolitan pies.

Chez Fonfon
Chez Fonfon is that cozy, casual French bistro that transfers you to Paris, Lyon or Nice. A bustling place serving classic, hearty French fare: steak tartare, moules et frites, sauted trout with brown butter, escargots, and homemade charcuterie. Offering the most delicious wines, chosen for their value and quirkiness, from the Loire, Rhone and Languedoc. Automatic Seafood and Oysters Automatic Seafood and Oysters aims to blend fine dining with a friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcome, always. Their menu offers a variety of seafood dishes, featuring fish primarily sourced from the Gulf of Mexico, oysters from waters along the Southern and Eastern coastlines, as well as a selection of land-based produce and proteins. Comfortable, elegant, and classic, the space at Automatic is an ode to Americana and lends itself to a coastal setting — not speaking directly to one specific body of water or region, but drawing inspiration from all shorelines across the country.

El Barrio Restaurante Y Bar
El Barrio brings an exciting, different flavor to the Birmingham restaurant scene. Inspired by multi-regional Mexican cuisine, urban design and locally sourced ingredients, El Barrio bridges the gap between the typical Mexican restaurant and a bustling bar and grill.

Blueprint on 3rd
Blueprint on 3rd is a polished-casual American brasserie in Birmingham, Alabama paying homage to regional cuisines. With historical Sloss Furnaces as the backdrop, the industrial art deco dining room and zinc-top bar offer seasonal, local dishes and cocktails put together by Owner/Operator, Dean Robb and his team of Birmingham restaurant industry veterans. An open-air feel is available throughout the restaurant with windows opening across the front and garage doors opening across the back leading to the secluded patio area that connects to the spine of Pepper Place. It's a great walking path that leads to the rest of the entertainment district of the area.

Bamboo on 2nd
Bamboo on 2nd is an Asian-inspired restaurant and bar located in the Downtown Loft District of Birmingham, AL. Bamboo on 2nd's goal is simple: They want to operate a neighborhood restaurant and bar that serves their guests new, exciting and affordable, Pan-Asian food. Their menu includes sushi rolls, noodle bowls, small plates, a variety of skewered and Asian inspired salads.

Cayo Coco Rum Bar & Restaurant
The 1940's Cuba was a time of political unrest; the people wanted more, so they made more. Art, food, and drink flourished at the pinnacle of Cuban culture. Inspired by this period of Cuban culture, cayo coco is a tropical vacation waiting in the heart of Birmingham. A space made for rest, comfort, and escape. enjoy food and drinks from menu's inspired by many classic Cuban and Latin favorites, with just a touch of the south. Find yourself in paradise, at cayo coco.

Bistro Two Eighteen
Nestled in the heart of Downtown Birmingham's Financial and Theater District, Bistro 218 features side by side dining concepts. Guests can enjoy a glass of wine or craft cocktail in their upscale casual bar room and indulge in a full bar menu under or proceed through the French doors into the main dining room and take pleasure in French classics paired with seasonally procured wines and local craft beers. Reservations are available in either room. Ever changing menus are seasonal, with Gulf Coast influences and feature local foragers and farms supplying the best Alabama has to offer. Bistro 218 brings French cuisine to every palette. Enjoy your bistro favorites-from quiche to duck confit.

Pubs

The Collins Bar
Custom cocktails pair with innovative pub eats in an inviting atmosphere with quirky vintage decor.

Paramount Bar
Cocktails & creative pub grub offered in a vintage, industrial-chic setup with video & arcade games.

The Atomic Lounge
Kitschy watering hole with a cool vibe offering creative cocktails, themed rooms & costumes to wear.

Paper Doll
Chic, upscale bar pouring a wide variety of classic & innovative cocktails, plus whiskey flights.