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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.

Bar
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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
Restaurant
“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
Restaurant
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“a franchise of the original restaurant (located in Tuscaloosa), Dreamland BBQ has amazing ribs. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Distance from house: 12 miles; Why we like them: Outlet stores for large number of clothing, décor, kitchen, and bath/body needs. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
“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
Burger Joint
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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
Bus Station
“The Summit is a large, outdoor mall where you can fulfill all your shopping needs and desires.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“Super cute decor, great coffee, and amazing breakfast/brunch options. We highly recommend the sweet potato biscuits. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a local favorite with delicious pops made from local, fresh ingredients. There's something for everyone, even if you're on a diet! Elizabeth's favorite is the avocado pop, while Jared's is the plain chocolate.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“lakeview area very happening area with lots of restuarants and nightclubs and bars, ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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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
Museum
“If you're enamored with shiny, colorful things on wheels, you've got to make time for a visit, and it's only $15 for the basic tour. Besides the wheels, it's stunning architecture is worth your time, as well the grounds that surround the facility. There are also track days, and weekend events like vintage motorcycles, Grand Prix, etc. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a great place to grab a before or after-dinner drink. It is unique and you have to go through a Tartus to access! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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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
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
Bus Station
  • 3 locals recommend