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Things to do in Mountain Brook

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.
Shopping Mall
“The newest mall around town. Stores are located in a village like set up, with a sprawling parking lot in between. Mildly walkable, and a decent movie theater. Lots of stores, and a few fun places to eat (ShakeShack, Flip Burger, California Pizza Kitchen, Zoes).”
  • 26 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is 67.5-acre of botanical gardens located adjacent to Lane Park at the southern foot of Red Mountain in Birmingham, Alabama. The gardens are home to over 12,000 different types of plants, 25 unique gardens, more than 30 works of original outdoor sculpture, and several miles of walking paths. With more than 350,000 annual visitors, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens qualify as one of Alabama's top free-admittance tourist attractions.”
  • 22 locals recommend
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.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“Local watering hole with good beer and decent food in a casual environment.”
  • 11 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
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. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 4 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
Bar
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“lakeview area very happening area with lots of restuarants and nightclubs and bars, ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bus Station
“The Summit is a large, outdoor mall where you can fulfill all your shopping needs and desires.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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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
Convenience Store
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“If you need prescriptions or toiletries while you are staying with us, this Walgreens is right around the corner. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“If you are looking for healthier, higher quality prepared-food options, then you should check it out. Unfortunately, it is on the outskirts of Birmingham as well. Notice a theme?”
  • 5 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“A great local coffee shop, perfect for your morning cup of joe or a serene spot to get some work done or read a book. Within walking distance.”
  • 7 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
French Restaurant
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“Quaint French cafe in nearby English Village, open Sundays. Good food, European cafe feel. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Latin American Restaurant
“Local watering hole with good beer and decent food in a casual environment.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“I have heard they have the best burgers and oysters!! Walk across the street to breweries in Avondale too.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“lakeview area very happening area with lots of restuarants and nightclubs and bars, ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Must. Eat. Burger. Made-from-scratch-at-your-table guacamole is another must-have. I also really like their chopped salad.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Hotbox is an airstream in the backyard of Parkside. Try the drunken noodle and lemongrass fried chicken!”
  • 7 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“ Live blues-style music Friday and Saturday nights at this restaurant. Also there are many other restaurants and bars nearby in the same area.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“They have a truck and restaurant in Avondale- delicious, authentic tacos. And the price is right!”
  • 4 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Quaint French cafe in nearby English Village, open Sundays. Good food, European cafe feel. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

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