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Things to do in Birmingham

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.
Cinema
“Head to downtown Birmingham and enjoy dinner and a movie at this 3 story theatre.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“A retro-style diner open for breakfast, brunch, or happy hour with live music”
  • 6 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Large selection of locally brewed beer, decent bar food with family-style seating. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
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“The best coffee around. Yep better than Starbucks Reserve in my opinion. Great food too, breakfast, lunch. Close early.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Within walking distance (though you have to cross Woodward) --has an amazing selection of produce and cheese! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cinema
“A classic upscale theater the BIrmingham 8 tends to show niche selection of movies. Not art movies but the movies cater to an older crowd.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Classic french bakery/coffee shop with croissants, macarons, bread, cake, coffee and light fare. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good food and good drinks. Can be a bit of a scene and usually a wait, but also worth it! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great neighborhood spot for drinks or casual dining. Just down the street.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great seafood and decent wine list. An old standby here in Birmingham. Can wait for a table, so go early!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“Downright awesome yoga. Check out their candlelight yoga classes. Visitors pay a fee and they will loan you a mat for a small fee. Arrive 15-20 minutes early!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 2 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Elevated European-inspired American fare & a diverse wine list in sophisticated, lively surrounds.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Swiss chard will blow your mind and the fatouche salad is addicting! 2-3 minute walk door to door ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“A retro-style diner open for breakfast, brunch, or happy hour with live music”
  • 6 locals recommend
Brewery
“Large selection of locally brewed beer, decent bar food with family-style seating. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“The best coffee around. Yep better than Starbucks Reserve in my opinion. Great food too, breakfast, lunch. Close early.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good food and good drinks. Can be a bit of a scene and usually a wait, but also worth it! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Great neighborhood spot for drinks or casual dining. Just down the street.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great seafood and decent wine list. An old standby here in Birmingham. Can wait for a table, so go early!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend

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