If there’s anything that Birmingham does exceptionally well, it’s food. There’s a reason they call us the Dinner Table of the South. Whether you’re looking for something elegant or casual, many of Birmingham’s restaurants offer large outdoor patios to pair with your dining experience. We’ve compiled a list of some local favorites, organized by Food, Breweries and Bars, to help you plan your evening in Birmingham.

Outdoor Dining in Birmingham

Featuring both Latin and American cuisine, Rojo offers a comfortable place to unwind with friends for lunch, dinner, or late night drinks.
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Back Forty Beer Company
Located across from historic Sloss Furnaces, this is the perfect spot for customers to drink a beer, or order from a variety of American pub foods.
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Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint
A staple of the Tennessee barbecue scene, Martin’s is preaching the “Whole Hog” Bar-B-Que gospel with their low-and-slow smoked pork.
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Carrigan’s Beer Garden
Carrigan’s Beer Garden packs one of the largest patios in Birmingham, along with a menu that features German-inspired cuisine (brats & pretzels) along with American pub food.
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Sol y Luna
A great place to gather with family or friends, Sol Y Luna has everything you could hope for when it comes to Tapas & Tequila.
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Bettola is located in the historic Pepper Place District and includes a variety of Italian dishes, from house-made pasta to wood-fired Neopolitan pies.
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Hot & Hot Fish Club
One of Birmingham’s most lauded restaurants, Hot & Hot Fish Club recently moved to a new location in Pepper Place. Get a taste of Chef Hastings’ modern approach to blending Southern, French, and California-styles of cooking.
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Bottega is one of three restaurants in Birmingham operated by Chef Frank Stitt, the most decorated chef in Birmingham. Bottega features flavors inspired by the wine bars and trattorias of Italy–from Venice to Palermo.
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Pies & Pints
Located near Railroad Park and the Rotary Trail downtown, Pies & Pints offers visitors a place to enjoy an array of craft beers, specialty pies, delicious salads, and more.
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Vecchia Pizzeria
Nestled in the heart of the Moss Rock Preserve, Vecchia Pizzeria has built a loyal following with their wood-fired pizzas and ingredients sourced directly from Italy.
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Breweries in Birmingham

Good People Brewing Company
Downtown Location →

Avondale Brewing Company
Avondale Location →

Cahaba Brewing Company
Avondale Location →

Ghost Train Brewing
Pepper Place Location →

Trim Tab Brewing Company
Lakeview Location →

Birmingham District Brewing Company
Downtown Location →

Ferus Artisan Ales
Trussville Location →


Bars with Outdoor Seating in Birmingham

Queen’s Park
Downtown Location →

Moonshine at Elyton
Downtown Location →

The Roof at Redmont
Downtown Location →

Carrigan’s Public House
Downtown Location →
Mountain Brook Location →

Freddy’s Wine Bar
Highland Park Location →


This is just a handful of the restaurants in Birmingham that offer outdoor seating. If you’re looking to find specific restaurants by location, our friends at StyleBlueprint have put together a comprehensive list to help you plan the optimal outdoor dinner.