Neighborhoods Downtown


The business of pleasure.

An explosion of retail space, hip new lofts, professional baseball and a slew of breweries, restaurants, coffee shops and bars have made downtown Birmingham a must-experience to everyone who comes here.


Shopping downtown is all about the finds. Rare books, oddities and art work are all at your fingertips and ready to be enjoyed.


Even though the downtown workday might be ending at 5:00, that’s when the party scene is just getting started with cocktails, music and entertainment galore.


True southern style with a good bit of local flavor is on full display among the many culinary offerings for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Many of today’s hotels embrace the history of yesterday within renovated historic buildings featuring grand architecture and plenty of charm.


We have hands-on learning opportunities, science, art and a variety of greenspaces all conveniently located within the downtown area.


Around here, it’s easy to catch a baseball game, rent some bikes to cruise the streets, or even see a fireworks display on a warm summer night.

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"Letter From Birmingham Jail" Historic Marker

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his famous "Letter from Birmingham Jail" in April 1963 while he was incarcerated for...

9-11 Memorial Walk

The 9-11 Memorial Walk is a block-long greenway in downtown Birmingham (300 block of 19th Street North) linking three public...

A. G. Gaston Gardens

Formerly the A.G. Gaston Motel. In its heyday, it was Birmingham's only first-class motel for lodging African-Americans. Many of the...

Alabama Historical Radio Museum

Radio afficionados will enjoy this trek through the history of radio. The museum features radios from the early 20th century...

Alabama Penny Savings Bank

Now the Pythian Building, the Alabama Penny Savings Bank was Alabama's first black-owned bank and the first of three banks...

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

Sports museums around the country consider the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame a model of excellence. More than 5,000 sports...

Birmingham Barons AA Baseball

The history of the Birmingham Barons traces back to 1885, when the Barons (originally named the Coal Barons) played in...

Birmingham Children's Theatre

As a professional theatre of adults performing for youth and family audiences, the mission of Birmingham Children's Theatre is to...

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Richly detailed exhibits in the Civil Rights Institute reveal slices of black and white life in Alabama from the late...

Birmingham Museum of Art

The Birmingham Museum of Art has one of the finest collections in the Southeast. More than 24,000 objects represent a...

Birmingham Public Library

The main library is made up of two stunning buildings, the East Building with its dramatic atrium and the 1927...

Carver Theatre

The Carver Theatre is located in the historic 4th Avenue Business District and has become a popular venue not only...

Cathedral of St. Paul

Built in 1893 to provide a place of worship for Catholic immigrants to Birmingham, St. Paul's Cathedral welcomes visitors with...

Jones Valley Teaching Farm

Utilizing over 5 acres of vacant downtown property and a 25 acre farm at Mt Laurel, JVUF grows organic produce...

Kelly Ingram Park

Birmingham’s historic Kelly Ingram Park, site of civil rights rallies, demonstrations and confrontations in the 1960s, now offers visitors a...

McWane Science Center

Four floors of hands-on exhibits and an IMAX Dome Theatre are all part of the fun of learning at McWane...

Negro Southern League Museum

The Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM) tells the story of African-American baseball in America through the eyes of Birmingham, Alabama....

Oak Hill Cemetery

In 1871 the City of Birmingham purchased from the Elyton Land Company 21.5 acres of land for a city cemetery...

Reed Books

Book lovers from throughout the world enjoy visiting author Jim Reed at his rare-book loft, Reed Books. Jim Reed, a...

Regions Field

Regions Field has a number of group areas perfect for hosting events and parties. The Regions Field Banquet Hall is...

Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

Sloss is a 32-acre blast furnace plant where iron was made for nearly 100 years. Now a museum of history...

The Lyric Theatre

Alabama Theatre

Built in 1927, the Alabama Theatre is one of the nation's last operating movie palaces, featuring first-run and revival films,...

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church is Birmingham' s most famous Civil Rights landmark. On a September Sunday morning in 1963,...

Birmingham Civil Rights District

First Avenue Rocks

Birmingham Boulders is a new project from First Avenue Rocks. Birmingham Boulders is big! With over 12,000 square feet of...

Legacy Arena

Railroad Park

Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our...

Zyp Bikeshare

Peanut Place

Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park

Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail

Atrium Cafe in the Sheraton Hotel

Avery's Cafe

Birmingham Food Park

Featuring the Best in Birmingham's Food Trucks! 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to midnight on...

Bistro 218

Cafe Dupont

Built almost entirely from steel, the corner of First Avenue North and Twentieth Street was once called "the heaviest corner...

Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo is committed to giving you the true taste of authentic Mexican cooking by using only the best ingredients...

Carrigan's Public House

Casey's Sport Bar & Grill

Chan Lee's

Cosecha Urban Kitchen

The menu includes gourmet hot dogs and Cuban sandwiches, as well as a plantain bread pudding. The restaurant also features...

Edgar's Old Style Bakery - Downtown

Fife's Restaurant

Gabriella's Restaurant / Creative Catering by Ambrosia

Lunch served Monday- Saturday 11am- 2pm. Cold/ hot sandwiches, chicken salad, burgers, salads. Dinner served Monday- Saturday- 5pm- 9pm. Appetizers,...

Golden Rule Barbecue Harbert Plaza

Good People Brewing Company

Taproom is open Tuesday through Friday 3pm-10pm; Saturday 1pm-10pm and Sunday 1pm-4pm.

Gus's Hot Dogs - Downtown

Here in the Magic City, we know hot dogs. And Gus’s Hot Dogs is one of the finest historic establishments...

John's City Diner

A Birmingham tradition since 1944. By blending a bit of the old with the new, owner Shannon Gober has transformed...

M & M Barbecue & Cafeteria

Traditional Southern breakfast daily. Fresh veggies and homemade desserts. Monday-Friday 6am-4pm. Catering available.

Magic City Grille

The Magic City Grille serves home-style Southern food.

Magic Wok

Magnolia BBQ & Fish

McAlister's Gourmet Deli - Southside

Excellent dine-in, take out, or catering. Open seven days a week 10:30am-10:30pm.

Miami Fusion Cafe

Milo's Hamburgers - Southside

Moe's Southwest Grill UAB

Mugshots Grill & Bar - Uptown

Nelson Brother's Cafe

No-frills but friendly, Nelson Bros. serves breakfast all day, plus burgers and sandwiches.

Newk's Express Cafe - Southside

An express casual dining experience in a refreshing and stylish atmosphere. Serving fresh tossed salads, oven baked sandwiches, California style...

Niki's Downtown Cafe

A Birmingham tradition with extensive steam-table meat-and-three items and off-the-menu fare. Open Monday-Friday 6am-6pm.

O'Carr's Downtown

The O'Carr's Downtown menu will feature the same soups, salads and sandwiches available at the Homewood location. Hours are 10...

O'Henry's Coffees - Regions/Harbert Tower

Voted "Best of Birmingham." Coffee, espresso drinks, frozen and ice cream drinks, morning baked goods and desserts. A full lunch...

Oscar's at the Museum

Oscar’s promises lunch options that are scaled up in quality, but not in price. The café is committed to fresh...

Paramount Bar & Grill

Pita Loco

This casual restaurant features great American and Mediterranean cuisine for eating in or carrying out.

Rib It Up

Rogue Tavern

With a love for great music and fantastic food, we have opened what we feel will be a welcome addition...

Roly Poly Sandwiches - Downtown

The original rolled sandwich. Monday-Friday 7am-5pm. Open for breakfast.

Sarris Restaurant

Southern-style cooking with a Mediterranean flair.

Serendipity Cafe

Shindigs Catering

Sol's Sandwich Shop and Deli

Sol's Sandwich Shop & Deli is all about fresh and local. All of our burgers, hoagies, wraps and sandwiches are...

Subway - BJCC

Be sure to stop by and get your low carb meal at Subway located on the ground level by the...

Sweet Tea Restaurant

Ted's Restaurant

Ted's has been a Southside tradition for 27 years, featuring Southern-style breakfast, a large variety of fresh vegetables (for which...

Texas de Brazil- Birmingham

Texas de Brazil is carving a new experience in fine dining. The restaurant is an authentic Brazilian-American “Churrascaria”, or steakhouse,...

The Collins Bar

Located on 2nd Avenue North in the heart of Birmingham’s loft district, the Collins Bar is a casual and friendly...

The Fish Market Restaurant - Southside

The Pit Bar-B-Q The Number One

Urban Standard

Coffee shop / cafe'/ boutique. Monday-Friday until 6pm. Saturday 7am-5pm. During the week breakfast is served 6:30am-10am and lunch is...

Wall Street Deli/Sneaky Pete's - Kirklin Clinic

Yo' Mama's Restaurant & Catering

Zoe's Kitchen - Downtown

Chic and colorful, the downtown location is an upscale but moderately priced diner specializing in healthy, gourmet salads and sandwiches....

Pies & Pints

The Wine Loft

An upscale wine bar located in the handsomely renovated Goodall-Brown Building. The wine menu includes 70 wines by the glass...

Todd English P.U.B.

Iron City Birmingham

Iron City Birmingham is a full service grill, bar, and entertainment venue in the heart of downtown Birmingham. Our beautiful...

EastWest Kitchen & Bar

A new Asian fusion restaurant with a menu featuring such dishes as Chinese duck nachos and Korean fried cauliflower has...

The Southern Kitchen & Bar

We are a full service venue that can accommodate a large variety of private events. We offer services such as...

Ghion Cultural Hall - Pizitz Food Hall

Lichita's Popsicles & Ice Cream - Pizitz Food Hall

MO:MO: - Pizitz Food Hall

Ono Poke - Pizitz Food Hall

Revelator Coffee

Silver Kati: Indian Street Food - Pizitz Food Hall

The Standard - Pizitz Food Hall

WaffleWorks - Pizitz Food Hall

Trattoria Centrale

Yehman Carribbean Cuisine

Roots & Revelry

Marilyn's Deli & Dogs

Green Acres Cafe

Fresh Off The Bun

The Tutwiler Bar & Grill

Dawson's Burgers Wings & Fries

Brick & Tin Restaurant

Busy Corner Cheese & Provisions - Pizitz Food Hall

El Barrio Mexican Restaurant

Eli's Jerusalem Grill - Pizitz Food Hall

Fero - Pizitz Food Hall

Ichicoro Imoto - Pizitz Food Hall

Reveal Kitchen - The Pizitz Food Hall

Revelator Coffee - Pizitz Food Hall