Neighborhoods Southside


Bohemian rhapsody.

Situated at the base of the forested northern slope of Red Mountain, the historic Southside community is one of the most cosmopolitan neighborhoods in Birmingham, with Five Points South being a central hub for art, nightlife and entertainment.


The most eclectic shops and galleries offer you a bevy of original creations, singular pieces and unexpected finds everywhere you look.


Historically known as the heart of Southside, Five Points South has been the center for Birmingham art and entertainment for decades.


The dishes you can find here aren’t just some of the best in town – they’re internationally recognized as some of the finest anywhere in the world.


From historic buildings dating back decades to newer boutique hotels, stay right in the heart of where all the action is.

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5 Point Public Oyster Bar

808 south - a bistro

American Fare, moderately priced, full breakfast buffet daily. Mon.-Sun. opened from 6:30 am - 2:00 pm and from 5:00 pm...

Al's Deli & Grill

Mediterranean and American fare. Indoor diner. Outdoor patio with fountain and flowers. Open 24 hours a day.

Black Market Bar & Grill

Open Monday-Thursday: 3pm- 2am/ Friday-Sunday: 11am- 2am.nnOpen Monday-Thursday: 3pm- 2am/ Friday-Sunday: 11am- 2am.

Books, Beans and Candles

Chez FonFon

Chez Fonfon is an authentic French bistro focusing on French provincial food and wine-- the French equivalent of the friendly...

Delta Blues Hot Tamales

The menu features spicy pork and black bean tamales; pork, catfish, Italian sausage, Buffalo chicken, and black bean and sweet...

Dreamland Bar-B-Que

This is the uptown sister to the famous Tuscaloosa Dreamland that is known far and wide for its simple menu...

Gable Square Saloon & Games

Golden Temple Natural Grocery and Café

A cheerful cafe and grocery that has served Birmingham for 35 years. Golden Temple caters to health-conscious diners with vegetarian...

Highlands Bar & Grill

Since 1982, Highlands has served a daily changing menu informed by classic French techniques and incorporating the foods of the...

Hot and Hot Fish Club

A bustling West Coast atmosphere permeates this creative, upscale restaurant--the recent winner of the 1998 Robert Mondavi "Award of Excellence."...

Lucy's Coffee & Tea

Neighborhood feel within walking distance from UAB. Coffees, teas, pastries and more.

Makarios Kabobs & Grill

Mediterranean-inspired appetizers, sandwiches, salads and entrees. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Mellow Mushroom -Southside

Pizza, calzones, sandwiches and salads in a cool, appropriately mellow atmosphere. Lunch and dinner daily. Full bar with a large...

New China Town Restaurant

The menu includes popular chow main, egg foo young, a nice selection of shrimp, poultry and beef dishes. There are...


Rated four stars by the Birmingham News, Ocean offers fresh seafood in a comfortable, contemporary, upscale atmosphere. AAA- Four Diamond/...

Ranelli's Deli & Cafe

Located on Southside since 1971. Hot Italian lunch specials, deli meats, imported cheeses. Outside patio for dining pleasure. Monday-Friday 11am-6pm.nnLocated...

Sitar Indian Restaurant

Surin West

Authentic, fresh Thai and Pacific Rim cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Thai noodle and chicken Masaman are two popular entrees....

Taj India

Authentic Indian Cuisine. Enjoy Tandoori Chicken, Lamb, Seafood, Curry dishes, Basmati Pillav, clay over baked breads and more. Lunch Monday-Friday...

The Garage

Named by GQ as one of "The World's Best Places To Fly To", The Garage has a delightful split personality....

The J. Clyde

Join us on Birmingham's largest covered patio for a cold beverage and enjoy a selection from our lunch and dinner...

The Original Pancake House

More upscale than your average pancake house, this popular cafe features not just pancakes but also enormous, fluffy omelets and...

The Pita Stop

Voted #1 ethnic restaurant in Birmingham four years in a row, the Pita Stop boasts both Middle Eastern cuisine -...

Wings Around the Clock - Southside


Upstairs and downstairs bars and bands. Outside bar. Live music featuring national, regional and local bands.nnUpstairs and downstairs bars and...

Five Points South Entertainment District

Five Points South, founded in 1893, is a walk able neighborhood with award-winning James Beard restaurants, historically significant architecture from...

Bottega Italian Restaurant and Cafe'

An elegant blend of Italian and other Mediterranean cuisine. Daily specials and seasonal dinner menu. Al fresco dining available. Reservations...

Galley and Garden Restaurant

Chef James Boyce and wife and partner, Suzan, invite you to Galley & Garden, Birmingham’s newest destination for modern American-French...

Jim N Nick's Bar B Q - Five Points South

Giuseppe's Cafe and Expresso Bar