Avondale Brewing Company has turned a former saloon into a beautiful new taproom.
Cahaba Brewing Company 2616 3rd Ave S 205-578-2616 BIRMINGHAM
These long-time beer fanatics serve up over a dozen different brews throughout the year, and their taproom in the Pepper Place district is always hopping with live music, tastings and other events. The craft beer scene in Bir- mingham is growing quickly, and these guys are a big part of that. I ve loved everything I ve tried. Michael M.
The Collins Bar 2125 2nd Ave N 205-323-7995 BIRMINGHAM
Formerly known as Metro Bar, The Collins is a swanky yet unpretentious source for mixed drinks and quality pub fare. And with giant paper airplanes hang- ing from the ceiling and the Periodic Table of Birmingham behind the bar, there s not another atmosphere quite like it. I love those paper airplanes so much. I could stare at them for hours. Karla K.
Crestwood Tavern 5500 Crestwood Blvd 205-510-0053 BIRMINGHAM
Crestwood Tavern is the neigh- borhood watering hole in Crest- wood, just east of downtown. Never a cover for live music, pool, Wii, darts and a bartender that always remembers your drink of choice. Try your cocktail on their newly expanded patio. Crestwood Tavern is one of the best dog-friendly places in town. We take our dog to the park right next door, then cool off with a beer on their patio. Charles H.
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