Nana Funks 708 29th St S 205-250-8003 BIRMINGHAM

Get your groove on to the sounds of music from the 70s, 80s and 90s at Nana Funks, a fun dance spot in the heart of Birmingham s trendy Lakeview Entertainment District. Free pool on Monday night and awesome music every night make this one of the best places to hang out in Birmingham. Melissa J.

The Nick 2514 10th Ave S 205-252-3831 BIRMINGHAM

If you are looking for live music in Birmingham, make sure to check out The Nick. Birming- ham s dirty little secret for over twenty years, The Nick has hosted some of today s top alternative artists in their early days. Bands are booked almost every night, and they play late. Because it rocks! I moved back to Alabama after 3 years. When I walked into the Nick, I breathed a sigh of relief it felt like home. The bartenders know you by name and they ll even keep up with your wallet when you ve had a few too many. The Nick is the CBGB s of the South and it will always be IN. Jen G.

Oasis 2807 7th Ave S 205-323-5538 BIRMINGHAM

Ringtoss, darts, foosball and an outdoor patio make Oasis a favorite of young professionals in town. There is never a short- age of great music at Oasis, with local bands and regional acts playing nightly. From play- ing bar games to visiting with friends, Oasis is a fun addition to Birmingham s nightlife. Oasis is the best because there s always live music, good company and a great selection of beers... and the ringtoss will drive you crazy for hours. Carly B.

Ona s Music Room 2801 2nd Ave S Ste C 205-320-7006 BIRMINGHAM

Ona s is owned and operated by Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame inductee Ona Watson and was voted to the Top 10 Jazziest Places by USA Today. If you are looking for some good local jazz, Ona s is the place for you. I am a lover of good music, and Ona s is definitely the spot with the right atmosphere to enjoy an evening out! Ona is very friendly and every time I m in B ham I have to hit this spot! Michele M.

Pale Eddie s Pour House 2308 2nd Ave N 205-297-0052 BIRMINGHAM

If you ve never heard the legend of prohibition-era folk hero Pale Eddie, you need to. And the best way to hear it is at his namesake watering hole, with a frosty pint in hand. While you re there, enjoy the many high-gravity and craft brews they specialize in, plus live music and a rotating gallery of works from local artists. Pale Eddie would be proud. Even J. Edgar Hoover himself couldn t deny the awesomeness of this place. Jonathan H.

Parkside Café 4036 5th Ave S 205-595-0920 BIRMINGHAM

Across the street from Avondale Park, this charming new neigh- borhood bar is decorated in brightly colored paper lanterns. With one of Birmingham s best courtyards, Parkside s full bar and great beer selection make it the perfect spot for happy hour, an art opening, a private event and the occasional acoustic act. Their patio is one of the best outdoor spaces in town! Lynn P.