The Rare Martini 2839 7th Ave S 205-323-0008 BIRMINGHAM

This two-story, multi-room bar is perfect for a night out dancing. A large stage and dance floor feature either live entertain- ment or a DJ. Not in the mood to dance? There is a separate area with booths for sitting and catching up with friends. The Rare Martini is upscale without being uptight...the atmosphere is fun and upbeat; the crowd is one of the most beautiful in the city! Candice W.

Rogue Tavern 2312 2nd Ave N 205-202-4151 BIRMINGHAM

Hear local bands at Rogue Tavern, where their great sound system, big dance floor and de- licious more-than-just-bar-food food make this spot a must-visit. Plus, their cool back patio is the perfect place to lounge and catch up with friends. Rogue is one of the best new spots in town. They have great happy hour specials and plenty of room for big groups. Lange R.

Steel 1st and 23rd 2300 1st Ave N 205-324-0666 BIRMINGHAM

A modern edge on a classic space, Steel is an upscale

From rockin world tours to the most intimate of performances, lovers of live music know that when it comes to venues, Birmingham s got it go- ing on. Here are a few of our favorites:


Bottletree Café

Ona s Music Room

Alabama Theatre

The Nick

Marty s



Iron City

Sloss Furnaces


Alys Stephens Center


cocktail lounge in Birmingham s downtown loft district. Visit on Wine-down Wednesdays for half-price bottles of wine and free gourmet pizza. Great atmosphere. Nice and classy with great drinks. Great social spot. Nakia B.

Stillwater Pub 2109 7th Ave S 205-202-5625 Birmingham If you prefer your brews with music on the side, Stillwater Pub is the place to go. This neighborhood pub offers a wide- ranging selection of bottled and draft beer, with pool tables on one side and live music every night of the week on the other. Best of all, there s never a cover charge. I m a live music junkie, so you ll find me at Stillwater pretty much every week. Eddie J.

Stir Crazy 430 Green Springs Hwy 205-941-3343 HOMEWOOD

Shoot pool, sing karaoke and sling back cold drinks at Stir Crazy, a laid-back Birmingham bar with all-day drink specials and all the ingredients for an awesome night on the town. Great bands, great drinks and fun people. Lots of room to move and groove! Sally B.