History Has a Way of Repeating Itself – The Marble Ring

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As the resurgence of Avondale continues to amaze those in the area and beyond, the restaurants, bars, and hangouts keep improving. 

Inspired by the famous Alabamaian author, Zelda Fitzgerald, is Avondale’s premiere speakeasy club; The Marble Ring, located 430 41st St. S. b, Birmingham, AL 35222.

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Talk about a Flashback Friday post!

Entering The Marble Ring, you are instantly taken back to the 1920’s. The entrance even screams old school as you walk through the Tardis, a Dr. Who inspired telephone booth, then calling in to be seated. 

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Photo By: Food and Foam

There is room enough for 84 people and no more; only seating room. Keeping the classiness of the 20’s and of course the elusiveness of a “speakeasy” is the goal. Elegance, grace, and a sense of time travel follows you when entering and throughout the whole experience. 

In a recent report by AL.com:

“We tried to go as 1920s as possible, but what was important to us is that you don’t walk in and feel like you’re at a bar. We want you to walk in and feel like you’re in your living room or in your house. That’s why, if you look at the bar, a lot of it is designed like a kitchen would be in a home,”

– Zane Place, Co-Owner

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Photo By: AL.com
Operation Hours:
  • Tuesday – Thursday from 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. 
  • Friday and Saturday’s open from 5 p.m – 2 a.m.

In the 1920’s, alcoholic drinks were not quite what they are now. Due to prohibition, certain mixtures and beverages were in low supply, but this bar has reinvented (or as I like to say, innovated ;)) those to look as if they did back then, but continues the impeccable taste that consumers love. 

In its entirety, the bar is simply a relic in its own modern way.
Photo By: Happenin’s in the Ham
From the large glass chandelier in the middle, to the easy-going yet graceful furniture and aesthetic, The Marble Ring is a must visit!

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Wade Cline
Marketing Producer at Bham Now, Tech Junkie, Foodie, Bham Lover, Movie Snob, Wannabe Quantum Physicist. You can likely find me either at Trim Tab Brewing or O'henry's Coffee in Homewood.
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