The Wall Street Journal recently published a three-day travel guide to the Magic City! Reporter Marli Guzzetta visited some of the top destinations in Birmingham. Check to see if your favorite spots made the list.
Bars & Breweries
Here’s a list of the top spots the WSJ suggested to go get a drink:
- Redmont’s “gothic-glam rooftop bar”
- The Collins
- Atomic Bar & Lounge
- Good People Brewing Company
- Marble Ring
- Carrigan’s Public House
- Avondale Brewing Co.
Among the suggested drinks was Atomic Bar and Lounge’s Sex Panther (this drink even comes with a temporary tattoo!), Good People’s Coffee Oatmeal Stout, and Avondale Brewing Co.’s Miss Fancy Tripel.
As you may know, Birmingham is constantly getting attention for its award-winning food. Here’s the places Ms. Guzzetta went to grub.
- Highlands Bar & Grill
- Feast and Forest
- Saw’s Soul Kitchen
- Big Spoon Creamery
- Hot and Hot Fish Club
- Saturn’s coffee bar, Satellite, for Hero doughnuts
- Galley and Garden
- Bright Star
- Revelator Coffee
- Yo Mama’s
Dishes that received honorable mention included Yo Mama’s chicken and waffles, Galley and Garden’s shrimp and grits, and, of course, Saw’s wings and white sauce.
Shops & other top spots
- The Market at Pepper Place
- Charlie Thigpen’s Garden Gallery
- Club Duquette
- Armand Margjeka’s Open Shop Woodlawn
- Seasick Records
- Newman’s Classic Cuts
- Winslet and Rhys
- Joe Minter’s “African Village in America”
- The Peanut Place
On another note, the WSJ reporter had a wonderful stay at the Redmont Hotel.
Classic Bham Attractions
And finally, a list of some classic Birmingham locations. Some of them are fun, and some of them just might teach you something. Of course, some of them might just do both.
- Sloss Furnace
- Railroad Park
- The Negro Southern League Museum
- Red Mountain Park
- The Civil Rights Institute
- The Birmingham Museum of Art
- Vulcan Park
- The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
The Wall Street Journal reporter definitely enjoyed her time in the Magic City. With a list of hot spots like this, we don’t blame her.