Birmingham sparks attention from Nylon magazine

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Big things are always happening in Birmingham. From a world-praised culinary scene and incredible art museums and galleries to unique, locally-owned shops and more, something new is always taking shape before our eyes. Birmingham has always been several steps ahead of most cities in the state of Alabama, and while locals have always known about the many treasures this town has to offer, the world is finally starting to truly take notice and realize, hey, that place is really cool!

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Nylon, a national magazine, is one place that has not only noticed Birmingham but also featured all of its most amazing hot spots in one incredible guide. Here are Nylon’s picks for top spots to stay, eat, drink and shop around the ‘ham.

Where to Stay

Redmont Hotel. It may hold the title as the oldest hotel in Birmingham, but the Redmont Hotel is far from outdated. What’s truly magical about the Redmont is its cool rooftop bar, The Roof, that offers incredible views of the city.

Address: 2101 5th Ave N, Birmingham 35203

Ph: 205.957.6828

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Grand Bohemian. Located in posh Mountain Brook, the Grand Bohemian takes excellent care of its guests. With an on-site spa and charming attractions within walking distance, what’s not to enjoy?

Address: 2655 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham 35233

Ph: 205.414.0505

Grand Bohemian Hotel. Photo via Grand Bohemian Mountain Brook.
Where to Eat

Little Donkey. The Little Donkey, offering traditional Mexican dishes with a Southern twist, is a must-try in the ‘ham. Try everything from chips, salsa and guac to pork, brisket or fish tacos, and a variety of margaritas to choose from. Don’t miss out on the most popular plate at the Little Donkey – the fried chicken. We told you this place came with a twist!

Address: 2821 Central Ave #101, Homewood 35209

Ph: 205.703.7000

Little Donkey. Photo via Facebook.

Miss Myra’s. This under-the-radar, no-fuss BBQ joint is a treasured spot. Located in the heart of Cahaba Heights, Miss Myra’s offers the best pulled pork in the south, and their white BBQ sauce and banana pudding are legendary.

Address: 3278 Cahaba Heights Rd, Birmingham, AL 35243

Ph: 205.967.6004

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Real and Rosemary. Southern hospitality, a homey atmosphere and food that tastes like your momma’s home cookin’ all make Real and Rosemary an oh-so-yummy place to dine. What’s even better is that all dishes are made with local ingredients!

Address: 1922 29th Ave S, Birmingham 35209

Ph: 205.820.7100

Real and Rosemary. Photo via Facebook.
Where to Drink

Revelator Coffee. There may be a Starbucks on practically every corner in every town, but Birmingham is home to many local coffee shops. One to check out is Revelator Coffee – beloved by young creatives and coffee addicts.

Address: 1922 29th Ave S, Birmingham 35209

Ph: 205.820.7100.

Revelator Coffee, Birmingham. Photo via Facebook





The Atomic Lounge. Amazing cocktails and hilarious costumes join forces to make the Atomic Bar and Lounge the ultimate place to go for a good time all around. What’s especially cool about this place is its replica of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover that replaces each band member’s face with a famous Alabama native.

Address: 2113 1st Ave N, Birmingham 35203

Ph: 205.983.7887

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The Marble Ring. Speakeasies are always an experience – especially when they are mysterious and obscure. The Marble Ring takes you back to a speakeasy in the roaring ’20s, making you feel as though you traveled back in time and stepped into the pages of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. You’ll be surrounded by suspendered bartenders and ladies in flapper dresses, while being served everything from whiskey, bourbon and scotch to tequila, absinthe and more.

Address: 4038 5th Ave S b, Birmingham, AL 35222

Ph: 205.202.2252

The Marble Ring. Photo via Facebook.
Where to Shop

Manitou SupplyHere’s a place that many in the ‘ham may not even know about. But it’s definitely worth a look, especially if you always felt like you were born in the wrong time period. Manitou Supply Co. sells vintage clothes, books, kitchen supplies and other knickknacks – all from previous eras. If you’re looking for vintage, this is the ultimate place to shop.

Address: 4909 5th Ave S, Birmingham 35222

Ph: 205.907.7024

Manitou Supply Co. Photo via Iron City.

MAKEbhm. Birmingham locals love to craft, and MAKEbhm offers a place where they can do just that. BAKEbhm, “a space where makers can make”, provides the space, tools, power, Wi-Fi and coffee – everything you need to create and inspire.

Address: 4000 3rd Ave S, Birmingham 35222

Ph: 205.592.0061

MAKEbhm. Photo via Facebook.

For Nylon’s complete guide to the best places around Birmingham, click here.

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