There are lots of great places in the Birmingham area to grab a quick bite or a leisurely meal. We found some new spots that you might not have tried yet and some that will be open very soon. Always nice to have new choices!
You don’t have to wait for Oktoberfest anymore. We have a year-round biergarten right in the HAM.
At 2910 6th Ave S, Brät Brot just recently opened their doors. Located in Southside, this restaurant’s large open floor plan and cool atmosphere compliment the delicious food, and all menu items are actually inexpensive! Comfort food; beer pretzels, bratwurst, schnitzel fingers and roasted corn on a stick smeared with herbed butter…sounds a little different and very good. They have an outdoor seating area with raised garden beds. The spot will be a nice one for spring and summer lunches. Their unique round bar serves all your favorites brews.
Adam Evans restaurant
This restaurant is slated for a late summer opening. Adam Evans is from Muscle Shoals and the former chef at the Optimist in Atlanta. Evans is returning to his home state to dish out eclectic, tasty seafood and oysters in Lakeview at 2820 Fifth Ave. S.
The restaurant will offer classic full-service dining downstairs and a bar on the roof level. In addition to fresh Gulf seafood, the restaurant will also offer local produce and non-seafood dishes. Nothing better than Gulf seafood, local produce… and Lakeside needs a new ROOFTOP BAR! Doing some research, I ran across some pretty amazing accolades, awards and recognition Evan’s has earned during his career.
Back Forty Beer Company
33001 First Ave. We told you about this place a few months back…the Gadsden-based Back Forty Beer Company is opening its first satellite brewery in Birmingham’s Sloss Docks development. Back Forty will also have some great food items; wood-fired pizzas, skewers, tacos, charcuterie and appetizer boards that can easily be shared. They should be pulling those pints in late May, early June.
Brennan’s Irish Pub
This spot recently opened in Five Points at 1108 20th St. S. The menu includes Irish comfort food options like corned beef and cabbage, cottage pie, fish and chips, shepherds pie, ALL-DAY breakfast and much more. Brennan’s key is keeping all their food house-made and the keeping the atmosphere laid back but lively.
“I travel all over our great USA and have made a hobby of going to each town’s Irish pub and restaurant. Brennan’s Irish Pub in Birmingham, AL is incredibly good. Had the very good, Cottage Pie and from a great suggestion by the staff, Interstellar Space Mule Ginger Beer. Max was terrific and friendly. When in town, I’m comin’ back!” Steve Lawn review at www yelp.com
Big Bad Breakfast
At 926 29th Ave. S. in Homewood, is the second location to dish up breakfast and brunch to Birmingham. At Big Bad Breakfast expect the perfect plate of eggs, a fluffy pancake, thick bacon or waffles to start your weekend adventures in the city. Their most popular items are the buttermilk biscuit sandwiches made from scratch and the tasty scrambles.
At this new Homewood location, the chef has added a few Gulf seafood dishes like the oyster scramble, creole omelet and a fried shrimp or oyster loaf. These menu options sound perfect for you seafood lovers and for brunch.
“The wait is worth it! We loved our food and the prices are reasonable. Our server was prompt and polite. I can’t wait to go back and try the Bloody Mary!” Bailey H. yelp.com
At 600 Oak Grove Rd, Pizzeria GM opened in early February. GM is a hip new pizza joint in Homewood. The two brothers who own Pizzeria GM have been around great pies their entire lives, growing up in the Bronx, NYC. You can tell! After the first bite, you’ll taste the difference. GM uses very fresh cheese, made-from-scratch sauces and cool toppings. All this attention to ingredients makes their pizza a little different than the pies we have grown accustomed to.
There’s a reason this place is always packed. It’s because the food is really, really good! This Naples/NYC style pizza is authentic and the pasta is on point.