The countdown to 2019 has officially begun. What can you expect during the new year in Birmingham? Restaurant openings, of course! Here’s a look at what will be enhancing Birmingham’s food and drink scene in 2019.
Dread River Distilling Co.
Birmingham has become quite the hub for distilleries over the past several years. Well, guess what! Another will be venturing onto Birmingham’s distillery scene in 2019—Dread River Distilling Co.
The distillery will draw on the centuries old craft of creating, curating and distilling quality spirits. Learn more.
Find Dread River Distilling Co. at 2400 Seventh Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35233.
Birmingham is no stranger to the bar scene. But in May 2019, there is a new bar concept headed to the Founders Station that may mix things up a bit. In a good way, of course!
McAdory Taps—named after the building owner, Chambers McAdory—will feature a self-serve bar where customers can pour their own drinks. Yay! No more waiting in line for a full glass.
The bar will have 32 craft beer taps, four cider taps and four wine taps. No, you can’t really drink to your hearts desire. Patrons who venture into this bar will be given radio-frequency identification wristbands that are linked to their credit card. After a customer has consumed 32 ounces, the wristband automatically cuts off. No more alcohol for you!
But, you have to admit it’s a pretty clever concept. Not only does the wristband cut down on waste and prevent theft, but the technology will also provide inventory control and analytic and demographic data.
Check out McAdory Taps in Founders Station at 2015 First Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203.
Filter Coffee Parlor
Looking for a new place to get that morning caffeine burst? You can get it starting January 7 at Filter–Coffee Parlor in Five Points South.
The menu will feature premium coffee from roasters across the state of Alabama, coffee, teas, specialty beverages, light food items and desserts. There will be no shortage of coffee, teas and treats, either, because the shop will be open seven days a week!
Find Filter Coffee Parlor at 1927 Eleventh Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35205.
Mile End Deli
Rodney Scott’s BBQ
Find Rodney Scott BBQ at the former Saigon Noodle house in Avondale at 3719 Third Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35222.
Gus’s Fried Chicken
Memphis favorite Gus’s Fried Chicken will be venturing across state lines in 2019 to set up shop at The Battery in Birmingham. Along with its “World Famous” hot-and-spicy fried chicken, the menu features dishes like fried pickles, mac ‘n’ cheese, beans and slaw.
Barbecue. Yum! Tacos. Always a favorite! Now fuse them together into one delicious meal and you have Taque—an all-new restaurant headed to the Magic City.
Taque (pronounced taw-cue) will be headed by Chef Jerome Jones and will be located in the REVeal Kitchen at The Pizitz Food Hall. Expected opening: September 2019. Read more.
Automatic Seafood and Oysters
Birmingham’s Lakeview District is home to many restaurants and bars, and soon it will include one more—Automatic Seafood and Oysters.
Automatic’s menu will feature mostly fresh fish, including fresh-caught sardines and seasonal bycatch, and even octopus and spiny lobsters. There will also be items like steak and vegetables to choose from.
Check out Automatic Seafood and Oysters in late January 2019 at 2825 Fifth Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35233.
New Locations and More
There are a lot of favorites in Birmingham that will be opening new locations and reopening old doors in the new year. Here are some of them:
- Wasabi Juan’s will be opening its doors at The Battery.
- Full Moon BBQ will be reopening its location in Inverness and will also open a brand-new location in Trussville.
- Michael’s Steak and Seafood will be relocating from Homewood to the Negro League Museum downtown.
- Chicken Salad Chick and Metro diner will both open shop in Trussville.
- The Three Earred Rabbit will open a second location in Leeds.
Stadium Trace Village in Hoover will open four businesses in the coming year—Melt, Duluth’s Trading Co., Culver’s and Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant and Bar.
Five Points Lane has several new openings planned for 2019, including Nighthawk AM, Unplugged, Bayleaf and Domestique Panache.