Your ultimate guide to 30 of the best wing spots in Birmingham

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This plate is calling our name. (Full Moon)

Looking for the best wing spots in Birmingham? We’ve got you covered. From seriously spicy to totally tame, these Birmingham wing spots have something for everyone. Let’s get saucy.

This guide was originally published in August 2019 and updated in February 2022.

Contributors: Madison Croxson and Hannah Chambley

1. Yo’ Mama’s

Crispy + Saucy. (Yo Mama’s)

We are big fans of Yo’ Mama’s Chicken and Waffles, and these wings look pretty delectable, too.

2. Green Acres Café

According to their website, Green Acres Café received the Five Star Award from Birmingham’s Mayor Kincaid. Sounds like a must-try to us.

3. EastWest

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We’ll take an order of these, please. (Colby_conklin)

This 2nd Avenue hot spot is known for their “West Wings,” which are smoked, then fried and served with yum-yum sauce and ssamjang hot sauce.

4. Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint

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How good do these look? (Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint)

Martin’s is the spot for all of your barbecue needs + some seriously tasty smoked wings.

5. Paramount

Paramount is known for their tender, delicious wings. (Bham Now)

Paramount’s wings are fall-off-the-bone tender. We recommend the Jamaican Jerk flavor.

6. J Wings

Mmm…. (J Wings)

Perfectly seasoned, crispy wings for you to enjoy.

8. King’s Wings

Wings fit for a king (or queen).

9. Slice Pizza and Brew

The BBQ chicken ‘za I was telling you about. (Madison Croxson / Bham Now)

Slice is a great option for groups that aren’t all wing-eaters. Personally, I never skip their BBQ Chicken Pizza, but their fire-baked wings look pretty delicious, too.

10. Wings Plus 3

Wings Plus 3 is your spot for wings and fried seafood. Bonus: they have a wide variety of sauces, sure to please anyone.

11. Moe’s Original BBQ 

I’ll take a bushwhacker with my wings, pls. (Moe’s Original BBQ)

Catch the game, enjoy a cold beer and grab a basket of delicious wings from Moe’s Original BBQ. Their Lakeview location is an especially popular spot for Bham nightlife.

12. Wings R King

Hot Lemon Pepper Wings from Wings R King. (Carmen Waldrop / Bham Now)

With both boneless and bone-in wings and tons of flavors including Sweet & Sour, Teriyaki, Cajun, Sweet Chili and Sloppy Sauce, this might be your new favorite wing spot.

13. A-Wings

Stop by A-Wings for your fill of wings, sandwiches, salads, tasty sides and more.

14. On Tap Sports Cafe

Yes, please. (On Tap Sports Cafe)

On Tap is Birmingham’s “local craft sports bar” and, as the name suggests, they’ve got plenty of brews on tap. They also have delicious scratch-made pub food, including these tasty wings.

15. The Ridge

The Ridge is a casual neighborhood spot in Vestavia Hills that locals can’t get enough of. You can get your wings grilled or fried and tossed in a variety of sauces. First timer? Be sure to read the “House Rules” at the top of each menu.

16. Black Market Bar & Grill

Head to Black Market Bar & Grill for food, beer and “Evil Bartenders” to keep you company. The no-frills spot in Five Points is a favorite for tasty bar food in a relaxed atmosphere.

17. The Purple Onion

The Purple Onion is your late night go-to. (The Purple Onion)

People love The Purple Onion for a lot of reasons, one being that they are open LATE… as in some locations open until 4AM kind of late. You could nearly have wings for breakfast!

18. Full Moon BBQ

Best served with an ice cold beer. (Full Moon)

Full Moon is a Birmingham staple for quality wings, as well as a variety of other barbecue favorites. Grab some wings, choose one of their signature sides and a half-dipped chocolate chip cookie. Wash it down with their perfectly sweet tea for the ideal Southern meal.

19. Wing it On

The name alone makes me want to try this place. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Tender wings, plenty of sauce and crispy waffle fries? Wing it on.

20. Baumhower’s Victory Grille

WOW! (Baumhower’s Victory Grille)

Home to football, wings and beer, Baumhower’s is a favorite for sports lovers and wing lovers alike. The interior is decked out in football memorabilia and TVs surround the space… it’s almost like being at the game IRL (but with better food).

Their legendary Buffalo wings are coated with Garlic Parmesan, seasoned with Lemon-Pepper, topped with sautéed onions and fresh Parmesan cheese, and then fire-roasted for the perfect bite.

21. Little Italy’s Pizza & Pints

(Little Italy)
The Five Points South favorite. (Little Italy)

Little Italy is another Five Points South favorite, known for their delicious Italian dishes and chicken wings. Pro tip: Try the wings with their house made Litty’s sauce.

22. Demetri’s BBQ

Demetri’s has been bringing tasty barbecue and wings to the Birmingham area since 1961. They serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and have a killer brunch on Sundays.

23. Eugene’s Hot Chicken

Eugene’s is coming in hot. (Eugene’s)

Not a fan of spicy? Don’t be fooled by the name—Eugene’s is serving up a little something for everyone, including wings in every flavor from Southern (no heat) to Stupid Hot (for the bold and daring).

24. Hattie B’s

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Hattie B’s has a fun, lively location in Lakeview. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Hattie B’s also has some very creative flavors for their wings, including my personal favorite: “Shut The Cluck Up,” listed with a burn notice. Grab a plate of wings and you’ll also get two signature sides, pickles and bread (to help with the burning).

25. Bham Wings and Waffles

Their Mild Buffalo topped with Dry Ranch. (Bham Wings and Waffles)

Wings and waffles? What more could you ask for? Pay this local spot a visit and try out their namesake combo.

26. The Fennec

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The Fennec’s wings lookin’ picture perfect. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Come for the live music and tasty sips, stay for the Wally Wings.

27. WingOut Express

It’s in the name—WingOut Express is getting your wings to you fast, with convenient drive-thru and delivery options.

28. Overtime Grill & Bar

Overtime is the place to be for any sporting event. They have plenty of TVs and a number of rotating drink and food specials, including discounts on their popular wings.

29. Saw’s BBQ Southside

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Wings are king. (SAW’s Southside)

You’ll only find these bad boys at Saw’s BBQ Southside and on their truck, Saw’s Street Kitchen. All other Saw’s restaurants have moved on to Smoked Thighs.

Extra sauce and pickles for mine, please.

30. Wings Plus

We have one of our Instagram followers to thank for contributing this Five Points West spot. They’ve been going since 1999, so be sure to pay them a visit.

Contributors: Madison Croxson and Hannah Chambley

Who did we miss? Let us know on social @BhamNow so we can add them to the list!

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