7 unique Birmingham brunches—including a Taylor Swift theme

Black Sheep Kitchen
Want to host your own themed brunch? Try ordering out from Black Sheep Kitchen for gourmet goodness. Photo via Black Sheep Kitchen.

Everyone is doing brunch these days, and the Magic City is not about being basic. So, we rounded up some unique Birmingham brunches that serve their mimosas with a twist.

1. The Taylor Swift Brunch—Black Market & Grill

Taylor Swift unique Birmingham Brunch
Shake off those Sunday scaries, because we are never, ever getting back to a cooler brunch. Photo via commons.wikimedia.org

Whether you’re a Swiftie or not, I won’t believe you can’t bop to at least one of her songs. But if not, they’ll start to sound pretty great after a few mimosas.  In addition to Taylor’s tunes, they’ll even be menu-themed items from Tswizzle herself. We’ll let you finish, but this might be the best Birmingham brunch of all time.

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  • When: Sun., Feb. 23
  • Time: 11AM-3PM
  • Where: 3411 Colonnade Pkwy., Birmingham, Alabama 35243

2. The Other Drag Brunch— Tropicaleo

Tropicaleo hosts a monthly drag brunch and I can assure you, they’re anything but boring. Support local talent, get your groove on and chow down on the restaurant’s Unicorn Toast. Tickets are $10, but it’s smart to go ahead and reserve a seat now—it fills up fast.

Tropicaleo's brunch
I had to include a second picture of Tropicaleo’s brunch, because it looks sooo good. Photo via Tropicaleo’s Facebook.
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  • When: Ongoing event, catch the upcoming one on Sun., Mar.1
  • Time: 12:30-2PM
  • Where: 4426 4th Ave S. Birmingham, Alabama

3. Jazz Brunch—Ghost Train Brewing

Unique Birmingham brunch at Ghost Train Brewing
Summery cocktails and good music will easily brighten your Sunday. Photo via Ghost Train Brewing Co.’s Facebook

Picture it: a sunny mid-day surrounded by food trucks and local jazz playing in the background. How many breweries do you know that do a unique Birmingham brunch? Ghost Trains holds a Jazz Brunch the first Sunday of every month featuring rotating food trucks.

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  • When: First Sunday of every month, catch the upcoming one on Sun, Mar.1
  • Time: 11AM-2PM
  • Where: 2616 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233

4. Mardis Gras Brunch—Brennan’s Irish Pub

Get a little taste of New Orleans this Sunday and grab a Hurricane at Brennan’s Irish Pub. In addition to all things Mardis Gras, there’ll be a silent auction and a door prize. The brunch benefits the Sugarbelle Foundation—a nonprofit helping struggling families find affordable vet care. Admission is free.

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  • When: Sun., Feb. 23
  • Time: 11AM-3PM
  • Where: 1108 20th Street South Birmingham, Alabama 35205

5. Brunch with the Bachelors— Birmingham Zoo

These bachelors need company for brunch too! Photo courtesy of Birmingham Zoo

Are your usual brunch mates getting old? We found a crew that won’t be so chatty about getting back with their ex-boyfriend for the fifth time: Bulwagi, Luti and Gadze. Yep, you’ll be dining with elephants al fresco— don’t worry we have all the details. Meet the elephants, get a special tour of the zoo and treat yourself to a cocktail or two at this unique Birmingham brunch.

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  • When: Sun., Mar. 15
  • Time: 10AM—noon
  • Where: 2630 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223

6. Babes who Brunch—ROJO

Get your eggs with a side of glitz and glam at Rojo’s drag brunch, hosted by Babes who Brunch. You can catch the fabulous show on Saturdays throughout the month.Don’t wait until the last minute to grab your reservations via email.

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  • When: Catch the show two Saturdays each month, the upcoming one is on Sat., Mar.7
  • Time: 11AM-2PM
  • Where: Rojo Birmingham2921 Highland Ave S, Birmingham, Alabama 35205

7. Pink Blush Brunch Bar—Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop

A unique Birmingham brunch for mother's day
Just because this brunch is free doesn’t make it any less special for your mom. Photo via Simply Infused Oil Shop’s Facebook.

It’s a unique Birmingham brunch featuring all pink everything—perfect for Mother’s Day! Get a load of this: sparkling rose wine, cranberry pear muffins and raspberry waffles. C’mon, can brunch get any cuter? I don’t think so. Oh, did we mention it’s FREE? We’ll see you there, Birmingham.

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  • When: Sat., May 9
  • Time: 11AM-3PM
  • Where: 5475 Hwy 280 Birmingham, Alabama (Located INSIDE the Greystone Marketplace)

Did we miss your favorite themed brunch? Let us know on social @bhamnow!

Irene Richardson
Irene Richardson
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