5 pubs you need to check out in Birmingham

Cheers, Bham! Photo via Carrigan’s on Facebook

Eleven months into 2020 and we could all use a drink at this point. Birmingham is full of all kinds of places to enjoy a good libation, from craft breweries to cocktail bars. If you’re a fan of a laid-back atmosphere and great drink deals, don’t miss out on these local pubs.

1. Dave’s Pub

Photo via Dave’s Pub on Facebook

Dave’s has been a fixture in Five Points since 1995. This classic pub has a great happy hour, live music, patio space and more.

Must-try drink | Whiskey fans, this is your place. They’ve got over 100 whiskeys available, but their self-proclaimed favorite is George Dickel.

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2. Carrigan’s Public House

Photo via Carrigan’s on Facebook

Carrigan’s in a local favorite—in fact, they now have three locations spread out across the city.

Must-try dish | If you haven’t tried the Carrigan’s corn dog yet… you should do that.

Must-try drink | Carrigan’s is known for their cocktails, and they specialize in gin and whiskey. Pro tip: ask for a “Fightin’ Words.”

3. Mojo Pub

Photo via Mojo Pub on Facebook

Live music Tuesday-Saturday, a late-night kitchen open till 2AM… what more could you want in a pub?

Must-try dish | One word: pizza. That’s all you need to know. Mojo has all kinds and it all looks delicious.

Must-try drink | Mojo always has unique products rolling in, so if you like trying new things, be sure to ask your bartender what they’ve got.

4. The Anvil Pub and Grill

Photo via The Anvil Pub on Facebook

Located in Hoover, the Anvil Pub is relatively new on the scene. It’s one of the more upscale pubs on the list, but the food and drinks are well worth it.

Must-try dish | Would it be a British-style pub without serving up fish and chips? Their beer-battered cod is served with chips, mint peas, and tartare sauce.

Must-try drink | The Anvil has a really broad wine selection in addition to their cocktails. Go check it out on Wine Wednesday!

5. The Grocery BrewPub

Photo via The Grocery BrewPub on Facebook

This Homewood gem offers 24 rotating craft beer taps, premium wines, house-made cocktails and delicious southern street-style food.

Must-try dish | The Grocery’s food menu varies, but if you ever have the chance to try their lobster roll, do it.

Must-try drink | Calling all beer lovers! The Grocery has 24 rotating taps, including some of their own brews.

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  • A Birmingham transplant who can usually be found hitting a new hiking trail or restaurant opening when she's not writing stories and snapping photos for Bham Now.