Cracker Barrel and others win approval for alcohol sales in Birmingham

Breaking: Cracker Barrel in Birmingham now sells alcohol. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Getting to wash down some biscuits and cornbread with your favorite pint? Yes, please. The Birmingham City Council approved alcohol sales at five locations in Birmingham, including Cracker Barrel. Here are the deets.

The five sites around Bham recently approved for alcohol sales

1. Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. Photo via Cracker Barrel’s Facebook

The Cracker Barrel at the Colonnade off Highway 280 is the latest Cracker Barrel to receive permission to sell beer and wine in the Birmingham metro area. 
In a survey conducted by Bham Now before today’s vote beer, wine and mimosas are sold at the following Cracker Barrel locations: 

  • Pelham
  • Trussville 
  • Leeds 

And now… Birmingham. I’m personally excited. So, what’s next? Chick-Fil-A being open on Sundays?

  • Location: 3415 Colonnade Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35243

2. Evergreen Grocery

Evergreen Grocery was approved by the City Council to sell alcohol, including beer and wine. Evergreen Grocery is a small, local store located in the Evergreen community to the north of Downtown Birmingham.

  • Location: 2237 22nd Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35234

3. River Fish Market

Have you been to the River Fish Market? Photo via River Fish Market’s Facebook

The River Fish Market is a little hole in the wall, but in the best way possible. This restaurant and fish market has been serving fresh fish in Birmingham since 1936 and their visitors rave about their food. Now, they’re able to sell beer and wine to go with your meal.

  • Location: 1928 Vanderbilt Rd, Birmingham, AL 35234

4. Ampersandwich Deli

ampersandwich
A neighborhood sandwich shop in Avondale. Photo by Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

In September 2020, we announced that Ampersandwich Deli was coming to Avondale. This new addition to the Avondale Entertainment District is brought to us by Pilcrow Cocktail Celler owner Joe Phelps.

It will be a classic neighborhood sandwich shop dedicated to offering a quick and cheap option for lunch, dinner and catering. We have an awesome patio and will also offer delivery and to go.  We will have a good selection of packaged beer that can be bought to enjoy with lunch on the patio or by the six pack and case to go.”

Joe Phelps, Owner of Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar + Ampersandwich Deli

Now they’ve been approved to sell beer and wine. Since, they’re in Avondale’s Entertainment District, you can take your drink around the district with you as long as you’re in the allowed perimeter.

  • Location: 4120 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35222

5. Ore Mercantile

Ore Mercantile. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Ore Mercantile also joined the other local spots that are now allowed to serve alcohol. This micro-retailer recently expanded to include a deli. They sell soups, sandwiches and more. Make sure to check them out.

  • Location: 4414 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222

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  • Chaise is a brunch-loving Content Producer and helps manage the Bham Now Instagram account.