Former Auburn & NFL football player opens Cassanova Bar & Lounge

Cassanova Mckinzy
Life is better in Birmingham thanks to businesses like this. Photo via Cecilia Wood for Bham Now

If you’re looking for a spot to celebrate with friends or you love checking out Birmingham’s downtown bar scene, you won’t want to miss the newest addition: Cassanova Bar & Lounge. Get a sneak peek of the brand-new bar from former Auburn & NFL football player, Cassanova Mckinzy. Cheers, Birmingham!

Birmingham’s newest cocktail lounge

Life is better in Birmingham
Welcome to the Magic City. Photo via Cecilia Wood for Bham Now

Cassanova Bar & Lounge had its grand opening on Friday, June 18. Trust me when I say this is the bar Instagram dreams are made of. From neon signs to a pink rose wall with a swing, there are photo opportunities everywhere you look.

Cassanova Mckinzy wanted to create a space that isn’t like any other in Birmingham. He began dreaming up opening a bar on First Avenue just two years ago.

“I’m from the Sixth Street area, and when I was growing up, First Avenue was the place to be. There’s a lot of foot traffic and diversity on First Avenue and I wanted to be a part of it.”

Cassanova Mckinzy, Owner, Cassanova Bar & Lounge
  • Where: 2312 1st Ave North Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 2PM-12AM | Friday-Sunday 2PM-2AM
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The concept

Cassanova Bar & Lounge photos
Beautiful art from local artist A. Nichel. Photo via Cecilia Wood for Bham Now

Cassanova Bar & Lounge is full of places to relax and catch up with friends. Overall, the spot will be welcoming for everyone in the Magic City. Cassanova hopes to add pride nights and exciting events to the bar regularly.

“My biggest goal is to have an establishment where all walks of life can come and enjoy themselves, so everybody just doesn’t want to leave.”

Cassanova Mckinzy

The drinks

Of course, a bar is only as good as its drinks. At Cassanova Bar & Lounge, you’ll be able to try unique cocktails from bar manager KT. Plus, you can “flavor blast” any cocktail with flavored smoke—just imagine the boomerangs.

Get ready to add this spot to your summer bar bucket list.

Have you checked out Cassanova Bar & Lounge? Show us your photos by tagging @BhamNow on social media!

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