5 exciting sport venues in Birmingham to watch The Olympics

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The 2021 Olympics start July 23rd on NBC.
The 2021 Olympics start July 23rd on NBC. Photo via John Olney on Instagram (doug_olney2)

After a year of delays due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, The Summer Olympics are officially scheduled to take place July 23 to August 8, 2021. Get ready to cheer on the U.S. Olympians in Tokyo, Japan as they compete in 33 different sports. Grab a crew, put on your red, white, and blue, and head to these fun sport venues in Birmingham to watch the games.

1. Topgolf Birmingham

Fun had by all at Topgolf Birmingham.
Fun had by all at Topgolf Birmingham. Photo via Bham Now.

Socialize while practicing your swing at Topgolf. Families, couples, or big groups—it’s a place everyone enjoys. This three-story venue has a fun, relaxing, and comfortable environment that will guarantee a great time for watching The Olympics.

  • Location: 1111 24th St N. Birmingham, AL 35234
  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 10AM-11PM. Friday and Saturday: 10AM-1AM
  • Website

2. Paramount Bar

Paramount Bar is a downtown Birmingham staple.
A downtown Birmingham staple. Photo via Paramount Bar’s Facebook.

Classic neon signs, a vintage mural and a wall of car rims make this bar arcade a lively and entertaining spot to be. It has become a staple in downtown Birmingham and would be a really fun place to root for your favorite athletes during the Olympics. Plus, their burgers and dogs are hard to beat.

  • Location: 200 20th St. N. Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 11AM-12AM, Friday & Saturday: 11AM-1:30AM, Sunday: 11AM-12AM, Monday: Closed
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Want to explore more restaurants and bars in Birmingham? check out our local biz guide with over 740 Bham businesses.

3. Back Forty Birmingham

There is a lot of room to socialize at Back Forty
Lots of room to socialize at Back Forty. Photo via Back Forty’s Instagram.

This newer brewery in downtown Birmingham has an expansive beer garden and outdoor, wrap-around porch with rocking chairs and picnic tables as well as an indoor area with a 20’ projector TV screen. Bring your pup and order a cold one (or forty😉) while you enjoy watching the games here.

  • Location: 3201 1st Avenue North Birmingham, Alabama 35222
  • Hours: Sunday: 11AM-8PM, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11AM-9PM, Friday & Saturday: 11AM-10PM, Tuesday: Closed
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4. On Tap Sports Café—Liberty Park

Jon Eastwood
On Tap Café at Liberty Park. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

You can always rely on every sport channel to be on display here at On Tap Sports Café. This hearty spot has a pub-styled atmosphere with a wide selection of food and drinks. It makes the perfect location to check out all of the Olympic events.

  • Location: 11967 Liberty Pkwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35242
  • Hours: Every day 11AM-10PM
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5. Good People Brewing Company

Good people and good beer.
Good people and good beer. Photo via Good People Brewing Company.

Recognized as the oldest and largest brewery in the state, if you’ve never been to Good People, you’re truly missing out. Their energetic scene and refreshing cold beer make them the ideal place to tune into this year’s Olympics.

“At Good People we’ll most definitely be showing the Olympic Soccer events! We’re huge supporters of the game locally and all around the globe. We’ve got big screens, plenty of TVs, food, and Alabama’s finest brews.”

Missy Roll, Good People Manager.
  • Location: 114 14th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 12PM-10PM, Thursday-Saturday: 12PM-12AM, Sunday: 12PM-8PM
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