Your ultimate guide to 9 Birmingham rooftop bars

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The best views and drinks. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

It’s a perfect night to go out with friends to have a drink on a rooftop bar. We’ve put together a list of Birmingham rooftop bars for you to celebrate.

1. Bar Sebastian

View from the rooftop at Michael’s Restaurant. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Out of all the rooftop bars on our list, this one is the most secretive. Looking over Region’s Field, this is a speakeasy on the rooftop of Michael’s Parkside Restaurant. You’ll have to text “CODEWORD” to (855) 782-0225 to get in. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

2. Carrigan’s Public House

Check out the great views of the historical district. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

This Birmingham rooftop bar on historic Morris Avenue has been a popular spot for several years. They have a great selection of cocktails and martinis alongside a rotating selection of beer and wine.

3. Habitat Feed and Social

Habitat Feed and Social, rooftop bar
With great food and drinks, you’ll never want to leave. Photo via Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook’s Facebook page

This colorful spot is located in the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook. In addition to a rooftop bar, it’s also a farm-to-table restaurant with cooking classes and wine tastings.

4. Mayawell

Mayawell Bar, mocktail
Chef’s Kiss mocktail from Mayawell Bar. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Feeling like a trip to Mexico while in Avondale? Mayawell’s owner Neill Crook did that for you and brought back food and drinks inspired from his travels to Mexico. And yes, he brought back tequila too.

5. Moon Shine

Moon Shine
Check out the beautiful views of Birmingham. Photo via Moon Shine’s Facebook page

One of the rooftop bars is Moon Shine Bar at the Elyton Hotel downtown. This bar has some amazing views of both downtown and Red Mountain.

6. Roots & Revelry

Roots & Revelry
Farm-to-table at a rooftop bar. Photo via Roots & Revelry Facebook page

What’s better than a Birmingham rooftop bar on a 19-story building? Roots & Revelry uses local ingredients to make international food. Their cocktail menu is hard to beat.

7. The Hive

Five Points South, rooftop bar
Feel like a kid again while bowling at The Hive. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Want to go to a rooftop bar in Five Points? The Hive is the only one. Along with its bowling lanes, The Hive makes eating and drinking out a fun experience.

8. The Roof

The Rood, Redmont
Checking into the Redmont Hotel and never leaving. Photo taken before COVID-19. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Talk about an aptly-named bar. The Roof is a breezy rooftop bar located on top of the Redmont Hotel on Fifth Ave. Like Moon Shine, it boasts some spectacular views.

9. Valley Hotel

valley hotel, terrace bar
Cheers! Photo via Cecilia Wood for Bham Now

Do you want to enjoy beautiful views of downtown Homewood? The Terrace Bar at the Valley Hotel is a perfect place to go for a night out to a rooftop bar in this Bham suburb.

Which of these is your fave? What did we miss? Let us know @bhamnow.

Selah Vetter
Selah Vetter
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