A sneak peek at Juniper, Forest Park’s newest + most gorgeous bar [PHOTOS]

Juniper, Forest Park bar
Inside Juniper, a new bar & eatery in Birmingham’s Forest Park neighborhood. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Looking for a new spot to dig into tasty bites and sip on refreshing cocktails with friends? Juniper in Forest Park is officially open. We got an inside look—here’s what you can expect.

Welcome to Juniper, your new Forest Park hangout

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Almost every piece of furniture and art is locally sourced. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now
  • Location: 3811 Clairmont Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 4-10:30PM | Saturday-Sunday 10AM-10:30PM | Weekend Brunch 10AM-3PM
  • Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook

We’ve been on the edge of our seats wondering when Juniper would officially open since their liquor license was approved in July. They received their liquor license on Wednesday, December 22 and are officially opening to the public next week!

Located in the former Little Savannah location in the historic Forest Park District, Juniper’s bringing all the charm we’ve come to expect from the neighborhood. Inside the bar, you’ll find pink couches, plenty of greenery and gorgeous floral details. It’s basically the Instagrammable spot of my dreams.

“The whole inspiration of the bar itself is gin. A lot of it is inspired by the Victorian Era, the Gilded Age and Art Deco. Those were the days of gin.”

Alden, Co-Owner, Juniper

Almost all of the decor is locally sourced, with finds from estate sales to Facebook Marketplace. I don’t know about you, but I’m rethinking all of my home decor after seeing the beauty that is Juniper’s gallery wall.

A peek at the menu + drinks

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Come on in to Juniper. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Of course, a cocktail bar is only as good as its cocktails, and the drinks at Juniper have me ready to make every hour a happy one. The drink menu is heavily focused on gin and botanicals.

Their current food menu of new American cuisine includes small plates and dinner items. Their chef, Thyme Randall, is vegan and has a wide range of experience at favorite Birmingham restaurants like Ollie Irene and Bettola.

In the future, Juniper plans to expand to brunch on the weekend and will be the perfect spot to host events.

Meet the people behind Juniper

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Juniper’s courtyard. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Juniper is brought to you by Alden, Blake and Ali, a dynamite team with a range of experience in the hospitality. Blake primarily works with the bar’s beverages, Ali is the foodie and Alden is the spot’s creative designer.

“Shoppe and General have been very supportive. The whole neighborhood’s been supportive.”

Alden, Co-Owner, Juniper

Opening soon

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Your new after-work hang. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Now that Juniper has their liquor license, they’re planning to hold their grand opening in the week before 2022, including a party on New Year’s Eve. Stay tuned on their Instagram for more information.

Will you be visiting Juniper in 2022? Be sure to tag @BhamNow and @juniperbhm in your photos.

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