7 of the best gastropubs in Birmingham you should visit

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Do you have a favorite Birmingham gastropub? (Jack Brown’s Burger Joint on Facebook)

Discover these seven gastropubs in Birmingham for foodies who love comfort food and local beer. Keep reading to find out which ones to visit.

1. The Lumbar

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You had me at sweet and spicy jalapeño gochujang wings + happy hour. (The Lumbar)

The Lumbar has some of the most creative cocktails and food choices out there. For those who are a child-at-heart, you’ll love their Tetris-shaped tots. I know I do! The food arrives in eco-friendly boxes, which is a pretty cool bonus.

Their Greatest Hits cocktail menu is live—featuring this past year’s favorites, so this is a great time to go. Stay tuned for a fun Women’s History Month menu also hitting The Lumbar on March 1.

BONUS: 5 of the best places for pub food in Birmingham

2. Carrigan’s

Carrigan's Beer Garden Lakeview
Pretzels and beer is where it’s at! (Carrigan’s Beer Garden Lakeview’s Facebook)

Carrigan’s is the top after-work spot to enjoy a beer and a quick bite. Enjoy city views at the Downtown location from the rooftop. While you’re there, try their hand-cut fries and yummy corndogs topped with ranch, guajillo ketchup, cotija cheese and cilantro.

3. The Anvil Pub & Grill

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Taste the cheese of Britain at Anvil Pub. (Miranda Shaffer / Bham Now)

The Anvil Pub is one of our favorite gastropubs in Birmingham. Located in Hoover, this pub is THE spot for upscale pub eats. The best part—most of their food comes from local sources.

4. Todd English P.U.B.

Todd's English Pub
These tasty sliders make for the perfect gastropub meal. (Todd’s English Pub)

Todd’s English P.U.B. is a fan favorite gastropub in Birmingham for their large selection of interesting eats. They have favorites like fish and chips, soft pretzels and tasty sliders. Head to this place from 3-6PM for amazing happy hour deals—$4 pints, $5 cocktails, $3 sliders and more.

5. Steel Gastropub

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Gastropubs also have cocktails for non-beer drinkers. (Steel Gastropub)

Steel Gastropub brings Southern-infused, elevated pub fare to a fun lounge in the Lakeview district. Discover a wide range of craft beer and cocktail selections with funky dishes like a hummus wrap and chicken & waffles.

Raise a glass to their funnel cakes and ice cream—it’s that good.

6. Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint Birmingham

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Get creative with a burger from Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint. (Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint Facebook)

Jack Brown’s is not your average burger joint. They are grillin’ up flavorful and unique specialty burgers—all made with 100% natural wagyu beef. 

FUN FACT: They were named best burgers in the state.

7. Avondale Common House

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I think about their Loaded Totchos daily. Photo via Avondale Common House’s Facebook

There’s a reason Avondale was designated Birmingham’s 4th entertainment district. Avondale Common House is one of the many places you can live music and a beer in the neighborhood. Stop by the Common House for some of the best appetizers around like their buffalo cauliflower.

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Summer Guffey

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