11 restaurants & bars in Five Points West-Ensley to get great food + drinks

restaurants & bars in Ensley Five Points West
What’s your favorite Ensley Five Points West restaurant? (American Deli / Facebook)

Calling all Bham foodies! If you’re anything like me, you’re always on the hunt for hidden, delicious restaurants around the city. I discovered that Ensley Five Points West has its fair share of hidden gems. We’ve gathered 11 restaurants in Five Points West-Ensley that you should give a try.

1. Tropical Grill

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The jerk chicken is AMAZING. (Tropical Grill / Facebook)

Love Caribbean cuisine? You have to try Tropical Grill. Their dishes have a spicy, sweet and tangy taste that’s finger licking good and will keep you coming back for more. The jerk chicken is a fan fave, but the beef patties and oxtails are just as good.

  • Location: 2149 Bessemer Road, Birmingham, AL 35208
  • Hours: Monday 11AM-8PM | Tuesday-Thursday 11:30AM-8PM | Friday-Saturday 11AM-9PM
  • Contact: 205.785.3396
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2. Golden Dragon

You can get that little taste of China at Golden Dragon Inc. Located on Bessemer Road, the diner offers Chinese meals with an authentic flavor. We recommend ordering Mongolian Beef and Egg Drop Soup.

3. Green Acres

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One of my personal favorites and a MUST-TRY is Green Acres. It is most known for its fried chicken wings paired with a basket of fries and white bread. I suggest ordering All The Way-flavored wings—ketchup, hot sauce, salt and pepper.

4. J Wings

restaurants & bars in Ensley Five Points West
Wings + Things (J WIngs Crossplex / Facebook)

Everyone loves that classic, American feel-good food, right? Make your way over to J Wings. Located at the Birmingham Crossplex, their menu items include:

  • Wings (of, course)
  • Burgers
  • Philly cheesesteaks
  • Assortment of seafood

Plus, they have over 30 flavors of wings.

5. Wings Village

Speaking of wings, another spot to check out is Wings Village on Avenue I in Ensley. They offer the crispiest flavored wings in the area—the community loves the hot honey flavor. Although their speciality is wings, you can also get fish, steaks and salad.

  • Location: 4000 Avenue I, Birmingham, AL 35218
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 11AM-10PM
  • Contact: 205.529.4438
  • Facebook

6. Corry’s Restaurant

Corry’s Restaurant is a great spot to watch Friday Night football or enjoy Southern breakfast food. Need a fulfilling meal to start your day? Try the Western Omelette. Ready to wind down after work? The Philly Chicken combo is the way to go.

  • Location: 1800 24th Street Southwest, Birmingham, AL 35211
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 10AM-9PM | Friday-Saturday 10AM-10PM
  • Contact: 205.202.4163
  • Website | Instagram

7. American Deli

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Who doesn’t love American Deli? (American Deli / Facebook)

Another spot on our list is American Deli. They have a wide range of menu items including:

  • Sub-sandwiches
  • Shrimp
  • Reuben meals
  • Gyros

You can even order 100 piece wings.

  • Location: 1940 Bessemer Road, Birmingham, AL 35208
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 10AM-9PM | Friday-Saturday 10AM-10PM
  • Contact: 205.781.3511

8. East of the Mississippi Diner

East of the Mississippi Diner’s is 5 Points West’s main spot for Southern cooking. Their breakfast and brunch is the talk around town. A great thing about this eatery is that they offer several vegetarian options.

  • Location: 3103 Ensley 5 Points West Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35208
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 6AM-2PM | Saturday 6-11AM
  • Contact: 205.781.7837
  • Facebook

9. Q’s Bar and Grill

Happy Hour at Q’s Bar and Grill is where you are going to want to let your hair down after work. It runs from 5-9PM on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. They serves tasty cocktails and their food options are a bonus.

  • Location: 815 19th Street Ensley, Birmingham, AL 35218
  • Hours: Wednesday 5PM-12AM | Thursday-Saturday 5PM-2AM | Sunday 5:30PM-2AM
  • Contact: 205.781.9494
  • Facebook

10. Sec Bar and Lounge

Sec Bar and Lounge is another local spot in Ensley to check out. They offer fun times, unique drinks and flavorful food. There is always an event happening with deals on meals, cocktails and more.

11. Crown Sports Bar & Lounge

If you’re looking for a low-key lounge with cool vibes and lit times, check out Crown Sports Bar and Lounge. You can grab a beer and catch the game with buds or play a game of pool and enjoy music. They have nightly DJs and live performances from time to time.

  • Location: 517 19th Street Ensley, Birmingham, AL 35218
  • Hours: Monday-Sunday 9PM-6AM
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