Check out these 7 Black-owned Birmingham bars for a fun weekend ahead

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Sippin’ pretty. (Luxe Ultra Lounge / Instagram)

As we head into a summer of fun, you might to cool off with a drink. Ready to be wowed by 7 Black-owned Birmingham bars? Let’s see all of what they have to offer.

1. Cassanova Bar and Lounge

Cassanova Mckinzy
Life is better in Birmingham thanks to businesses like this. (Cecilia Wood / Bham Now)

From former Auburn football pro, Cassanova McKinzy, this bar on First Ave. has some of the best photo spots and drinks. Ever heard of a “Popsicle Sangria”? Spoiler alert: it’s a refreshing glass of sangria with a strawberry popsicle dipped right into the middle.

Make a trip to Cassanova Bar and Lounge to find out what makes this Black-owned bar so unique.

To celebrate Pride, head to their Pride Nights every Thursday!

2. Bar Sebastian

Black-owned Birmingham bars
Stop by their happy hour—no passcode needed. (Bar Sebastian / Instagram)

Behind a secret emergency exit lies a rooftop bar also known as Bar Sebastian. This super secret spot is accessible by keyword only so its exclusivity remains intact. Ready to retrieve the password to a new bar that’s hidden in plain sight? Text for the code word and let us know what magic you uncover.

3. The 3000Bar

Black-owned Birmingham bars
We’ve got our eyes on the slushie machines in the background. 👀 (The 3000Bar / Facebook)

The 3000Bar has been a Birmingham staple for the last 10 years—popular with the locals. Their sweet decor, tasty frozen drinks and great vibes are what keep people coming back for more. Ever thought of celebrating Taco Tuesday at The 3000 Bar? Turn up with tacos + tequila all night.

4. EDEN Lounge

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They have a fair point. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

This bar recently opened on the newly renovated 20th Street and features beautiful florals and a greenery wall on the outside—you can’t miss it. EDEN is temporarily closed at the moment, but keep an eye on socials for their return.

5. Eighty Eight – A live music bar

Black-owned Birmingham bars
Hands in the air for live, local talent. (Eighty Eight / Instagram)

In the mood for some live tunes? Check out Eighty Eight—a piano and live music bar. Grab a drink and enjoy local musicians take the stage. Want to be wowed by the talent? Check out an example on their Instagram.

6. Luxe Ultra Lounge

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Cheers to celebrations at Luxe! (Luxe Ultra Lounge / Instagram)

Up next on our list of Black-owned Birmingham bars is Luxe Ultra Lounge. Marked by purple neon lights, this bar will have you feeling your best as you dance the night away. If you’re looking for a spot to dress up with all of your girlfriends, this is the spot for you.

7. SLEEK Sports Bar

Black-owned Birmingham bars
Visit SLEEK to cheer on your favorite teams. (Hilary Meares / Bham Now)

Want a locally-owned spot to cheer on your favorite team? Head to SLEEK Sports Bar in Five Points to grab a beer and have a chill night with friends. They serve craft beer, your favorite cocktail and familiar bar bites. Cheers to that!

8. Aria Bham

Black-owned Birmingham bars
The vibes in here? Immaculate. (Aria Bham / Instagram)

Ready for a night on the town? Head to Aria Restaurant and Lounge to enter an exclusive VIP experience unlike any other. Pro tip: make sure you check out the dress code before you make your plans to go.

8. The Vault Bar and Lounge

Black-owned Birmingham bars
We’re excited to know what’s behind The Vault. (The Vault / Facebook)

The name alone intrigues us. The Vault throws monthly parties and events, so you won’t ever experience the same thing twice. Plus, the space is available to rent, so if you’re looking for a spot to host your next shindig, this is the place.

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