When it comes to LGBTQ+ support and representation, Birmingham has it covered. According to the Human Rights Campaign, the Magic City has a perfect score and we can see why. Keep reading to know which LGBTQ+ restaurants and bars in Birmingham are owned by those openly out in the community.
1. Lady E’s
If you want a taste of love in the South, then head over to Lady E’s Chick’n Cafe., Alabama’s first restaurant owned by an openly transgender Black woman.
- Location: 1905 Park Pl, Birmingham, AL 35203
- Hours: Hours vary, stay updated on Facebook
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2. Paper Doll Bar
Paper Doll Bar specializes in fresh and fun cocktails that you can’t find elsewhere in Birmingham’s entertainment district. You’ll want to make this your go-to bar for its welcoming and elegant atmosphere.
3. Our Place
Our Place is the place to chill, have drinks and celebrate Pride. You’ll find this little bar decked in Pride flags on Seventh avenue, welcoming everybody.
This cyberpunk-themed bar, Electra is owned by remembers of the LGBTQ+ community and welcomes all. This groovy joint has outdoor seating perfect for Pride month hangouts.
5. Al’s on 7th
For Drag Nights, watch parties and great times, head over to Al’s on 7th. This LGBTQ+ bar is friendly and fun!
6. The Lumbar
This science-forward bar is woman and LGBTQ+-owned—a double win! This Pride month try one of their signature cocktails that have some of the wittiest names. Don’t forget their Tetris tots, a must-try!
According to their website, owner and operator, Neill Crook, traveled to Mexico and fell in love with everything about the culture—including the drinks. He strived to bring a little piece of that magic back with him to The Magic City where he created Mayawell Bar in 2019.
Nestled away in Birmingham’s quaint and cozy Forest Park, you can find Juniper in Birmingham’s Forest Park neighborhood. This cocktail bar menu is heavily focused on gin and botanicals.
For the 21+ crowd, this club is one of the oldest LGBTQ+ bars in Birmingham!
Bham companies supporting the LGBTQ+ community
Check out how some Birmingham shops are supporting Pride this month:
- Monday Night Brewing: $1 from every Blind Pirate IPA will be donated to LGBTQ+ organizations.
- Cahaba Brewing: Try the Pride Punch—available only this month. Also, every Wednesday Bingo night will benefit AIDS Alabama.
- Jenni Holzhauer custom cookies: Grab a delicious sugar cookie from Charm Bham on Fridays. 25% of the proceeds will be donated to the Magic City Acceptance Center.
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