9 local spots + drink recs for the ultimate taste of bourbon

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Get your bourbon on this National Bourbon Day in Birmingham. (Miranda Shaffer / Bham Now)

Tuesday, June 14 is National Bourbon Day, and if you’re seeking ideas on where to get your bourbon fix, we’ve got you covered with the top spots and drink recs around Birmingham.

1. Dread River Distilling Company

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Head to Dread River Distilling Company for all your bourbons needs. (Jon Eastwood / Bham Now)

There’s no better place to score the ultimate swirl and sip this National Bourbon Day than at one of Birmingham’s local distilleries. On June 14, visit Dread River Distilling Company for their Dread River Straight Bourbon—the first bourbon distilled in Bham in 100 years! You won’t be disappointed. 

Location: 2400 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 3-10PM I Saturday 11AM-12AM
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2. LeNell’s Beverage Boutique

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Love Old Forester? (LeNell’s Beverage Boutique / Facebook)

For drinks at home, be sure to swing by LeNell’s Beverage Boutique on Birmingham’s North Side. This beloved shop offers a stellar collection of alcoholic options including many kinds of bourbon.

Where: 1208 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35234
Hours: Daily | Noon-9PM
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3. Mom’s Basement

Mom's Basement
Bourbon’s best at Mom’s. (Mom’s Basement / Facebook)

Friends, games and bourbon…sounds like the perfect combo to me. Enjoy it this National Bourbon Day at Mom’s Basement. 

Where: 4411 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
Hours: Sunday-Friday, 4PM-2AM | Saturday 2PM-2AM
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4. Neon Moon

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Frozen Kentucky Coffee at Neon Moon. (Miranda Shaffer / Bham Now)

With summer heat making us sizzle, stoop by Neon Moon this National Bourbon Day for a drink that will cool you down and make you smile. Top choice: the Frozen Kentucky Coffee with bourbon, coffee and vanilla. 

Location: 2316 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 4PM-2AM
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5. Paper Doll

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Bottoms up! (Paper Doll Bar / Facebook)

You won’t just dig the vibe at Paper Doll, you’ll also love their Old Fashioned. Featuring Old Forester bourbon, Demerara syrup, Angostura bitters and orange bitters, it’s buzzy, balanced and classic. 

Location: 2320 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 4-11PM I Friday-Saturday 4PM-1AM
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6. Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar

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Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar is a prime choice for National Bourbon Day. (Taylor Babington / Bham Now)

Go nutty this National Bourbon Day with the Black Walnut O.F. at Pilcrow Cellar. A mix of Old Forester, nut alpine, walnut liqueur, black walnut bitters and Angostura bitters, how can you resist?

Location: 2015 1st Ave N, #1e, Birmingham, AL 35203
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 4PM-12AM I Friday-Saturday 4PM-2AM
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7. Queen’s Park

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The One Pit Wonder at Queen’s Park. (Caroline Barr / Bham Now

Which drink should you choose this National Bourbon Day? At Queen’s Park, you and the Whiskey Smash are “mint” to be. This fruity, shaken cousin of the Mint Julep includes bourbon, lemon, mint and sugar. Delish!

Location: 112 24th St N #102, Birmingham, AL 35203
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 4PM-12AM I Friday-Saturday 4PM-2AM I Sunday 4PM-12AM
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8. The Collins Bar

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Pick your poison at The Collins Bar in Birmingham. (The Collins Bar / Facebook)

Locals love The Collins, and with good reason. It has a great location, the vibe is friendly and laid back and the drinks are fantastic. This June 14, the love continues with a menu of great bourbons all ready and waiting to be chosen by you. 

Location: 2125 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 4PM-12AM I Friday-Saturday 4PM-2AM
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9. Watkins Branch Bourbon and Brasserie

Pair your bourbon with a delicious meal from Watkins Branch Bourbon and Brasserie in Mountain Brook. The menu features incredible chef-driven plates plus a full list of libations.

Where: 2708 Culver Rd, Mountain Brook, Alabama 35233
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 3:30-10PM | Friday-Saturday 3:30-Last Guest | Sunday 9AM-10PM
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