Trussville’s Entertainment District is booming with new business! From new restaurant concepts to wine bars, read on for what’s open now and coming soon.
1. Axe Downtown
We’ve seen countless other cities, including Birmingham, open places where you can throw axes for fun. Back in May, Trussville hopped on the trend with the opening of Axe Downtown.
Located on Main Street in the Entertainment District, it’s the place to go to try something different and have a great time, too.
- Anyone 10 years and older can throw axes.
- “Axe-perts” are on site to help teach you how to throw axes safely.
- The venue features 10 lanes that hold up to 4 people each.
- It’s the perfect activity for bachelor/bachelorette parties, birthday parties, company team building + more.
- Snacks, bottled water + soft drinks are available for purchase.
2. Bendy’s Cookies & Cream
Bendy’s Cookies & Cream is a newbie to Trussville, but you’ve likely heard of them before. The ice cream/cookie shop has been scooping up sweet treats to the Greater Birmingham Area since 2016.
Trussville was more than ready for it, too. The grand opening on Saturday, July 16 was packed, and I couldn’t help but follow the line inside.
Inside the creamery, you’ll find a charming space with bench seating and a handful of tables, while the outside holds several picnic tables to eat your treat.
The main attraction—the ice cream and cookies, of course!
Since mint chocolate chip is my favorite ice cream flavor, it was first on my must-try list, but I did steal a bite of my daughter’s Cookies & Cream. Both were delicious.
3. Corbeau Wine Bar
Status: Opening Fall 2022
Full-service wine taproom? Yes, please! Corbeau Wine Bar is coming soon with over 45 different wines on tap for you to try. Locally owned and operated by the Martin family, Corbeau will set up shop in an all-new space in the Entertainment District.
4. Hero Doughnuts
Status: Grand Opening, Tuesday, August 23
It’s been quite some time since Hero Doughnuts first hung a “Coming Soon” sign in Trussville, and after lots of waiting, opening day is finally within sight. Next door to Rodney Scott’s, you can expect to satisfy your Hero Doughnut cravings in late August.
Cool news: Trussville’s location is Hero’s first spot for online drive-thru orders.
5. Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ
Status: Grand Opening, Tuesday, August 2
If you live in Trussville, you’ve been waiting for the opening of Rodney Scott’s BBQ for a while. Well, good things come to those who wait, because the restaurant’s grand opening is Tuesday, August 2.
“We’re very excited to bring our motto of ‘every day is a good day’ and whole hog South Carolina barbecue to Trussville.”Tyler Ashton, CEO, Rodney Scott
I was fortunate enough to attend the restaurant’s soft opening and not only see the brand-new space but order from the menu.
My thoughts? The space is inviting with booths and tables, a self-serve drink area and bar. My favorite part—the disco ball that hangs from the ceiling. With the clean, white walls and excellent natural light, it gives the eatery just the right dose of sparkle.
Another bonus—Trussville’s location features a drive-thru, the FIRST in the Greater Birmingham Area. Be sure to give it a whirl.
6. Steele Hall Brewing Company
Status: Opening Fall 2022
Another brewery is headed for Trussville. Get ready for Steele Hall Brewing Company!
The brewery will take over the former Slagheap Brewing Company building on Main Street. But prepare to see some serious changes soon, because co-owners, Scott Worthington and Eric Mitchell, plan to give the facility a complete overhaul.
On the menu, expect to find Hazy IPAs, fruited sours, stouts and lagers—all with Steele Hall Brewing Company’s special spin on craft classics.
7. Trussville Social
Excited about the opening of Trussville Social? You should be! I got a sneak peek before it opened and it’s awesome!
It’s owned by Misty and Jeremy Reeves who are veterans to the restaurant business, having spent their lives traveling and building sports bars. After moving to Trussville, they noticed the the need for a place that combined the traditional date night of dinner with fun that can last all night long.
The couple set to work, building their new dream right in the middle of the Trussville Entertainment District.
I met with owners Misty and Jeremy Reeves who showed me around the space. Here’s a look at what to expect:
- Indoor seating with booths + high-top tables
- A huge bar that seats 35 and is filled with everything you could want, from local beer to fun cocktails
- Couches for lounging with friends
- Tons of games like pool, giant Jenga and Connect Four, shuffleboard + arcade games
- 2 separate outdoor spaces surrounding the building where you can eat, drink + play
Don’t forget the menu! Trussville Social serves lunch and dinner, plus Sunday Brunch that lasts all day. For food, think sports bar with a twist with sandwiches, burgers and fries, but also charcuterie boards, seared salmon and gourmet cocktails.
Psst! Trussville Social also made our list of Instagram-worthy bathrooms for your next selfie. You know you’re curious—see it here.
Find out more happening in Trussville
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- 7 new places to eat in Trussville, including Pinchgut Pies
Know of more businesses coming to Trussville? Let us know—tag us on social @bham now.