While the restaurant industry in Birmingham evolves, more and more restaurants are finding themselves looking for another adventure or have no option but to close their doors. Here are four Birmingham businesses that have closed this month, including Carrigan’s Mountain Brook.
1. Golden Rule BBQ | Trussville
After the Pelham and Helena locations closed in earlier 2022 due to effects of COVID-19, we’re saddened to report that the Trussville location of Golden Rule BBQ has closed its doors. Located across from the newly developed Trussville Entertainment District, the location was presented with unique challenges as they continued to find ways to draw customers in.
“A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to support us on our last day. We have enjoyed serving you over the years and will miss everyone of you.”-Golden Rule Trussville, Facebook
2. Smokin’ Hot Sports Grill | Bessemer
Another Bessemer staple has turned off their lights for good. Smokin’ Hot Sports Grill, a family owned and operated restaurant, closed on August 14 due to staffing shortages after five years in business.
Menu items included breakfast, lunch and dinner, with menu favorites like Nacho Tots, Brisket Quesadillas and the Grits, Greens and Pork plate.
“There were a LOT of tears shed today and a lot of beautiful smiling faces to say farewell. We can not thank each and every single one of you enough for coming these past few days to share stories, hugs and support. We can not even put into words how special each one of you are to us and how much we will miss you.”-Smokin’ Hot Sports Grill, Facebook
3. Carrigan’s | Mountain Brook
Beloved Birmingham spot Carrigan’s announced the closing of their Mountain Brook location which had been open since 2019. Serving signature cocktails, upscale bar foods and healthy options, Carrigan’s Mountain Brook was a Mountain Brook Village staple.
While the menu looks a tad different than the Mountain Brook location, the downtown pub and the beer garden are here to welcome you with open arms.
There was no official closing statement from Carrigan’s Mountain Brook.
4. The OG Ghost Train Brewing Co. | Downtown
While The OG Ghost Train on 3rd Ave. officially announced that they will be leaving their location and moving all production to their First Ave. facility, there is hope on the horizon for this building. Head brewer at Ferus Ales, Nate Darnell is excited to bring his new concept, Uproot Brewing, to Birmingham.
“We have some big news to share. Since 2016, 2616 3rd Ave S. has been our home. While our first home will always have a special place in our heart, we are thrilled to help another local brewery find their first home at 3rd Ave. We love to support the growth of local craft beer and could not be more excited to pass the torch to our good friend Nate Darnell, owner of Uproot Brewing Company!
As Nate moves into 3rd Ave, we will be moving all of our production, operations, and events, to our new location at 3501 1st Ave S…Uproot Brewing will officially be moving in and bringing Birmingham some incredible brews starting in early Fall 2022. We want to thank you for your continued support throughout the years and hope you’ll join us in this exciting new chapter for Ghost Train.-Ghost Train Brewing Co, Instagram