60+ new places to eat & drink in Birmingham that opened in 2022

The House of Found Objects
The House of Found Objects was one of the most anticipated openings of 2022. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

The new Birmingham restaurants and bars that opened in 2022 were nothing short of exciting. If you’re wondering where you should go to eat or drink in The Magic City, we bet these places will be your new go-to spots.


Munchies Bar and Grill
Munchies on 5th. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Cahaba Heights

Biscuit Love
If I could, I would eat bonuts every morning. (Biscuit Love)
  • Biscuit Love | This Tennessee-based brunch spot made Alabama its home sweet home with this new Cahaba Heights location.
  • Cajun Steamer | There’s no need to head down to NOLA to chow down on delicious cajun food, Cajun Steamer’s serving it right here in The Magic City.
  • Local Roots | This Tuscaloosa favorite is taking fast casual to a whole new level with their Grandaddy fries—their signature, fan-fave fries that comes from a third-generation family recipe.

Downtown + Parkside

Adiõs (Ashton Johnson & Emily Dixon) | Bar la Fête (Sabrina Palmer / Bham Now)

Frothy Monkey 144 60+ new places to eat & drink in Birmingham that opened in 2022
Coffee + breakfast at Frothy Monkey? Yes, please. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Tasty Town (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now) | The House of Found Objects (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Five Points South

Continental Drift cocktails
Continental Drift. (Cecilia Wood / Bham Now)


santos coffee
Santos Coffee. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)


Brock's Gap Brewing
We love breweries in Bham. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Lakeview + Pepper Place

Hi-Wiring Brewing
Cheers to Hi-Wiring Brewing in Lakeview Green. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Lee Branch + Highway 280

Chad Slade
Chad Slade of American Kolache. (American Kolache)

Mountain Brook

Hello Bakery owner Wim Miree
Wim Miree, owner of Hello Bakery. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)


Half Shell Oyster House has some of the best seafood in the area. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

The Summit + Vestavia

Davenport’s Pizza Palace owner Amanda Thames. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)


The whole hog at Rodney Scott’s BBQ. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

West End

A-Train Station owners Careese Agee and Anthony Harris. (Nathan Watson/Bham Now)
  • A-Train Station | This Birmingham favorite food truck opened its brick-and-mortar restaurant, serving up loaded fries, Philly cheesesteaks and wings.


Woodlawn Bar and Lounge
Woodlawn Bar and Lounge is a must-try. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)
  • Slutty Vegan | If you want American classics like a burger and fries, but without the meat, this Atlanta-based vegan spot is for you.
  • Woodlawn Bar and Lounge | Sip on a classy cocktail at this bar owned and operated by Birmingham firefighter Corey Whatley and his team, Quincy Coleman and Byron Watkins.


Uptown Jazz
Sip on a cocktail while listening to classy tunes at Uptown Jazz. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

PLUS—new food trucks

Alabama Peanut Co.
Alabama Peanut Co. Peanut Truck (Alabama Peanut Co. / Facebook)

Are you in Huntsville? Check out the city’s biggest openings of 2022.

Did we miss your favorite spot that opened in 2022? Tag us @BhamNow on Instagram + Facebook to let us know!

Selah Vetter
Selah Vetter
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