Your happy hour guide to The Magic City

Birmingham Restaurant Week
Cheers to Birmingham’s food + drink scene. (Birmingham Restaurant Week)

We all know and love Birmingham for the fabulous food + drink scene. To help make things easier for your next outing, we’ve gathered info for all the best happy hour deals in The Magic City. You don’t want to miss this.

1. Automatic Seafood & Oysters

Automatic Seafood brunch
Automatic never misses. (Cecilia Wood / Bham Now)

Automatic Seafood & Oysters does it all! Brunch, drinks, seafood and happy hour. You’ll want to experience this goodness for yourself.

Happy Hour: Daily, 4-5PM

  • $3 oysters (each)
  • $7 select drinks
  • $4 drafts

2. Carrigan’s Beer Garden + Public House

Tis the season for half-priced drinks. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Whether it’s the Beer Garden or Public House, Carrigan’s never misses. They have deals for every day and every occasion. You might want to write this down:

Beer Garden:

  • Wednesday: $5 wine by the glass
  • Thursday & Friday: Half-priced appetizers until 5:30PM (dine-in only)
  • Sunday: $5 Chelada, $6 mimosa, $7 bellini, $8 Bloody Mary, $9 Aperol spritz

Public House:

  • Monday: 4-7PM, $12 Pizza + Boilermaker (choice of any well shot)
  • Tuesday: 4-9PM, $5 Old Fashioned
  • Wednesday: 11-9PM, half-off wine
  • Thursday: 4-9PM, $4 select beers
  • Friday: 3-6PM, half-price well drinks

3. Moss Rock Tacos & Tequila

Moss Rock Tacos
Check out that soft taco lineup. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Moss Rock Tacos & Tequila has more specials than we could ever imagine. They have a deal every day, so go ahead and pencil this into your calendar next week.

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 3-5PM

Daily Specials:

  • Monday: $5 house margarita + kids eat free
  • Tuesday: $2.50 Mexican beer + $2 featured taco
  • Wednesday: $3 craft beers
  • Thursday: $2 domestic beers
  • Friday: Half-off White Claws and Trulys
  • Saturday: $2 off all full-order nachos
  • Sunday: $5 Bloody Maria/Bloody Mary + $3 mimosas

4. Mugshots

cheese wedges
Crispy and delicious. All for $3. (Mugshots)

Mugshots is a Magic City classic with one of the best happy hour line-ups we’ve ever seen. Join the fun with these specials:

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3-6PM

  • Half-price drafts + wines
  • $2.50 well drinks
  • $3 appetizers

5. Paramount

Birmingham, Eat in the Streets, Paramount Bham
Cool and refreshing. (Paramount Bham / Facebook)

Paramount is known for its cool atmosphere where you can sip on a local IPA while playing skeeball. Visit Paramount to work on your arcade game rep and enjoy happy hour with your best buds.

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 3-6PM

  • $5 well drinks + various drafts
  • $6 wine by the glass

6. Rodney Scott’s BBQ

The whole hog. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

The family-centered joint where everyone is family, Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ does not shy away from the best food, beers and deals.

Happy Hour: Every day, 3-6PM

  • $2 draft beer all day, every day
  • $3 hush puppies
  • $4 draft beer
  • $5 wine
  • $6 six-count wings
  • Free pork skins at the bar

7. Soho Social

bring your dog to happy hour
Bring your dog to Soho Social happy hour. It’s a win-win. (Callie Puryear / Bham Now)

The ideal combination is a half-priced appetizer + a $1 beer + an outdoor patio. Luckily, you can get all of these things at Soho Social.

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3-6PM

  • Half-off all appetizers + drinks (excluding specialty cocktails)
  • $1 beer daily

8. The Lumbar

The Lumbar, mocktail
Cheers with your best buds at The Lumbar. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Summertime and the living is easy, thanks to The Lumbar. $5 house margarita and wine? Count us in.

Happy Hour: Tuesday-Friday, noon-5PM, Sunday all-day

  • Half-off small & share plates
  • $5 house margarita, select beers + house wine
The fun doesn’t stop there. Check out these Birmingham locals with the classic, 4-6PM happy hour:
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Callie Morrison
Callie Morrison
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