Look what’s opening at The Bray in Liberty Park, including On Tap Sports Cafe (and a ‘secret speakeasy bar’. Shhh!)

On Tap Sports Cafe at The Bray in Liberty
On Tap Sports Cafe’ has just opened at The Bray (Liberty Park) in Vestavia Hills. Photo by Sharron Swain for Bham Now

If you’ve driven through Liberty Park in Vestavia Hills recently, it’s no secret there’s a lot of construction going on at The Bray. I stopped by to see two of its newest openings, On Tap Sports Cafe’ and Anytime Fitness.  Bonus find! I I also uncovered a ‘secret’ bourbon bar. Lucky me.

Find out more and see what else is in the pipeline for this suburb of Birmingham, including a supermarket and mixed use development. 

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Who needs a quick getaway? Here are six of our favorite cities with direct flights from BHM

Red Rocks Amphitheatre right outside Denver. Photo by Taylor Babington

Did you know that Birmingham has nonstop flights to a bunch of great cities across the U.S.? Get ready to pack your bags. We’ve chosen our top six destinations with no connection required!

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7 doggy daycares in Birmingham for the pup parent on the go (plus cute dog pics)

Playtime sure can wear you out! Photo via We Talk Dog (number 7!)

Everyone knows there are all kinds of childcare options for the working parent. But what about the parents whose kids are a little-uh-fluffier? Don’t worry, pup parents—you’re important too. Here are 7 options for doggy daycares in Birmingham, AL!

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13 Air Bnbs in Birmingham, AL perfect for your next weekend getaway

Scroll down to number 11 for more details on this beauty! All photos via Air Bnb website.

Birmingham, AL has become quite the destination for food and drink, live music, sports, and much more. This is no secret to locals—but as it brings more and more people to the city, accommodations are growing. We’ve got 13 Air Bnb listings all over the city with a 4-star rating or higher!

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I joined a Birmingham dinner club with complete strangers – here’s what we ate

Look at those smiles. Don’t we look like people you want to Come Eat With? Photo by a nice teenage girl outside the Avondale restaurant. Hope she sees this.

So, I’m new here. If you missed our recent introductions article– Bham Now has been adding to our team! I moved to Birmingham in early June, fresh out of undergrad and knowing very few people (read: 1 married couple). Through the friend of a friend, I received an invitation to join a dinner club that meets every Tuesday night- and, as any extroverted transplant would, I traipsed off to dinner with a group of complete strangers.

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Floating the Cahaba, road tripping and more. Your definitive guide to staying cool this summer in Birmingham

These building’s definitely look cool, but that’s not the cool we’re talking about. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

It’s hot, Birmingham. We know. To help y’all beat the heat and still participate in all the fun, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to staying cool this summer in Birmingham—including happy hours, road trips and floating local rivers!

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6 things to know about Alabama’s tax-free weekend July 19-21 + Several things you didn’t know were included

Don’t worry, everyone. I did the hard work of scoping out the Target selection for you. It’s a strenuous job, but hey– someone’s got to do it. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now. 

Looking to save on your back-to-school shopping? Here’s what you need to know before you hit the shops during tax-free weekend.  

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Where to find alcohol-free cocktails in Birmingham, including Seedlip spirits at LeNell’s

LeNell’s Beverage Boutique. Photo by Taylor Babington for Bham Now

Abstaining from alcohol–even just temporarily—is becoming increasingly common. Whether you’re taking a brief break from boozing or not drinking for personal reasons, Birmingham has several options for you. 

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8 ways to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in Birmingham

An iconic moment for the United States and for the world. Photo via the Project Apollo Archive (public domain image)

Happy Apollo Week, Birmingham! If you’re looking to celebrate that “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” we’ve got 8 ways to do it! Keep reading to find out.

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