Local restaurants helping you homegate like a pro for the big game

We all know the food is the highlight of the game. Photo via Unsplash

The Super Bowl is happening February 7th which is right around the corner. Whether your team made it or not, we all know the spotlight is really on the food. Before you order the same old spread as past years, check out a handful of Birmingham spots helping you homegate like a pro.

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Ghost Train Brewing Co., Gotcha Mobility + Freshwater Land Trust confirmed M2 tenants

Retail, food, drink, office space and more. M2 will have a little bit of everything. Rendering of the M2 space via M2

M2, the mixed-use expansion project from MAKEbhm, is moving along! Three exciting tenants have been secured for the space including Ghost Train Brewing Co., Gotcha Mobility, LLC and Freshwater Land Trust. Here’s what we know:

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The HIVE, new restaurant concept, coming to former Woolworth space

The HIVE will offer food, drinks and more. Photo via Orchestra Partners

A new concept, The HIVE is coming soon to Five Points South. Taking the space of The Woolworth, it will offer multiple experiences including rooftop access, a taproom from a national brewery, a stand-alone bar and more. Here’s what we know.

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Scooters Are Back in Birmingham! Here’s What You Need to Know

Owners of Birmingham Pedal Tours and Ride Fiik stand together around the scooters for a photo
These guys are changing the way you experience Birmingham! (Left to Right: Ken Cadmus, Mike Caputo, Claire Kobza, Derek Nuwer, and Jason Kobza. Photo via Cheyenne Trujillo for Bham Now

We gave you a guide to the best craft breweries in Birmingham, and Birmingham Pedal Tours brought the best way to enjoy them. And now Birmingham Pedal Tours partnered with Ride Fiik to bring scooters back to Birmingham!

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3 ways to connect with craft beer lovers in Birmingham

Good beer and good friends—the perfect combo. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Stop by any of Birmingham’s 10+ breweries on a Saturday evening and you’re sure to spot a crowd (now a socially distanced + masked crowd, of course). The Bham craft beer scene stays poppin, and we’re here for it. Want to up you

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NOW OPEN: Monday Night Brewing is ready to welcome you in Parkside

The newest Parkside addition is here! Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Just in time for Labor Day weekend, Monday Night Brewing is officially open! We can’t wait to spend the long weekend celebrating the newest addition to the Birmingham brewery scene. Get all the details right here.

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3 socially distant dates you can enjoy in Birmingham right now

Cheers to staying safe and having fun in our Magic City. Photo via @taylor_grote on Unsplash

Who doesn’t love a good date night? Whether you’re single, in a relationship, married, etc—we’ve all been cooped up for a while now. Here are a few ways you can hit the town in Birmingham, responsibly.

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3 ways to beat the summer heat in Birmingham including waterfalls, tropical cocktails + sweet treats

Birmingham, SMOOSH Cookies, Hoover, Stadium Trace
We’ll take them all! Photo via SMOOSH Cookies on Instagram

Let’s be honest, being anywhere without A/C right now is miserable. Thankfully there are still ways to get out and explore the city AND stay cool at the same time. Here are 3 ways to beat the summer heat in Birmingham including where to find waterfalls, tropical cocktails and sweet treats.

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11 must-try summer beers from Birmingham breweries

We’ve got our eye on that Watermelon Gose from Ghost Train. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Nothing beats the Alabama summer heat like a locally brewed beer. From sours to saisons, here are 11 summer beers you need to try from local Birmingham breweries. Plus, find out how to win a $200 gift card to The Pig so you can keep supporting local (and also snag a six pack to enjoy these brews from home.)

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ABC board votes to restrict alcohol sales in Alabama at 11PM each night

For the next 120 days, Alabama bars, restaurants, clubs and more will have to cease alcohol sales at 11PM. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

In an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19, the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted to suspend on-site sale of alcohol at bars, restaurants and clubs starting at 11PM each night. Learn more.

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18 Birmingham metro restaurants and bars temporarily closed in a week due to COVID19

Fancy’s on Fifth in Avondale. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Some of Birmingham’s most popular restaurants and bars have temporarily closed in the past week. Most of the establishment suspended operations due to employees testing positive with COVID-19, while others are closing in response to the rise of COVID19 cases in the Birmingham area.

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