After living in Birmingham for nearly 6 years, I’ve come to love and appreciate the beautiful historic neighborhoods throughout The Magic City. I decided to learn more about a few of my favorites (and yes, I might be biased!).
Arcadia Salon is serving up all the style and good vibes in Avondale. From its dreamy salon interior to the stylists behind the chairs, Arcadia is doing something right. Get a look inside, and get to know the team making all the magic.
What does a new downtown bar, sandwich shop and Jiu-Jitsu studio have in common? They’re all new businesses coming to Birmingham soon. We’ve got the deets on these three new concepts and can’t wait to see them open to the public.
Avondale’s gaining a new restaurant. Earlier this year, Hot Diggity Dogs closed its doors and left us wondering who or what will take over the space. Nine months later and our questions are finally answered. Chef Peoples Cafe is set to open later this year and we’ve got the deets.
Avondale Brewing Company is proud to welcome comedian Dave Ross to its Upstairs Comedy Series. Dave has been featured on a slew of Comedy Central’s most popular programs like Drunk History & This Is Not Happening. He’s also performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden, and has been a guest on the popular WTF podcast with Marc Maron. The Upstairs Comedy Series, hosted by Birmingham’s own Wes Van Horn, is bringing national touring acts to downtown Birmingham.
Everyone is making moves in the new year, including one of our favorite vintage stores, Manitou Supply. At the end of the month, the store will close its Avondale location as they move forward with plans to refresh and rebrand.
Avondale Brewing Company is proud to announce stand-up comedian Dave Stone as the next performer in its new Upstairs Comedy Series, which will bring nationally touring stand-up comics to downtown Birmingham. Hosted by comedian and Birmingham-native Wes Van Horn, the series aims to connect Birmingham comedy lovers with professional acts seen on television, in films, and more – as they tour the country.Based in Los Angeles by way of Atlanta, Dave Stone made his television debut on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in 2013 and in the same year was selected to the prestigious “New Faces” roster of the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Since then, he has been seen on season 8 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, Viceland’s “Flophouse”, and Travel Channel’s “Cheat Day Chow Down”. When not headlining clubs across the country, Dave regularly tours with Craig Ferguson. He also can be heard voicing several characters on Adult Swim’s “Squidbillies”, co-hosting his new paranormal podcast “The Boogie Monster” with Kyle Kinane, and hosting his weekly alt-country radio show “The Gravy Boat”.The show will start at 9pm and be located upstairs. Tickets are on sale now at avondalebrewing.com. Ticket price is $10 for all advanced tickets leading up to the show day and $15 for those purchasing at the door on the day of the show.
Avondale Brewing Company is proud to announce stand-up comedian Billy Wayne Davis as the first performer for its new Upstairs Comedy Series, which will bring nationally touring stand-up comics to downtown Birmingham. Hosted by comedian and Birmingham-native Wes Van Horn, the series aims to connect Birmingham comedy lovers with professional acts seen on television, in films, and more – as they tour the country.Initial performer Billy Wayne Davis has appeared on Conan, Last Comic Standing, WTF w/Marc Maron, voiced characters on Adult Swim’s SquidBillies, hosted a documentary for CMT, opened for Sturgill Simpson’s Living the Dream Tour, and released 2 comedy albums, “Billy Wayne Davis” & “Billy Wayne Davis: Live at Third Man Records.” Originally from Tennessee, he now resides in Los Angeles.The show will start at 8pm and be located upstairs. Tickets are on sale now at avondalebrewing.com. Ticket price is $12 for all advanced tickets leading up to the show day and $15 for those purchasing at the door on the day of the show.
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.
Secret Stages is Birmingham’s premier music discovery festival, held on the first weekend of August each year. Bands like St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Hiss Golden Messenger and Shovels and Rope all got their start on the Secret Stages, well, stage. The music experts behind this unique music fest just dropped the 2019 lineup, and we’re betting you’ll want to remember more than a few of these incredibly talented names (before they hit the big time, of course).