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The Roof, as this place is popularly known among patrons, is a gathering spot for music lovers. Its success can be credited to the great live entertainment and an easygoing atmosphere. Nestled in Lakeview, its nightly line-up features local bands and up-and-coming musicians that keep the vibe upbeat and happening. Select from an impressive list of beer and cocktails to complement unrivaled bar fare. Signature dishes include salsa and chips, pizza, quesadillas, wings, cheese fries, hot dogs and chicken tenders. The walls are donned with a random assortment of postcards, portraits, street signs, vintage advertisements and eclectic memorabilia that don't fail to grab your attention.
The Nick is not much to look at from the outside; the flat, featureless building covered with handbills almost appears abandoned. But closer inspection reveals that the handbills are all for upcoming gigs scheduled at this 21+ rock nightclub. No food is served, but there is a full bar. The cover charge varies depending on the night's entertainment. The Nick has a private club license so it can remain open past the city's required closing time of 2am. Most nights, The Nick closes “whenever we want,” according to one of the managers. Credit cards are accepted for bar purchases, but not for cover charges.
This popular bar and grill, located on 11th Avenue at Five Points South, offers Southern Continental cuisine in an upscale yet relaxed environment. The decor is that of an elegant bistro, with exposed brick walls and track lighting. The menu, though not extensive, offers an ever-changing list of interesting entrees featuring venison, quail, beef, pork and seafood prepared in a continental style.
Located in the neighborhood of Five Points South, this local watering hole serves cold beer, craft cocktails and Fat Tuesday type Daiquiris. The bar is quite small, but there is a back patio for the times when it becomes too cramped. 3000 also offers hookah services and if you are here to watch the game, there are a few TVs plastered on the walls.
Jack Brown's is known for its 100% Wagyu beef burgers and inimitable selection of beers from around the world. It's a franchise chain with outlets in Virginia and Tennessee in addition to this one in Birmingham. The menu features traditional classic cheeseburgers as well as some specialty ones. Try the Jack on a Piggyback made with a hot dog or the Greg Brady topped with mac n' cheese. The bar slings all types of beer styles, from Amber Ales to Wheat Whites, undoubtedly you will find your kind of suds here.
Innisfree Irish Pub is an American success story. It started out as a place in Tuscaloosa where the owners could drink with their friends, but because of its success, this second location in Birmingham was born, with future expansions on the horizon. The owners have infused their collective convivial nature into this bar's DNA, making it a great place to grab a cold one with friends – old or new. Not just for drinkers, this place also serves food of the burgers and wings variety. Drink specials, darts and periodic giveaways add to this Irish pub's already palpable appeal.