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Paramount bar in downtown Birmingham serves pub food and craft cocktails and beer—including some made by local and state breweries—in a retro-arcade atmosphere. Although Paramount is not quite a sports bar, locals come for the sporty atmosphere, the solid drinks and food menu highlighted by a generous selection of hot dogs and burgers, and the games. Under the dim lights there are two basketball shooting cages, a foosball table, pool tables, skee ball, and several retro arcade games.
A one-of-a-kind watering hole offering custom-made cocktails, local beers, wines and signature spirits, The Collins Bar is the ideal friendly neighborhood bar. Talented and attentive mixologists cater to your every need and whip up innovative concoctions sure to become your new favorite. Classic pub nibbles such as hummus, pigs-in-a-blanket, Greek pot-stickers, meatloaf sliders, grilled cheese sandwich and Reuben served here pair excellently with the drinks. The playful vibe of the bar created by the backdrop of vintage periodic table creates a hip ambiance perfect for casual night-outs with friends. Competitively priced, the relaxing lounge is the perfect refuge for those looking for a break from the usual.
Right in the center of Avondale lies this comfortable and popular neighborhood bar. The Parkside Cafe is especially well-known for its pleasant outdoor patio, a great place to enjoy one of their tasty craft brews or stiff cocktail. Inside, the walls are packed with interesting and eclectic art, maybe with a live band or DJ playing in the background. Trivia nights are also particularly popular nights at the Parkside for those know-it-all's who like to put their useless knowledge to work!