Anyone that wants to learn about where to buy wine, liquor, and beer in Birmingham, Albama has definitely come to the right place. Our alcohol guide will try to cover the topic in as detailed of a way as we possibly can so that you can make the right decision on how to proceed.
A list of the best local liquor stores and wine shops in town will get us going. Anyone that is ready to go pick up a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will get their info quick and be ready to head out the door.
Up next we will dive into the best breweries and beer bars near you, and a list of Birmingham wine bars will follow that up. Wineries and vineyards in your area will get a shout out, and we will wrap this up by mentioning some of the best local happy hours where you can buy cheap alcoholic drinks after your work day ends.
Towards the end you will find an alcohol map for the area with all of the various venues we are mentioning pinned on it. And everyone is welcome to read some of our other blogs about the best spots to drink or grab a bottle in this part of the world.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Birmingham
Whether you want to buy a case of beer, some vodka, tequila, wine, or just about any other alcoholic drink you should be able to get them at any of these best liquor stores and wine shops in Birmingham:
- Lenell’s Beverage Boutique at 1208 32nd St N
- Highland Package Store at 2228 Highland Ave
- Liquor Outlet at 3014 Allison-Bonnett Memorial Dr #142
- Lou’s Pub & Package Store at 726 29th St S
- Classic Wine Company at 1831 28th Ave S #110
- The Vintage Wine Shoppe at 201 Cahaba Park Cir
- Golden Age Wine at 2828 Culver Rd
- The Wine Loft at 2200 1st Ave N # 100
Lenell’s Beverage Boutique is open daily from noon to 9pm and sells a large selection of American whiskeys, plenty of organic wines, craft spirits, beers, gourmet sodas, cocktails, and vermouths. Highland Package Store stocks a fantastic assortment of world-class liquors, over 2,000 craft beers, excellent wines, champagnes, bombers, kegs, and premium cigars.
They are open Monday to Thursday from 10:30am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday 10:30am to 11pm, and Sunday 12pm to 9pm.
Founded in 1988 Classic Wine Company is a retail store and a bar in the heart of Homewood that supplies popular and rare wines made from one-of-a-kind grapes at all price points. Their bar has a modern and pleasant atmosphere with approximately 30 wines available by the glass.
The Vintage Wine Shoppe carries a diverse variety of fine wines from around the world at all price ranges covering both popular and rare qualities with over 1,800 options. They also provide gourmet food, tastings, classes, and a gift shop with a great selection of accessories, home decor items, cheeseboards, cocktail napkins, charms, stoppers, seasonal goods, and other stuff.
Golden Age Wine boasts a curated collection of low-intervention wines from across the world and excellent food cooked from fresh and high-quality ingredients in addition to offering tastings, accessories, and gift boxes. Their operating hours are from 10am to 9pm Monday to Thursday and 10am to 10pm Friday and Saturday.
The Wine Loft is a high-end bar near you with a refined and laid-back vibe featuring over 70 wines by the glass and more than 200 by the bottle from all across the world complete with a variety of beers and a delectable gourmet tapas menu. They are open to the public on Wednesday from 5:30pm to 9:30 pm and are also available for scheduled private events.
Breweries & Beer Bars In Your Area
When you want to go sample some new suds or just watch the game with some pals these local breweries and beer bars are a great option:
- Back Forty Beer at 3201 1st Ave N
- Birmingham District Brewing at 2201 2nd Ave S #102
- Good People Brewing Company at 114 14th St S
- Avondale Brewing at 201 41st St S
- True Story Brewing at 5510 Crestwood Blvd
- Trim Tab Brewing at 2721 5th Ave S
- Carrigan’s Beer Garden at 2910 6th Ave S
- Hop City Beer at 2924 3rd Ave S
Back Forty Beer carries a wide range of American and European craft beers which are brewed on site and served fresh with over 50 new drinks introduced each year and up to 25 distinct options available at all times. They have a spacious venue and private conference rooms that are suitable for corporate meetings, rehearsal dinners, and other gatherings.
Good People Brewing Company is one of the oldest and largest breweries in Alabama with a taproom that is open Monday to Wednesday from 12pm to 10pm, Thursday to Saturday 12pm to 12am, and on Sunday 12pm to 8pm. You may join a tour on Saturdays at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm excluding holidays and major events.
Besides having a large outdoor music facility that hosts national tours for half of the year and a smaller indoor show area for any special occasion Avondale Brewing is one of the best places to enjoy over 10 different styles of beers, cocktails, and wines in a friendly atmosphere.
Trim Tab Brewing is a small brewery that focuses on expressive IPAs, experimental stouts, and fruited sours. Their tasting gallery which is open from noon to 10pm Sunday through Thursday and from 12pm to midnight on Friday and Saturday acts as a gallery for local artists, a music venue, and a space to rent for any special occasion.
Hop City Beer has something for everyone with over 60 craft beers on tap which are available by the taste, pint, or growler as well as more than 1,000 wines and a unique profile system. Their operating hours are from 10am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and 12pm to 6pm on Sunday.
Wine Bars In Birmingham
Wine bars in your area are a great place for a date, a business meeting, or to hang out with a big group of friends:
- The Wine Loft at 3808 Government St
- Vino at 1930 Cahaba Rd
- Hop City Beer & Wine Birmingham at 2924 3rd Ave S
- Seasons 52 at 245 Summit Blvd
- Village Tavern at 101 Summit Blvd
- Plum Bar at 108 17th St N
Vino is divided into three distinct spaces including the main restaurant, an art gallery, and a large rock patio making it one of the best dining spots in the region. Enjoy an array of fresh and healthy food with a comprehensive wine collection at indoor seating or on the terrace overlooking the English Village and take a personal tour Monday to Saturday at 4pm.
Seasons 52 is a cozy and trendy fresh grill and wine bar that delivers a wonderful seasonal menu made from the finest ingredients alongside a diverse selection of world-class wines by the glass and creative drinks. Private events can be booked and happy hour is available Monday to Thursday from 3pm to 6pm.
Since 1984 Village Tavern has been committed to supplying high-quality food, drinks, and service at reasonable prices. They have a scratch kitchen that prepares artisan meals with top ingredients and a bar that serves well-made cocktails, a broad choice of wines, and craft beers along with happy hours Monday through Friday from 4pm to 6:30pm.
Wineries & Vineyards Near You
While these wineries and vineyards may not be right in town they are worth the drive:
- Corbin Farms Winery at 800 Co Rd 87
- Morgan Creek Vineyards at 181 Morgan Creek Ln
- Ozan Winery & YH Distillery at 173 Co Rd 301
Corbin Farms Winery is one of the oldest wineries in the region presenting a vast assortment of wines paired with a varied menu of tasty food based on chef specials and rotating alternatives. They also organize tours and private events like weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate meetings, and bridal showers.
The warmth and beautiful scenery of Morgan Creek Vineyards make it an ideal destination to spend your holiday or organize a wedding party. Experience a free tour or wine tasting of muscadine varietals and local fruits accompanied by live music and fabulous barbecue Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm.
Ozan Winery and YH Distillery provide unique pumpkin patch train excursions along with vineyard tours and wine tastings on Saturdays from 10am to 12:30pm or 1pm to 3:30pm and Sundays from 1pm to 3:30pm. They also have a wedding and reception hall that can accommodate up to 200 guests.
Best Local Happy Hours
These happy hours in Birmingham can be a great option to buy cheaper alcoholic drinks after work when you need to unwind:
- The Roof at 2101 5th Ave N
- Carrigan’s Public House at 2430 Morris Ave
- Paramount Bar at 200 20th St N
- 5 Point Public House and Oyster Bar at 1210 20th St S
- The Lumbar at 212 29th St S
- Bricktop’s at 2800 US-280
- Automatic Seafood and Oysters at 2824 5th Ave S
- Freddy’s at 2251 Highland Ave
- East West at 2306 2nd Ave N
If you’re craving fresh catch and seasonal produce meals head to Automatic Seafood and Oysters. Explore a variety of seafood menus mainly from the Gulf of Mexico and oysters from the Southern and Eastern coasts plus a number of land-based delicacies with one of the best daily happy hours in your area from 4pm to 5pm.
Freddy’s aspired to bring the values of Europe back to the neighborhood after being inspired by little delectable spots in Siena, Florence, and Paris. They have a happy hour highlighting wines from different countries Tuesday through Thursday from 4pm to 6pm.
East West is a downtown Asian fusion restaurant serving craft cocktails and wines by the glass with exquisite cuisine ranging from Chinese duck nachos and Korean fried cauliflower to Mongolian ribeye and rice bowls. Dinner is served from 5pm to 9pm Tuesday to Thursday and 5pm to 10pm Friday to Saturday.
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Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In Birmingham
For the time being that is all we have to share but check back in because we will do our best to keep this page updated. After reading about all of those local liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours near you we think you are ready to accomplish your goal.
Do us a favor and mention if we got anything incorrect or if any of the above places have closed down in the comments so we can keep the lists up to date. Now have fun drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Birmingham, Alabama.