For fun things to do in Birmingham, look no further than Five Points South. Known for its vibrant nightlife, this Birmingham neighborhood has everything from upscale restaurants like Highland’s Bar & Grill to complete dives. You’re sure to find people out having fun any weekend night.


Delta Blue hot tamales.Delta Blues Hot Tamales
1318 Cobb Lane
Birmingham, AL 35205

With a food variety ranging from Mississippi Blue-Corn Crusted Catfish to Ragin’ Cajun Tamales and a specialty drink menu, you’re bound to find something to leave you full and happy at Delta Blues Hot Tamales. The blend of Cajun and Mexican flavors is sure to delight, and their outdoor patio off the cobblestone road makes you feel as though you’re really in New Orleans.


Helpful employee at Golden Temple store.Golden Temple Natural Grocery and Cafe
1901 11th Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35205

From crystals to tie-dyed clothing to holistic medicine and home decor, you’re bound to find a unique treasure at Golden Temple. Grab an organic juice or smoothie from the vegetarian cafe connected to the store and wander the aisles of goods imported from Nepal, India, Africa and Tibet. Questions on what natural supplements or essential oils are good for what? The friendly staff would love to share their knowledge on homeopathic medicine.


The upsidedown plaza bar.The Upsidedown Plaza
2012 Magnolia Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35205

If grungy, late-night, hole-in-the-wall bars peak your interest, the Upsidedown Plaza is the place for you. This dive bar is probably one of the oldest and most well known in Birmingham — your parents probably lost their shoes there at some point in their heyday. Open until six in the morning, you’re bound to see some interesting creatures singing along to the jukebox or taking over the pool tables.

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