It’s time to check out some more fun things to do in Birmingham. On this week’s agenda, we’ll explore Lakeview, a bustling Birmingham community adjacent to downtown, Avondale and Forest Park. With plenty of restaurants and nightlife options, Lakeview is a great spot for meeting friends at happy hour, grabbing dinner or spending a Saturday night on the town.


BabaluBabalu Tacos & Tapas
2808 7th Ave. S.
Birmingham, Alabama 35233

One of Birmingham’s newest and most talked about restaurants, Babalu provides a fresh atmosphere as well as excellent food and top-of-the-line margaritas. What more could you ask for? The made-while-you-watch tableside guacamole is a fan favorite, and you truly can’t go wrong with any of Babalu’s tacos or tapas for larger groups. (Open Monday-Thursday, 11am-10pm, Friday-Saturday, 11am-11pm and Sunday, 11am-9pm)


Pepper_PlaceThe Market at Pepper Place 
2829 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35233

Produce fresh from dozens of Alabama farms, handmade odds and ends and, of course, plenty of local food come together every Saturday morning for a uniquely Birmingham shopping experience. If live music and dogs around every corner are your cup of tea, check out the Market at Pepper Place. (Held every Saturday through December 10 from 7am-12pm.)


Locked_In_Locked In
2808 7th Ave S
Birmingham, Alabama 35233

Looking for an adventure to get your adrenaline pumping and your brain working? Locked in is the place for you. You can choose to escape from three rooms of varying difficulty using clues hidden in the room. The catch? You only have one hour to get out — or else. The game is perfect for a group of friends searching for something new to try. (Make reservations online or by phone.)