We’ve all heard the buzz about Uptown — great food, cool bars and plenty of Birmingham events. As the entertainment district next the BJCC, there’s never a shortage of fun things to do in the area.

Eat

Southern-KitchenThe Southern Kitchen & Bar
2301 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, #300
Birmingham, AL 35203
205.278.7270

You might think that being in the city means giving up some of that homestyle cooking Alabamians love so much, but don’t worry, The Southern Kitchen & Bar has everything Mama can make and then some. I mean, what’s Alabama without fried green tomatoes, deluxe mac and cheese and a sweet apple crisp? Honestly, you won’t even need a menu since everything that comes out of the kitchen is guaranteed to be delicious.

Shop

Bottle-boneBottle & Bone
2311 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, #200
Birmingham, AL 35203
205.538.7106

Bottle & Bone isn’t your average shop. It’s a café, event space and market all in one. This fast-casual butcher shop made its debut in 2014 and has been steadily attracting carnivores ever since. You can build your own six pack of beer, pick up some wine, check out their selection of Birmingham souvenirs or get a fresh cut sirloin. Whether you want to dine-in or grill out at home, Bottle & Bone’s got your back.

Play

birmingham-apartments-bjccBirmingham Jefferson Civic Center (BJCC)
2100 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N
Birmingham, AL 35203
205.458.8400

Uptown wouldn’t really be Uptown without the BJCCThe BJCC hosts the biggest names and shows that come through Alabama. This year alone, the BJCC welcomed Wicked, Carrie Underwood, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker and Twenty One Pilots. Whether you’re treating yourself to seeing Boyz II Men or checking out the Tiny House Roadshow, the BJCC always has entertainment available.

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