When it comes to LGBTQ+ support and representation, Birmingham has it all. According human rights campaign, the Magic City has a perfect score and we understand why. Keep reading to find out which restaurants and bars in Birmingham are owned by people who are openly members of the LGBTQ+ community.
1. Lady E
If you want a taste of love in the South, head to Lady E’s Chick’n Cafe, Alabama’s first restaurant owned by an openly transgender black woman.
2. Paper doll bar
The Paper Doll Bar specializes in cool, fun cocktails you won’t find anywhere else in Birmingham’s entertainment district. You’ll want to make this your go-to bar for its welcoming and stylish atmosphere.
3. With us
Our Place is the perfect place to relax, have a drink and celebrate Pride. You’ll find this little bar adorned with Pride flags on Seventh Avenue, welcoming everyone.
This cyberpunk-themed bar, Electra, is owned by memories of the LGBTQ+ community and welcomes everyone. This groovy joint has outdoor seating perfect for Pride Month outings.
5. Al is the 7
For Drag Nights, parties and good times, head to Al’s le 7. This LGBTQ+ bar is friendly and fun!
6. The lumbar
This cutting-edge science bar is owned by a woman and an LGBTQ+ community: a double win! This Pride month, try one of their signature cocktails that carry some of the wittiest names. Don’t forget their Tetris toddlers, a must try!
According to them website, owner and operator, Neill Crook, traveled to Mexico and fell in love with all things culture, including the drinks. He endeavored to bring some of that magic back with him to The Magic City where he created Mayawell Bar in 2019.
In addition, Mayawell won the title of best margins, according to Eat this, not that!—a national gastronomic publication.
Nestled in Birmingham’s quaint and cozy Forest Park, you’ll find Juniper in Birmingham’s Forest Park area. This cocktail bar menu is heavily focused on gin and botanicals.
For those over 21, this club is one of the oldest LGBTQ+ bars in Birmingham!
Bham businesses supporting the LGBTQ+ community
Find out how select Birmingham stores are supporting Pride this month:
- Monday night brew: $1 from each Blind Pirate IPA will be donated to LGBTQ+ organizations.
- Cahaba Brewery: Try the Pride Punch, only available this month. In addition, every Wednesday Bingo night will benefit Aids awareness in Birmingham.
- Jenni Holzhauer custom cookies: Grab a delicious sugar cookie from Charm Bham on Friday. 25% of profits will be donated to Magic City Acceptance Center.
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