Birmingham, Alabama, is known as the Magic City for a reason. From the gorgeous and scenic Birmingham Botanical Gardens to the cool old-school Barber’s Vintage Motorsport Museum, this city is full of attractions that excite tourists and those who live in the city.
When you’re done sightseeing, Birmingham nightlife is an experience you do not want to miss. After dancing the night away at the Neon Moon or catching a comedy show at the StarDome, what you will need in the morning is a hearty and filling brunch, preferably bottomless, another thing Birmingham is famous for.
If you’re like me, you will want a brunch that offers drinks (mimosas anyone?), but also one that offers large portions for affordable prices and has the key three breakfast items: eggs, meat, and carbs. Here are my top bottomless brunch spots in Birmingham, Alabama.
744 29th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
FIVE Birmingham serves up one of the best brunches in the city with only five dishes. Dedicated to their philosophy of quality, not quantity, FIVE offers five meals for dinner, five meals for brunch, five signature cocktails, and five wines.
At FIVE Jazz brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays and includes the restaurant’s five signature brunch dishes.
Jazz brunch also includes FIVE’S take on the classic shrimp and grits, sugary caramel apple beignets, and if you’re looking for something healthier, the spinach bowl is ideal for a morning walk or early meeting. Add the chicken, trust me.
The Southern Kitchen And Bar
2301 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N #300, Birmingham, AL 35203
The Southern Kitchen and Bar is a combination of southern charm and contemporary nightlife. With live musicians playing every Friday Saturday and Sunday night the atmosphere at the Southern Kitchen and Bar quickly adapts from a lowkey lunch spot to a buzzing place to get dinner and drinks.
For brunch, the Southern Kitchen and Bar prepares plates like the bourbon peach french toast perfect for soaking up a hangover or preparing for a day out on the town.
Together with light, fresh cocktails like the uptown mimosa, brunch at the Southern Kitchen and Bar is divine and a must-stop before leaving the city.
2251 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
Freddy’s was inspired by the small restaurants and street food in Sienna, Paris, France, and Florence, Italy.
A premier restaurant and winning wine bar, Freddy’s is on the bottom floor of Highland Towers, near the Virginia Samford Theatre and Caldwell Park. Freddy’s has the best affordable prices and a fantastic wine selection.
For brunch, try flavor-packed small plates like the bacon-wrapped dates or warm crab cakes. If you’re in a group, split a charcuterie board and some of Freddy’s lighter wines for a tapa’s style breakfast. In the mood for comfort food? Let Freddy’s soft gnocchi mac and cheese or truffle aioli grilled cheese remind you of home.
2328 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Yo’ Mama’s is a comfort food spot that is famous for its huge portions, southern food, and Saturday brunch.
The restaurant has a laid-back vibe that’s perfect for groups and families alike. Near Queen’s cocktail bar and the YMCA, Yo’ Mama’s serves seafood, chicken, and burgers all week long.
Yo Mama’s serves brunch on the second and last Saturday of every month, starting at nine. Brunch here doesn’t end until one, so it’s the ultimate spot to stumble into hungover and grab a late but filling breakfast. Don’t leave the city without trying the peach cobbler chicken and waffles or some of Mama’s morning gouda grits.
1006 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205
The Hive isn’t just a restaurant, it’s an arcade, a rooftop bar, and a restaurant all in one. With good food, drinks, and fun games under one stylish roof, it isn’t surprising that the Hive is one of Birmingham’s more popular up-and-coming restaurants. Located in Five Points South.
While the Hive is famous for its cocktails and above-average bar food, they also serve up small, flavorful plates for brunch.
My favorites were the K-town rice bowl with pickled portobello mushrooms and kimchi, and the Croque madman sandwich, a delicious take on a normal Croque madame. Regardless of what you choose, the Hive’s brunch is fantastic.
Avondale Common House
4100 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
Avondale Common House is an eclectic twist on southern fare with a lively bar. Located near Avondale Park and the Saturn theater, Avondale Common House is known for its patio, brunch, and busy happy hour. It’s also a common choice for catering in Birmingham with its fresh takes on classic southern options.
For brunch, Avondale Common House doesn’t shy away from southern dishes like biscuits and gravy, but it isn’t afraid to branch out either. Try the chimichurri steak breakfast burrito for a hearty start to your morning, or the breakfast nachos for an easy shared meal that has everything you need. The best part? Avondale Common House’s bottomless mimosas.
1017 Oxmoor Rd Suite 101, Birmingham, AL 35209
Ruby Sunshine is the ultimate brunch spot. Open since 2019, Ruby Sunshine has quickly made a place for itself in Birmingham’s brunch scene.
Serving brunch and breakfast all day, in the heart of the Homewood area, Ruby Sunshine’s brunch flavors were born in New Orleans. Ruby sunshine has something for everyone.
Since Ruby Sunshine serves brunch all day, everything on the menu should satisfy your breakfast cravings, whether you come in early or an hour before closing. I loved the bayou shrimp eggs benedict and the bacon praline pancakes, plus Ruby Sunshine’s award-winning bloody mary. If you’ve never been before, try the sweet heat chicken and french toast bites!
Big Bad Breakfast
5361 US-280, Birmingham, AL 35242
Big Bad Breakfast is a hotspot for breakfast and brunch in Birmingham. Award-winning chef John Currence was raised in New Orleans and brought the flavor and seasoning of NOLA to his restaurants. A recipient of the James Beard Chef of the South award, chef John Currence has also written cookbooks.
At Big Bad Breakfast, you can drink local Alabama roasted coffee and eat local smoked meats from pig farms in the state.
Try the big bad specialties for huge portions of Chef John’s favorites, ideal for someone on the go. The fried oyster scramble is delicious, and the creole omelet brings New Orleans flavors to classic brunch dishes.
2921 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
Rojo offers Latin and American food in the Forest Park area of Birmingham. Near William J. Ruston park, Rojo is a great spot for those visiting the city. Known for their unique flavors and outstanding service, Rojo is a casual-cool spot.
For brunch at Rojo, served on Saturdays and Sundays until 3 pm, try the spicy jalapeno brunch sandwich or the Migas for a Latin start to your morning.
Ask for a pitcher of Rojo’s specialty margarita or their honey bubble cocktail made with Mississippi vodka, lemonade, and champagne. Rojo is a lovely, casual spot for lunch, brunch, or dinner.
Mudtown Eat & Drink
3144 Green Valley Rd, Birmingham, AL 35243
Mudtown Eat and Drink is a relaxed eatery in Cahaba Heights, Birmingham. Near the UPS Store on Green Valley Road, Mudtown Eat and Drink is known for its southern dishes and healthy options. A family-friendly restaurant, Mudtown Eat and Drink is laidback.
Try Mudtown Eat and Drinks fried green tomatoes sandwich or their sweet and tangy Monte Cristo. Need typical breakfast fare?
The restaurant’s shrimp and grits with peppers and onions are fabulous, with seasoned shrimp and crisp veggies mixed over garlic cheddar grits. The bar also is fully stocked with everything you need to make the best brunch cocktail.
1830 29th Ave S #160, Homewood, AL 35209
SoHo Social is a high-energy eatery and bar in Birmingham. Near the Homewood Piggly Wiggly, the restaurant is dedicated to building a positive relationship with the community it serves. SoHo Social offers new takes on typical American dishes and a sociable atmosphere for parties.
At brunch, you’ll find new dishes like the whistle-stop egg rolls with collard greens and jalapeno pimento cheese or the jamn gouda, a burger with bacon jam, gouda, and smoked mayo.
If you’re looking for a healthier option, the pear and gorgonzola salad is crisp, with just the right amount of sweetness from the pear and vinaigrette.
Every one of these Birmingham brunch restaurants provides delicious food, a positive atmosphere, and most importantly, mouthwatering brunch options. Whether you’re visiting Birmingham for the first time or returning to the Magic City, stopping at any one of these spots will surely improve your trip and impress your stomach.
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