Spring has SPRUNG!!!! And that means one thing…..It’s PATIO time!!

Spring is finally here! I don’t know about you, but all that makes me want to do is enjoy a nice afternoon on a patio with my friends and possibly a pup! Here are some of the best patios around town to enjoy the beautiful weather that has FINALLY arrived.

Slice Stone Pizza & Brew

725 29th St. S

Birmingham, AL 35233

They have great pizza, an awesome selection of beer and wine and the salads are all amazing. Plus you can bring your pups and they will warmly welcome them.


2921 Highland Ave.

Birmingham, AL 35205

This Highland Park staple features Latin and American food. Every Spring I get excited to go here when I know they have removed the plastic covers on the patio. There’s nothing like hanging in this cool neighborhood, having margs and guac while enjoying times with your friends and all of your furry friends.

Garage Cafe

2304 10th Terrace S

Birmingham, AL 35205

This place is a HIDDEN GEM!! It was named one of the “Top 100 Bars in the South” by Southern Living and one of the “10 Bars Worth Flying to” according to GQ. They have the best sandwiches and a super cool atmosphere. One thing to remember before you get here is that they are CASH ONLY, but they do have an ATM inside.

Moe’s Original Bar & BBQ

731 29th St. S

Birmingham, AL 35233

Love this spot for a casual afternoon on the patio. Somedays you may get lucky and get to hear some great live music too! They do allow dogs. If you’re looking for a great meal try their Wing’s or BBQ Nachos. They both will NOT disappoint! Their bushwhackers are some of the best in town.

Bottega Cafe

2240 Highland Ave. S

Birmingham, AL 35205

If you are looking for something a little fancier, but still want to enjoy the great outdoors—this is where you need to go! Frank and Pardis Stitt are Birmingham restaurant legends!! You will love their fine Italian cuisine while sipping on their amazing cocktails on their beautiful patio. Their pizzas are all amazing and the specials NEVER disappoint! PLUS you must try their coconut pecan cake.

The Filling Station

5524 Crestwood Blvd.

Birmingham, AL 35212

As a Crestwood resident I frequent this one often! They have a casual vibe and are EXTREMELY dog friendly! Every Thursday night is Paws on the Patio. Bring your dog, and you get a free appetizer! The toasted ravioli are amazing, so go on a Thursday, grab your pup and get you some! Try the Buffalo Shrimp Pizza, it is one I had never heard of until this great spot and it is a crowd pleaser.