Surviving the week in Birmingham
November 22, 2010 11:57 AM Subscribe
My partner and I will be visiting family near Birmingham, AL for just over a week. What should we see, eat, drink, and do? Where can we find the essentials like good coffee and cocktails? We've got reservations at Highlands Bar & Grill one night, but that's the only plan so far.
posted by rhiannonstone to travel & transportation around Birmingham, AL (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
We've been there before, but this will be the first time we'll be there long enough to have time to explore the area--and long enough to get bored and potentially a little cranky if we can't indulge our spoiled West coast cityfolk desires. I'm not assuming that we won't be able to, I just don't know where to start looking. So where's the best place for really good coffee/espresso? What about (either going out or shopping for) fancy foods and well-made cocktails? Are there any awesome bookstores, bakeries, boutiques, or other shopping places we should check out?
Extra-special snowflake stuff: Is there a local sex/kink scene of note, or a great sex toy shop? A good place to shop for plus-sized clothing if I find myself in need? An awesome candy store or toy store?
We're actually staying in the Hueytown/Concord area, so recommendations for anything closer to there would be great, too.