Birmingham is pretty new to beer game. Its oldest craft brewery is Good People which started in 2008. Over the past 7 years a total of four breweries have come out of Birmingham, Cahaba Brewing Company, Avondale Brewing, Trim Tab Brewing Company and Good People Brewing Company. In partnership with Select My Space we've curated a list of the best apartments by these breweries. Read on to learn more about the breweries, apartments and local neighborhoods.
Cahaba Brewing Company is located in the Lakeview/ Pepper Place neighboorhood of downtown Birmingham. It's in an area that's in the up and up. You can go to the local Pepper Place farmer's market on Saturday morning then walk on over to Cahaba to play ski ball and drink beer at their 3rd Avenue South Building. 2616 3rd Ave South, Birmingham, Alabama 35233
A short drive from Cahaba Brewing Company are the Liv on 5th (pictured below) and Station 121 apartments. Liv on 5th are beautiful condos just down the street from the iconic Iron City music venue. While there aren't a lot of amenities in walking distance, the area affords residents beautiful views of the city, and if you live at Liv on 5th you'll have access to a rooftop terrace to enjoy those quiet, Birmingham Sunsets.
As far as breweries go, Trim Tab Brewing Company has the best decor and ambience. It's furnished in an eclectic way and its outside has one of the "It's nice to have you in Birmingham" murals. If you're feeling like drinking your beer outside, Trim Tab has a beautifully relaxed outdoor area. 2721 5th Ave S, Birmingham, Alabama 35233
Close to Trim Tab are the Iron City Lofts (still in construction), the Lakeview Apartments and the 29 Seven Apartments (pictured below) which turned out to be my favorite of the three. The 29 Seven Apartments are a mixed-use building with amenities on the ground level floor. In the neighborhood you can find adorable coffee shops, delicious foods and everything you might desire as a young professional.
Avondale Brewing Company, in my opinion, has the best beer. Adjacent to its main building is an outdoor biergarten and a large outdoor music venue space. What I love about Avondale is its nod to the local history. The name of each of their beers is derived from some part of the Avondale neighborhood history. If you get a chance, you should take a tour of the Avondale Brewing Company to learn a little about beer and the Avondale neighborhood. 201 41st Street S, Birmingham, AL 35222
The Avondale area is up and coming. With that said, a lot of new businesses are popping up in this older neighborhood which was once thought of as "dangerous". Most of the housing options by Avondale Brewing are older residences, but if you drive a bit you could live in places like the Avondale Apartments (still under construction), Highland Court and Clairmont Hill (pictured below). The Clairmont Hill apartment complex is located in a quiet neighborhood across from a golf course and down the street from a bunch of amenities. While it's not in walking distance to the Avondale Brewing Company, it's located in a beautiful area that's also up-and-coming.
Good People Brewing Company knows how do breweries. Being the first brewery in Birmingham it set the stage for good beer and a welcoming atmosphere. Good People has two areas for stages as well as two awesome outdoor spaces, each equipped with large (almost life-sized) jenga sets. Not to mention Good People is at a prime location, across the street from the brewery is Regions Field, home of Birmingham's minor league team, the Barons, and kitty-corner to the famous Railroad Park. 114 14th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233
I love this area of town. It's a good mix of industrial and modern, just what I love. Adjacent to Good People Brewing Company and Regions Field is University House, a new, modern apartment building which looks like it's geared towards UAB students and young professionals. Other apartments in the area are LIV Parkside and the Venue at the Ballpark, which is still under construction but looks like it will be amazing. The Venue at the Ballpark is right across the street from Regions Field and most of the units on the Regions side have views of the ballpark from the outfield. It will be incredible to live there.
That's my roundup of the best apartments by Birmingham's local breweries. I hope this gives you a good glimpse of the different areas of Birmingham. I love it here and hope that this post shows you the side of Birmingham you never thought existed.
* This post was sponsored by Select My Space. I was paid for this post, but all these pictures and opinions are my own.
Birmingham, AL. July 2015 | Fuji x100s