To be in Birmingham is to be in the arms of the South. Where the energy is palpable, and a spirited nature is tempered by cosmopolitan charm. It’s to be in a place that’s as modern and contemporary as it is classically southern. And to experience something you won’t soon forget.

Dining & Nightlife

Highlands Bar & Grill
Our daily-changing menu, rooted in classic French technique, features the best from each harvest. We anticipate the cooler weather game of venison and quail, root vegetables and greens; the first springtime shad roe and the blue-green, live and kickin’ soft shell crabs arriving a few weeks later, followed by summer’s shell beans, tomatoes and okra. Regional, heritage ingredients and gracious service have been celebrated here since our opening in 1982. We hope to welcome you and add a little bit of beauty to your day.
The concept behind MELT is simple: a modern twist on a classic comfort food. The menu is approachable, and the food is scrumptious. There is something about going back to basics that just makes sense. Grilled cheese sandwiches put smiles on faces. Whether it's a plain grilled cheese, a Burger with Matilda sauce or a spicy Buffalo Chicken sandwich, the MELT menu has something for everyone. They also keep vegetarians and vegans happy, with an assortment of vegan cheeses, fresh vegetables and gluten free bread. They strive for perfection and use local products as much as possible. Supporting the Ham is of the utmost importance.
The Collins Bar
The Collins Bar is made to suit you. We tailor make our cocktails – tell us what you like, we’ll take it from there. Our menu is covered head to toe in comfort food and delicious eats. Join us for a night out.

Activities & Recreation

Birmingham Botanical Gardens
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is 67.5-acres of botanical gardens located adjacent to Lane Park at the southern foot of Red Mountain in Birmingham, Alabama. The gardens are home to over 12,000 different types of plants, 25 unique gardens, more than 30 works of original outdoor sculpture, and several miles of walking paths. With more than 350,000 annual visitors, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens qualify as one of Alabama's top free-admittance tourist attractions.
The Birmingham Barons
The Birmingham Barons are a Minor League Baseball team based in Birmingham, Alabama. The team, which plays in the Southern League, is the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox and plays at Regions Field in downtown Birmingham. Professional baseball was brought back to Birmingham on April 10, 2013 with the grand opening of Regions Field.
Iron City Concert Venue
In the design by Williams Blackstock Architects, two connected buildings underwent extensive renovation and construction in a two-floor layout that includes three concert stages, state of the art sound system, two bars and a restaurant. Today, it’s the most inspired music and event venue in the city, and we can’t wait to share it with you.