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Old 03-25-2010, 02:27 AM   #1
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Heading to Alabama next week. I'm staying in Huntsville, Prattville, and Birmingham. Can anybody recommend good beer bars, places to eat?

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Old 03-25-2010, 04:03 AM   #2
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The J Clyde in Birmingham is by far the best beer bar in the city. Good People is our local brewery in Birmingham. Olde Town brewery is the local brewery in Huntsville.
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:25 PM   #3
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What kind of food do you like?

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Old 03-25-2010, 01:28 PM   #4
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Pretty much anything. Probably would like to try something a little Southern - maybe some good BBQ. Tough to come by in Cleveland

BTW, Thanks for the help

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Old 03-25-2010, 01:33 PM   #5
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Where will you be in Birmingham. There are BBQ Places all over town. One place that I think you should try if you want a really good hamburgers is Milo's they are amazing. The special sauce is so good. When I would go back to college after coming home the last place I would stop would be at Milo's and get a #4 mega sized just sauce with a sweet tea. Its amazing.

Man we love helping people out, its a southern thing.

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I-65 and 149 on State Farm Parkway.
Looks like there is a Milo's close by. I'll add that to the list of possibles.

I lived in NC for a couple of years before moving back to OH. I remember the hospitality, but I also remember things seemed to move at a much slower pace!

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As far as Bham goes...

+1 on J Clyde. Will have the best selection, especially of the newly available higher gravity beers. I'm also partial to On Tap, Lakeview or the Galleria. Good beer selection and decent food (wings, etc).

If you want BBQ, I'd head downtown to Dreamland for lunch or dinner and then over to the J Clyde for beer.

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in huntsville come to the nook. Its the only place in huntsville that has a selection of good beers. their menu is on the website http://www.thenooktavern.com/TheNook/Welcome.html
you wont be sorry. they serve food also, but here are some other places:
Gibsons for BBQ
Bandito Burrito for mexican (ask for the green sauce on whatever you get.)
The Chophouse is you want something fancy and $$$
Duffy's Deli (get the white chili with whatever you order)
Big Spring Cafe(its close to bandito, this place is awesome. if you want a cheeseburger, you have to say "I want a hamburger with cheese" not "cheeseburger". You'll have to go to hear the story on that one )

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If you want BBQ, I'd head downtown to Dreamland for lunch or dinner and then over to the J Clyde for beer.
+1 They are both down on the south side. Dreamland is KNOWN for their ribs. For the longest time at the origional location the only question you were asked was 1/2 or full slab. They are served with sauce and a loaf of white bread.

If you go to the J Clyde you can tell them that some Free the Hops people sent you there. They were REALLY big supporters in getting the abv limits raised in Alabama. We owe a lot to them. They even let one of my homebrew clubs hold meetings there, we can even bring our own beer. They also always get invited to our parties.

Another BBQ place I really like is Miss Myras, 3278 Cahaba Heights Road, Cahaba Heights, AL 35243, they dont have a website. Its not too far from where you will be. They have some of the best white sauce in the city. White sauce is mayo, vinegar, pepper, and lemon juice. Its strictly a North Alabama thing. It was started at Big Bob Gibson's BBQ in Huntsville, if I remember correctly. Thats the only place that I know in Huntsville, but I dont care to know another.

Also if you want to know a little about the beer culture in Alabama click on the link in my signature and watch the video. We are working on changing this, but if you go to a chain place its going to be BMC with little else.
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-Kim & SunAe Thomson, owners of Alabrew Homebrewing Supplies, Birmingham's one and only homebrewing store

Alvin Holmes, Alabama House of Representatives, on Beer


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also +1 on good people. I would try everything that you can of good people(hopefully you can find some fatso or snake handler). I dont wanna hate on olde town, but good people beers are way better.

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