155 Vulcan Road
Homewood, AL 35209
Phone: (205) 945-9600
Fax: (205) 945-5706
155 Vulcan Road , Homewood, AL, US, 35209
- Phone: (205) 945-9600
- Fax: (205) 945-5706
Bars & Cafes
Located on Oxmoor Road in Homewood, Nabeel's offers a full range of Greek repasts along with an adjoining store stocked with Mediterranean groceries. The décor is very cozy and very Greek, furnished with antique-looking Mediterranean furniture and decorative ceramics. The tables are candlelit, and the lighting is soft. The interesting menu tapers upward from a massive array of salads, soups, and Greek appetizers, to a much smaller selection of main-course meat dishes including John's Steak, Shrimp Aegean and Chicken Skewers.
Located on 18th Street in downtown Homewood, this cozy bar offers many American favorites in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The décor is that of a typical pub with a large bar and tables arranged around it. There are also several televisions tuned to sports events. The menu offers traditional American favorites such as hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and steak. The restaurant also serves many finger food items to those who are at the bar or watching sports on television.
A small coffeehouse that feels like a (popular) living room. Occasionally, staff or patrons perform live acoustic music. The usual coffee beverages (cappuccino, latte) are available plus seasonal specialties. During sizzling Southern summers, sipping frozen espresso granita can become a pleasant habit. Sandwiches and soup (served in a sourbread bowl) are available for lunch. Desserts like Oreo cheesecake, cranberry scones, cookies and muffins abound. You can purchase locally roasted beans to brew at home.
Crape Myrtle's takes its name from the showy trees that bloom fuschia all summer long in front of the building. Located in Homewood's Little Professor Bookstore, this casual cafe serves fresh sandwiches, soups, salads, Southern-style vegetables, fish and homestyle favorites such as meatloaf sandwiches. Place your order at the counter, carry your tray to a comfortable table on the main floor or upper balcony, then enjoy your meal as you page through magazines and books that are for sale here. There are always several flavored iced teas as well as other beverages, but no alcohol. Choose from desserts such as chocolate cake or buttermilk custard pie.
Located on 18th Street in Downtown Homewood, De Vinci's offers an array of pizza and pasta dishes. The décor is a step up from the typical pizzeria, featuring Italian art and photographs on the walls, and looks more like a formal Italian restaurant, with tables and booths in two dining rooms. The menu lists calzones, sandwiches, appetizers, desserts and 27 different pasta dishes, but pizza is the specialty. Many believe that De Vinci's serves the best pizza in town--the crowds seem to support this contention.
Making her way from humble beginnings, Ruth Fertel has managed to create a wonderful haven in the form of Ruth's Chris Steak House. The restaurant is a good place to try some steaks cooked in traditional recipes and spiced according to the diner's indications. The success story that it has become owes credit to the fine flavor and texture of the meat, combined with the splendid service that makes the experience well worth the high prices. The classic New York Strip, the various pastas and sandwiches all hold a special place in the hearts of the patrons. The steaks can be washed down with wine from the bar. Do not forget to try the tasty desserts that are equally famous too.
Located on Cobb Lane near Five Points South, the Blue Monkey Lounge offers a large array of drinks and cigars in a very cozy atmosphere. The decor is that of a Parisian caveau, complete with exposed beams and stucco walls. There are several softly lit small rooms (some with televisions), which feature small black wooden tables and chairs. Enjoy the nightly live piano music and the large patio.
Catch local and touring bands at this small club located two blocks north of the Five Points West entertainment district. Zydeco also serves up some of the city's best bar food (Creole and Cajun) along with cocktails and draft beer. You can also enjoy the upstairs patio, pool tables and video games. Zydeco's got the perfect venue trifecta: games, food, and live bands.
Located on 11th Avenue in the entertainment and shopping area of Five Points South, Surin West serves Japanese, Thai and Chinese cuisine. There are two dining rooms and a popular sushi bar. The service is fast, the food is fresh, and the menu is eclectic. They offer everything from sushi to Thai curry dishes to Chinese favorites.
Located to the south of Birmingham, Good People Brewing Company was established by a group of beer-lovers in 2008. They sold their very first keg on an auspicious day, July 4, which has favored the growth of this brewery. Good People Brewing Company has been rated as one of the finest beer makers in southern United States. Amongst their ales sold year-round, the Snake Handler and IPA come highly recommended. Visitors can participate in a tour around the brewery and get enlightened on the brewing process.
This laid-back coffeehouse is a favorite with University of Alabama at Birmingham employees and students. There is nothing particularly remarkable about the coffee, tea, bagels and baked goods sold here, but owner Lucy and her friendly staff inspire strong customer loyalty. To get a sense of how popular the place is, check out the chalkboard behind the register that Lucy uses to keep tabs for dozens of patrons.
Located on Highland Avenue near Five Points South, this award-winning restaurant is one of the most popular in Birmingham, offering an expansive menu of authentic Indian cuisine. The lunch buffet attracts a bustling crowd seven days a week. The interior of the Taj India is tastefully adorned with mirrors, photographs, tapestries and other Indian works of art. Everything here is fresh and aesthetically prepared. The service is superb, and the atmosphere is relaxed.