Avondale Brewing Company

201 41st St S
Birmingham, Alabama United States 35222
brewery (Avondale)  4.4/5.0 20 reviews
Mon - Wed 4:00 - 10:00 PM; Thu 4:00 - 11:00 PM; Fri 3:00 PM - 12:30 AM; Sat 12:00 PM - 12:30 AM; Sun 1:00 - 10:00 PM

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Mayor: kerenmk (1) | Taps: 15 | Bottles: 0
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
kerenmk  (154) Tel Aviv, Israel | July 23, 2016
Visited 3.5.16 in the afternoon. Thatís pretty much the standard in Birmingham - large space, bricks, friendliness, a bunch of taps of various styles and varied quality. Itís a good thing, right? We really enjoyed spending time there. Thereís a pretty big beergarden outside, as far as I recall, but we sat inside, right by the taps. Flights available. Donít think they serve food over there, but if there isnít a food truck in sight, go to Melt next door.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
chriso  (533) London, England | April 29, 2016
Visited in February 2014. Classic brewery tap room - by which I mean obviously a bar in a brewery but with a comfortable, homely feel - in a run down part of town that seemed to be showing signs of some slightly Bohemian regeneration and gentrification. We pitched and parked right outside just after doors opened. About 15 of their beers on tap. They offered a couple of samplers that didnít cover all the beers so I just said I wanted to try everythingand they had no problem in sorting that out for me. The beers were mainly solid if no worldbeaters. Easily fell into conversaton with friendly locals. Well worth a visit. Provided me with more than half my total Alabama ticks accrued over a day and a bit.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut  (261) Between JAX and SGJ, Florida | March 25, 2015
Large bar within the brewery, nice outdoor patio which seems cool. I went during happy hour mid week and no problems aitting where you would like. 12 beers on tap including 6 small batch and 6 seasonal a. I had two beers which where ok I suppose. Enough to knock den Alabama Shakes down.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (2484) Washington, Washington DC | November 22, 2014
There is a large parking lot sort of around the corner from this place that seems to be shared with nearby restaurants, although street parking is possible too. They all share a large outdoor space as well, with a large performance stage, scattered picnic tables, cornhole, etc. Very dog friendly. In a very industrial looking brewery is a nice long tasting bar. Flights of six 5 ounce beers are possible from their flagship menu, but not from their seasonals, theyíre full pour only. So a flight is a lot of beer. I chose to cherry pick among the seasonals, which were all interesting. No food here, so Iím not how the food rating appeared, but there are some good restaurants nearby - pizza, sushi tacos (yes, thatís a thing) and BBQ. Service is friendly.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
ttroha  (45) Americus , Georgia | September 21, 2014
Situated in a former industrial area of Birmingham, this brewery and taproom is a must visit. They have a large indoor bar and an even larger outdoor area thatís dog-friendly. The brewery has at least 15 beers on tap, ranging in style from saisons to dark porters. The beers are delicious and the staff is very friendly. They have multiple TVs to watch sports and they have to host bands and other events. If you ever find yourself in downtown Birmingham, give this place a try. Youíll have fun.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Boudicca  (1125) London, England | March 1, 2014
A really nice functional, working brewery with a proper bar. I liked the Avondale Brewing Co. a lot. It had a homely feel and was very friendly; oh, and the beers were quite good too, covering a wide range of styles. They do two flights - the "flagships" and the seasonals. The brewery is in a largish double fronted building in a becoming-trendy neighbourhood - one of those once derelict and bleak old industrial areas in the process of being transformed by a thriving craft brewery and various other small establishments such as a local food shop called "Fruitfully", an artistís studio and a cafť / bar. Thereís a huge patio area at the back with an outdoor bar (two ranks of 15 taps) and a stage. They donít sell bottles here but you can buy them in Hop City, not too far away. Trunks Up! (This is a reference to their logo based on Miss Fanny the elephant who was a local celebrity in the days of prohibition). (Visited 3 February 2014).
82
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Malaclemys  (7) Birmingham, Alabama | January 23, 2014
Avondale features a rustic taproom containing a long bar inside. Out the back door there is another large bar and huge stage for music. They always have great events happening and have a massive selection of beer. 15 taps is ridiculous.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Nero55  (14) Wisconsin | December 15, 2013
Great taproom is the heart of Avondale. A selection of indoor or outdoor seating with bars at both. A nice open patio area with tables. Has a large selection of 14 beers with usually a few seasonal choices. One of my favorite places to drink in town.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2  (945) Escondido, California | December 1, 2013
Avondale is situated a little farther from downtown than the other Birmingham brewers, but still very close and easy to access. The building is large and open though dark inside. There were about 16 house beers on, more than I could try in a single visit.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
LilBeerDoctor  (349) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | April 14, 2013
This is an excellent brewery in Birmingham. It was quite packed on a Sunday afternoon. Very relaxed ambiance. There is a small indoor area with a bar and a few tables and there is also an outdoor bar and patio (which started to fill up quickly). There were quite a few taps on, and some interesting beers. I tried the peach saison, tripel, saison, IPA, and porter (and enjoyed all!). They also have a sampler. There is no food served, but you can order food from a truck right outside (which was very good!) and Sawís BBQ is right next door. I quite enjoyed this place and would love to return if I come back to Birmingham.

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