Clearly one of the top 3 breweries in Birmingham The place has great atmosphere. The inside bar is dark wood with high ceilings (old industrial type building) with the brewing equipment mostly visible. There is a large outside patio area...more like a yard...big enough for a decent size stage too. They have some bands of regional to national note (Government Mule was advertised as coming soon). They also own a separate sours location out the back and across the parking lot in a different set of buildings (closed when we visited or we would definitely have checked it out). As for the beers...I had a flight of 6 of their 12...and enjoyed the Battlefield IPA, Vanillaphant Porter, Warning Shot DIPA, Spring Street Saison, and Train Hopper Pale Ale. I’d like to come back here when they are having an event...especially in the warm weather when the outside is being used. This looks like a fun place...and we enjoyed our visit and especially the beer. Definitely a must visit if passing through Birmingham.
Visited 3.5.16 in the afternoon. That’s pretty much the standard in Birmingham - large space, bricks, friendliness, a bunch of taps of various styles and varied quality. It’s a good thing, right? We really enjoyed spending time there. There’s a pretty big beergarden outside, as far as I recall, but we sat inside, right by the taps. Flights available. Don’t think they serve food over there, but if there isn’t a food truck in sight, go to Melt next door.
chriso (720) London, England | April 29, 2016| Updated May 4, 2017
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 up and parked right outside just after doors opened. About 15 of their beers on tap. They offered a couple of samplers that didn’t cover all the beers so I just said I wanted to try everything and 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.
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.
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, they’re 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 I’m not how the food rating appeared, but there are some good restaurants nearby - pizza, sushi tacos (yes, that’s a thing) and BBQ. Service is friendly.
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 that’s 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. You’ll have fun.
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 artist’s studio and a café / bar. There’s a huge patio area at the back with an outdoor bar (two ranks of 15 taps) and a stage. They don’t 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).
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.
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.
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.