Now that spring has finally sprung in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, you’ll want to get outside and enjoy the warmer temperatures and longer days. Luckily, there are some great restaurants and local spots that allow you to enjoy your favorite beverage alongside a great cigar. Check out our list of favorite hangouts and plan your next visit today!

The Garage in Birmingham, AL

Located in Downtown Birmingham at 2304 10th Ter S., The Garage is the perfect place to meet some friends to enjoy the patio with some great drinks and food. Be sure to bring along some cash, as it’s a cash-only bar. But if you’re caught without some, don’t worry, there’s an ATM in the back. We recommend pairing a Rueben with a local craft beer on a warm spring day.

The Houndstooth Sports Bar Tuscaloosa

This Tuscaloosa, AL hotspot has been a staple in the community since 1988. With over 40 TV’s, The Houndstooth is a great place to catch a game, grab a bite and enjoy the sunshine on the outdoor patio. Stop by on Thursdays for Bingo Night or Wednesdays for Trivia Night. If you’re there during gametime, there are even TV’s in the bathroom so you never miss a play!

Carrigan’s Beer Garden Birmingham, AL

Carrigan’s Beer Garden in the Lakeview neighborhood of Downtown Birmingham is the perfect location if you’re looking for a family-friendly establishment with a great atmosphere. The outdoor patio is spacious with a garden and outdoor games- like a ping pong table made of beautiful Alabama marble! Carrigan’s Beer Garden features a wide variety of craft beer, imports, wine and cocktails in addition to delicious culinary concoctions. We recommend the Carrigan’s Corn Dog or the Loaded Totchos!

Pair Your Afternoon Outside With A Great Cigar

What can be better than an Alabama afternoon outdoors with a cold drink, great food and a cigar? We can’t imagine time better spent. Our experts at Vitola Cigars in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, AL are here to help make that a reality. Shop some of the best brands online and order today so you’re ready for the next beautiful sunny afternoon on a patio.