10 Best Cocktail Bars in Alabama

The cocktail is experiencing quite a heyday in Alabama. Classics are making a resurgence, while creative cocktails are taking center stage as bartenders try to out-best their competitors and discover the latest thing in mixology. For both innovative drinks and the more traditional, check out the best cocktail bars in Alabama.  

The Collins Bar, Birmingham, AL

Mixed drinks would be their middle name if they had one. They’re so passionate about mixology that they tailor make each of their cocktails to give you something extraordinary to enjoy. Their selection of liquors and cordials is quite impressive—you can truly get just about any flavor or combination imaginable.

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Tongue & Groove Drinkery, Fairhope, AL

Upscale and refined, this hangout offers a fun, cool vibe perfect for relaxing after work or hanging out with friends. Their cocktail bar is fully loaded and their bartenders know how to use them. Every specialty drink is artfully crafted—nothing substandard here.

Piccolo, Auburn, AL

Tucked inside the Hotel Auburn, Piccolo is the cocktail lounge that every town needs. Cool, vintage vibes are coupled with smooth jazz and a muted interior that makes every visit feel time is standing still. It’s become somewhat of a destination of its own and you’ll want to stop in every time you’re in downtown Auburn.

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Catch 22, Tuscaloosa, AL

The ambiance here is just as visit-worthy as the creative cocktails. From old-school glass jars of specialty concoctions on the counter to brightly lit shelves of spirits, this bar reflects the style that other bars strive to duplicate. The only “Catch 22” here is that you just can’t choose all the cocktails (which gives you plenty of excuse to come back!). 

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Fermenter’s Market on the Green, Alexander City, AL

If you want to relax with a creative cocktail, you won’t find a better place around. The hometown look and feel makes for a laid back vibe, plus there’s usually music or other entertainment to keep you company. If you’re not into cocktails, they also have a generous selection of beer and wine.

Moody Mondays, Huntsville, AL

This bar has a lot going for it, especially with a name that will make most patrons nod in agreement. There’s never a bad day to come here and grab a drink (especially if you’re having a case of the Mondays). Karaoke, cold drinks, and fast service are what their fans love the most.

Cocktails & Dreams, Foley, AL

The name says it—every single crafty libation tastes just like a dream. This is the best place in town to enjoy live music while you sip your favorite drink. Their classy, club-like lounge will easily become your new go-to favorite.

Bootleggers Lounge, Riverside, AL

Offering the best in karaoke and cocktails, every trip here is a treat. The folks here know how to treat their fans like part of the family, and even first-timers aren’t strangers for long. They have a full food menu to go with whatever you’re drinking, so you can plan to sit and stay awhile.

Jackie’s Lounge, Tuscaloosa, AL

This long-standing hometown cocktail bar is a favorite watering hole among locals and college students alike. It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but their local crowd know it’s the best place to go for cold classics and the best drink specials. It’s a bit cozy, but what they’re missing in size they definitely make up for in service and good music.

Dram, Mountain Brook, AL

Bham’s premier whiskey bar offers more than just great happy hours specials. They have the city’s most extensive collection of bourbon, and their expert mixologists can use them to craft the perfect cocktail to suit your tastes. Visit the connecting Avo cafe for an chef-inspired meal that pairs perfectly with your drink of choice.

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