Do you consider yourself a local? Or are you searching for the perfect spot to give visitors a taste of the local flavor? Whether you’ve been here for 25 years or 25 minutes, Birmingham’s booming food and social scene is growing so fast, there is always something new and exciting to uncover. So, we’ve created the ultimate table of contents for those looking to maneuver the Magic City like a local. Eat, play, drink, shop and even talk like a Birminghamian with this list of resources. Bookmark this guide and pull it up whenever you’re stuck on a restaurant choice, where to escape from the rain or hoping to hunt down the perfect gift. Here is your local’s guide to Birmingham!

Birmingham Locals Guide
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We produce so much local content at StyleBlueprint, it’s easy to have trouble hunting it all down! This guide is a handy way to access all of our best articles that keep you in the know for eating, shopping, and loving Birmingham!

Eat & Drink Like a Local

One of the most exciting additions to the Iron City is our ever-growing food scene. From new restaurants to the iconic ones we miss and everything in between, here are the best ways to eat and drink like a local!

Shop Like a Local

Forgo the mall and shy away from online shopping by visiting any of Birmingham’s local shops. Not only will these spots provide you with one-of-a-kind clothing, home decor and gifting pieces, they’ll also support the local economy and aid in the continuance of Birmingham’s growth.

Explore Like a Local

There are plenty of fun and unique activities to try in Birmingham, you just need to know where to look! Here’s a definitive list of what to do, rain or shine, for a date night, to explore the city’s exciting districts or to reconnect with nature.

Live Like a Local

Birmingham’s neighborhoods are full of character! Whether you’re in the market for a new place to call home or simply searching for ways to get to know the Magic City, these neighborhood guides contain all you need to know. Take a look and plan a Saturday exploring one of these towns – you never know what you can find!

Talk Like a Local

Don’t get caught sounding like a tourist! Follow these guides to make sure you’re up on your Birmingham history, fun facts and lingo …

Now get out there and live like a local!


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