Five Points South
Five Points South
3.5
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From James Beard Award winning restaurants to some of America’s best beer bar, Five Points South is Birmingham’s Premier Culinary District. With over 45 culinary destinations to choose from all conveniently in one walkup neighborhood.
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3.5 of 5 bubbles38 reviews
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mivd
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
This used to be such a nice area but no more! Lots of homeless people that leave their garbage all over the streets. We didn’t even feel safe in the daytime!!! I wouldn’t even give it one star.
Written 9 May 2024
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Jeff B
Lexington, KY3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A neighborhood in decline. A gaggle of homeless lounging by the piping devil fountain. Boarded up storefronts and generally cheap, uninteresting restaurants. A formally lovely steak house replaced by a rough bar (Black Market Bar) and interesting boutique hotel replaced by grimy and rundown chain (IHG Indigo). Five Points has lost its charm.
Written 8 May 2024
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Graeme K
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This city needs some work I live in this area I’ve been down here a lot they need to clean it up big big time and there’s a lot of homeless people.
Written 25 September 2022
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zombienic
Minnesota1,974 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
We stayed at a beautiful B&B in this area of Birmingham for 3 nights so we walked around the area a lot. Lots of restaurant choices. A few unique shops. A pretty fountain and old church. Also a lot of empty businesses and folks clearly on drugs. The coffee shops all close by 4 at the latest which we thought was ridiculous. Next time we'll explore another part of the city.
Written 15 November 2021
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CleopatraBunny
Flagstaff, AZ1,724 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Not a gentrified urban restaurant scene, it’s still worth a walk through for its place in history as a former city streetcar crossing for the five roads (hence the name of Five Points) converging here. We came during the late afternoon and found it underwhelming with tattoo parlors, bars, street musicians and closed/unoccupied shop facades with graffiti. Do stop at Insomnia Cookies-great warm cookies and Ice cream open late.
Written 22 May 2021
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reflecting2020
27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Eclectic mix of restaurants, shops, and hotels. Don't be alarmed by the homeless that hang out in front of a few restaurants, however. I have found them to be friendly and non-threatening. I've bought several a few meals and they have been quite grateful and genuinely kind.
Written 5 March 2020
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SuzanneGarber
Miami Beach, FL254 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The area is charming with a lot of restaurants but after sundown, be careful walking alone. The neighborhood is overrun with homeless men who aggressively cat call and demand money. There is not a great police presence so walk with a group or go straight from car to wherever you're going.
Written 15 February 2020
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nycmom22
New York City, NY3,022 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
I assume it is a happening place at night. A couple of blocks. Still up n coming. Not yet there. The pancake place looked promising and scads of hotels.
Written 30 December 2019
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Anne W
Birmingham, AL89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
OMGosh! Love Five Points South. A record store hidden at the top of what feels like a secret stairway and you are a cool kid who knows about it! It’s a place frozen in (vinyl) time. It’s an original that Portland copied. A coffee shop (Filter Coffee Parlor) that could very well be in the Arts District in San Francisco. Speaking of, you gotta sit by that fountain with the animal statues sitting and listening to “The Storyteller.” The Original Pancake House serves copious cups of coffee, pancakes a zillion different ways (and they’re all good), bacon and eggs galore. A side street feels like France with Chez FonFon and Highlands (James Beard Award winning chefs). On another ‘in between point’ is The Black Market restaurant that feels like a schizophrenic British Pub with a fireplace inside and seating on the patio outside. A BBQ joint sits next to a Thai restaurant... and to top it all off, the Best Vegan restaurant in America anchors the end of the block! It’s store is ‘60’s hip with a real people vibe.
Five Points South is the whole world spanning decades in one location!
Written 14 July 2019
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bradyboy2
Boynton Beach, FL885 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
went to a frech restaurant for lunch which was good
Other than that there is not much to see or do
Stores are not interesting
Written 7 July 2019
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