Five Points South designated as an official Birmingham entertainment district

Five Points South is one of Birmingham’s official Entertainment Districts! The Birmingham City Council unanimously approved the decision in December 2019 shortly before the COVID pandemic. This will make Five Points eve more hospitable for events hosted in the historic district throughout the year. We are excited to finally highlight the Five Points Entertainment District during the 2022 St. Patrick’s Week festivities during the long weekend of March 17th -20th.

So, what exactly is an Entertainment District? 

Under Alabama state law, businesses with a liquor license and located within the designated boundaries of the Five Points Entertainment District will now be allowed to provide customers with designated paper cups with which they can carry their purchased alcoholic beverages out of the business to be consumed off-premises. Consumption off-premises is only permitted within the District boundaries and during the days and hours established for the Entertainment District on Thursdays through Sundays. Signs are posted at every exit and entry boundary of the Entertainment District with those hours.

A map of the new Entertainment District:
Things to Know: 
  • Entertainment District hours will be Thursdays from 5 to 11 p.m., Fridays from 5 p.m. to midnight and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to midnight.
  • Special events may have different schedules to accommodate the event.
  • The boundaries will stretch along 20th Street from 10th Avenue to 13th Avenue and a few other branches to include parts of 11th and 12th Avenues.
  • Drinks will be served in designated paper cups with the name or logo of the bar or restaurant to verify proof of purchase of the beverage.
  • Signs will be posted throughout the district to alert patrons of the boundaries.