Five Points South designated as the city’s 3rd entertainment district
Five Points South is now Birmingham’s newest Entertainment District! Joining Uptown and Pepper Place, the Birmingham City Council unanimously approved the decision in December 2019 to officially name Five Points as the city’s third Entertainment District. This is a huge win for Five Points and all the events hosted in the historic district throughout the year. The first official day of the Five Points Entertainment District will be Saturday, March 14 during the annual St. Patrick’s Day.
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 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. Signs are posted at every exit and entry boundary of the Entertainment District, and red waste cans are positioned at exit points for disposal of cups.
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.
- Essentially, from Woolworth to Ocean with a few side streets to include as many businesses as possible with a liquor license.
- Drinks will be served in designated paper cups and will be dated to prevent patrons from reusing them and to verify proof of purchase of the beverage.
- Security officers will be on duty during Entertainment District hours.
- Signs will be posted throughout the district to alert patrons of the boundaries.