South Bar is part of the Birmingham Renaissance of 2010. Opened in June, the spacious, hyper-modern concrete patio was an instant hit, with people waiting in line for over an hour just to put their names in and wait some more. Inevitably, the name and chic beach resort image drew comparisons to Miami's slick South Beach scene, but South Bar offers more than just pretty people in a pretty place drinking pretty things.
"At first, people thought we were fine dining but that's not what we wanted to be," explains Joe Spadafore, who owns South Bar, along with Steve Perdis of Main Street Billiards in Rochester. "We're more of a casual sports club; a food place with good prices."
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