Alabama Nightlife

$9 for a Movie Outing for Two at The Capri Theatre ($18 Value)

The Capri Theatre

Old Cloverdale

The 1941-built movie-theatre showcase contemporary independent and foreign cinema, as well as repertory classics

$18 $9

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$7 for Drive-In Movie with Bucket of Popcorn for One Carload of People at The Drive-In ($13 Value)

The Drive In

Multiple Locations

Features usually include one kid-friendly flick or one for adults, both of which are enhanced by a bucket of buttery popcorn

$13 $7

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Two Hours of Pool with Soft Drinks and Appetizers for Two or Four at Lil Dixie's Cue & Grill (Up to 55% Off)

Lil Dixie's Cue & Grill

Anniston

Head to one of 11 professional-grade pool tables, sip on sodas, and enjoy appetizers inside classic billiards hall

$26 $13

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Stevan Grebel's "The Nutcracker" for Two at Pelham High School Theatre on December 20 or 21 (Up to 29% Off)

Stevan Grebel's "The Nutcracker"

Pelham High School Theatre

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Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic performed by Stevan Grebel Dance, the Alabama Youth Ballet, and local talent

$21 $15

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$12 for a Wine Tasting for Two with Keepsake Glasses and Reusable Wine Tote at Ozan Vineyard & Cellars ($24 Value)

Ozan Vineyard & Cellars

Calera

While sipping wine, couples can chat with staff on an outdoor patio; package includes take-home wineglasses and tote

$24 $12

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$40 for a $50 Gift Card at Tin Roof

Tin Roof

Birmingham

Listen to live music and munch on quesadillas and make-your-own nachos at a Music Row favorite

$50 $40

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Whether amongst the cantina's chandeliers, the saloon's rustic surrounds, or the outdoor patio's crackling fire, guests at Fuego Cantina can savor a bevy of Mexican cuisine seven days a week?and until 2 a.m. on Monday through Saturday. Seasoned chefs cover hand-rolled enchiladas in house-made sauce, mix house-marinated meats into fajitas, and fill quesadillas with fixings such as grilled Portobello mushrooms and caramelized onions. Along with Mexican items, the inventive kitchen captains also smother half-pound hot dogs with relish and sauerkraut and top burgers with house-made chili and sharp cheddar cheese.

To wash down feasts, bartenders at Fuego Cantina's two bars keep 14 beers on tap and pour more than 30 wines by the glass. They also mix up specialty mojitos, margaritas, and martinis, such as the combined chocolate ganache and Godiva liqueur of the Death by Chocolate. In addition to tasty treats and drinks, Fuego Cantina enlivens evenings with karaoke on Tuesdays, pin-the-tail-on-the-cacti on Thursdays, and live music throughout the week.

1101 20th Street South
Birmingham,
AL
US

In lieu of mainstream Hollywood movies, the Capri Community Film Society screens an eclectic mix of contemporary independent and foreign films at its movie house, The Capri Theatre. In addition to the latest releases, the society also finds time to project repertory classics such as Vertigo and The African Queen back on the big screen. Besides indie and old-school cinema, the 1941-built theatre invites children to animated summer matinees and occasionally hosts directors for Q&As following their movies.

1045 E Fairview Ave
Montgomery,
AL
US

Nestled in the heart of historic midtown Mobile, Ashland Midtown Pub catches the eyes of passersby with its pleasant open-air patio before ensnaring them with the irresistible wafting aromas of cheesy breadsticks, roasted garlic, and freshly baked pizzas and calzones. Once inside, guests perch upon cushy barstools, surrounded by colorful canvases and plates of piping-hot lasagna or fillets of ahi tuna and flaky blackened grouper. Diners polish off feasts of po’ boys or basil-and-bacon-crowned pizzas with frosty draft brews at the rustic, knotty-pine bartop. As they sup on meals of upscale pizzeria cuisine, patrons dance to the tunes of live musicians or enjoy the interior's fresh, clean air thanks to the pub's no-smoking and no-rudimentary-steam-engine policies.

2453 Old Shell Rd
Mobile,
AL
US

Owner George Wade wants Steve's Cue and Grill to be a place where regulars and newbies mingle, knock back a few, and clink pool balls on one of the bar's 14 pool tables. As another stripe drives into the corner pocket, bar tables populate with 1/3-pound burgers, chili-slathered hot dogs, and platefuls of nachos and crispy fried appetizers. Guests can savor a philly steak sub or a spicy buffalo-chicken sandwich on the enclosed outdoor patio, peruse the eatery's retail billiards supplies, or surf the free WiFi for variations on the spelling of Steve, such as Stefan, Stephen, and Earl.

2322 Memorial Pkwy SW
Huntsville,
AL
US

The lore surrounding Archibald & Woodrow's Barbeque is almost as thick and delicious as its eponymous sauce. After opening in 1962, Archibald & Woodrow’s Barbeque was just a mom-and-pop joint run by George and Betty Archibald. Legend even has it that in the early days famed football coach Bear Bryant frequented the eatery, no doubt leaving with the occasional hot wing tucked under his iconic houndstooth hat. Though they started small, half a century and three generations worth of experience have seen the Archibald family spread their recipes far and wide, gaining acclaim from The New York Times, Good Morning America, and Southern Living Magazine.

George's and Betty's successors still use the same hickory wood to add a smoky richness to their meat and sauce. This imparts crispiness to outer layers of rib slabs while leaving pulled pork moist and tender, like a beaux professing his love and shuffling to remain dramatically under the oscillating sprinkler. The staff serves their primary fare with bread and a choice of two sides—fried green tomatoes offer a tangy counterpoint to fried catfish, and slaw adds a creamy balance to the spicy flavors of half-chickens and hot wings.

5600 McFarland Boulevard East
Tuscaloosa,
AL
US

An extensive menu of fresh and comforting treats takes shape in Jefferson’s laid-back interior, where friendly servers warm up crowds with starters such as fried dill pickles ($3.00/$5.75), corn nuggets ($6.50), and Ultimate fries, smothered with three types of cheeses, Cajun seasoning, and a layer of crispy bacon ($6.95). Spice up a slow workday or a slow-moving fasting day with an order of Jefferson's fully customizable wings ($6.95 for 10), or nosh on a fried oyster po' boy, a hearty hoagie stuffed with fresh gulf oysters that are battered and fried until golden brown ($7.95). Other seafaring portions include fried catfish ($7.50), a spicy shrimp basket ($8.25), and a melodious band of fish 'n' chips fronted by soulful slaw and backed by harmonious hush puppies ($7.95). Customers craving candied confections can find fulfillment in slices of creamy peanut butter or pecan pie ($2.95 each).

4524 Southlake Pkwy
Hoover,
AL
US