Early vegetarians were faced with the challenge of lassoing an apple off a tree or coaxing a corncob into a bear trap. Hunt a healthy harvest with today's Groupon to Bottletree Café on 3rd Avenue South. Whipping up a variety of scrumptious, expertly crafted vegetarian fare, Bottletree Café also offers tasty meat dishes for omnivores and frequent shows for music fans (cost not included). Peruse the hunger quashing menu and fill up on flavorful fare such as black bean or vegan chili nachos, jerk pork tacos, green apple and havarti quesadillas, grilled pimiento cheese sandwiches, and more. Thanks to its hip vibe and dominantly vegetarian comestibles, Bottletree Café is an ideal place to take out of town pals, in-town music fans, or a heavily tattooed grandma.
- Bottletree is unique and a fresh change from what one typically experiences. The range of menu offerings is broad and able to satisfy vegetarians, vegans and meat-eaters alike! – Beth F., Yelp
- great food, good vegetarian options, good beer, and the best live music that Birmingham can avail. love the retro funky vibe. – Tyler, Urbanspoon
In an interview with the Birmingham News, concert promoter Brian Teasley explained the vision behind Bottletree Café: "We wanted to open a place that would serve food we wanted to eat, show films we liked to see, and play music we wanted to hear." It turns out Teasley, along with co-owners Merrilee and Brad Challiss, has pretty good taste: according to Esquire, which ranked the café as one of the country's best bars, "This place is already stealing thunder from every small music venue in the region." FlavorWire backed up this endorsement by ranking Bottletree Café as one of The 10 Greatest New Music Venues of the 21st Century. Since opening in 2006, the venue has hosted Rogue Wave, Band of Horses, and other indie-leaning rock groups.
But the accolades don't stop there. The venue also has attracted praise for its vegetarian-centric menu. Birmingham Weekly rated the café's brunch among the city's best and devoted a full-out love letter to the lunch menu, which was reintroduced in August 2012. The award-winning vegetarian chili ranks among house favorites and makes a repeat appearance in cheese-smothered nachos. Tofu plays a centric role in entrees and desserts, and black-bean patties made a fiber-rich substitute for beef in burgers, or a biodegradable substitute for frisbees in games of disc golf.
3719 3rd Ave S
Birmingham, Alabama 35222Get Directions