Alabama: Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham from The Best Bar in Every State 2016 (Slideshow)

The Best Bar in Every State 2016 (Slideshow)

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Alabama: Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham

One of the best people-watching venues in the city of Birmingham, Highlands Bar & Grill is a cozy, classic, 20-seat bar inside the Highlands restaurant that serves as a destination in itself. The bar, run by beverage director Matt Gilpin, offers the full restaurant menu — including fresh-shucked oysters — plus 20 wines by the glass, 300 wines by the bottle, and 18 cocktails. The most popular drink at the white, U-shaped Alabama marble bar is the pecan Old Fashioned made with Knob Creek bourbon, house-made pecan orgeat, orange peel, and bitters.