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Effie’s Clothing Boutique 404 Queen City Ave. Hours M-F  10-5:30 Sat   11-4   Effie’s is a clothing tradition here in Tuscaloosa. Started 20 years ago by Kelly Wright, who named the boutique after her grandmother.  The current owner, Terry Davis bought the store from Wright-Hurd in 1997.  “I actually was […]

Effie’s Clothing Boutique



Mugshots
Mugshots 511 Greensboro Ave Mon-Sat 11:30am-11pm Sun  11am-11pm   While it started in Mississippi, Mugshots has made itself a home on Greensboro Avenue and within the supportive Tuscaloosa restaurant community, winning Best Burger in Tuscaloosa the past two years. “Everyone eats at each other’s restaurants,” says Cheston Cascio. “It’s a […]

Mugshots




Epiphany 519 Greensboro Ave Hours M-Sat 5pm-Until Custom Cocktails   Epiphany is a farm-to-fork eatery that specializes in casual fine dining. At Epiphany, you can expect creative dishes based on culinary techniques that only use the best local ingredients. All vegetables are organic and from Tuscaloosa County, and the different […]

Epiphany


Green Bar 2350 4th Street Hours W-Sat 7pm-2am Drink Specials Nightly   Nestled next to Willhagen’s Tap Room and Grille is Green Bar. If this were a human family, Willhagens would be the fun loving older brother, while Greenbar would be described as it’s quirky younger sister.  Bill Lloyd who […]

Green Bar



Jim N Nicks 305 21st. ave Hours M-Th   11 am – 9:30 pm Fri-S  11 am – 10:30 pm Sun   11 am – 9:30 pm Daily $5 Drink Special   Jim ‘N Nick’s started cooking pork “low and slow” in 1985 when Nick, along with his dad Jim, reclaimed an […]

Jim ‘N Nicks


Roly Poly 2310 4th Street Hours: Mon – Sun 10 am – 10 pm   A cop, a construction worker and an Alabama Public Radio personality all walk into a bar? Nope, they all walk into Roly Poly. It’s lunchtime and the people who are coming in are greeted by […]

Roly Poly


Downtown Riverwalk Greensboro and Jack Warner Parkway Along Black Warrior River The downtown Riverwalk is 4 miles of trails that start from Capitol Park to Manderson Landing. It runs along the Black Warrior River and is accessible from Jack Warner Parkway.  On any given day the riverwalk is full of […]

Downtown Riverwalk



Pants Store 2223 University Blvd. Hours: Mon – Sat 10 am – 6 pm Sun 12 pm – 4 pm   The Pants Store is more than just pants. With women’s, men’s and kid’s clothing, as well as swimwear and shoes, Pants Store offers reasonably-priced products in a family-friendly atmosphere. […]

Pants Store



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Swag 2207 7th St. #A Hours: Mon – Sat 10 am – 5 pm   To say Laura Beth Oliver-Agee started her graphic design business, swag from her kitchen table isn’t to much of a stretch.  “When I started my business I didn’t have a desk to work on so […]

Swag



Tuscaloosa Doula Co-Op www.tuscaloosadoulacoop.com The Tuscaloosa Doula Co-Op consists of practicing birth and postpartum doulas, placenta specialists, and birth educators in the Tuscaloosa, AL area.  A group of liked minded women, the Co-op provides its members with access to back up doulas, increased resources for clients, and opportunities to continue […]

Tuscaloosa Doula Co-Op


Lucca Boutique 2111 University Blvd. Hours: Mon – Sat 10 am – 6 pm   When Ashley Adams was a little girl she never played “house” she played, “store.” Ashley would dress her friends in the prettiest dresses they could imagine and then she would “sell” them to her friends. […]

Lucca Boutique


Hudson-Poole Fine Jewelers 1111 Greensboro Ave Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am – 5 pm Sat 10 am – 4 pm   Family-owned and operated, Hudson-Poole Fine Jewelers is a full-service jeweler that has served Downtown Tuscaloosa and surrounding areas since 1985. The store currently offers a vast and unique […]

Hudson-Poole Jewelers



Margaret DuPont Park Corner of 22nd Ave & University Blvd Daylight Hours Nestled in the buzz of downtown is this little gem of a park.  With just a couple of benches, beautiful landscaping and the sound of cascading water, this little park is perfect for bit of serenity in your […]

Margaret DuPont Park


Government Plaza Located between 6th and 8th Street Downtown, behind the Free Public Parking Deck. Daylight Hours On this 5 acre park located in the heart of downtown you can enjoy a beautiful fountain, walking paths, plenty of green space and a large gazebo with a clock that chimes music […]

Government Plaza


Capitol Park 2800 6th St. Daylight Hours   Capitol Park is the site of the Alabama Capital when Tuscaloosa was the seat of state government from 1826-1846. In 1847 the capital was moved to Montgomery, and the building became the home of the Alabama Central Female College. A visible reminder […]

Capitol Park



Annette Shelby Park 1614 15th Street Hours: Mon – Sun 8 am – 5 pm   Annette Shelby Park provides a playground, in-ground fountain, walking track and plenty of green space to play or have a picnic!  Large trees provide plenty of shade from the sun near the in ground […]

Annette Shelby Park


GloryBound
Glory Bound 2325 University Blvd Mon-Sat 11am-10pm Sun    11am-9 pm Daily Drink Specials   One thing is for sure: there is always a deal going on at Glory Bound. Every night from 9 p.m. to closing, all appetizers are half-priced. Thursday is College Night, with half-priced pints and $5 gyros […]

Glory Bound




O'Connor Studios
O’Connor Studios 2316 University Blvd Suite #300 Hours M-S 10am-6pm (usually, they’re artists)   O’Connor Art Studios on University Blvd is the official workspace of local artist, Caleb O’Connor. In addition to watching the resident artist at work, visitors can view the O’Connor Studio’s gallery or take classes in painting […]

O’Connor Studios


Black Warrior Brewing Company
Black Warrior Brewing Company 2216 University Blvd. M-Th 4PM-10PM Friday 3PM-Close Sat noon-close Sun 3PM-9PM   What happens when friends spend a weekend camping, mountain biking and enjoying their homebrew? Dreams of a microbrewery of course! Opened in late 2013, Black Warrior Brewing Company is run by 4 friends who […]

Black Warrior Brewing Company


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Glory Bound 2 2325 University Blvd Hours Th 9-2am Fri 9-3am Sat 9-2am   An extension of Glory Bound, GB2 is the upstairs nightlife venue open Wednesday through Saturday. Much like Glory Bound, GB2 offers some pretty spectacular specials. On Wednesdays, GB2 turns into a comedy club, with $4 double […]

GB2



The Gray Lady
The Gray Lady 521 Greensboro Ave Hours M-Sat 4pm-2am Happy Hour M-F 4pm-8pm The Gray Lady. Sports Bar  “Lay it on the Line.” Founded in 2009, the owners took AstroTurf from Birmingham’s Legion Field which is known as “The Gray Lady.” The 50 yard line from the historic field hangs […]

The Gray Lady