5 exciting sports venues in Birmingham to watch the Olympics

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The 2021 Olympics begin July 23 on NBC.
The 2021 Olympics begin July 23 on NBC. Photo via John Olney on Instagram (doug_olney2)

After a year of delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Summer Olympics are officially scheduled to take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021. Prepare to cheer on the US Olympians in Tokyo, Japan, as they compete in 33 different sports. Grab a crew, put on your red, white and blue, and head to these fun sports venues in Birmingham to watch the games.

1. Topgolf Birmingham

Have fun all at Topgolf Birmingham.
Have fun all at Topgolf Birmingham. Photo via Bham now.

Socialize while practicing your swing at Topgolf. Families, couples or large groups, this is a place that everyone enjoys. This three-story site offers a fun, relaxing and comfortable environment that will guarantee a great time to watch the Olympics.

  • Location: 1111 24th St N. Birmingham, AL 35234
  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 10 am-11pm. Friday and Saturday: 10 am-1am
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2. Primal bar

Paramount Bar is a staple in Birmingham city center.
A must see in Birmingham city center. Photo via Paramount Bar’s Facebook.

Classic neon signs, a vintage mural and a wall of car rims make this arcade bar a lively and entertaining place. It has become a staple in Birmingham city center and would be a really fun place to cheer on your favorite athletes during the Olympics. Plus, their burgers and dogs are hard to beat.

  • Location: 200 20th St. N. Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m.-1.30 a.m., Sunday: 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday: closed
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3. Back Forty Birmingham

There is plenty of room to socialize at Back Forty
Plenty of room to socialize at Back Forty. Photo via Instagram by Back Forty.

This new Birmingham city center brewery has an expansive beer garden and a wraparound outdoor porch with rocking chairs and picnic tables, plus an indoor area with a 20ft TV screen. Bring your puppy and order a cold one (or forty😉) while you enjoy watching the games here.

  • Location: 3201 1st Avenue North Birmingham, Alabama 35222
  • Hours: Sunday: 11 am-8pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11 am-9pm, Friday & Saturday: 11 am-10pm, Tuesday: closed
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4. On Tap Sports Café — Liberty Park

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On Tap Café in Liberty Park. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

You can always count on every sports channel to be displayed here at On Tap Sports Café. This cozy place has a pub style atmosphere with a wide selection of food and drink. It is the ideal place to discover all the Olympic events.

  • Location: 11967 Liberty Pkwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35242
  • Hours: Every day 11 am-10pm
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5. Good people brewing company

Good people and good beer.
Good people and good beer. Photo via Good People Brewing Company.

Known as the oldest and largest brewery in the state, if you’ve never been to Good People, you’re definitely missing out. Their energetic scene and cool, refreshing beer make them the perfect place to tune in to this year’s Olympics.

“At Good People, we will certainly be broadcasting Olympic soccer events! We are huge supporters of the game locally and around the world. We have big screens, lots of TVs, food, and the best alabama beers.

Missy Roll, manager of good people.

  • Location: 114 14th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 12 p.m.-10 p.m., Thursday-Saturday: 12 p.m.-12 p.m., Sunday: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
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