If you’re anything like me, you’ve been dying to get out of your house for the last couple of months. It didn’t help that the weather got nicer and the sun was calling my name. So how can we enjoy the weather while safely drinking and dining?
Well, rooftop joints of course! Huntsville has a variety of open-air and rooftop places to enjoy social-distance socializing, drinks, and dinner!
This is the newest place to open in downtown Huntsville and the view is… WOW. It's located on the second floor of the AC Hotel. You can access it by an elevator on the outside of the building. It's a perfect place to grab a drink and overlook Big Spring Park and downtown Huntsville. You can even spy the Huntsville Museum of Art. They currently don't offer food, but there are plenty of places nearby to grab a meal!
Location: 435 Williams Ave SW on the second floor of the AC Hotel.
Rhythm on Monroe is part of the Von Baun Center's latest addition. This rooftop bar and restaurant is the perfect place to hit up before your show, game or concert! They offer both indoor and outdoor seating. Their rooftop view overlooks Big Spring Park and soon, the new hotel and parking garage. They have fire pits and specials throughout the week with food and drinks. The food is upscale casual and they are perfect for a date night to walk around and explore downtown Huntsville.
Location: 700 Monroe St SW at the corner of Church Street and Clinton Avenue. Part of the Von Braun Center.
Moe's BBQ has a casual vibe with some great views of a sunset over Huntsville. Moe's has a smoked menu of pulled pork, ribs, wings along with red and the Alabama sauces… oh and mac 'n cheese. This is your place for great Southern BBQ and sides. They have two rooftop terraces with roll-up doors and full premium bars. Guests can enjoy live music on the weekends, as well as bingo and trivia during the week. They also are part of the extended patio "eat on the street" on the weekends in June.
Location: 127 Holmes Avenue between Spragins Street and Jefferson Street
In search of an open-air bar with an industrial yet cozy feel? The Martin is your go-to. Grab a beer and order “The Southerner” sandwich as you enjoy the breezy bar. With a menu that covers everything from cheese curd appetizers and soup to signature sandwiches, flatbreads, and tacos, there’s something for everyone at this trendy bistro. There’s also a selection of signature cocktails, wine, and beer on tap.
Location: 116 Washington St SE on the second level.
The Pourhouse is part of the Church Street Family and is located at Stovehouse. Get yourself one of their signature cocktails, grab some delicious food from one of the many restaurants, and find a spot to hang out on the Pourhouse roof. BONUS: a great view of the “backyard” stage! With live music on the weekend and jazz brunches on Sunday, you are sure to have a great time.
Location: 3414 Governors Dr SW, part of StoveHouse Food and Lesuire Garden.
Stella’s Elixir Lounge is set to open this summer as downtown Huntsville’s newest rooftop bar. Upscale and unique, this lounge will be perfect for your date night! Their rooftop patio will feature semi-private cabanas, cozy couches, and fire pits. What more do you need?
Location: 127 Holmes Ave NW right just down the road from Moe's BBQ!