Stars fell on Alabama and Huntsville is known for its contribution and history with space, but did you know you can explore Huntsville underground? Here are some ways YOU can explore The Rocket City from underneath!

EAT Underground!

Fat Sammy's

104 Jefferson Street
Huntsville, AL

Welcome to Huntsville's infamous underground tiki bar, Phat Sammy’s.

How to Find It:

Look for the illuminated metal pineapple just a few steps down from 106 Jefferson Hotel near the square of downtown Huntsville. Walk down a set of stairs, and open the doors to a tiki wonderland. Fat Sammy's is known for its funky drinks and Polynesian-inspired fusion menu with items like spam fried rice and poutine-style phat fries. Be sure to check out the funky wallpapered bathrooms each with its own unique style.

Catacomb 435

100 Jefferson Street

Catacomb 435 is Huntsville’s most unique speakeasy. Make online reservations to receive an exclusive prohibition-themed phrase to access this hidden underground bar. 

How to Find It:

Find the red phone box outside the Clinton Row Shops building, push the call button, and tell the bartender your unique passcode. We won't spoil all the fun but prepare to step back in time to this intimate bar and lounge. There's no drink menu here. You simply choose from a list of drink elements and one of the Catacomb's award-winning cocktail masters will whip up something special just for you. Pick from elements like bubbly, herbaceous, crisp, and smokey. This historic space is housed underneath the streets of Huntsville and hosts monthly murder mystery parties.

VooDoo Lounge Bar & Grill

110 S Side Square
Huntsville, AL

Head underground to Voo Doo Lounge Bar &Grill, a dive bar off on the Huntsville Downtown Square.

How to Find It:

Walk underneath the Vinny’s Greek restaurant sign on the Downtown Huntsville square. You'll see a set of stairs to the right. Head down the stairs to find an underground low-ceiling dive bar with a corner stage where local bands play nightly. A food menu is available with favorites like wings, cheese sticks, and Phiddle Fries (French fries topped with cheddar jack cheese, ranch dressing, and hot sauce) alongside your classic local beers and full bar.

Rattlesnake Saloon 

1292 Mount Mills Rd
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

This is a restaurant/live music venue you have to see to believe. The saloon is located under a huge rock. Really! It's a watering hole under a rock. 

EXPLORE Underground!

Cathedral Caverns

637 Cave Rd.
Woodville, AL 35776

This amazing Alabama cave is the perfect cave to jump-start your adventuring! This guided cave tour is a cool 60 degrees year-round and paved the entire way. See stalactites and stalagmites, an underground river, cave bacon, a unicorn, a shark's tooth and so much more on this informative and beautiful tour just 35 minutes from Huntsville.

Three Caves 

901 Kennamer Dr
Huntsville, AL

Three Caves is on the Land Trust on Monte Sano Nature Reserve. These ‘caves’ are actually an old limestone quarry and this space is often utilized to host concerts, camping, educational tours, and more. Hike the Caves Trail Loop (.26 miles) and see from above what the locals are talking about.

Discover Underground

Cook Museum of Natural Science 

133 4th Avenue NE

Inside this modern natural history museum, you'll find a highly accurate replica of an actual cave. The museum even hired a special cave consultant, Sabrina Simone to create this rocky replica. You can learn all about the caves and the creatures that live there. 

3) Dismal Caverns- Franklin County: 901 Hwy 8 Phil Campbell, Alabama (dismalites or glow worms) day and night hiking, cabins, guided hikes, soda fountain shop

Underground History

Did you know? Huntsville has a large underground water system located at Big Spring Park. This water system is the water source for the Five Points neighborhood. This vast underground system stems from a natural spring underneath the streets of Downtown Huntsville. The water system is the oldest water system west of the Appalachians.