The Mountain Brook Center is located in the hub of 3 major areas of Birmingham: the downtown district, Homewood and Mountain Brook. Each area, in its own right, is a very busy and popular location with a vibrant atmosphere. When clients come to town there are more than enough options for them to stay and no shortage of department stores and chains in addition to the local shops and restaurants that add a special character to the area.
The Mountain Brook Center rests inside Mountain Brook, another bustling suburb of Birmingham. Directly across Highway 280 from the building is the Holiday Inn and a shopping center with restaurants and local shops. Just off Highway 280 from the building is Mountain Brook Village, one of the 3 villages which Mountain Brook is anchored around. In Mountain Brook Village you will find small local restaurants such as Davenports Pizza, Gilchrist, Ollie Irene, Brick & Tin, and Avo/Dram Whiskey Bar & Restaurant. Don't worry, there is also a Starbucks on the corner! Shop and spend the day in specialty stores like Harrison Limited Mens' Clothing, Vitola Fine Cigars & Lounge, Smith's Variety and many of the ladies boutiques throughout the village. The other 2 Villages, English Village and Crestline Village, are just a minutes' drive away from The Mountain Brook Center and offer even more local flavor for your clients to enjoy!
Located just outside of Downtown Birmingham, The Mountain Brook Center is just a 3 minute drive to the heart of the historic Highlands District. This is a renovated and updated historic area many locals flock to. Dine at local celebrity chef Frank Stit's restaurants Highland Bar and Grill, Bottega, Bottega Cafe and Chez Fonfon. All are famous for their own unique style and cuisine. There are many other local restaurants gaining notoriety such as Roho, Hot & Hot Fish Club, and Veranda on Highland. Walk and play in Highland Park while enjoying the natural surroundings. Birmingham offers many boutique and historic hotels like Hotel Highland, The Redmont Hotel and The Tutwiler Hotel. In addition to these boutique hotels, Birmingham has all of the larger Hotel chains to accommodate rewards points or to offer frequent travelers something familiar.
Just past The Mountain Brook Center at the end of Highway 280 is Homewood, AL. Homewood is a small, village-based community which feels quieter and more serene than the hustle and bustle of Downtown Birmingham. Clients can stay in the Aloft Suites in the heart of Homewood. Walk outside the hotel doors and you are in the middle of a pedestrian village littered with shops and restaurants. Dine at Urban Cookhouse, O'Carrs (a local favorite for casual Southern cuisine), Sam's Sandwhiches or Savage's just to name a few. All are within a block's walk of the hotel. Many locally owned shops offer clothes, accessories and specialty stores such as the Trak Shak and At Home Furnishings.