Just south of downtown Birmingham
lies the diverse and cosmopolitan neighborhood of Southside,
which features a mix of old and modern architecture combined with some industrial areas. The lively nightlife centers around venues such as WorkPlay and Iron City, featuring national and local acts, as well as dive bars such as the Nick, which caters to the funky, hipster culture in the area. Residents can visit the First Avenue Rocks climbing gym
or experience an escape game at Locked In. Hanna's Antique Mall and Frontera Iron provide lots of options for locals looking for funky decor.
The South's love of good food finds expression in the Market at Pepper Place, a famous local farmer's market. The Sweet Tea cafeteria serves up Southern comfort food such as country fried steak and shrimp and grits, and FIVE Birmingham, known for its five-item brunch, gets raves from locals for its banana pudding. Apartments in Southside give convenient access to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, downtown Birmingham, and the over-the-mountain communities of Homewood
and Mountain Brook.