This goes out to everyone who is still living in their parent's basement: it's time to leave the nest. Though don't fret, you can take those first steps of freedom while still feeling right at home at this Alabama bar. Mom's Basement is a quirky watering hole with major That 70s Show vibes and will make you feel like you never left home.
This unique dive bar in Birmingham has all the creature comforts of a suburban home in the 70s, including a wacky floral couch that's guaranteed to clash with your outfit. The walls of Mom's Basement are overly decorated with framed photos of real moms, and the fridge is covered with an absurd amount of magnets. It is truly a tacky masterpiece.
Best of all, it doubles as a pizza shop. So you can enjoy an entire pie or settle down with familiar tasty eats like bagel bites, pizza rolls, and animal crackers that you can wash down with a beer or a drink off the list of Afterschool Specials.
Like most dives, you can sit back and enjoy a live band, arcade games, or even karaoke at this grungy spot. Better yet, get in there and sing your favorite throwback jam in honor of your teenage days. It's a judgment-free zone.
The nostalgic vibes you will get at Mom's Basement are perfect for a night with longtime friends. Bonus points if you go with your old high school buddies who you chilled within your parents' basement.
Put this niche bar at the top of your bar crawl and get cozy in this home away from home. We all know there's nothing an ice-cold beer and a comfy couch can't fix.
Address: 4350 3rd Ct. South, Birmingham, AL
Why You Need To Go: Hang out in Mom's Basement, and you'll feel like you're 16 again, but in a good way. It's the ultimate throwback.