Things to Do in Irondale

Places to Shop

Shopping in Irondale offers a mix of local boutiques, antique shops, art galleries and national retailers. Irondale is also very convenient to many popular area shopping locations including:

Places to Eat and Hang Out

Bring your appetite when you come to Irondale.  From good down home soul food, finger licking barbecue to burgers that are to die for…we’ve got you covered. A few well known eateries and places to hang out around Irondale include: 


  • Economic DevelopmentIrondale Cafe
  • Golden Rule Barbecue
  • Hamburger Heaven
  • Slide
  • The Station at Grants Mill – Gus Hot Dogs, Reyes Pizza & Marty’s GM
  • Wing R King
  • Taco Riennda Food Truck
  • Mariachi Taco Truck
  • Beehive Baking Company

Annual Festivals and Community Events

  • Irondale National Night Out Celebration held annually in Historic Downtown Irondale. This event features music, food and fun an opportunity for the citizens of Irondale to interact with neighbors, law enforcement and public officials.
  • Community Trunk or Treat held annually on 20th St. South in front of City Hall. This event features departments and community organizations with decorated “trunks” to provide a safe and fun environment for Halloween Trick or Treating.                                                                                         

Area Attractions:

  • The Cahaba Landing is a popular Irondale park located along the great Cahaba River. It has a 1.5 mile nature trail, canoe launch pad, great fishing spots and several picnic areas.
Cahaba River Canoe Launh
Cahaba River Canoe Launch


  • Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve is one the nations largest privately managed nature preserves. Ruffner Mountain has over 1,000 acres of  historic mining ruins, over 10 miles of walking trails and a state of the art nature center.

  •  Historic Downtown Irondale – The heart of Irondale and home of the legendary Irondale Cafe, antique shops, art studios, a restored train caboose (future Welcome Center) and a large covered train viewing platform (over 50 trains pass through daily) which attracts thousands of visitors annually.


The Arts and Culture

  • Andrea Lucas Studio
  • Studio By The Tracks
  • Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Naked Art Museum
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Museum